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ISN Symposia, Congresses and Meetings

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) organizes high-level symposia on a yearly basis and its World Congress of Nephrology every two years. These events offer the opportunity to interact face-to-face with peers and colleagues, stimulate sharing of research, and showcase best clinical practices and case studies from around the world.

World Congress of Nephrology 2011 - WCN 2011
Sustainability and Diversity

April 8-12, 2011, Vancouver, Canada
Abstract submission: August-September 2010
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Forefronts 2011 Symposium
Proteinuria: From glomerular filtration to tubular handling

September 22-25, 2011, Aarhus, Denmark
Abstract submission: January 2011
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Future Nexus Symposia

Further information will be available soon at

For more information on ISN events, please contact [email protected]


ISN Endorsed and Recommended Events

ISN endorses and supports a number of high quality gatherings that share its mission of advancing nephrology around the world.


ISN Meeting Types

Visit ISN Meetings for a list of upcoming ISN-organized, partnered, or sponsored gatherings. The Events Directory includes details of ISN-recommended meetings that are independently organized.

COMGAN CMEs - ISN's CMEs outreach, orchestrated through ISN COMGAN CME Program, brings essential teaching and training to some 14,000 doctors and health care practitioners who would otherwise be limited in their exposure to formal nephrology education.

Forefronts Symposia - Recent scientific breakthroughs have led to science becoming increasingly more interdisciplinary. The ISN Forefronts Symposia provide a forum for much-needed scientific exchange, to help make nephrologists aware of the latest basic findings both inside and outside of nephrology. These Symposia regularly gather select groups of 100 -150 participants from nephrology and interrelated specialties to analyze cutting-edge themes.

Nexus Symposia - The Nexus Symposia are designed to bridge the gap between basic research and clinical practice. These meetings bring researchers and practitioners together to advance science and treatment around highly targeted and specific themes.

Prevention Conferences - Characterized by a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach, ISN's Prevention meetings vary in size and span the globe. With content ranging from the strategic to the practical, these meetings all reflect the Society's ongoing commitment to renal disease prevention as the only effective way of avoiding a global health catastrophe of staggering proportions.

Endorsed Meetings - Beyond meetings organized by the Society, ISN lends its support to a number of high quality gatherings each year that share its mission of advancing nephrology around the globe and that adhere to the same medical/ethical policies.

In order to find out how to apply for ISN meeting endorsement, please visit our web page on ISN Endorsed Meetings.

World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) - ISN organizes WCN, the leading educational event in international nephrology, every two years in different regions of the world. WCN is targeted at the worldwide nephrology community, including physicians, academicians, and clinical researchers, as well as other healthcare professionals involved in multidisciplinary nephrology care. With attendance in the 1000s, each WCN aims to advance the education of physicians and other professionals, support the development of clinical research, and facilitate the delivery of high-quality healthcare.

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