wcn2017 webbanner 1200x168

wcn 2017 logo


wcn2017 webbanner 1200x168

Program at a Glance

For the first time, an international nephrology congress focuses on diabetes and kidney disease, a worldwide problem, but one very important to Latin America and Mexico in particular. Join the ISN World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) in Mexico City from April 21 to 25, 2017.*

WCN 2017 provides a world-class scientific program, and the meeting will also reflect ISN's efforts to advance kidney care in both emerging and other economies around the world. 

*Please note that the scientific program runs from April 21 to April 24. Tuesday, April 25 is spedifically dedicated to WCN 2017 satellite symposia and internal committee meetings.

To view the Scientific Program of WCN 2017, please click the button below:

wcn button program 


Download the WCN 2017 mobile app to optimize your Congress experience!

WCN 2017 QR codeGet on iTunes | on Google Play


From Science to Clinic - Symposia in Five Thematic Tracks

Diabetes and Diabetic Kidney Disease

  • Understanding Risks and Predisposition of Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • From Epidemiology to Pathogenesis
  • Diabetes in the Youth (Joint Session, in partnership with the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA)
  • Diabetes Medication in CKD - Making the right Choice
  • Diagnostic Dilemmas and Glycemic Strategies in CKD
  • Better than Treatment - Diabetes Prevention (Joint Session, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association (ADA)


Translational and Clinical Nephrology

  • Glomerular Diseases - Emerging Perspectives
  • Collagen IV Related Nephropathies
  • Big Data for Better Outcomes (Joint Session, in partnership with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
  • Hypoxia and High Altitude
  • The Gut Kidney Axis (ISN-ERA-EDTA Co-branded Session)
  • New Perspectives in ANCA Associated Vasculitis


Acute Kidney Injury

  • AKI around the World
  • To Heal or Not To Heal - Longterm Consequences of AKI
  • Infectious and Toxic Causes of AKI
  • Renal Replacement Therapy in AKI - Towards Better Outcomes
  • Drugs Causing AKI
  • 0by25 - A Vision Unfolding


Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Obesity and the Kidney - Finding the Sweet Spot (Joint Session, in partnership with World Kidney Day (WKD)
  • Endemic CKD of Unknown Etiology - Evidence Around the Globe
  • Refreshing Clinical Trials in CKD (Joint session, in partnership with ISN-ACT)
  • Pathogens and CKD Risk - From Evolution to Epidemics
  • CKD Progression


Dialysis and Transplantation

  • Living Kidney Donation (Joint Session, in partnership with The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO)
  • Transplantation and Diabetes (Joint Session, in partnership with the Transplantation Society (TTS)
  • Managing Advanced CKD in People with Diabetes (Joint Session, in partnership with the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF)
  • Using Water Wisely (Joint Session, in partnership with APSN and ANZSN)
  • Diabetes and Dialysis - Ongoing Controversies
  • Hepatitis C Defeated? (Joint Session, in partnership with the African Association of Nephrology (AFRAN)


Innovative High Level Education – Ten Courses, Intermingled With the Main Program

  • • Nephrology Biennial Review (ENGLISH)
    • Nephrology Biennial Review (SPANISH)*
    • Nephrology Biennial Review (PORTUGUESE)**
    • Clinical Physiology
    • Renal Pathology
    • Interventional Nephrology**
    • Renal Nutrition Symposium
    • Renal Systems Biology at Your Fingertips
    • Clinical Epidemiology and Trial Design***
    • Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)****
    * Joint Course with the Latin American Society of Nephrology (SLANH)
    ** Joint Course with the Brazilian Society of Nephrology (SBN)
    *** Joint Course with ISN-ACT and ISN iNET-CKD
    **** Joint Course with ISPD


Moderated Poster Sessions

Moderated poster sessions will be held in the Exhibition Hall on the following days:
Saturday, 22 April 12:00-13:15
Sunday, 23 April   12:00-13:15
Monday, 24 April  12:00-13:15


CME Accreditation

The ISN is applying for the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2017 to receive accreditation by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net