Events

Bringing healing into focus

Why do some patients receiving hemodialysis remain cheerful, hopeful, outward-looking, and enjoy a rich life, while others suffer debilitating depression and other emotional problems? Can whatever makes some patients more resilient be “bottled” and given to those less resilient to help them? These are the questions that Chris McIntyre, professor of medicine, medical biophysics, and...

Lifelong personalized plans for vascular access in hemodialysis patients

Hemodialysis is life-sustaining therapy for many patients with chronic kidney disease, but choosing how to access a patient’s blood for treatment presents pros and cons, depending on their situation. “We have seen that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to medicine, and for hemodialysis vascular access, does not necessarily work for all,” says Charmaine Lok, Professor of Medicine...

Building a network to investigate CKD risk factors in Africa

It is well-established that African Americans are more than three times as likely to develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD) than non-Hispanic white Americans. Research also shows that Black people living in sub-Saharan Africa have a similarly high predisposition to developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). “This increased risk of CKD is attributable in part to variants...

One Month Left to Save up to 20% on Your Registration Fee with Friends@WCN and Team-up@WCN

Register before March 31, 2021, and receive a preferential fee: Friends@WCN ISN, Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN), and Société Québécoise de Néphrologie (SQN) members can register as a group of at least five people and benefit from a 20% reduction on their registration fee. Find out more here. Team-up@WCN Enjoy Virtual WCN’21 as a group alongside your...

Open Soon: Vote for the 2021 ISN Community Film Event Winner

This year’s edition of the ISN Community Film Event received more than 30 films from 20 different countries. The ISN warmly invites you to watch these personal and powerful accounts that help raise awareness of living with kidney diseases. Voting for the winner opens on World Kidney Day, March 11, 2021. An ISN Jury will select...

Advance Your Career: WCN’21 CME Accreditation

The European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME® www.uems.eu) has accredited WCN’21 for up to 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist can only claim the credits for educational activities attended.  Physicians can convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Continuous education facilitates professional progress and helps provide the...

Virtual WCN’21 – A GLOBAL EVENT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Catch the Early WCN’21 Registration Fee for Two More Days Register before February 17, 23.59 CET for a substantially lower fee. One registration fee, dozens of sessions and activities, and the chance to meet more delegates than ever before: 7 pre-congress courses 45+ congress sessions Interactive poster gallery Networking Industry symposia and showcase ISN Community Film Event Register Now NEW: Raising-the-Curtain Series Leading up to Virtual WCN’21, from April...

Partnerships for Scientific Excellence at WCN’21

The ISN has partnered with several leading organizations to deliver expert knowledge in specialty subjects at WCN’21, including: KDIGO and the ISN’s joint session, the KDIGO Conference on Dialysis: Getting the Basics Right, will provide insights for improving clinical practices on dialysis for all nephrologists despite variation varying global practices. The session will be held...