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Thursday, 09 November 2017 09:52

ISN Frontiers: At the heart of the matter

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Masaomi Nangaku shares his thoughts on the upcoming first edition taking place next year in Tokyo, Japan and focusing on the link between Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Disease.

As part of the local organizing committee, Masaomi Nangaku says: ‘This new event format will make more cutting-edge science available to a global audience, breaking down cross-regional barriers in accessing the latest knowledge and expertise.’

 The first Frontiers meeting will be held in Tokyo from February 22 to 25, 2018, and look into the global issues surrounding Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Disease.

He adds: ‘Cardiovascular complications are critical for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD), and Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) patients. It is clinically and scientifically important to study the update of cardiovascular disease in kidney disease patients to optimize clinical practice and develop novel therapeutic modalities to improve prognosis and quality of life of kidney disease patients all over the world.’

This meeting is also very important for Japanese participants because it is now the third ISN meeting to be held in the country.
The first ISN meeting was organized about 30 years ago, and the ISN Nexus symposium took place some 10 years ago. ‘We feel really honored and excited to hold the ISN official meeting in our country,’ explains Nangaku.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills eight out of every 10 patients with early acute and chronic kidney disease well before end-stage kidney failure. On the other hand, AKI is one dire consequence of CVD, and in turn predisposes to future CKD and CVD. The global nephrology and cardiology communities must collaborate to better understand the interaction between kidney disease and CVD to manage patients with kidney and cardiac-related complications.

Another Frontiers meeting will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden on 3-6 October 2019 on the topic of the interdependence of Cardio-Pulmonary-Renal disease interactions.

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