The first Scientific and Educational Interaction Day (SEID) was held on October 26, 2019 in Vienna (Austria).

The Scientific and Educational Interaction Day (SEID) is an exciting meeting which boasts educational lectures focused mainly on clinical issues, starting from diagnosis all the way to prevention and therapy. Sessions focused on systemic diseases that affect the kidney (ANCA-associated vasculitis, lupus nephritis, anti-GBM disease), ethical aspects of using genetic results in clinical daily practice and its implications but also stimulating discussions on patients and nephrologists’ considerations on the choice among hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation, being the latter considered the best treatment option for ESKD, as well.
A consistent part of the meeting was devoted to vascular access which includes a practical session involving demonstrations of ultrasound scanning and fistula imaging on real patients. All participants had a chance to practise imaging under the supervision and guidance of experts.

The Satellite ‘New Drug’ Symposium preceded the SEID on October 25, 2019. This half-day symposium is designed to be a fully educational experience with some ‘industry focus’: key European speakers will contribute in the sessions providing updates on recent studies related to the treatment of anaemia, hyperkalaemia and diabetes in CKD.
Sessions are now available as e-materials.

The SEID has multiple educational objectives. It gives you the chance to learn how to responsibly apply genetic testing; it provides updates of current approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of systemic diseases and shares data on ongoing studies and emerging treatment options. It discusses the possibilities to better predict patient survival depending on recipient characteristics (comorbidities) as well as donor quality scores (such as KDRI). All of this in one single event!


October 25, 2019

October 26, 2019


Vienna Hilton Danube Waterfront
Grandwaterfront Hall 1-2-3
Vienna, Austria


Please contact ERA-EDTA Group

for Travel Grants and general information

for SEID special membership fee

Phone: +39 0521 989078


SEID Scientific Programme

Click here to view the SEID Scientific Programme.


The Ethical MedTech recently confirmed that the Scientific and Educational Interaction Day (SEID) is compliant with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.

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The Scientific and Educational Interaction Day (SEID) has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 10 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at