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Inga Arune Bumblyte

What I would hope to achieve as an Ordinary Council Member
As LNDTA president I know nephrologist from all over three Baltic countries, I know actualities of
small countries and I can contribute to making closer big and small European countries. Being many years liaison officer in ISN SRI programme, I had the opportunity of getting to know nephrology situation in Belarus and in Ukraine. I can contribute into the developing stronger relation between ERA-EDTA and Belarus and Ukraine. As well I am active in undergraduate and postgraduate education.
Full Name Prof Inga Arune Bumblyte
Nationality Lithuania
Education 1987-1989: Internal Disease Department, Kaunas Medical Academy, Lithuania 1989-1992:
Nephrology Department, Sechenow Moscow Medical academy, Russia. 1996 (3 months): Renal
diseases division, Loyola University, Chicago Stritch School of medicine and Foster G. Mc Gaw
Hospital, USA 1996 (1 month), 2002 (2 weeks), 2012 (1 week): Renal division, Gent University
Hospital, Gent, Belgium 2014 (1 week): Clinical teaching in nephrology, Geneva University,
Career 1987-1989: Fellow in internal disease, Kaunas Medical Academy, Lithuania 1989-1992: PhD student in nephrology, Sechenow Moscow Medical academy, Russia 1992-2001: Assistant nephrologist, Department of Nephrology, Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics 2001-2011: Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, 2011-present: Professor, of Department of Nephrology and from 2012-present: Head of the Nephrology Department.
Accomplishments Academical work at University Hospital let me to be involved in to clinical practice, education and
research activities. I have various research interests including CKD, kidney transplantation and
diabetic nephropathy. I was guiding 4 PhD students on topics: factors associated to HD patients
survival, quality of life, prognostic factors of severe acute kidney injury, risk factors of CKD in primary care and currently I supervise 2 PhD students on topics vascular calcification and biomarkers in kidney transplantation.
Publications (peer reviewed publications, first or senior author)
- 5 most important
Bumblyte, Inga Arune an etc. Factors influencing renal graft survival: 7-Year experience of a single center // Medicina. 2017, vol. 53, no. 4, p.224-232. Bumblyte, Inga Arune and etc. Mortality
prediction in patients with acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy after cardiac
surgery // Medicina. 2017, vol. 53, no. 4, p. 217-223. Inga Arune and etc.. Associations of vascular calcification, calcium phosphate disturbances, FGF 23 and Matrix Gla protein with mortality of hemodialysis patients: one center cohort study // Revista Romana de Medicina de Laborator. 2018, vol. 26, no. 4, p. 451-460.
Awards Lithuanian Health Ministry awards for developing nephrology kidney transplantation programme.
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences awards for research in nephrology. ERA-EDTA
Distinguished Fellow.
Contributions to the ERA-EDTA
and/or to national/ international nephrology
Active member of Lithuanian association of nephrology, dialysis and transplantation (LNDTA). Since 2005 I became a council member LNDTA, in 2015 and in 2018 I was elected President of LNDTA. I participated in organization of many national or international conferences in Lithuania and national guidelines formation. Since 1997 I was Liaison officer in ISN Sister Renal Centers programme: Kaunas – Gent (1997-2009), Brest – Kaunas – Gent (2010-2015); Luck – Brest – Kaunas (2016-present). Since 1995 I became a member of ERA-EDTA.
Other I grew up in medical family, my husband is professor in medicine. I like to spend my free time in
nature, in village near the lake and pick mushrooms in the woods.


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