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EuReCa-M Working Group

European Renal and Cardiovascular Medicine Working Group

EuReCa-M Working Group

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How renal dysfunction engenders cardiovascular complications is still poorly understood. Notwithstanding interest in CKD is on the rise in the medical community at large, renal dysfunction remains undervalued in clinical research.

Despite notable exceptions, by now there are still few concrete signs that cardiovascular trialists take into proper consideration patients with CKD in the design of their studies. Indeed, history is one of deliberate (but incomplete) exclusion. Although the number of observational and mechanistic studies at the kidney-heart interface is now conspicuous, specifically designed research focusing on patients with both chronic kidney disease and the cardiovascular disease appears to be a priority issue, on both clinical and scientific grounds.

To fill in the gap, the aim and scope of EuReCa-M are to promote collaborations among European centres pursuing research in the overlapping area of cardiovascular and renal medicine.

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Being an ordinary member of the EuReCa-M Working Group means being part of a network which facilitates exchanges of ideas on basic science research and new treatment protocols.

Becoming an ordinary member of the EuReCa-M Working Group is free of charge and easy to do within your personal My ERA. Ordinary members must be ERA members and persons with a proven interest in the research area covered by the WG.

By joining the EuReCa-M Working Group you will receive periodic newsletters with updates on the Working Group initiatives: e-seminars, CMEs, research projects and networking opportunities.


Thank you for joining the EuReCa-M CME Course 2022

On September 9-10, 2022, the EuReCa-M Working Group, whose Chair is Francesca Mallamaci and Vice-Chair Charles Ferro, organised a scientific event in Maribor, Slovenia.

Robert Ekart,  from UKC – Maribor University Medical Centre, was an excellent host together with his secretariat and local staff. They should be praised for the successful event they run.

The event was outstanding on many levels, from the quality of the invited speakers, and the novelty of the covered topics to the lively discussion by the audience.

Moreover, this meeting in Maribor was significant because it was the first one, organised by an ERA Working Group, in presence after the stop due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

To discover more view the Abstract Book of the course!

Francesca Mallamaci

EuReCa-M Chair

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EuReCa-M Board

The EuReCa-M Board provides strategic direction to the working group. Board members enhance the exchange of expertise and international cooperation.

Francesca Mallamaci

Francesca Mallamaci

Charles J. Ferro

Charles J. Ferro

United Kingdom

José Manuel Valdivielso – Chair-Elect, Spain

Olga Balafa, Greece

Shanmugakumar Chinnappa, United Kingdom

Lucia Del Vecchio, Italy

Beatriz Fernandez Fernandez, Spain

Joannes Stegbauer, Germany

Patrick Mark, United Kingdom

Evangelia Dounousi, Greece

Nejc Piko, Slovenia – YNP Observer

Events organised by EuReCa-M

EuReCa-M CME Course 2022
September 9-10, 2022, Maribor, Slovenia

EuReCa-M and CKD-MBD meeting
September 13-15, 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece