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Rethinking kidney health, transforming kidney care

This year’s theme will be Rethinking kidney health, transforming kidney care.

There will be seven main tracks for the 61st ERA Congress:

  1. Physiology, Cell Biology & Genetic Diseases
  2. Glomerular & Tubulo-interstitial Diseases
  3. Chronic Kidney Disease
  4. Dialysis
  5. Kidney Transplantation
  6. Hypertension & Diabetes
  7. AKI & Critical Care Nephrology


For further inquiries, please contact program@era-online.org

Certificate EACCME®/UEMS credits
The 61st ERA Congress, Stockholm and virtual, Sweden 23/05/2024 – 26/05/2024, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 20.0 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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Scientific Committee

Albert Ong

Albert Ong

United Kingdom

Marcin Adamczak, Poland

Hans-Joachim Anders, Germany

Mustafa Arici, Türkiye

Carla Avesani, Sweden

Vincenzo Cantaluppi, Italy

Christian Combe, France

Sophie de Seigneux, Switzerland

Olivier Devuyst​, Switzerland

Kathrin Eller, Austria

Gema Maria Fernandez Juarez​, Spain

Danilo Fliser, Germany

Sandrine Florquin, The Netherlands

Ronald Gansevoort, The Netherlands

Will Herrington, United Kingdom

Mads Hornum, Denmark

Bente Jespersen, Denmark

Vassilios Liakopoulos, Greece

Francesca Mallamaci, Italy

Roberto Minutolo, Italy

Alberto Ortiz, Spain

Marlies Ostermann, United Kingdom

Paola Romagnani, Italy

Romana Rysava, Czech Republic

Maria José Soler, Spain

Thimoteus Speer, Germany

Peter Stenvinkel, Sweden

Amaryllis Van Craenenbroeck, Belgium

Marianne Verhaar, The Netherlands

Christoph Wanner, Germany

Bruno​ Watschinger​, Austria


Perceived or actual conflicts of interest of the members of the Scientific Committee

CME Committee

ERA Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee was established in 2018 to oversee the educational activities on the first day of the ERA Annual Congresses.

Marianne Verhaar

Marianne Verhaar

The Netherlands

Beatriz Fernández-Fernández, Spain, Chair-Elect

Orsolya Cseprekál, Hungary

Danilo Fliser, Germany

Albert Ong, United Kingdom

Alberto Ortiz, Spain

CMEs Chairs

View below the list of the CMEs Chair and YNP Advisor for 2021-2024

Course NrCourse TitleChairsCo-ChairsYNP Advisor
CME 1Primary & Secondary GN, vasculitis and autoimmune diseasesAnnette BruchfeldKerstin Amann/
CME 2Hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases in CKDBeatriz Fernández-FernándezPantelis SarafidisAmaryllis Van Craenenbroeck
CME 3CKD and bone mineral disorders in CKDHanne Skou JørgensenSandro MazzaferroJelmer Humalda
CME 4Haemo- and Peritoneal DialysisRukshana ShroffMehmet KanbayKarlien Francois
CME 5Kidney transplantationMarta CrespoChristoph MariatJasper Callemeyn
CME 6Acute Kidney InjuryValerie LuyckxVincenzo Cantaluppi Turgay Saritas
CME 7Electrolytes and urolithiasisEwout HoornOlivier BonnyJ.P. Bertocchio
CME 8Basics of Genetics for NephrologistsRoser Torra Emilie Cornec-Le GallLucile Figueres
CME 9Diet in advanced CKD: What to do and not to do?Carla Maria AvesaniGiorgina Piccoli/

FAQ - General information

Frequently asked questions about the Scientific Programme. Please note that the information below is constantly being updated.

What is the theme of the 61st ERA Congress?

The ERA Annual Congress aims to share knowledge that can improve disease prevention and enhance the quality of life for patients, by updating attendees on clinical assessments and treatments for renal diseases.

The theme for this year’s event is “Rethinking kidney health, transforming kidney care.”

Will the Congress feature educational sessions?

Yes, the event also includes educational sessions arranged by the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee and practical courses scheduled on the initial day of the Congress.

How is the Scientific Programme structured?

The 61st ERA Congress will present a well-organised scientific programme that combines cutting-edge research with a comprehensive overview of the most relevant fields in the prevention, detection and treatment of kidney diseases.

There will be seven main tracks for the 61st ERA Congress:

  • Physiology, cell biology & genetic diseases
  • Glomerular & Tubulo-interstitial diseases
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplantation (clinical and immunology)
  • Hypertension & Diabetes
  • AKI & Critical Care Nephrology

How many speakers will be invited?

Around 250 invited speakers from all over the world will provide a comprehensive global view of their research activities, optimized patient care, and kidney disease management.

Which kind of sessions can we expect?

The Scientific Programme offers a diverse range of Plenary Lectures, Symposia, Mini Lectures, Free Communications, Focussed Orals, Moderated Orals, e-Posters, Creative Labs, Learn by Practice, Late Breaking Clinical Trials sessions, Educational sessions and Practical courses, covering different facets of basic and clinical Nephrology, along with the latest research in the field.

What is the format of the 61st ERA Congress?

The 61st ERA Congress will be held in Stockholm, both virtually and in person.

Will all sessions be available on-demand?

After each session finishes, the vast majority of it will be available on-demand through our website for attendees who have registered.

Access will require a valid registration ticket.

What is the language of the Congress?

The Congress’s official language is English, and no simultaneous translation shall be provided.

How are speakers selected?

The Scientific Committee carefully selects all Congress speakers to ensure professional proficiency, gender equality and geographical balance.

The European Renal Association is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity, with a particular focus on:

Professional value: Speakers who are highly regarded in their field globally.

Future potential: Up-and-coming professionals who have shown exceptional ability in their research.

Communication skills: Speakers must be adept at communicating effectively with all participants in our Congress.