Sarafidis PanteliscAssociate Professor of Pathology / Nephrology A.U.Th.Doctor Pantelis Sarafidis, MD, MSc, PhD is an Associate Professor in Nephrology in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and Honorary Consultant in Nephrology in Hippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki Greece. He is the Head of the ESH Hypertension Excellence Center in this hospital. He has received his MD degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a MSc in Health Units Administration from Hellenic Open University. Dr Sarafidis has completed his training in Nephrology in the 1st Department of Medicine, AHEPA Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he also completed his PhD thesis on the relationship of Metabolic Syndrome with Hypertension and Kidney Disease during the years 2001-2005. He has also completed two yearly post-doc fellowships in the Hypertension/Clinical Research Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, United States and the Department of Renal Medicine, King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom. He has received the title of ESH Clinical Hypertension Specialist at 2008.During the past 18 years, the clinical and research activities of Dr Sarafidis focus on hypertension, diabetic and hypertensive nephropathy, acute kidney injury, anemia in CKD, polycystic kidney disease and CVD in ESRD patients. He has participated as principal or sub-investigator in numerous observational studies and clinical trials in the above fields. He has authored more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed international medical journals and book chapters in international textbooks, and performed more than 200 lectures in national and international meetings in the areas of Nephrology, Hypertension and related fields. He is currently a Reviewer for more than 60 international medical journals and serves in the Editorial Board of five of them. Dr Sarafidis has received several awards and grants from national and international Medical Societies for his research activities Speaker at: UroSecrets 1: What should the Urologist know about patients with Chronic Renal Failure?