nephrology conference 2024

The Best Nephrology Conferences for 2024

Nephrology conferences are key for continuing education, networking, and learning how to best take care of your patients and their kidneys. Here’s a quick roundup of the best nephrology conferences coming up in 2024.

World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) 2024

  • Dates: April 13-16, 2024
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Registration Info: Early bird pricing until January 17, 2024. 

About World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) 2024

“The World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) is the annual scientific, educational, and networking meeting of the International Society of Nephrology. The WCN features regionally-relevant symposia, presentations, training programs, and courses, offering the latest science and state-of-the-art education in nephrology.”

61st European Renal Association (ERA) Congress

  • Dates: May 23-26, 2024
  • Location: Stockholm Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Registration Info: Registration opens in early February.

About European Kidney Congress 2024

“ERA organizes the largest annual Nephrology Congress in Europe, welcoming thousands of attendees coming from all over the world, focusing on key learning features both in the clinical field as well as the scientific and latest innovations. This year’s theme will be Rethinking kidney health, transforming kidney care.”

American Transplant Conference (ATC)

  • Dates: June 1-5, 2024
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Registration Info: Registration opens January or February 2024.

About American Society of Transplantation (AST) Annual Congress

“ATC provides a forum for exchange of new scientific and clinical information relevant to solid organ and tissue transplantation. The event brings together transplant physicians, scientists, nurses, organ procurement personnel, pharmacists, allied health professionals and other transplant professionals.”

Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN) 2024

  • Dates: June 13-16, 2024
  • Location: Coex, Seoul, South Korea
  • Registration Info: $200 for members until May 8, 2023. $300 after.

About the Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN)

The Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN) is a crucial platform for discussing advancements and research in kidney health and diseases. The 2023 congress was held in Tokyo, Japan, focusing on pharmaceutical aspects of nephrology and was jointly organized with the ISN World Congress of Nephrology. Looking ahead, the 2024 APCN is set to take place in Seoul, South Korea. This congress, particularly significant as the first large-scale international nephrology meeting in the region since 2015, plays a vital role in shaping the future of nephrology both in the Asian Pacific area and internationally.

International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) Congress

  • Dates: September 26-29, 2024
  • Location: Conrad Hotel Dubai, UAE
  • Registration Info: TBA

About International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) Congress

“ISPD Congress will be held 26-29 September in Dubai – UAE and will be the largest gathering of PD experts in the Eastern Hemisphere and is expected to attract over 1,500 delegates, exhibitors, and visitors from around the world. The programme will aim to strengthen participants’ knowledge of PD and Home Hemodialysis on a national, regional, and international scale through a multidisciplinary programme.”

American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week

  • Dates: October 23-27, 2024
  • Location: San Diego Convention Center—San Diego, California, USA
  • Registration Info: TBA

About Kidney Week

Kidney Week is an annual conference organized by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). It’s the largest gathering of kidney health professionals in the world, attracting thousands of participants from across the globe. The event focuses on the latest advances in nephrology, the medical specialty concerned with the kidneys.

During Kidney Week, a wide range of topics related to kidney health, disease, and treatment are covered. These include the latest research findings, clinical practices, and technological advancements in the field. The conference features various sessions such as keynote speeches, poster presentations, workshops, and networking events, where professionals can share knowledge and experiences.

The attendees typically include nephrologists, researchers, medical practitioners, and representatives from pharmaceutical and biotech companies, along with other healthcare professionals interested in kidney health. This event plays a crucial role in driving forward the understanding and management of kidney diseases, fostering collaboration, and shaping future research and treatment strategies.

Why nephrology conferences are important

Nephrology conferences, such as the Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology and Kidney Week, play a crucial role in the field of kidney health and disease for several reasons:

  1. Knowledge Sharing and Updates: These conferences provide a platform for nephrologists and other kidney health professionals to share the latest research findings, clinical trial results, and innovative treatment approaches. This exchange of information is essential for staying current with the rapid advancements in the field.
  2. Networking and Collaboration: They offer opportunities for professionals from different regions and specializations to network. This networking fosters collaborations that can lead to multi-center studies, international research projects, and shared best practices, ultimately benefiting patient care.
  3. Professional Development: Nephrology conferences often feature workshops, seminars, and lectures that aid in the continuing education of healthcare professionals. They help practitioners stay informed about the latest guidelines, technologies, and therapeutic approaches.
  4. Policy and Advocacy: These events sometimes include discussions on public policy, healthcare systems, and advocacy related to kidney health. They can influence health policy, raise awareness about kidney diseases, and advocate for better patient care and funding for research.
  5. Showcasing Innovation: Conferences are venues for showcasing new technologies, pharmaceuticals, and methodologies in nephrology. Companies and researchers use these events to present their latest products and findings, which can lead to advancements in patient care and treatment options.
  6. Fostering Young Talent: They provide a platform for young researchers, students, and new practitioners to present their work, gain feedback from seasoned professionals, and build their careers in nephrology.
  7. Global Health Perspective: Nephrology conferences often have a global focus, addressing issues like disparities in kidney care, global disease trends, and strategies to address kidney health in different parts of the world.

Nephrology conferences facilitate the sharing of knowledge, encourage collaboration, aid in professional development, influence policy, showcase innovations, support young professionals, and offer a global perspective on kidney health and disease management.