Prof Vlado Perkovic, Dean, UNSW Medicine, University of New South Wales

Gaston Bauer Lecture: Mitigating the excess cardiovascular risk associated with chronic kidney disease

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Vlado Perkovic has recently stepped down from the Executive Director role at The George Institute, Australia to take up the role of Dean with the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW Sydney from October 2019. He is Staff Specialist in Nephrology at the Royal North Shore Hospital. Vlado’s research focus is in clinical trials and epidemiology, in particular in preventing the progression of kidney disease and its complications. He leads several international clinical trials, and has been involved in developing Australian and global treatment guidelines. He has played a central role in the development of an affordable dialysis system, which was a Eureka Prize finalist in 2017. Vlado is the President of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institute and is on the Board of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance. He is Chair of the International Society of Nephrology Advancing Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) group; and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He serves on the Editorial Boards of a number of leading specialist and general journals, including the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Circulation, and the New England Journal of Medicine.