Alberto Caldas Afonso
Professor Caldas Afonso gained his MD and PhD in the Faculty of Medicine in Porto and then went on to gain an MBA in Health Economics in 2002 at the Catholic University of Porto. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine of Porto and H.S. Joao. His main scientific areas of interest are growth in kidney disease, diabetic nephropathy and molecular mechanisms of disease progression and renal protection. He is currently the President of the ESPN and is Local President of this Congress, the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society. Professor Caldas Afonso is also the Portuguese Member of the World Medical Association, the Ibero-American Forum of Medical Entities and the Committee Permanent of European Doctors. He is involved in many clinical studies and has published more than 100 papers in eminent international journals across a wide variety of topics related to pediatric nephrology.