Kidney transplantation is a relevant part of Nephrology. Indeed, nearly 50% of patients with primary kidney failure live with a kidney transplant in Europe. Therefore, increasing kidney transplantation visibility and disseminating its knowledge may benefit the nephrological community.
The knowledge about kidney transplantation and current standard practices in kidney transplantation varies between European countries and nephrologists and objective, unbiased educational activities may help to increase the post-transplant outcome in European patients further.
The acronym DESCaRTES (Developing Education Science and Care for Renal Transplantation in European States) best summarizes the activity and mission of the group.
The DESCaRTES Working Group aims to contribute through education and research to the improvement of the care of patients living with a kidney transplant, enhancing networking opportunities for young clinicians and scientists interested in this particular field of nephrology.
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By joining the DESCaRTES Working Group you will receive updates on the Working Group initiatives: e-seminars, CMEs, research projects and networking opportunities.
To become an Ordinary Member and receive the DESCaRTES WG Newsletter take a few simple steps:
1. Login with your My ERA account
2. Go to MY PROFILE
3. Click on Working Groups
4. Select DESCaRTES from the list and click on Submit
Treatment of CKD-MBD after kidney transplantation
Hege Pihlstrøm, Norway
Marc Vervloet, The Netherlands
Erol Demir, Türkiye
Carlo Alfieri, Italy
Christophe Mariat – Chair-Elect, France
Ivana Dedinska, Slovakia
Erol Demir, Türkiye
Ilaria Gandolfini, Italy
Eva Gavela Martinez, Spain
Rachel Hellemans, Belgium
Arzu Velioglu, Türkiye
Annelies de Weerd, The Netherlands
Events organised by DESCaRTES
Clinical Transplantation Day (CTDay) 2020
October 30, 2020, Fully virtual
Clinical Transplantation Day (CTDay) 2019
November 29, 2019, Barcelona, Spain
Clinical Transplantation Day (CTDay) 2018
November 30, 2018, Barcelona, Spain
DESCaRTES CME Course 2018 “Making the right decision in kidney transplantation: current controversies on clinical and ethical issues”