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No 137, May 2018


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


Dear Sir/Madam,


The 55th ERA-EDTA Congress under the presidency of Professor Bo Feldt-Rasmussen will open tomorrow evening in Copenhagen. An interesting pre-opening day also awaits you – therefore we are looking forward to welcoming you tomorrow!


We wish you a safe journey!

Onsite Registrations
Onsite registrations start today!

Good news for all those who haven´t registered yet: Onsite registrations start today, one day before the official opening.

The registration desks will be open today from 11.00 a.m.


Don't forget your sneakers!

For the ’Run for Kidneys 2018’ on Friday afternoon you will need your running shoes. The 5 km run will not only help you to keep fit, but will also help the poorest of the poor: all proceeds will be donated to the MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières).

The race will take place at Amager Fælled - close to the Bella Sky Hotel.

For information about the run click here or go to the Run for Kidneys desk in the Auditorium Foyer.


Admission Fee

The price for the race is DKK 149 (20 euro) + DKK 20 (2,5 euro) fee. The price will be charged in Danish Krone.

Be Social

Be Social: share your Congress experience!

Use Social Media to share  your educational congress experiences with colleagues and friends. The official hashtag is #ERAEDTA18. We suggest that you carefully read the Social Media Guidelines.

Congress App

Download the Congress App on Google and Apple Stores for your personal digital and educational assistant!

It contains the full scientific programme and all the information about the Industry Symposia and the Exhibitors. New in 2018: take notes on slides, vote in live sessions, dialogue with faculty, rate presentations , read content recommendations and test your knowledge by answering questions about your favourite tracks.
Search for ‘ERA-EDTA’ now on the Apple and Google App stores, download the App, then select ERA-EDTA 2018

Pre-Opening: attend the CME Courses of the ERA-EDTA Working Groups tomorrow!

Do not miss this important (pre-)congress highlight: a total of 18 CME courses including courses from each ERA-EDTA working group, which will contribute to the programme for the congress opening day tomorrow.

To view the programme click here.


For more Learning and Discoveries. Benefit from a range of fully integrated e-educational services

For the 55th Congress, ERA-EDTA is also offering delegates several educational and digital services. Use the Programme Planner to plan your personal agenda and use the mobile app for onsite navigation and to engage in many learning activities. To review sessions you attended or missed, visit ENP at www.enp-era-edta.org to access abstracts, speakers' slides and webcasts, e-posters etc. and to finalise your own slide summaries. Visit the e-campus in Hall E to learn more about rare diseases, view e-posters, get a demo about ENP and much more. We also offer an ENP Learning Quest onsite. Complete 10 Learning activities and win one of 1000 ENP T-Shirts.
For more info and direct access to the 2018 digital services click here.


Watch ERA-EDTA 2018 Live

Join your peers in Copenhagen and follow the exciting sessions and selected industry symposia of the ERA-EDTA 2018 Congress. This service is available for ERA-EDTA 2018 Congress Members and full ERA-EDTA Members.

If you are a delegate, log on to ENP  with a valid 2018 badge number. If you are a full member log in using your ENP account.

Streaming will start May 24 at 8 a.m. To enter the Live Streaming Portal click here.

Membership card
Reminder for those who are not on their way to Copenhagen yet: bring your Membership Card
To gain access to the ERA-EDTA General Assembly on May 26 (09.30 to 10.45 in Room C1-M5) you will need your membership card.
ERA-EDTA Council Elections for 2018: Online voting is still possible!
During the General Assembly, three Ordinary Council Members must be elected. Full ERA-EDTA members can vote in this election, which can be done onsite, but also online until 09.30 (CEST), May 26, 2018.
Information about the candidates as well as the link to the online voting can be found here.
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