Taking place online, Virtual WCN’21 will open the congress to thousands of participants, including the world’s leading experts in kidney health care, to exchange the latest science and discuss the newest clinical applications designed to improve kidney health and prevent kidney disease worldwide. Virtual WCN’21 will deliver the high-quality educational experiences and opportunities for scientific discovery, networking, and professional development that you have come to expect, in fresh formats, at your fingertips and on-demand.

A special part of Virtual WCN’21, the ISN Community Film Event will be held between March 11 and April 19. Out of 34 entries from all over the world, a selection of six short films will be featured and voting for the winner of the 2021 film award will start. The winner will be announced at WCN’21.

One registration fee opens access to a rich week-long congress program with pre-congress courses and other activities including the Film Event, Global Kidney Policy Forum, 45+ congress sessions, industry sessions and showcase, and networking with participants from around the world. Do not hesitate and register today.


Check our congress newsletters for a regular preview of the top science, events and networking coming to you this April: February Newsletter, March Newsletter


The World Congress of Nephrology 2021 (WCN’21) is organized by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), hosted by the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) and la Société Québécoise de Néphrologie (SQN). 


A special series of the popular ISN Global Kidney Care podcast will be recorded daily during the congress. Organized by the ISN Education Team, they will discuss the events of the day with special guests. Podcasts are published on ISN Academy and various platforms (Apple, Stitcher, Deezer, Spotify).

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The ISN has been made aware that several unofficial organizations offer registration and other services related to WCN’21. Please note that only the official WCN partners listed on this website are authorized to provide these services. You are strongly advised not to transmit confidential or payment details to sites that advertise the World Nephrology Congress or World Congress on Nephrology. ISN is not associated with these congresses. Please contact registrationswcn@theisn.org if you have any doubts or concerns.