Thursday, 29 October 2015 12:59

WCN 2015 Presentations Collection

WCN2015logoHomeMany thanks to everybody who took part in ISN’s biennial World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). It was a great pleasure to host this congress in the wonderful city of Cape Town, South Africa.

For those who were unable to attend the event, ISN Education has prepared this comprehensive reperitory of presentations that given during the Congress.  

We hope to see you in Mexico City from April 21 to 25, 2017 for WCN 2017.

Thursday, 02 April 2015 11:12

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

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Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:45

WCN 2015 Live Streaming & Twitter Feed

ISN’s World Congress of Nephrology 2015 is just around the corner. For those not able to join us in Cape Town, South Africa this March 13-17, ISN Education is proposing two ways to follow select plenary sessions live from home.  


livestreamLive Streaming Sessions: 

Register and follow the following sessions live from your home computer. The Live Streaming application includes video of speakers and slides, as well as the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers!



ISNlogotwitterWCN2015Live Twitter Feed: 


A nephrology expert will be tweeting content live from @ISNKidneyCare at WCN’s live streaming events using the hashtag #WCNLiveStream.

Follow along on twitter, ask questions on session content and get answers from the speakers or session panel! 



WCN 2015 Live Streaming Program: 



SESSION 1: SATURDAY 14/03: 17:30-19:00 PM (Cape Town)
Preventable AKI (Clinical science session)


  • Epidemiology and outcomes of AKI by Jorge Cerda, USA
  • Toxic nephropathies by Marc De Broe, Belgium
  • Need for a public health policy for the prevention of AKI by Hassan Abu Aisha, Sudan


SESSION 2: SUNDAY 15/03: 08:00-09:30 AM (Cape Town)
Towards new therapeutic strategies of anemia for renal patients


  • Hypoxia and renal disease by Masaomi Nangaku, Japan
  • Novel ESAs and HIF stabilizers by Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Germany
  • Hepcidin and iron therapy in CKD by Dorine Swinkels, The Netherlands


SESSION 3: MONDAY 16/03 15:45 – 17:15PM (Cape Town):
Hypertension and the metabolic syndrome: New anthropologic and patho-physiologic insights (in partnership with the ISH)


  • An anthropologic view of the metabolic syndrome: The back-to-Africa hypothesis by Rick Johnson, USA
  • Salt-sensitive hypertension by Brian Rayner, South Africa
  • Hypertension: A new auto-immune disease by Bernardo Rodriguez-Iturbe, Venezuela


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Click here to access the VA Learning Module

This module was developed and made available in close collaboration with:  

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K/DOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines for Bone Metabolism and Disease in Children With Chronic Kidney Disease

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