Ana Figueiredo, RN, ENB 136, MSc, PhD is a Professor, School of Nursing and Post Graduate Program in Biomedical Gerontology at the Pontif√≠cia Universidade Cat√≥lica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Ms. Figueiredo has been working with renal patients since 1985, with both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, her primary focus on PD research is to improve outcomes for PD patients. She has numerous publications, including Guidelines for PD training for the International Society for PD (ISPD). She served on the ISPD Council from 2001-2006, chaired the Nurse Liaison Committee of ISPD from 1998-2001 and now is part of the committee and has  received the Barbara Prowant Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of Nephrology in 2014. She is Deputy-chair of Kidney Health Professionals Working Group of ISN. Still works in the fields and is a speaker and consultant on PD and CQI projects around the world.