International Renal Interest Society (IRIS)

Board Member Request for Applications - 2018         

The International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) is pleased to invite applications for membership on the IRIS Board. 

IRIS is an independent, international organization whose objectives are to advance veterinary nephrology and to help veterinary practitioners better diagnose, understand and treat kidney disease in cats and dogs.

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to:

  1. be a graduate of a School or College of Veterinary Medicine.
  2. have documented expertise in the discipline and a demonstrated and continuing interest in the advancement of veterinary nephrology.
  3. participate in all online and the annual Board meetings (alternating between the ECVIM Congress and the ACVIM Forum). 
  4. actively contribute to, and support, IRIS initiatives.

Geographic Considerations: 

The IRIS Board strives to have representation from across the globe.  This call for membership will replace a board member from Australia and therefore we encourage applications from veterinary nephrologists from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and South America.

Application and Selection Process:

Applications, including curriculum vitae and a letter (no more than 500 words) outlining how your expertise and vision would contribute to the objectives of IRIS, must be submitted electronically to the current IRIS President, Dr. Greg Grauer (, by December 1, 2018.  The Board will review applications and notify the successful candidate by February 1, 2019 to facilitate his or her attendance at the next IRIS Board Meeting (June 3-5, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona).


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Osborne Award for career achievement in veterinary nephrology

The International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) board is seeking nominations for the Osborne Award.

The Osborne Award is presented to a distinguished scientist for exemplary life-long contributions to veterinary nephrology. The award of $15 000 USD is currently supported by Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company. The recipient also receives a commemorative plaque and is sponsored to travel to ACVIM/ECVIM to present an overview of their research.

Previous recipients of the award are Carl Osborne (1999), Delmar Finco (2000), Kenneth Bovee (2002), Donald Low (2004), and George Lees (2011). By consensus it has been decided that serving members of the IRIS board are not eligible for nomination. Further details are available on the IRIS website:

If you know of someone that you feel would be a worthy recipient of this award then please submit their CV (with their agreement) to Harriet Syme ( before the 1st December 2018. Self-nominations are also acceptable.


Harriet Syme BSc BVetMed PhD FHEA MRCVS DipACVIM DipECVIM-ca

Chair, IRIS awards Committee


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