Previous Events

GREX Student Webinar Series

Date: July 23, 2020

Hsin-Yu Fang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Intradialytic cycling attenuated the efficacy of hemodialysis in tissue sodium removal"

Noemi Vadaszy, University of Leicester
“Muscle symptom burden: differences between non-dialysis CKD patients and non-CKD adults”

Heitor S. Ribeiro, University of Brasília
"Implementing a supervised intradialytic resistance training program for renal failure patients: a 34-week Brazilian experience"

Date: June 25, 2020

Sadia Anjum Ashrafi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Subjective thirst and xerostomia in relation to interdialytic weight gain: A systematic review and meta-analysis"

Ranveer S. Brar, Dept. of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba / Chronic Disease Innovation Centre
"Provider perception of frailty is associated with dialysis decision making in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease"

Pedro Martins, Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, CIDESD, University Institute of Maia, ISMAI / Fresenius Medical Care, NephroCare Portugal
“Intradialytic exercise in hemodialysis patients: from clinical implementation evaluation to the long-term effects on patient outcomes”

Date: May 22, 2020

Luis Perez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Benefits of home-delivered, low sodium meals in HD patients"

Dev K Jegatheesan, University of Queensland
"Scope and consistency of outcome measures for physical fitness in Chronic Kidney Disease: A systematic review"

Ahad Bootwala, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
“A multi-center group-based and tech-driven exercise intervention for persons transitioning to dialysis using the “Exercise is Medicine” framework”


Date: April 23, 2020
Presenter: Anthony Meade, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia 
Topic: “Applying the principles of sports nutrition and exercise performance to CKD patients"

The GREX World Summit, Calgary, Alberta: November 2019

GREX held their inaugural world summit on November 1 – 3, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Attendees included ~60 GREX members representing 19 countries and 5 continents (North and South America, Australia, Europe, and Asia), specializing primarily in nephrology, exercise science, and/or nutrition. The objectives of this meeting were to: 

1. Establish a formal mission and vision for GREX;

2. Provide education on how to develop a global research network; 

3. Discuss: 

a.) barriers to and facilitators of exercise implementation 

b.) how to increase the relevance of exercise in nephrology 

c.) the results of the GREX Delphi Study on exercise research priorities 

4. Develop a strategy to further international exercise and physical activity research in CKD.

Download the Summit itinerary here.

GREX at the American Society of Nephrology Annual General Meeting, Washington, DC: November 2019


poster from GREX ASN General Meeting