The following pre-congress symposia will take place on Wednesday 6th September 2017. Registration is free for those registering for the main ESPN conference.
This one-day pre-conference dialysis masterclass is designed to cover practical aspects and novel concepts in the management of children on dialysis.
Key areas covered include vascular access, volume control, optimising dialysis adequacy and guidelines in paediatric dialysis practice.
Each session includes interactive discussions with the panel to allow exchange of ideas among experts and the audience.
Representatives from the dialysis industry will demonstrate new equipment during the lunch break.
This program is intended for senior & junior doctors, nurses and others involved in the care of children on dialysis.
The masterclass is jointly sponsored by Fresenius Medical Care, Baxter and Medtronic. Click here for programme
Enuresis and bladder dysfunction workshop
This workshop is being run as a joint venture between ESPN and ICCS. It is sponsored by Ferring.
It is aimed at paediatric nephrologists, urologists and continence nurses and will explore pathophysiology of wetting and some of the latest advances in research and treatment. Click here for programme
The ESPN and evolution of renal care for children in Europe
To mark ESPN’s 50th birthday, this witness seminar will document and discuss some of the main developments in paediatric nephrology over the last half century.
The speakers are all eminent senior doctors who have contributed significantly to children’s kidney care and will lead discussion on major themes including end-stage renal disease management in children, nephrotic syndrome and the collaborative work of the ESPN.
There are plans to record or film the seminar to preserve it as a historical record.
Far from just a nostalgic look at the past, there are important lessons to be learned to help us look ahead; although the seminar will appeal particularly to senior doctors, it is open to all with an interest in the history of medicine. Click here for the programme
Alport disease workshop
The 3-day workshop supported by the charity Alport UK is an invitation-only event for doctors and scientists working in the field of Alport disease. The last day of the workshop, 6th September, is open to all ESPN-registered delegates but places are limited and must be booked.
Delegates are invited to join The 2017 International workshop on Alport Syndrome, to be held in central Glasgow, 4-6 September 2017. There are two options for attending:
Either join the FREEone day workshop on Wednesday 6 September:
Overview of the research and developments in Alport Syndrome
Clinical practice recommendations
Actively recruiting clinical trials in rare renal diseases
Opportunity to meet the world-wide experts in Alport Syndrome.