The congress is held in Copenhagen (Denmark) with the Danish Soc. of Nephrology and the local congress President is Dr. B. Feldt-Rasmussen (Denmark). The congress delegates are 6,887 and 2,162 abstracts were submitted.
The members are 6,768 (January 1st).
The Society introduces a completely new logo and color code for identifying its core activities.
The CEPD (Continuing Education and Professional Development) committee substitutes the old CME committee to prepare a unique CME programme for the first day of the annual congress.
The SEID (Scientific and Educational Interaction Day) committee is created to organize a new educational and interactive day to be held separately from the congress and in collaboration with the working groups and committees of the Society.
In September 2018, the cardio-renal collection was launched, a virtual Journal including cardio-renal medicine articles from NDT, ckj and the European Society of Cardiology Journals published by OUP.
A new educational section in NDT, called ‘NDT Digest’, is published summarising an important renal topic in one educational page for renal fellows. Articles are chosen, selected, and edited in collaboration with the ERA-EDTA Young Nephrologists’ Platform (YNP).
The duties of ComIA and the Award Committee are taken over by the SAB optimizing the various committees of the Society.
The following new committees are also created: GNC (Green Nephrology Committee), NPPC (Nephrology and Public Policy Committee) and the ECC (Electronic Communications Committee).
The Chair of the Administrative Offices becomes the Renal Science Chair and the Chair of the Registry instead becomes the Clinical Nephrology Governance Chair.
Dr D. Fliser (Germany) is elected as the Renal Science Chair.