ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2017
WCN 2017 is an International Society of Nephrology (ISN) event hosted by the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nefrología e Hipertensión (SLANH).
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About ISN's World Congress of Nephrology
ISN’s biennial World Congresses of Nephrology (WCN) are premiere educational events in nephrology that rotate between continents and are organized in collaboration with local and regional nephrology societies. The congress is targeted to the international nephrology community as well as other healthcare professionals involved in multidisciplinary nephrology care; thus enabling professionals from all parts of the world to exchange views on a wide variety of topics affecting nephrology and those suffering from kidney disease around the world.
The main objectives of the World Congresses of Nephrology are to:
- Advance the education of physicians and other professionals in the care of patients with renal disease.
- Support the development of clinical research.
- Facilitate the delivery of high-quality healthcare to patients with kidney disease.
Provide a forum to present new ideas and treatments for kidney disease.
- Enable scientists and physicians to interchange experiences and formulate new medical strategies.
- Address global and ethical dilemmas facing the specialty
By bringing together practicing physicians, academics, scientists, international health authorities and clinical researchers, each Congress offers a unique global forum for a free exchange of science and medical strategy.
Most Recent Congress
ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2015
The most recent ISN World Congress of Nephrology was hosted by the South African Renal Society (SARS) in partnership with the African Association of Nephrology (AFRAN) and the Renal Care Society of South Africa (RCSSA). The theme of the event was "sustainability and diversity" with a high-quality program reflecting how renal science and healthcare must be tailored to the unique and diverse needs of patients and clinicians worldwide.
For more information: www.wcn2015.org
WCN 2015 Congress News
|Congress News Issue 1||Congress News Issue 2|
Past World Congresses of Nephrology
Since the Society’ foundation in 1960, 22 World Congresses of Nephrology have successfully been hosted around the world. Please see the full listing below.
Past ISN World Congresses of Nephrology
(23rd International) 8th WCN (with AFRAN, SARS and RCSSA)
|2015 (March 13-17)||
(22nd International) 7th WCN (with HKSN and APSN)
|2013 (May 31-June 4)||
|(21st International) 6th WCN (with CSN)
|2011 (April 8-12)||
|(20th International) 5nd WCN (with ERA/EDTA)
|2009 (May 22-26)||> 10,000 participants|
(19th International) 4th WCN (with SLANH and SBN)
|2007 (April 21-25)||6,200 participants|
|(18th International) 3rd WCN (with APSN and SSN)
|2005 (June 26-30)||4,000 participants|
|(17th International) 2nd WCN (with ERA/EDTA)
|2003 (June 8-12)||8,600 participants|
|(16th International) 1st WCN (with ASN)
San Francisco, CA/USA
|2001 (October 12-17)||7,365 participants|
|15th International Congress
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|1999 ( May 7-9)||3,120 participants|
|14th International Congress
|1997 (May 25-29)||4,500 participants|
|13th International Congress
|1995 (July 2-6)||5,146 participants|
|12th International Congress
|1993 (June 13-18)||3,120 participants|
|11th International Congress
|1990 (July 15-20)||3,500 participants|
|10th International Congress
|1987 (July 26-31)||3,150 participants|
|9th International Congress
Los Angeles, CA/USA
|1984 (June 11-16)||2,780 participants|
|8th International Congress
|1981 (June 7-12)||3,000 participants|
|7th International Congress
|1978 (June 23-28)||3,700 participants|
|6th International Congress
|1975 (June 8-12)||2,735 participants|
|5th International Congress
Mexico City, Mexico
|1972 (October 8-13)||2,650 participants|
|4th International Congress
|1969 (June 22-27)||1,900 participants|
|3rd International Congress
|1966 (Sept. 25-30)||2,500 participants|
|2nd International Congress
Prague, Czech Republic
|1963 (Sept. 26-30)||900 participants|
|1st International Congress
Geneva & Evian, Switzerland
|1960 (Sept. 1-4)||400 participants|