Become a Member

Be part of a multidisciplinary research group that wants to elucidate the cause of chronic kidney disease on unknown etiology that is affecting thousands of young adults in Central America, India, and Sri Lanka.

With 127 active members representing 20 countries, CENCAM is an interdisciplinary  and multidisciplinary group of experts working on CKDu. These include medicine (Nephrology), epidemiology, occupational health, toxicology, public health and others. from around the world.  If you believe in CENCAM and everything we stand for, take the next step and support our mission by becoming a CENCAM Member.

CENCAM members enjoy some benefits, including:

  • No fees for becoming a CENCAM member
  • No fees on live educational o webinar programs
  • No fees for attending the workshop

Who can become a member of CENCAM?

Any researchers, clinician, clinician-researchers and public health advocate actively involved in knowledge generation relevant to CKDu.

Membership Categories

Full member:

Any clinician or researchers who a) has shown a continuous interest in the epidemic of CKDu for not less than two years as documented by publications (local or international), b) has been involved or collaborated in a research project on CKDu in Central America or any other CKDu hotspot.

Each full member of CENCAM must play an active role in promoting the aims of CENCAM.

Members in training:

If you are a medical, public health, epidemiology, or occupational health student, you will need to provide a letter from your mentor confirming your status under his or her supervision. After completing the training, “members in training” can apply to becoming “full members”.  Nephrology residents and postdocs (e.g., epidemiology, public health) are considered “members in training”.

The approval process 

Once applications are received by the permanent secretary (Dr Jennifer Crowe), they will be reviewed for acceptance at the next Board Meeting. The members will be notified via email as to whether the application was successful or not. Those not accepted can re-apply when fulfilling the criteria. Also, all members adopt and must have to follow the misconduct law.


We are currently accepting applications for researchers interested in forming part of CENCAM. if you wish to join should complete your application here and an upload a your CV (5 page maximum). Only pdf, doc, doxc and 6mb max.