Talerngsak Kanjanabuch is professor of medicine and director of the Centre of Excellence in Kidney Metabolic Disorders, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. He serves as a chair of Advisory Board of CAPD and executive member, The Nephrology Society of Thailand as well as the Representative Developing Nations of the Cross Regional Education and Exchange in Dialysis (CREED) Steering Committee and the Representative of Thailand, International Steering Committee for the Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS), and Deputy Editor of ISPD-APC Newsletter.
Dr. Talerngsak has been recognized internationally with two young investigator awards from the Congresses of the ISPD in Montreal, Canada (2001) and Hong Kong (2006) and the Jonas Bergstrom Best Abstract Award from the 13th Congress of ISPD in Mexico City, Mexico (2010). He was most recently honoured with the outstanding young physician award in 2017 and outstanding research award in 2020 from the Royal College of Physician of Thailand. He has authored more than 100 articles on clinical and basic research in PD and glomerular disease, and contributed more than 60 chapters to medical books. He has very active involved in Thailand ‘PD First’ Policy by organizing nationwide-training courses to certify PD nurses and PD catheter insertion operators, editing Thailand national PD guidelines, key performance indicators (KPIs), and Thailand PD newsletter as well as commencing many modules to educate PD patients and medical personnel, including animation and teaching VDO modules. To ensure high-quality PD treatment delivery to Thai PD patients, Dr. Talerngsak coordinated PD center accreditation in all 13 healthcare regions in Thailand during year 2018-2019, initiated fungal peritonitis surveillance system (MycoPDICS) to cope with an increasing incidence of fungal peritonitis recently, and participated the international PDOPPS as the country investigator.