Taking place online, Virtual WCN’21 opened 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 delivered the high-quality educational experiences and opportunities for scientific discovery, networking, and professional development that participants have come to expect, in fresh formats, at their fingertips and on-demand.

A special part of Virtual WCN’21, the ISN Community Film Event was held between March 11 and April 19. Out of 34 entries from all over the world, a selection of seven short films have been selected to compete for the 2021 Award. The winners have been announced at WCN’21. 

One registration fee opened 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.

Have you missed the Virtual WCN’21 congress but would like to have access to the on-demand content?  Take advantage of our special “On-demand” registration fee to access Virtual WCN’21 until May 30, 2021. Please find more information here.


Check our congress newsletters for a preview of the top science, events and networking available during Virtual WCN’21: February Newsletter, March Newsletter


The World Congress of Nephrology 2021 (WCN’21) was 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 were recorded daily during the congress. Organized by the ISN Education Team, they discussed the events of the day with special guests. Podcasts are published on ISN Academy and various platforms (Apple, Stitcher, Deezer, Spotify).

Listen to the episodes here:

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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.