National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM13)
April 2-6, 2013
The National Kidney Foundation 2013 Spring Clinical Meetings offer an extraordinary networking and learning opportunity for kidney health care professionals. Participants will enjoy a cutting-edge program presenting the newest developments related to all aspects of nephrology practice. Taught by internationally acclaimed faculty, the program features specialized courses, interactive workshops and lively debates. This year for the first time, the NKF and the PKD Foundation are collaborating on a session on Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease. For more information about the program and registration, click here.
ARPKD Clinical Consensus Conference (by invitation only)
May 7-8, 2013
Meeting objectives include updating diagnostic criteria for ARPKD; recommendations for best practices for diagnosis, monitoring and management of ARPDK; and discussion of biomarkers and prerequisites for clinical trial protocols in ARPKD. Attendees include experts from nephrology, hepatology, genetics, perinatology and neurocognitive/behavioral pediatrics.
World Congress of Nephrology 2013
May 31 - June 4, 2013
The International Society of Nephrology (ISN), the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN) and the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) are sponsoring the 2013 World Congress of Nephrology that will focus on "Sustainability and Diversity". This edition of the World Congress will again feature a groundbreaking program with world renowned faculty, authoritative and innovative keynote lectures, scientific theme tracks, industry luncheon symposia, poster sessions, and an integrated industry exhibition. The Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for the Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease will be presented during the meeting
The WCN aims to advance the education of physicians and other professionals, support the development of renal research, and facilitate the delivery of high-quality healthcare worldwide. Since ISN's first congress in 1960, WCN has provided vital guidance and support to advancing nephrology around the world. For more information, click here.
FASEB Science Research Conference on the Biology of Cilia and Flagella
June 23-28, 2013
Niagara Falls, NY
The primary goal of this meeting is to facilitate interactions between basic and clinical scientists through the exchange of scientific research findings as a means to foster continued studies to address fundamental scientific questions of how ciliary defects contribute to human diseases, such as polycystic kidney disease. This meeting is important in disseminating new research findings, in fostering new collaborations, in generating novel hypotheses and in advancing the understanding of the mechanisms of cystogenesis. Meeting organizers are Greg Pazour, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Brad Yoder, University of Alabama, Birmingham; and Maureen Barr, Rutgers University. For more information, click here.
The 16th Congress of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
August 30 - September 4, 2013
This Congress will include 8 state-of-the-art and keynote lectures, 40 scientific symposia, and 12 CME sessions. A total of 160 abstracts will be selected for oral or oral-poster presentations. Awards will be given for the best oral and poster presentations. In addition, there will be half- and full-day satellite workshops devoted to CKD, dialysis, hypertension, pathology, patient education, charity activities, and rare inherited kidney diseases, including Alport syndrome, cystinosis, and oxalosis. There will be reduced registration fees and up to 100 travel grants for junior attendees. As currently projected, 16th IPNA Congress registration fees will be $500US for IPNA members, and $200US for trainees/fellows. Congress President is Hong Xu and Scientific Program Chair is Franz Schaefer. For more information, click here.
The American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2013
November 5-10, 2013
The world's premier nephrology meeting, Kidney Week provides participants exciting and challenging opportunities to exchange knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to engaging and provocative discussions with leading experts in the field. Changing the Focus: Innovation and Individualization is the theme of Kidney Week 2013 and the focus of Dr. Bruce Molitoris' Presidential Address in the Opening Plenary Session. For information about registration for Kidney Week, go to http://www.asn-online.org/education/kidneyweek.
PKD PGE course: The PKD Foundation is once again partnering with ASN to sponsor an all-day Post Graduate Education course on "Polycystic Kidney Disease: Translating Mechanisms into Therapies." Chairs: Benjamin D. Cowley, Jr. and John J. Bissler. More information about date and course registration will follow.