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No 133, 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


Are you ready for the debate?

Join an expert panel to discuss “Thrombotic Microangiopathy: navigating the storm” as they take a deeper look at some of the hot topics surrounding TMA assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

Should you be at the 55th ERA-EDTA Congress, don’t miss out: Saturday, 26 May 2018 13:30–14:45, Room C1 M1-2, the Bella Center Copenhagen (congress venue).

Learn more here.



New from NDT: Author videos

Watch the latest author videos from NDT - "Risk profile, quality of life and care of patients with moderate and advanced CKD: The French CKD-REIN Cohort Study" by Bénédicte Stengel and “Impact of Residual Kidney Fun…Adequacy and Patient Survival”  by Mengjing Wang.

Click here to see all NDT author videos.


A new NDT-Educational Summary Report of the 54th ERA-EDTA Congress is now available on ENP!

The new NDT-Educational Summary Report of the 54th ERA-EDTA Congress (Madrid, Spain) based on Umberto Maggiore’s presentation entitled “Managing drug interactions with new drugs in transplant recipients: practical recommendations for nephrologists” is online!

Click here to read it.


Don’t miss the e-poster submission deadline on May 3, 2018 to benefit from the free poster service!

The abstract submission for the 55th ERA-EDTA Congress in Copenhagen closed with an excellent result: 2150 works from all over the world have been received!

All authors of accepted abstracts for poster presentations are invited to submit their poster(s) online for the free-of-charge printing service and onsite pick-up. Posters will also be displayed both on the ePoster terminals in the Congress e-Campus area and on the European Nephrology Portal (ENP).

This year, the ERA-EDTA will be offering a series of new features for its 55th Congress with the aim of bringing posters to the forefront of the conference. The ePoster experience will be enhanced with new audio summaries, online dialogues and better referencing. Authors and delegates can actively participate in debates during and after the meeting, all within ENP.

The company F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG is dedicated to science and education in nephrology and proudly supports the e-poster online service.

Submit your poster on ENP website after having logged in.


Just published online: read the latest NDT article

Preemptive immunosuppressive treatment for asymptomatic serological reactivation may reduce renal flares in patients with lupus nephritis: a cohort study 

Preemptive immunosuppression for asymptomatic serological reactivation in lupus nephritis may reduce renal flares.

A preemptive moderate increase of immunosuppression for ASR in LN patients may reduce renal flares and provide for benefits to long-term renal function.

Read more→


ERA-EDTA Council Election 2018: electronic voting is now open!

Full members of the ERA-EDTA can vote for a maximum of three (3) candidates. Only electronic voting will be available before the Congress and onsite during the Copenhagen Congress. Voting will close on 26 May 2018 at 9.30 (CEST).

Click here to read the rules and candidate information.


Do not miss the chance to send your application for a post as a PhD student in Ghent (Belgium) supported by ERBP!

Would you like to be part of the ERBP Methods Support Team, be trained in Ghent and receive a four year bursary? This opportunity is especially for you.

Click here for more information on the call and ERBP.


EKHA continues to stress the importance of prevention in view of the high costs of CKD

The European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA), an alliance of European kidney patients, foundations, nurses and physicians, emphasises the prevention of chronic diseases as a cost-containing measure in a publication and several presentations.


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