Registration Information


Registration to WCN’21 will open on July 20, 2020.

Both individual and group registrations will be available for WCN2021. Please note that you will only be able register using WCN online registration system, register via e-mail, fax or phone will not be taken into consideration.

Terms and conditions

Key dates

  • January 27, 2021: early bird deadline
  • March 10, 2021: regular registration deadline
  • March 11, 2021: late registration starts
  • April 8, 2021: online registration closes. After this date,
    it will only be possible to register onsite.

If you are having difficulties with your registration, please contact:
Phone: +32 2 808 71 81 (Mon to Fri, 9.30 am - 5 pm CET)

Visa Application Assistance
In order to facilitate your VISA application to your local Canadian Embassy/ Consulate, the organizers are busy gathering all information from Canadian authorities. Further information will be made available soon.

CME Accreditation and Certificate of Attendance
ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2021 will apply with the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), Further information will be available in late 2020.

If the accreditation is confirmed, certificates of attendance will be available after the Congress. Further information will be provided closer to the Congress.

Language and Translation
The official language of the Congress is English.

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Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission


  • Abstract Submission opens:
    May 29, 2020
  • Submission deadline:
    November 18, 2020 (23:59 CET)
  • Notification of acceptance:
    by January 4, 2021

How to submit your abstract
Submit your abstract online by clicking on the submission button. After your submission has been completed, you will receive a confirmation message within two business days. If this email does not appear, please be sure to check your spam / junk mail folder. If you submit your abstract on the day of the deadline (November 18) and do not receive confirmation within 48 hours, please email: XXXX EMAIL to be sure your abstract has been received.

Abstracts should focus on all aspects of nephrology, the treatment of renal disease or the scientific background relating to the study of the kidney. Submitted abstracts MUST describe unpublished work, which is not already in press and which is not awaiting possible acceptance by any other society/event that publishes its proceedings. We do not accept encore abstracts. Check out the abstract categories below:

Categories and topics

  1. Acute kidney injury clinical, drugs, AKI-CKD continuum
  2. Acute kidney injury – mechanisms, experimental models and biomarkers
  3. Acid-base and electrolyte abnormalities in kidney disease
  4. Experimental models- glomerulonephritis
  5. Clinical glomerulonephritis
  6. Tropical kidney diseases (viral nephropathies, TB, Schistosomiasis)
  7. Kidney in pregnancy and post-partum
  8. Other AKI


  1. Chronic kidney disease diagnosis, classification and progression
  2. Chronic kidney disease complications (CVD, hypertension, anemia, BMD, nutrition, infection)
  3. Epidemiology, outcomes and health service research related to CKD or its complications
  4. Diabetic kidney disease, drugs and treatments
  5. Chronic kidney disease, experimental models, biomarkers, precision medicine
  6. Vascular biology and endothelial function
  7. Physiology of tubular function and tubulointerstitial kidney disease
  8. Essential hypertension & renovascular kidney disease
  9. Special challenges in the burden and management of CKD in developing countries
  10. Genetics and epigenetics (including common and rare genetic diseases)
  11. Inflammation, fibrosis, matrix biology and oxidative stress
  12. Urologic disorders –stones, nephrocalcinosis
  13. Nephrotic syndrome
  14. Other CKD
  1. Epidemiology, outcomes and health services research in dialysis
  2. Haemodialysis, haemodiafiltration and vascular access
  3. Peritoneal dialysis
  4. Bioethics, supportive/palliative care and quality of life in ESRD
  5. Kidney transplantation and transplant immunology
  6. Other ESKD
  1. Training
  2. Social media
  3. Curriculum
  4. Online learning

Further instructions to complete your online application:

  • Character count: You are allowed to use 3,400 characters. Spaces are included in the character count (tables and graphs do not contribute to the character count if inserted as image).
  • Abstracts are structured: Introduction, methods, results, conclusion. Tables, graphs and pictures may be included (tables and graphs do not contribute to the character count if inserted as an image).
  • Pictures and images must be in JPEG and/or PNG format (uploaded image cannot exceed the dimensions of 640w x 480h in pixels and 1,5 Megabytes).
  • Case reports that present novel hypotheses, pathologies, treatments or ethical issues are welcome. However, they are likely to be selected only if such novelty can be highlighted.
  • We do not accept encore abstracts.
  • Number of abstract co-authors: Maximum number of abstract co-authors possible to list in your abstract is 15.
  • Please check your abstract carefully for typographical errors, misspellings, poor hyphenation, etc. They will be glaringly apparent in the published abstract. Please check that your abstract title is correct.

Please be aware:
We are a paperless congress. Accepted abstracts will be published electronically in the searchable databases of WCN 2021 and Kidney International Reports (an official journal of the International Society of Nephrology). No printed abstract book will be produced.

It is mandatory for the presenting author to register to the Congress by January 27, 2021 in order to have the abstract published as described above and for poster/oral presentation. If you have submitted an abstract for the congress, it is mandatory to use the same congress profile (login identity) for your registration.

Handling fee

  • A 40 USD non-refundable handling fee will be charged per abstract that is submitted. The handling fee must be paid by credit card (American Express, MasterCard, or Visa) at the time of submitting the abstract. Payment by bank transfer is not possible. Abstract handling fees are waived for submitters from low-income countries as defined by the World Bank (please scroll down for the full list of low-income countries). Abstract handling fees are waived only from submitters from these countries.
  • If the presenting author is unable to present the abstract, another co-author can take his/her place as long as he/she is duly registered to the congress. A letter from the presenting author informing about the change is requested and must be sent to the congress secretariat, email: xxx EMAIL, no later than January 27, 2021. If selected abstract presenters fail to register by January 27, 2021, no abstract will be published. There will also be no poster/oral presentation at the congress.
  • Once you have submitted your abstract, you cannot withdraw or change your abstract.
  • All copyrights are assigned to ISN.
  • Each abstract will be considered for a poster or oral presentation session. However, only limited slots are available for oral presentations during WCN 2021.
  • ISN Young Nephrologists Awards - The ISN is offering presenting authors under the age of 40 the opportunity to apply for two (2) Young Nephrologists Awards. These awards will cover travel and accommodation contribution to attend the congress. Each winner will have 10 mins oral abstract presentation during a session at the congress. Application for the award is possible only during the online abstract submission process.

Low Income Countries:

Afghanistan Guinea-Bissau Sierra Leone
Benin Haiti Somalia
Burkina Faso Korea, Dem. People's Rep. South Sudan
Burundi Liberia Syrian Arab Republic
Central African Republic Madagascar Tajikistan
Chad Malawi Tanzania
Congo, Dem. Rep Mali Togo
Eritrea Mozambique Uganda
Ethiopia Nepal Yemen, Rep.
Gambia, The Niger  
Guinea Rwanda  

Organ trafficking and tourism ethics compliance
We believe that scientific studies and clinical activities must be performed in keeping with the ethical principles delineated in the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism.

By submitting an abstract for WCN 2021, you state that you have not violated any aspect of the following:

Morphology expands understanding of lesions

Morphology expands understanding of lesions

To celebrate ISNs 60th anniversary, Kidney International’s “Milestones in Nephrology” series continues with Agnes B. Fogo’s review of some of the original articles KI has published on renal morphology:

Nephrin’s role in the podocyte (Holzman LB, St. John PL, Kovari IA, et al., 1999);

Plasticity of podocytes (Bariéty J, Nochy D, Mandet C, et al.,1998);

Podocyte loss linked to glomerulosclerosis (Kim YH, Goyal M, Kurnit D, et al.,2001);

Novel entity linked to monoclonal protein deposition (Nasr SH, Markowitz GS, Stokes MB, et al., 2004); and

IgA nephropathy morphologic risk factors defined (Roberts ISD, Cook HT, Troyanov S, et al., 2009; Cattran DC, Coppo R, Cook HT, et al., 2009).


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