Dear colleagues and friends,
As organisers of the 55th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Nephrology it is our pleasure and privilege to present this congress to our industry partners.
The congress will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania from 28 September to 1 October 2023. 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.
In addition, new collaborations with the Asian Society for Pediatric Nephrology will allow the ESPN to extend its reach beyond Europe.
Based on earlier meetings, we expect over 1000 delegates at ESPN 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, the 3-minute thesis and a ‘Green Nephrology’ taskforce. Our program is designed with young nephrology fellows, the future of our society, in mind.
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!
Local Organising Committee
President: Prof. Augustina Jankauskiene, MD, PhD
President of the Lithuanian Society for Pediatric Nephrology, leader of the Center for Rare Kidney
Diseases (ERKNet Member)
and the leading figure in Lithuanian pediatric nephrology community.
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)
Justine Bacchetta, Chair of CKD-MBD Working Group
Max Liebau, Chair of Inherited Renal Disorders Working Group
Silvio Maringhini, Chair of CAKUT Working Group
Rukshana Shroff, Chair of Dialysis Working Group
Burkhard Tönshoff, Chair of Transplantation Working Group
Marina Vivarelli, Chair of Glomerular Diseases Working Group
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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 www.700vilnius.lt.
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: