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The European Renal Association is one of the biggest nephrology associations worldwide

About ERA

ERA’s aim is to reduce the burden of 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).

Our History

Learn more about the 61 years of history of ERA


How is the ERA Community evolving?



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.