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Dear colleagues and friends,

As organisers of the 55th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Nephrology it is our pleasure and privilege to present this congress to our colleagues in Paediatric Nephrology, junior fellows, allied health professionals and industry partners. The congress will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania from 28 September to 1 October 2023.

The scientific committee for ESPN 2023 is proud to prepare a program of outstanding scientific quality to stimulate cross-talk between different specialties involved in the treatment of children with kidney disorders. The program will include a full spectrum of presentations from keynote speakers, masterclasses, basic research and tertiary care nephrology. The IPNA-ESPN Junior Class and three hands-on pre-congress CME events will be held just before the main congress. Several novel symposiums will be introduced at this meeting including Grand Rounds in paediatric nephrology, dedicated clinical guideline sessions, a moderated industry session on novel drugs and devices, the 3-minute thesis and a green nephrology taskforce. Our program is designed with young nephrology fellows, the future of our society, in mind.

As with all modern congresses in the post-COVID era this will be a hybrid meeting, opening up new opportunities for collaborations with international societies, networking with leaders in the field, and promoting education and research in paediatric nephrology around the world. We have mandated that all speakers attend the congress in-person so that meaningful discussions are possible.

We hope that you will take this opportunity to be part of an exceptional event and join us in Vilnius from September 28 – October 1, 2023. We look forward to welcoming you in Vilnius!

Kind regards,

See you Soon



Local Organising Committee

President: Prof. Augustina Jankauskiene, MD, PhD

President of the Lithuanian Society for Paediatric Nephrology, leader of the Center for Rare Kidney Diseases (ERKNet Member)
and the leading figure in Lithuanian paediatric nephrology community

Karolis Ažukaitis
Rimante Čerkauskiene
Vidas Druskis
Jūratė Masalskienė
Marius Miglinas
Šarūnas Rudaitis
Renata Vitkevič

Scientific Committee

Chair: Professor Rukshana Shroff, MD, PhD (London, UK)

Arend Bokenkamp (the Netherlands)
Aysun Bayazit (Turkey)
Claus Schmitt (Germany)
Dorota Drozdz (Poland)
Dušan Paripovic (Serbia)
Elena Levtchenko (Belgium)
Fabio Paglialonga (Italy)
Francesco Emma (Italy)
Jerome Harambat (France)
Jun Oh (Germany)
Justine Bacchetta (France)
Matko Marlais (UK)
Milan Chromek (Sweden)
Nur Canpolat (Turkey)
Rachel Lennon (UK)
Stella Stabouli (Greece)

Ex-officio Members
Transplantation WG: Lars Pape
Dialysis WG: Rukshana Shroff
Chronic kidney disease/metabolic bone disorders (CKD/MBD) WG: Justine Bacchetta
CAKUT/UTI/bladder dysfunction WG: Silvio Maringhini
Inherited kidney disorders WG: Max Libeau
Glomerular diseases WG: Antonia Bouts

ESPN Council
Aysun Karabay Bayazıt
Dorota Drozdz
Francesco Emma
Dieter Haffner
Jerome Harambat
Jun Oh
Fabio Paglialonga
Evgenia Preka
George Reusz
Michiel Schreuder
Stella Stabouli

About Vilnius

VILNIUS unique experience...

Vilnius is a booming city that not all foreigners have knowledge of, but particularly enjoy when they find it. Vilnius has an impressive track record in delighting conference delegates with an unrivalled blend of world-class conferencing and down-to-earth hospitality. From naturally green location to internationally-acclaimed hotels, modern venues and creative spaces, Lithuania’s capital city is the perfect destination to inspire fresh ideas and connections to last a lifetime.
Vilnius combines all the offerings of a capital city with the human scale of a small town. Getting around town is easy, safe and well organised. Vilnius‘ functional and inexpensive public transport system makes it effortless to get from the congress venue to hotels and the attractions in the city centre. Major venues are all situated in the City Centre and the Old Town, making it easy for congress visitors to enjoy the social programme, the city’s cultural offerings and shopping.

In 2023, Lithuania is marking a historic milestone – the 700th anniversary of Vilnius! The birthday has been included among UNESCO’s 67 most noteworthy anniversaries of 2022 – 2023 and will highlight the colourful history of Vilnius, strengthen the ties with the city  residents and guests as well as boost the global recognition of the capital.  Vilnius has always been an important European city and a cultural and scientific centre in its region. So the anniversary of Vilnius is a special event, both for Lithuania and Europe. The 700-year-old city retains its youthful spirit and welcomes the future with open arms
The capital of Lithuania – Vilnius – is poised for great ventures. Talent, science, technology, and investment – each of these areas has been growing rapidly in Vilnius in the past few years. With world-class universities and research institute’s attracting world and scientific breakthroughs, Vilnius is a fast-developing and innovative ecosystem.

In Vilnius, the 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Nephrology delegates can experience:



Abstract submission opening                16 January 2023
Abstract submission deadline               27 March 2023
Notification of abstract acceptance    31 May 2023
Early bird registration deadline            30 June 2023


Join us as Sponsor and contact the organizing secretariat to receive the updated Sponsor Book: