Past World Congresses

Since its foundation in 1960, the International Society of Nephrology has strived to increase global networking and build partnerships with the international nephrology community, industry, pharmaceutical companies, and organizations with aligned missions to combat non-communicable diseases.

(28th International) 13th WCN (with NST and APSN)
In Person
2023 (March 30- April 02)3,288 participants
(27th International) 12th WCN (with MSN and APSN) Virtual & In Person 2022 (February 24-27)3,764 participants
(26th International) 11th WCN (with CSN and SQN) Virtual 2021 (April 15-19)3,900 participants
(25th International) 10th WCN (with APSN and ANZSN) Melbourne, Australia2019 (April 12-15)3,580 participants
(24th International) 9th WCN (with SLANH) Mexico City 2017 (April 21-25) 4,400 participants
(23rd International) 8th WCN (with AFRAN SARS and RCSSA) Cape Town, South Africa2015 (March 13-17)4,000 Participants
(22nd International) 7th WCN (with HKSN and APSN) Hong Kong 2013 (May 31-June 4) 6,000 participants
(21st International) 6th WCN (with CSN) Vancouver, Canada2011 (April 8-12)5,000 participants
(20th International) 5nd WCN (with ERA/EDTA) Milan, Italy2009 (May 22-26) > 10,000 participants
(19th International) 4th WCN (with SLANH and SBN) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil2007 (April 21-25) 6,200 participants
(18th International) 3rd WCN (with APSN and SSN) Singapore 2005 (June 26-30) 4,000 participants
(17th International) 2nd WCN (with ERA/EDTA) Berlin, Germany2003 (June 8-12)8,600 participants
(16th International) 1st WCN (with ASN) San Francisco, CA/USA2001 (October 12-17)7,365 participants
15th International Congress Buenos Aires, Argentina1999 ( May 7-9)3,120 participants
14th International Congress Sydney, Australia1997 (May 25-29)4,500 participants
13th International Congress Madrid, Spain1995 (July 2-6)5,146 participants
12th International Congress Jerusalem, Israel1993 (June 13-18)3,120 participants
11th International Congress Tokyo, Japan1990 (July 15-20)3,500 participants
10th International Congress London, UK1987 (July 26-31)3,150 participants
9th International Congress Los Angeles, CA/USA1984 (June 11-16)2,780 participants
8th International Congress Athens, Greece1981 (June 7-12)3,000 participants
7th International Congress Montreal, Canada1978 (June 23-28)3,700 participants
6th International Congress Florence, Italy1975 (June 8-12)2,735 participants
5th International Congress Mexico City, Mexico1972 (October 8-13)2,650 participants
4th International Congress Stockholm, Sweden1969 (June 22-27)1,900 participants
3rd International Congress Washington, DC/USA1966 (Sept. 25-30)2,500 participants
2nd International Congress Prague, Czech Republic1963 (Sept. 26-30) 900 participants
1st International Congress Geneva & Evian, Switzerland1960 (Sept. 1-4)400 participants