A true novelty will be the “Overview of healthcare in Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation in Europe”, where representatives of several European Countries will present “lights and shadows” of individual national system organizations for dialysis, transplantation and prevention of kidney diseases.
Another novelty will be the Symposium dedicated to the countries in which Nephrology is developing, countries less frequently represented at our yearly meetings, to make them feel our congress more and more as a moment of relevant networking of the entire Renal Community.
Campistol, Spain Pierre Cochat, France Terry Cook, UK Simon Davies, UK Olivier Devuyst, Switzerland Jesus Egido, Spain Danilo Fliser, Germany Jürgen Floege, Germany Markus Ketteler, Germany Francesco Locatelli, Italy Gérard M.
London, France Francesca Mallamaci, Italy Ton Rabelink, The Netherlands Giuseppe Remuzzi, Italy Mehmet Sükrü Sever, Turkey Peter Stenvinkel, Sweden Gültekin Süleymanlar, Turkey Vladimir Tesar, Czech Republic Cengiz Utas, Turkey Andrzej Wiecek, Poland CONGRESS INFORMATION PAPER SELECTION COMMITTEE ERA-EDTA is grateful to the following physicians for the work done in reviewing the abstracts submitted to this year’s congress.
Rosanna Coppo Chairperson of the Scientific Committee CONGRESS INFORMATION Registered Charity No.
1060134 President Raymond Vanholder, Belgium Secretary-Treasurer Andrzej Więcek, Poland Chairperson of the Administrative Offices Markus Ketteler, Germany (Chairperson of the Paper Selection Committee) Editor-in-Chief of “Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation” Carmine Zoccali, Italy Chairperson of the Registry Christoph Wanner, Germany Ordinary Council Members Peter J.
Istanbul, the only city built on two continents “where East meets the West”, guards the precious relics of the three empires, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman, of which it has been the capital.
It is a fascinating mixture of the past and present, old and new, modern and traditional with museums, churches, palaces, castles, mosques and bazaars, and inexhaustible sights of natural beauty.
Many people have worked very hard for the organization of this Congress in order to bring you the best from a scientific, technical and social point of view. Rosanna Coppo for managing the scientific programme with a great effort and success and we hope that all the participants will comprehensively learn and be updated on all topics and points in their search for excellence in their careers.Hoping that you will have a most memorable scientific and cultural experience in Istanbul, we extend our warmest regards to all participants to this Congress. Raymond Vanholder Gültekin Süleymanlar ERA-EDTA President Congress President Cengiz Utas Congress Secretary CONGRESS INFORMATION 50 YEARS OF HISTORY: THE ERA-EDTA SILK ROAD IN NEPHROLOGY The Scientific Programme of the ERA-EDTA Congress in Istanbul will contribute to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of our Society by having exciting new initiatives.The schedule will begin by setting an early start in the morning of May 18, with the ERA-EDTA Working Groups Scientific Fairs offering 30 CME Courses that will allow participants to receive important updates in hereditary renal disease, immune mediated glomerulonephritis, cardiovascular complications, haemodialysis, uremic toxins, transplantation and paediatric nephrology.This city with her historical role of serving as a cultu- 4 ADDRESS ral melting pot over millenniums has the capacity of providing ideal settings for any action to be more purposeful, memorable and meaningful.We strongly believe that this congress will have a good impression in the memories of our esteemed guests.