ERA-EDTA’s Collaboration with other Societies (

The year 2018 a new kind of collaboration started with some Societies: the “Ambassador” programme.
ERA-EDTA has asked “Partner Societies” to suggest names of a speakers (and a specific themes/titles) to be incorporated into the main scientific program of the annual Congress as a special lecture. The contribution of partner societies will be officially recognized in the main programme of the Congress and the speaker (the partner society’s “Ambassador”) and the theme proposed by the same societies will be clearly identified in the Congress programme.   The partner Societies reciprocate in a similar manner with ERA-EDTA “Ambassadors”.
Currently ERA-EDTA is engaged in this new programme with the following Societies: CSN (Chinese Society of Nephrology), ESH (European Society of Hypertension); ESPN (European Society for Paediatric Nephrology); EULIS (the European Association of Urology, Section of Urolithiasis); IAHN (International Association of the History of Nephrology), ISPD (International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis), JSN (the Japanese Society of Nephrology) and VAS (the Vascular Access Society).

ERA-EDTA also has signed a recent collaboration with EDTNA/ERCA (European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/ European Renal Care Association).

Finally, ERA-EDTA also continues its excellent collaboration with ASN (American Society of Nephrology) and ISN (International Society of Nephrology) and the joint initiatives one of which ended in 2018: “Using high-impact data to communicate the kidney disease pandemic” for which the figure of 850.000.000 was found to be the number worldwide of people who at any certain time have dome kind of kidney disease.