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Organizational Structure

 

Councils

 

 Council of Past Presidents & Ethics Committee

The Council of Past Presidents shall be composed of all PSN past presidents who are willing and able to serve.

This council shall:

  1. help resolve issues elevated by the NBOT, taking into consideration the culture of the PSN, Inc. organization and the community at large.
  2. advise the NBOT on matters concerning the finances of the society, including the sourcing and disbursement of funds, and monitoring of expenses.
  3. function as the Committee on Ethics, which shall:
    1. set and implement the standards of ethical practice among PSN members; and
    2. review complaints from the membership, component societies and patients, and recommend necessary action to the NBOT.
  4. The council’s recommendations will be forwarded to the NBOT for final action.

 Council of Chapter Presidents

The Council of Chapter Presidents shall be composed of all PSN, Inc. Chapter Presidents, with the Chapter representative to the NBOT as the Chair. It shall advise the NBOT on matters concerning the chapters.


Boards

 

 The Philippine Specialty Board in Nephrology (PSBN)

The PSBN shall be responsible for formulating and implementing policies for certification of Diplomates.

The PSBN shall be composed of the PSBN-Adult and PSBN-Pediatrics.

  1. The PNSP shall determine the qualifications and appoint the members of the PSBN-Pediatrics.
  2. The NBOT shall appoint the four (4) members of the PSBN-Adult who shall have a tenure of three (3)
  3. years.
  4. The PSBN members shall elect from among themselves the chairperson who shall have a term of one (1) year.

The members of the PSBN-Adult shall be PSN Fellows of good standing and in active practice in Nephrology with any of the following qualifications:

  1. academic rank of at least Assistant Professor currently teaching nephrology subjects for at least three (3) years in a medical school accredited by the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges Foundation, Inc. (APMCFI).
  2. past head or training officer of an accredited training institution in nephrology.

The PSBN-Adult and PSBN-Pediatrics shall have the following duties:

  1. screen and approve applicants for the Diplomate certifying examinations.
  2. prepare and administer the examinations.
  3. authorize selected PSN Fellows to assist in the conduct of the examination.
  4. deliberate on the results of the examinations and submit recommendations to the NBOT for approval.
  5. analyze the performance of the examinees and present results in the Annual Meeting of Trainers for the purpose of improving their training programs. Specific results shall be relayed to the respective training institutions.
  6. present the successful Diplomates to the general membership during the Annual Convention.

 The PSN Training Accreditation Board (PSN-TPAB)

The PSN-TPAB shall formulate the requirements and policies governing accreditation of training programs in nephrology.

The PSN-TPAB shall be composed of the Adult and Pediatric Accreditation Boards

  1. The PNSP shall determine the qualifications and appoint the Chair and members of the PSN-TPAB – Pediatrics.
  2. The NBOT shall appoint the four (4) members of the PSN-TPAB-Adult
  3. The Chair of PSN-TPAB-Adult shall be appointed by the President from among the members and officers of the NBOT.
  4. The Chair shall recommend three (3) members who are past section heads or training officers of PSN-accredited training institutions for approval by the NBOT.
  5. The members shall have a tenure of three (3) years.

The PSN-TPAB shall have the following duties:

  1. inspect the facilities and evaluate the training programs of the institutions based on the PSN Training Accreditation Manual.
  2. report to the NBOT the result of accreditation visits and submit recommendations for approval, non-approval or deferment.
  3. review and update the PSN’s Manual on Training and Accreditation.

 PSN Research Board

The PSN Research Board shall spearhead the thrust of improving the current state of research in the field of nephrology.

The PSN Research Board shall be composed of:

  • one (1) Chair who shall be a member of the NBOT, and
  • five (5) members, all of whom shall be Board-Certified members of PSN with expertise and interest in research and/or clinical epidemiology, as approved by the NBOT.

The members of the PSN Research Board shall have the following duties:

  • accept, evaluate and approve research proposals and create relevant recommendations to the NBOT.
  • prioritize, approve and regulate research funding and create relevant recommendations to the NBOT.
  • initiate multi-center investigations in the field of nephrology with far reaching impact on a national scale.
  • collaborate with DOH and the Renal Disease Control Program (REDCOP) to ensure the continuous, complete, and accurate data collection for the Philippine Renal Disease Registry (PRDR) and analyze the data in aid of policy making.
  • review the applicability of international clinical practice guidelines related to nephrology and spearhead the formulation of local guidelines when necessary.

 


Clusters, Committees & Task Forces

 

 Cluster on Training

The Cluster on Training shall be coordinated by the PSN Vice-President.

Committeeon Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The Committee on CME is tasked to capacitate the PSN, Inc. members to become globally competitive in the field of nephrology. It shall update the general membership and trainees on current issues and advancements in nephrology. It shall recommend the necessary CME units required for Board-Certified Members to remain in good standing.

Committee on Annual Convention
The Committee on Annual Convention shall organize the annual convention for the purpose of advancing knowledge in nephrology and promoting camaraderie among its members.

 Cluster on Internal Affairs

The Cluster on Internal Affairs shall be coordinated by the PSN Secretary.

Committee on Archives
The Committee on Archives shall maintain a file of records (hard and electronic copies) of all important PSN, Inc. documents, events, publications and researches for safekeeping.

Committee on Awards
The Committee on Awards shall recognize significant achievements of members. It shall seek nominations, deliberate on the nominees and recommend potential awardees for the PSN, Inc. annual awards to the NBOT. It shall actively search for potential nominees for awards given by other organizations and submit them to the NBOT for final action. It shall regularly evaluate the criteria for the PSN awards and recommend new award categories as deemed necessary.

Committee on Constitution and By-laws
The Committee on Constitution and By-laws shall oversee the process of making amendments as stipulated in Article IX of these By-laws.

Committee on Elections
The Committee on Elections shall solicit nominations for the election of the NBOT and CBOT. It shall oversee the conduct of PSN, Inc. elections in accordance with the PSN, Inc. Election Code. It shall review the Election Code and recommend revisions to the NBOT as deemed necessary.

Committee on Membership
The Committee on Membership shall develop and recommend policies on membership, responsibilities, rights and privileges of PSN members to the NBOT for approval.

 

 Cluster on External Affairs

The Cluster on External Affairs shall be coordinated by the Treasurer of the NBOT.

Committee on Third Party Payors
The Committee on Third Party Payors shall address all concerns regarding renal-related health care financing. These would include, but are not limited to, third party payors, such as the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC), Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) and charitable institutions such as the Philippine Charity and Sweepstake Office (PCSO) and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).

Committee on Renal-related Disaster Preparedness
The Committee on Renal-related Disaster Preparedness shall formulate guidelines that shall prevent disaster-related acute kidney injury and ensure continuity of care for renal patients in times of disaster. It shall liaise with local and national disaster agencies to ensure prompt, effective and coordinated response in times of disaster.

Committee on World Kidney Day
The Committee on World Kidney Day shall organize and hold activities aligned to the objectives and theme chosen by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN).

Committee on Ways and Means
The Committee on Ways and means shall be responsible for all fundraising activities of the PSN, Inc.

 Cluster on Publications

The Cluster on Publications shall be coordinated by one of the members of the NBOT.

Committee on Publications
The Committee on Publications shall ensure the regular publication of the PSN, Inc. Newsletter (Broadcasts) and the Philippine Journal of Nephrology.

Committee on Website
The Committee on Website shall develop the PSN, Inc. website to be an effective tool for communication between the Society, its members and the external world.

 Cluster on Patient Care

The Cluster on Patient Care shall be coordinated by one of the members of the NBOT.

Committee on Public Health and Community Outreach
The Committee on Public Health and Community Outreach shall develop and implement a comprehensive program to promote public awareness on prevention, early detection, delaying progression and treatment of kidney diseases. It shall oversee and coordinate the activities for National Kidney Month.

Committee on Advocacy
The Committee on Advocacy shall develop and promote PSN, Inc. advocacy positions related to renal diseases.

Committee on Patient Protection
The Committee on Patient Protection shall protect the interest of patients against misinterpretation, misinformation, and mismanagement.

 Cluster on Quality Assurance & Accreditation

The Cluster on Quality Assurance and Accreditation shall be coordinated by one of the members of the NBOT. It shall assist government agencies (Department of Health (DOH) and PHIC) in establishing and implementing guidelines on standards of care in dialysis (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) and kidney transplantation.

Committee on Hemodialysis

Committee on Peritoneal Dialysis

Committee on Kidney Transplantation

 

 Task Forces

The NBOT may create task forces as the need arises.


 

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