The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) is a global not-for-profit society dedicated to improving kidney care and reducing the incidence and impact of kidney disease worldwide. Through its global network and programs, ISN brings together the developing and developed worlds in a collaborative effort in fighting and treating kidney disease on a global scale. For more information, visit the ISN Website.
On behalf of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), the South African Renal Society (SARS), the African Association of Nephrology and the Renal Care Society of South Africa (RCSSA), I am pleased to invite you to participate in the World Congress of Nephrology 2015. WCN 2015 will not only provide a world-class scientific program, but it will also reflect ISN's efforts to advance renal care in both the developed and the developing world. - Giuseppe Remuzzi, ISN President & WCN 2015 Chair
WCN 2015 continues to promote the themes of sustainability and diversity, which are increasingly relevant to all countries around the world. The commitment of ISN to the global advancement of nephrology is recognized in the scientific program, which includes topics addressing practical, social and economic challenges across diverse nations. Key scientific themes include: Infectious and non-infectious risk factors; Acute kidney injury (AKI); Translational and clinical nephrology; CKD and its consequences; and Dialysis and transplantation.
Regarded as one of the world's most beautiful cities because of its geography, Cape Town is definitely a place to visit. It is the quintessential melting pot: a city alive with creativity, color, sounds and tastes. While walking through the city’s streets and meeting its people, you will fall in love with its natural beauty, creative freedom and incredible spirit. Cape Town is a city where the unexpected is always just around the corner and the beautiful province of the Western Cape lies ready to be explored across the city border. It is famous for its harbor as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks such as Table Mountain, Cape Point and Robben Island.
ISN has put together a fantastic roster of committee members to ensure WCN 2015 delivers a ground-breaking scientific program with world renowned faculty, authoritative and innovative keynote lectures, and state-of-the-art knowledge that is relevant and adapted to renal care practices throughout the world.Read More
The ISN leadership, together with the organizing committee of the WCN 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa (SA), are closely monitoring the situation of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
There has been no spread of the outbreak into Southern Africa and more specifically, South Africa remains free of Ebola infection.Read More
We are pleased to invite you to the 10th WCN satellite conference organized by the ISN Committee for Kidney Health in Disadvantaged Populations (CKHDP). The WCN 2015 Satellite Symposium on Kidney Disease in Disadvantaged Populations will be held from March 17-18, 2015 at the Old Mutual Conference Center at Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town.Read More
ISN’s biennial World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) is the premiere educational event in nephrology which rotates between continents and is organized in collaboration with local and regional nephrology societies. The congress is targeted to the international nephrology community as well as other healthcare professionals involved in multidisciplinary nephrology care, thus enabling professionals from all parts of the world to exchange views on a wide variety of topics affecting nephrology and those suffering from kidney disease around the world.
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 and is aligned with local and regional reflections under the overall congress theme.
WCN aims to advance the education of physicians and other professionals, support the development of renal research, and facilitate the delivery of high-quality healthcare worldwide. Since ISN’s first congress in 1960, WCN has provided vital guidance and support to advancing nephrology around the world.
This edition of the World Congress will not only deliver the most recent innovations but also state-of-the-art knowledge that is relevant and adapted to renal care practice throughout the world where delegates benefit from practical, practice changing and concrete takeaways. It will feature a groundbreaking program with world renowned faculty, authoritative and innovative keynote lectures, scientific theme tracks, industry lunch symposia, poster sessions, an integrated industry exhibition, and last but not least magnificent social networking events full of culture and culinary delights.
On behalf of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), the South African Renal Society (SARS), the African Association of Nephrology (AFRAN) and the Renal Care Society of South Africa (RCSSA) we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2015 World Congress of Nephrology under the theme of “Sustainability and Diversity”.
ISN President & WCN 2015 Chair
ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2015 is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net. Click here for more information.