National Kidney Foundation Awards Cumbria Physician with Highest Honor for Work in Kidney Disease

New York, NY (April 1, 2004) - John Stewart Cameron, CBE, MD, BSc, FRCP of Elm Bank, Cumbria, is the 2004 recipient of The David M. Hume Memorial Award, to be presented at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) 2004 Clinical Meetings on April 30, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

The David M. Hume Award is the highest honor given to a distinguished scientist or clinician in the field of kidney and urologic diseases. The award is bestowed upon an individual who exemplifies outstanding scholarship and humanism in the field. Dr. Cameron will be lecturing on "Glomerulonephritis — A personal recollection of the past 40 years."

Dr. Cameron served as a medical trustee for the British Kidney Patients Association for 30 years and is currently a trustee for the United Kingdom National Kidney Research Fund. Dr. Cameron was past-president of the International Society of Nephrology and the 2003 recipient of the Jean Hamburger Prize.

More than 2,000 kidney care professionals including physicians, nurses, technicians, social workers and dietitians plan to attend the NKF Clinical Meetings. The meeting offers educational symposia, courses and hands-on workshops highlighting the range of chronic kidney disease, from early identification and treatment through the progression of kidney disease and transplantation. For more information or to register for the 2004 Clinical Meetings, contact the NKF at (212) 889-2210.

The NKF is a major voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.