ISN World Congress of Nephrology (WCN 2013)

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Event Date/Time: May 31, 2013 End Date/Time: Jun 04, 2013
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Join us in Hong Kong

The ISN World Congress of Nephrology is the leading biennial educational event in international nephrology, attracting attendance from the worldwide nephrology community, including physicians, academicians, and clinical and basic researchers, as well as other healthcare professionals involved in multidisciplinary nephrology care.

On behalf of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN) and the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2013 World Congress of Nephrology “Sustainability and Diversity”.

The ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2013 takes place in Hong Kong, China from Friday, May 31 through Tuesday, June 4, 2013. This edition of the World Congress will again feature a groundbreaking program with world renowned faculty, authoritative and innovative keynote lectures, scientific theme tracks, industry luncheon symposia, poster sessions, an integrated industry exhibition, and last but not least magnificent social networking events full of culture and culinary delights.

The 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.

We look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong.

John Feehally
ISN President and Congress Chair

Philip Li
Local Organizing Committee Chair

Carol Pollock
Scientific Committee Chair


26 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Additional Information

Program The 2013 World Congress of Nephrology continues to promote the themes of sustainability and diversity which are increasingly relevant to all countries across the developed and developing world. The commitment of the International Society of Nephrology to the global advancement of nephrology is recognized in the development of the scientific program of WCN 2013. Each theme has a co-chair specifically tasked with ensuring the content of the program includes topics addressing practical, social and economic challenges across diverse nations. There will be ample opportunities to hear ‘cutting edge’ research, to interact with experts in fields relevant to kidney disease and to communicate your own research findings to colleagues. The optimal delivery of care to patients with chronic kidney disease requires a multidisciplinary approach. We welcome the attendance of our nursing and allied health colleagues to the 2013 WCN. We are confident that the program will deliver on our objectives for the international renal community and welcome your involvement in the 2013 WCN. WCN 2013 will feature: - Groundbreaking program with world renowned faculty - Authoritative and innovative keynote lectures - Scientific theme tracks - Pro and con debates - Interactive case discussions - Late breaking science and clinical trials - Interventional Nephrology and Renal Pathology courses - Oral and poster free communication presentations - Satellite symposia - Industry luncheon symposia - Face-to-face networking with thousands of peers from around the world - Exclusive social programs The scientific themes for WCN 2013 are: - Aetiology and Pathogenesis of Kidney Disease - Acute Kidney Injury - Epidemiology of Chronic Kidney Disease - Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease - Renal Replacement Therapy