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About ISN Forefronts Symposia

Forefronts in Nephrology Symposia have played an important educational role for nephrologists since 1984 by offering a specific focus on emerging and ground-breaking research. The events gather Nephrologists and active investigators from other fields to stimulate exposure to new scientific domains and review the latest developments in kidney disease; the interactive format allows nephrologists to develop a collegial relationship with leading researchers from other disciplines. Approximately half of the invited speakers are non-nephrologists.

Typically three events are hosted over a two year span (one in World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) years and two in off-years). ISN Forefronts symposia are structured to:

  • Include educational and scientific sessions
  • Include abstract-based poster sessions and presentations to enhance discussions and to boost interaction among participants
  • Be small in size with participation limited to a maximum of 150 working scientists who are selected based on their documented interest in the symposium topic
  • Allow for in-depth coverage of the topic and exchange of ideas.

The programs are carefully selected by the ISN Nexus and Forefronts Committee members who represent a range of inter-related disciplines, to ensure that the focus remains on cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs.

Past ISN Forefront Symposia

Past Forefronts Symposia
The Metabolome and Microbiome in Kidney Disease San Diego (CA), USA
September 23-25,2016

Immunomodulation of Cardio-Renal Function

Genetic Basis of Renal Disease

Shenzhen, China
October 22-25 2015

Boston (MA), USA
September 11-14, 2014

Intrinsic Regulation of Kidney Function

Charleston (SC), USA
March 6-9, 2014

Stem Cells and Regeneration in the Kidney

Florence, Italy
September 12-15, 2013

Tubulointerstitial Disease in Diabetic Nephropathy

Melbourne, Australia
October 4 - 7, 2012

Systems Biology and the Kidney

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
June 7 - 10, 2012

From glomerular filtration to tubular handling

Aarhus, Denmark
September 22 - 25, 2011

Induction and Resolution of Renal Inflammation    

Sylt, Germany    
May 6-9, 2010

Renal and Extrarenal Control of Acid-base Homeostasis in Health Disease  

Florence, Italy
17 - 20 September 2009

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Montreal, Canada
April 10-13, 2008

Nephrogenetics: from Development to Physiology

Danvers, MA, USA
March 8-11, 2007

Endothelial Biology and Renal Disease: from the bench to prevention

New York, USA
March 16 - 19, 2006

Renal and Extrarenal Regulation of Potassium

Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland
September 8 - 11, 2005


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