Upcoming Scientific Meetings
The American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2013
November 5-10, 2013
The world's premier nephrology meeting, Kidney Week provides participants exciting and challenging opportunities to exchange knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to engaging and provocative discussions with leading experts in the field. Changing the Focus: Innovation and Individualization is the theme of Kidney Week 2013 and the focus of Dr. Bruce Molitoris' Presidential Address in the Opening Plenary Session. For information about registration for Kidney Week, go to http://www.asn-online.org/education/kidneyweek.
PKD PGE course: The PKD Foundation is once again partnering with ASN to sponsor an all-day Post Graduate Education course on "Polycystic Kidney Disease: Translating Mechanisms into Therapies." Chairs: Benjamin D. Cowley, Jr. and John J. Bissler. More information about date and course registration will follow.
Keystone Symposia Cilia Research Conference
March 2-7, 2014
Granlibakken Resort, Tahoe City, CA
Scientific Organizers: Elizabeth Petri Henske, Jeremy F. Reiter and Joel Rosenbaum
Our understanding of the cilium and ciliary-based signaling continue to rapidly advance, providing novel insights into diseases in which ciliary defects appear to play a dominant role in disease initiation ("ciliopathies"), as well as diseases such as cancer in which ciliary defects appear to play a critical role in disease progression. Increasingly, an understanding of ciliary disease mechanisms is leading to novel therapeutic strategies. This Symposium will bring together leaders in basic mechanisms, translational research, and clinical research, with the objective of bridging the gaps between basic discovery and human disease.
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 4, 2013
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 4, 2013
Abstract Deadline: Dec 4, 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 7, 2014
For meeting and registration details, please go to http://www.keystonesymposia.org/14C1
Recent Sponsorships Include:
- The 16th Tri-annual Congress of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) held in Shanghai, China. The meeting features workshops on cystic kidney disease, dialysis, hypertension, pathology, patient education, charity activities and rare inherited kidney diseases, including ARPKD. The IPNA is comprised of roughly 1500 pediatric nephrologists and allied professionals representing 89 countries around the world.
- The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Summer Research Conference on "The Biology of Cilia & Flagella" in Niagara Falls. The primary goal of this meeting was to facilitate interactions between basic and clinical scientists interested in the cilium. Research has shown that defects in cilia alter pathways contributing cyst disease. The Foundation previously supported this meeting in 2007 and 2010.
- National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM) in Orlando. SCM presents a unique opportunity for busy renal health care providers to learn new developments related to all aspects of nephrology. An important objective of SCM is to present the latest insights into chronic kidney disease care. The PKD Foundation sponsored a session on ADPKD.