Since its foundation in 1960, the International Society of Nephrology has strived to increase global networking and build more partnerships between the global nephrology community, industry, pharmaceutical companies and organizations with aligned missions of fighting non-communicable diseases. Through its variety of meeting formats the Society provides several different educational platforms for timely scientific exchange, debate and dissemination between healthcare professionals around the world.

ISN’s event portfolio is composed of:

ISN World Congress of Nephrology (WCN)

The World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) is the annual scientific, educational and networking meeting of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and in 2020 is hosted together with the Emirates Medical Association of Nephrology Society (EMAN). The WCN features regionally relevant symposia, presentations, training programs and courses, and offers the latest science and state-of-the-art education in the field of nephrology.

In addition to its educational purpose, WCN is an ideal opportunity to meet experts and peers from all around the world to share ideas and best practices and to learn from each other. Discover this unique international gathering renowned for its scientific excellence and covering the full spectrum of nephrology. Join us in Abu Dhabi!

ISN Frontiers

ISN Frontiers meetings build on the success and achievements of the ISN Nexus and Forefronts series, bringing together basic scientists, clinicians and practitioners in a unique setting. This new event format will make more cutting-edge science available to a global audience, breaking down cross-regional barriers in accessing the latest knowledge and expertise.

ISN Global Kidney Health Summit

The ISN Global Kidney Health Summit took place from July 26 to 28, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. Some 75 key global opinion leaders and researchers attended, representing the international community, ISN committees and programs, scientists, policy-makers and patients. The Summit’s overarching goal was to develop a blueprint for action to change the status of kidney health worldwide, building on present knowledge, research and clinical activities. This event was by invitation only).

ISN Continuing Medical Education program

Together with national/regional societies and local physician organizers, ISN helps bring essential teaching and training to doctors and health care practitioners in the emerging world through its Continuing Medical Education program.

Endorsed Meetings

ISN values the exchange of science and providing education in the form of organized meetings/workshops and therefore endorses events of high scientific and educational quality that benefit the renal and related scientific communities worldwide.

All upcoming ISN events as well as meetings organized by partnering and related organizations can be found on the Calendar of Events page.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Enquiries

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities at any of the ISN events, please contact Michael Podt.


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