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Moving forward together – respecting equality and sustainability

Highlights of the meeting
  • 2.5 days; 3 parallel tracks
  • Plenary talks 4-5
  • Sessions (12 each on Fri & Sat, and 3 on Sunday – total 27)
  • Industry symposia (3 or 4 each on Fri & Sat)
  • CME / morning teaching sessions 7 (3 each Fri & Sat + special session for young nephrologists on Sunday).
  1. Nano-editing with CRISPR – Virginijus Siksnys (Lithuanian)
  2. Inequalities in nephrology healthcare – Valerie Luyckx (Zurich)
  3. Going green – sustainability in nephrology practice – Peter Blankestijn (the Netherlands)
  4. Will big data reshape kidney replacement therapy? – Alexandre Loupy (Paris)
  5. Transforming healthcare delivery – PROMs and PREMs – Jonathan Craig (Australia)
  6. New molecular tools to study kidney disease: from intact organs to subcellular resolution – Victor Puelles (Hamburg)

27 sessions (12 + 12 + 3); each session = 120 mins

3 talks x 20 mins each
Round table discussion x 20 mins
3 oral presentations x 10 mins each + 3 x 3-min thesis = 40 mins total
2 talks / debate followed by discussion
3 oral presentations + 3 x 3-min thesis
1 Keynote lecture*

  • ‘The patient voice’
  • Ethics discussions
  • Guidelines
  • ‘Bench to bedside’ themes
  • Med-tech session – novel technologies
  • Novel therapies (eg Single cell RNA sequencing to identify new drug targets / Clonal lineage tracing/ RNA therapeutics for rare diseases)
  • Disaster relief
  • The Kidney – Brain – Heart axis
  • Neonatology / prem babies
  • The Editor’s cut – key papers from 2022 – 2023 to be presented by WG leads (on the last day)
    Involving young nephrologists

– 1 invited talk in each session by a young nephrologist / fellow / junior faculty
– Early morning sessions – Grand Rounds in Paediatric Nephrology
– Fellow to present a case and senior doctor to present discussion

Keynote talk: Critical appraisal of scientific literature
Speed-networking: 4 tables with senior clinicians x 10 mins each on

  • Career progression
  • Performing clinical research
  • Writing a paper
  • Talk like TED

Climate change is the “defining health challenge of our time“ – WHO
The climate crisis is a child rights crisis.

  1. Advocacy: To effectively use our collective voice and expertise as paediatricians to influence the national and international climate change agenda, focusing in particular on the health impacts faced by children and young people now and in the future
  2. Research: To advance research on the effects of kidney treatments (especially dialysis) on the climate
  3. Education: To develop and promote training for our members on key aspects of sustainable healthcare and the climate crisis, including communication about this topic with patients and families
  4. Work with Industry: Recognise and reduce the environmental impact of dialysis
  5. Our Society: To reduce the carbon footprint associated with the ESPN and develop a plan for sustainability
  1. Grand Rounds in Paediatric Nephrology – integrating case discussions, research and industry involvement
  2. Young nephrologists’ involvement integrated into main meeting
  3. 3-minute thesis
  4. E-posters only
  5. New collaborations with the “Asian Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  6. A new Taskforce: Green Nephrology