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No 132, April 2018


Editor in Chief: Mustafa Arici - Editorial Secretariat: Valentina Cocchi - Newsletter Design: Ilaria Martini
ERA-EDTA Headquarters - Via XXIV Maggio, 38 - 43123 Parma - Italy

Nephrology Pearls

NEW closing session at ERA-EDTA on May 27: "Nephrology Pearls"

Starting with the 2018 ERA-EDTA Congress in Copenhagen, there will be a new important closing session that you will not want to miss.

The duration of this session will be 90 minutes (12.30-14.00) with 5 internationally recognised speakers talking about the latest updates and novelties in Nephrology. The clinically oriented presentations will focus on the previous year research and achievements in important fields of interest: Basic Science and Translational Nephrology (Paola Romagnani, Italy), Epidemiology and Clinical Nephrology (Ziad Massy, France), ESKD and Dialysis (Peter Blankestijn, Netherlands), Kidney Transplantation (Daniel Abramowicz, Belgium) and Hypertension and Diabetes (Peter Rossing, Denmark).


Controversies surrounding RAASi treatment and hyperkalaemia in cardio-renal patients

55th ERA-EDTA Congress 2018: Two industry symposia supported by Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma

During the upcoming 55th ERA-EDTA Congress 2018, the following two industry symposia supported by Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma will be presented:

  1. Controversies surrounding RAASi treatment and hyperkalaemia in cardio-renal patients
    Key topics: “Pathophysiology of recurrent hyperkalaemia”, “RAASi benefits in slowing down kidney function decline” and “New treatment options in hyperkalaemia management”.
    Find out more here
  2. The evolving face of CKD-MBD: can an increased understanding lead to improvements in treatment?
    Key topics: “Understanding the complexity of CKD-MBD”, “Using our understanding of the evolution of SHPT to choose the right target at the right time” and “Balancing theoretical targets with practical considerations for phosphate management”.
    Find out more here

ERA-EDTA Innovation Hub

This year at the 55th ERA-EDTA Congress in Copenhagen a specific area will be created for start-up companies in the development stage of their nephrological technology services (medical devices, biotechnology, software innovations and medical equipment).


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How quickly can you diagnose a rare disease?

Join the expert community now and test your knowledge of an ultra-rare disease via the survey below. Top line results will be revealed after the 55th ERA-EDTA Congress in Copenhagen (May 24-27, 2018), so you can see how you compared to your peers! Enter the survey here.

This survey is supported by Alexion.


Take advantage of the pre-registration fees for the 55th ERA-EDTA Congress!

Are you planning to participate in the 55th ERA-EDTA Congress? Do take advantage of the pre-registration fees. Pre-registration is possible until May 3, 2018.

By registering, you automatically become an ERA-EDTA member (category C).

Click here to learn more about Congress members’ benefits.


NEW!!!! Download your UEMS/credits diploma and the certificate of attendance by accessing your Congress delegate restricted area.

Congress delegates are warmly invited to have their badge scanned to ensure that their participation tracking is correctly reported in the certificate of attendance which, starting from this year, CANNOT be printed onsite.

Free poster service

Have your poster printed and pick it up in Copenhagen

The submission for the free printing service for poster authors at the 55th ERA-EDTA Congress is now open! Poster authors are invited to prepare their posters, log in to ENP at www.enp-era-edta.org, click on their profile and open the submission page. They will then be able to print their posters for free and pick them up on site in Copenhagen.


Get ready for Copenhagen and take advantage of the Travel Pass!

For large international congresses in Copenhagen, like the ERA-EDTA Annual meeting, delegates are offered easy and inexpensive public transport with a Travel Pass. The Travel Pass covers all of Copenhagen and the north of Zealand and can be used as often as necessary within the valid period both day and night by bus, train, metro and harbour buses.


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UEMS/EACCME Accreditation

The 55th ERA-EDTA Congress has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 23 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

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