In addition to providing a world-class scientific program, the WCN 2011 will showcase the importance of ensuring that renal science and renal patient care are tailored to the unique and diverse needs of patients and clinicians around the world as well as highlight the ecological awareness of green initiatives to reduce our impact on our planet.
It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 2011 World Congress of Nephrology taking place in Vancouver, Canada on April 8-12. The WCN 2011 will not only provide a world-class scientific program, but also reflect ISN's efforts to advance renal care in both the developed and the developing world. I look forward to seeing you in Vancouver, a city renowned for its innovative programs in the areas of sustainability and inclusivity. Bernardo Rodríguez-Iturbe
Since its foundation in 1960, the ISN has pursued the worldwide advancement of education, science and patient care in nephrology. The Society provides an international platform for scientific exchange between healthcare professionals and is dedicated to addressing the disparity between the developing and developed worlds in the research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney disease. Click here for more information
The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) is pleased to partner with the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) to host the World Congress of Nephrology 2011. The World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) is the leading educational event in international nephrology attracting attendance from the worldwide nephrology community, including physicians, academicians, and clinical researchers, as well as other healthcare professionals involved in multidisciplinary nephrology care. The WCN aims to advance the education of physicians and other professionals, support the development of clinical research, and facilitate the delivery of high-quality healthcare worldwide.
The WCN 2011 Scientific Programme Committee Chair, Richard J. Johnson, with co-chairs Adeera Levin, Jurgen Floege and Marcello Tonelli, and the scientific theme committees have designed a groundbreaking program with world renowned renal medical professionals covering eight scientific themes, numerous CNE, Interventional Nephrology, and Pathology courses and ten insightful and innovative keynote addresses. For the first time, pros and cons debates will be featured in the program.
The WCN 2011 will again be the leading "world congress" of nephrology, not only providing a world-class scientific programme, but also reflecting the unique role of the International Societies' efforts to advance renal care in both the developed and the developing world. The Congress will also highlight Canada's distinguished experience with diversity. Canada's inhabitants reflect a cultural, ethnic and linguistic makeup found nowhere else on earth, a true cultural mosaic.
*This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Society of Nephrology.