The ISN and the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research are pleased to invite you to the 2021 ISN Frontiers Meeting in ‘Complement-related kidney diseases: classification, genetics, and treatment’ to be held from July 1-3, 2021, in Bergamo, Italy.
The 2021 Frontiers Meeting will focus on the two prototypical complement-mediated kidney diseases: atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and C3 Glomerulopathies /Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis (C3G/MPGN), both very rare and severe diseases. aHUS is an ultra-rare disease with an estimated prevalence of 1/100,000, while primary C3G/MPGN has an estimated prevalence of 16/100,000.
Despite current available treatments, key issues regarding diagnosis and genetic assessment remain a challenge. An analysis of knowledge advancement is urgently required to identify key issues relevant to the optimal management of these two diseases and to propose a research agenda to resolve outstanding controversial issues.
The meeting will gather a global panel of clinical and scientific expertise and will bring together clinicians, scientists, academics, and general practitioners to share and present the latest developments in terms of differential diagnosis, disease classification, genetics, and identifying knowledge gaps and unmet treatment needs.
There is an urgent clinical need to precisely characterize the underlying pathogenetic mechanisms in each patient to identify the target molecule within the complex complement cascade and the suitable inhibitor among those in the clinical pipeline.
ISN Frontiers Meeting and COVID-19
The latest information on developments related to COVID-19 that impact the ISN Frontiers Meeting will be posted here.
Update September 2020: Planning for the ISN Frontiers Meeting remains on schedule and we are hopeful to be able to gather in-person in Bergamo in July 2021. We are making sure that the entire scientific community from around the world is able to connect at the ISN Frontiers Meeting through innovative new congress formats that encourage synergies between online and in-person learning, exchange and networking. The congress will operate with enforced sanitary precautions and will be compliant with all other COVID-19 related safety measures including maximum social distancing. We closely monitor developments, consult with our hosts and local partners, and follow advice from national and international authorities in ensuring a secure and safe environment.