World Congress of Nephrology

Upcoming World Congress of Nephrology 2011

The next World Congress of Nephrology will be held in Vancouver, Canada, from 8 to 12 April 2011. The Congress will be held in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Nephrology.

Scientific programme Committee
Richard Johnson, Chairman
Cochairs: Adeera Levin, Jürgen  Floege

Key dates:
Registration opening: July 2010
Abstract submission: August-September 2010
Early bird registration deadline: December 2010

For more information •  [email protected]

WCN 2011 Save the date (pdf, 198.5 KB)

General Information

ISN’s biennial World Congresses of Nephrology (WCN) are premiere educational events in nephrology that rotate between the continents and are organized in collaboration with local and regional nephrology societies.  The congress is targeted to the international nephrology community as well as other healthcare professionals involved in multidisciplinary nephrology care; thus enabling professionals from all parts of the world to exchange views on a wide variety of topics affecting nephrology and those suffering from kidney disease around the world.

The main objectives of the World Congresses of Nephrology are to:

  • Advance the education of physicians and other professionals in the care of patients with renal disease.
  • Support the development of clinical research.
  • Facilitate the delivery of high-quality healthcare to patients with kidney disease.
    Provide a forum to present new ideas and treatments for kidney disease.
  • Enable scientists and physicians to interchange experiences and formulate new medical strategies. 
  • Address global and ethical dilemmas facing the specialty

By bringing together practicing physicians, academics, scientists, international health authorities and clinical researchers, each Congress offers a unique global forum for a free exchange of science and medical strategy. 

Currently the Society, through a dedicated WCN Future review Committee, is conducting a strategic review of its World Congresses in order to better respond to the evolving requirements of its members and the changed meeting climate in general. It is expected that as of 2011 the WCN will have a more dynamic and modern format

WCN 2009

The 2009 World Congress of Nephrology was jointly organized by the ISN and the ERA-EDTA. It was held in Milan, Italy from 22-26 May, 2009.

WCN 2009 Congress website
WCN 2009 Abstracts2View™ site 

WCN 2007

In line with one of ISN's key goals - reducing the incidence and impact of kidney disease worldwide - the Society offers the international renal community open access to the Book of Abstracts of the World Congress of Nephrology 2007 that was held from 21-25 April 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Download your copy of ISN's WCN 2007 Full Book of Abstracts:

WCN 2007 Abstract Book Content (pdf, 303.6 KB)

WCN 2007 Abstract Book Sunday (pdf, 2.1 MB)

WCN 2007 Abstract Book Monday (pdf, 2.1 MB)

WCN 2007 Abstract Book Tuesday (pdf, 2.3 MB)

WCN 2007 Abstract Book Wednesday (pdf, 46.8 KB)

WCN 2007 Abstract Book Authors (pdf, 294.8 KB)

Past World Congresses of Nephrology

Since the Society’ foundation in 1960, nineteen World Congresses of Nephrology have successfully been hosted in several countries. Please see the full listing in the below document.

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