COVID-19 will impact the way we learn and connect. While we are adjusting to this reality, the World Congress of Nephrology organizers closely monitor developments and work towards delivering science and your contributions in a combination that will feature face-to-face and online elements.


ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2021
April 15-18, 2021
Montreal, Canada
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ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2020
March 26-29, 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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  WCN20 Status Update

In the best interest of a safe and healthy environment for our community and worldwide, WCN’20 could not take place as planned. For additional information related to the impact on your travel and registration arrangements, please visit our FAQ page with answers and information available at this time. The ISN team will continue to reach out to you with specific information and instructions via email.

Congress abstracts have been published, and ISN is preparing to deliver specific WCN’20 content to you via its eLearning platform, the ISN Academy. To not miss out, we recommend you to keep an eye out for our communications on this matter and check the ISN webpages regularly for updates.

Abstracts Published in KI Reports

We look forward to welcoming back our full community at the World Congress of Nephrology 2021 in Montreal, Canada. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend WCN’21 from 15-18 April 2021.

About the World Congress of Nephrology

About the World Congress of Nephrology

ISN World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) takes place annually to enable this premiere educational event more available to participants from different parts of the world, and work with a greater number of local and regional nephrology societies to support ISN's mission of building a future where all people have equitable access to sustainable kidney health.

WCN is targeted at the international nephrology community as well as other healthcare professionals involved in multidisciplinary kidney care.

Thanks to a new modular format, delegates can choose between several innovative, high-level educational courses. Highlights at WCN 2020, include new courses on rare renal genetic diseases as well as epidemiology and clinical trials

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.

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