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  • About ISN
  • ISN President Message
  • Congress Theme
  • About Mexico City

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) is a global not-for-profit society dedicated to improving kidney care and reducing the incidence and impact of kidney disease worldwide. Through its global network and programs, ISN brings together the developing and developed worlds in a collaborative effort in fighting and treating kidney disease on a global scale. For more information, visit the ISN Website.

On behalf of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nefrologia e Hipertensión (SLANH), I am pleased to invite you to participate in the World Congress of Nephrology 2017.

WCN 2017 will provide a world-class scientific program, and the meeting will also reflect ISN's efforts to advance kidney care in both emerging and other economies around the world. We have an extensive program including new educational program offerings.

Through collaboration and partnerships with various organizations and individuals, we are looking forward to an exciting and inspiring meeting, focused on problems of the region which are of relevance to the world: Diabetes and CKD, in all of its iterations, including CKD of undetermined origins. Please do mark your calendars, and we look forward to seeing you.

Adeera Levin,
ISN President & WCN 2017 Chair

WCN 2017 continues to promote the themes of sustainability and diversity, which are increasingly relevant to all countries around the world. The commitment of ISN to the global advancement of nephrology is recognized in the scientific program, which includes topics addressing practical, social and economic challenges across diverse nations. Within this scope a special focus of WCN 2017 will be the huge global challenge of diabetes. Key scientific themes include: Diabetes, Metabolism and Kidney Disease, Translational and Clinical Nephrology, Acute Kidney Injury (AKI); Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and its consequences; Global Health and the Kidney, Dialysis and Transplantation.

Seven plenary lectures, delivered by outstanding scientists, Scientific Symposia, Moderated Poster Sessions and Industry Sponsored Symposia will take place on three full days. Special courses, intermingled with the main program will include: Renal Pathology, Interventional Nephrology, Peritoneal Dialysis, Clinical Physiology, Epidemiology and Biennial Review of major advances in different fields of nephrology in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Mexico City is a fascinating capital that beguiles its visitors with endless options. One of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with 16 boroughs and more than 300 neighborhoods, it might seem a bit overwhelming to the first-time visitor, though it doesn’t have to be. Many of the most visited tourist attractions in Mexico City are concentrated in the historic center, including the Plaza de la Constitucion or Zocalo, the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Palace of Fine Arts and Alameda Park. A few blocks north of the Palace of Fine Arts, Plaza Garibaldi is one of the best places in Mexico City to hear live mariachi music.

WCN News

  • Announcement

    ISN is proud to announce the next World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) will be taking place in Mexico City, Mexico from April 21-25, 2017.

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  • Important Dates & Contacts

    Key dates regarding registrations and abstract submissions for WCN 2017 have been announced. In addition, contacts for further information regarding the Congress are highlighted.

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Important Dates

  • Registrations will open in June 2016
  • Abstract Submission opens on July 25, 2016
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: November 28, 2016
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 23, 2017
  • Regular Registration Deadline: March 20, 2017

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World Congress of Nephrology

ISN’s biennial World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) is the premiere educational event in nephrology which rotates between continents and is organized in collaboration with local and regional nephrology societies. The congress is targeted to the international nephrology community as well as other healthcare professionals involved in multidisciplinary nephrology care, thus enabling professionals from all parts of the world to exchange views on a wide variety of topics affecting nephrology and those suffering from kidney disease around the world.

By bringing together practicing physicians, academics, scientists, international health authorities and clinical researchers, each Congress offers a unique global forum for a free exchange of science and medical strategy and is aligned with local and regional reflections under the overall congress theme.

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.

This edition of the World Congress will not only deliver the most recent innovations but also state-of-the-art knowledge that is relevant and adapted to renal care practice throughout the world where delegates benefit from practical, practice changing and concrete takeaways. It will feature a groundbreaking program with world renowned faculty, authoritative and innovative keynote lectures, scientific theme tracks, industry lunch symposia, poster sessions, an integrated industry exhibition, and last but not least magnificent social networking events full of culture and culinary delights.

On behalf of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nefrología e Hipertensión, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2017 World Congress of Nephrology under the theme of “Sustainability and Diversity”.

Adeera Levin
ISN President & WCN 2017 Chair