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No 173, February 2019


Editor in Chief: María José Soler Romeo
Editorial Secretariat: Valentina Cocchi, Francesca Trebelli
Newsletter Design: Ilaria Martini

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Letter from the Congress President: join the special ERA-EDTA/Hungarian Society of Nephrology session in Budapest!

This year’s 2019 ERA-EDTA Congress is returning to Budapest. As our societies and economies are continuously changing, we would like to address of a special event: a joint session of the ERA-EDTA and the Hungarian Society of Nephrology on the first day of the Congress (Thursday, June 13 from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm) which will highlight both international and regional topics. The programme will begin with the following question: ‘Can we talk about regional common fate in Nephrology?’ which will outline regional features of epidemiology seen in a European perspective. Prof. George Reusz (Congress President) welcomes you to the 56th ERA-EDTA Congress.

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Enjoy the learning experience at the 56th ERA-EDTA Congress

Are you planning to attend the upcoming ERA-EDTA Congress, jointly organised with the Hungarian Society of Nephrology, in Budapest (Hungary) on June 13-16, 2019?

Make the most of keeping up to date with all the latest developments in the scientific programme.

This year’s great educational offer includes the new Continuous Education & Professional Development (CEPD) courses.

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Late-Breaking Abstract submission opens on March 6
Do not miss the chance to share recent clinical and scientific breakthroughs with participants of the ERA-EDTA Congress 2019 in Budapest!
The ERA-EDTA will consider abstracts related to unpublished clinical trials for a special “Late breaking clinical trials” session. The following trials will be considered for evaluation only if they comply with the following required characteristics: 1. a prospective randomised intervention in renal patients (medication, education, dietetics, physiotherapy, etc…), including at least 100 patients; 2. a prospective observational study, including at least 500 patients; - approved by an institutional ethical committee; 3. not previously reported or published. Abstracts may be accepted as oral communications or posters, after being evaluated by the review committee. The LBCT abstracts must be submitted through the congress website from March 6 to March 29, 2019. Abstracts that do not meet the criteria above will not be considered for presentation.

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Take a look at the Congress membership fees for the 56th ERA-EDTA Congress!
Make the most of our congress membership fee offers including the Early Bird Congress Membership. Register by March 27, 2019 in order to save up to EUR 150. Enjoy all of the benefits of the Congress for less. Online registrations are now open.
In order to facilitate the registration procedure, the ERA-EDTA created a tutorial.

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Get ready for Budapest: read information on Passport and VISA requirements

Depending on your nationality and where you live, travelling to Hungary might take some extra preparation when it comes to passport and VISA requirements.

We would encourage you to take some time to carefully read through the information you will need to know to enter Hungary.


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Are you looking for an accommodation in Budapest for the 56th ERA-EDTA Congress?

Click here to check out the hotels available and book your room soon!

Hotels are located mostly in the city centre with good connections by public transportation to the venue (Hungexpo).

Enjoy Budapest with the Budapest Card

Create your own unique Budapest experience by easily purchasing the Budapest Card online for your family and companions. Enter the ERAEDTA 2019 coupon code in the webshop to receive a 10% discount. You can also purchase the Budapest Card from the official Budapest info Points found in several locations throughout the city.

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