Who we are
The European Renal Association is one of the biggest nephrology associations worldwide
ERA’s aim is to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease by supporting basic and clinical research in the fields of clinical nephrology, dialysis, and renal transplantation. ERA organises annual congresses and supports fellowships, and CME courses.
ERA publishes two official leading nephrology journals in Europe: Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation and Clinical Kidney Journal (open access).
Promoting kidney health for all
Address the major causes of kidney disease in Europe through influencing public policy, promoting public awareness and collaborating with other societies.
Develop a global outlook to kidney health beyond our borders that addresses major challenges such as climate change, displaced populations and pandemics.
Facilitate equity of access to kidney health in neglected regions and populations.
Improving kidney care for patients
Promote equity of access to kidney diagnosis and treatment across Europe.
Respect and enhance patient voice and choice in all communities.
Stimulate innovative research that protects kidney health, improves kidney care and enhances patient outcomes.
Strengthening the kidney community
Foster a stronger sense of identity and community among our members.
Develop and disseminate effective educational programs to harmonize professional development and standardize good practice across Europe.
Reimagine the role of the modern kidney specialist to inspire the next generation.
Address the pressing issues of nephrology workforce recruitment and retention.