The official ERA-EDTA Newsletter - Year 4 Issue 7  

 
In this issue
   
ERA-EDTA Congresses
WCN 2009 - Mark the dates!
 
Life of the Society
The new Scientific Advisory Board

The Birth of a New Election System

Poll of the month
Membership forms on-line
  
Grants and Fellowships
New Fellowship Budget for 2009
 
National Societies
Report from the German Society of Nephrology - DGfN
  
Education
A short report on the ERA-EDTA CME course in Sofia, Bulgaria
Next ERA-EDTA CME Courses
   
Books and Journals
NDT and NDT-Edu new issues
   
Interesting Links
Links
   
   
 
President
Gérard M. London, France
 

Secretary-Treasurer

Adrian Covic, Romania

 

Chairperson of Administrative Offices

Rosanna Coppo, Italy

 

Editor-in-Chief of "Nephrology

Dialysis Transplantation"

Norbert Lameire, Belgium

 

Chairman of the Registry

Editor-in-Chief of "NDT-Educational"

Carmine Zoccali, Italy

       

Ordinary Council Members

Giovanni Cancarini, Italy

Dominique Chauveau, France

Ivan Rychlik, Czech Republic

Goce B. Spasovski, F.Y.R.M.
Peter Stenvinkel, Sweden
Gultekin Süleymanlar, Turkey
Christoph Wanner, Germany
Andrzej Wiecek, Poland
 

President of the WCN2009

Francesco Locatelli, Italy

 

Chairmen of the Scientific Committee

of the WCN2009

Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Germany

Pierre Ronco, France
 
Chairperson of the European

Council for Accreditation

in CME in Nephrology,

Dialysis and Transplantation

Rosanna Coppo, Italy

 

Editor-in-Chief of "Follow us"

Adrian Covic, Romania

 

Co-Editors of "Follow us"

João Frazão, Portugal

Cengiz Utas, Turkey
 
 

ERA-EDTA website

www.era-edta.org

 

XLV Congress website

www.eraedta2008.org

 
WCN2009 website
www.wcn2009.org
 

NDT-Educational website

www.ndt-educational.org

 

ERA-EDTA Registry website

www.era-edta-reg.org

 
Follow us
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Co-Editors: João Frazão, Cengiz Utas
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ERA-EDTA Congresses

   
World Congress of Nephrology 2009 - Milan, Italy – May 22-26 2009

Mark the dates!

 
ABSTRACTS AND TRAVEL GRANTS
Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection April 6, 2009 http://www.wcn2009.org/sites/0/IT/abstract.tpl
Notification of travel grant receipt April 6, 2009 http://www.wcn2009.org/sites/0/IT/travelGrants.tpl
 
REGISTRATIONS
Early pre-registration February 16, 2009 http://www.wcn2009.org/sites/0/IT/registrations.tpl
Late pre-registration April 27, 2009 http://www.wcn2009.org/sites/0/IT/registrations.tpl
 
TRAINING COURSES
Notification of scholarship receipt January 31, 2009 http://www.wcn2009.org/sites/0/IT/training.tpl
 
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
Hotel reservation May 10, 2009 http://www.wcn2009.org/sites/0/IT/hotels.tpl

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Life of the Society

     
The new Scientific Advisory Board has been created
 
Following the Autumn Council Meeting, held last October in Skopje, the ERA-EDTA Council members were
asked to evaluate candidacies for the new Scientific Advisory Board of the ERA-EDTA.
The final selection of the candidacies submitted were a Board of well-qualified professionals motivated in
pursuing the scientific goals of the Association as well as covering the whole spectrum of kidney research in
Europe:
1. Blankestijn, Peter (The Netherlands)
2. Coppo, Rosanna (Italy)
3. Eckardt, Kai-Uwe (Germany)
4. Floege, Jüergen (Germany)
5. Florquin, Sandrine (The Netherlands)
6. Lamas, Santiago (Spain)
7. Locatelli, Francesco (Italy)
8. Murer, Heini (Switzerland)
9. Ronco, Pierre (France)
10. Tesar, Vladimir (Czech Republic)
11. Vanholder, Raymond (Belgium)
12. Wiecek, Andrzej (Poland)
13. Zoccali, Carmine (Italy)
The SAB is chaired by Gérard Michel London (France), ERA-EDTA President.
The SAB members, who will be meeting at the beginning for 2009 for the very first time, will be asked to
explore and identify potential research collaborations in fields related to nephrology, including
epidemiology, hypertension, and paediatric nephrology.
 
 

The Birth of a New Election System

 

During the WCN 2009 in Milan three ERA-EDTA Ordinary Council Members will be elected.
After an initial proposal to change the ERA-EDTA Constitution (General Assembly, 2005 – Istanbul), this year in Stockholm the ERA-EDTA General Assembly finally ratified the necessary modifications to introduce electronic voting procedures (together with the traditional paper ballot voting procedure) for the election of new Council Members.
This will allow all Full ERA-EDTA members to take an active part in the life of the Association even if they cannot actually participate in the annual General Assembly.
The General Assembly asked the ERA-EDTA Council to use an extremely safe software for this new voting method by choosing a certified company to provide the system: all this will be done using one of the best and certified methods that are actually on the market.
The electronic system will remain open, for a few weeks, before the Congress starts and each Full Member will receive (by normal post) his/her username and password to vote. During the Congress the electronic voting will be closed and only the paper ballots will be available: in any case voting will be strictly monitored so that no double votes will be cast.
More information about this new important procedure will be sent to all ERA-EDTA members in due time.

 
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Poll of the Month 


From Giovanni Cancarini, ERA-EDTA Council Member

Click on the image below and submit to take part in the poll.

Do not miss the opportunity to let your voice heard, you opinion is very important to us!

cancarini

Giovanni Cancarini

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Your comments are welcome!

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF FOLLOW US

Please send your comments to our editors at followus@era-edta.org

 
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ERA-EDTA Membership Application and Payment Form submission directly on-line!
   

All ERA-EDTA Members can now pay their annual membership fees directly on-line! Go check it out: click on http://www.popnet.it/eraedta/payment/prePay.jsp and follow the simple instructions.

All the methods of payment are included (credit card - only Visa and Eurocard/Mastercard are accepted - bank transfer; bank draft/check). Traditional .pdf payment forms are also available and can be downloaded and printed directly from our web-site (www.era-edta.org click on "ERA-EDTA Membership" and then on "Renewal").

New Members can also now use the NEW on-line ERA-EDTA Application and Payment forms as well by going to this link: http://www.popnet.it/eraedta/payment/form.jsp.

If you should have any questions or suggestions, do feel free to contact the ERA-EDTA Membership Office (membership@era-edta.org).

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Grants and Fellowships

   
New Fellowship Budget for 2009
 

The ERA-EDTA Council has recently decided to increase the budget for fellowships for the year 2009 to EUR 1.000.000.

The next deadline for both long-term and short-term fellowships is April 15, 2009.

Applications have to be sent to the ERA-EDTA President and submitted online through the ERA-EDTA website.

Do not miss the opportunity to apply!

 
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National Societies

 
Report from the German Society of Nephrology - DGfN
 
From Prof. Dr. med R. Brunkhorst and Prof. Dr. med. J. Floege of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Nephrologie
 
The German nephrological societies have a long and successfull tradition. The "Gesellschaft fur Nephrologie", founded in 1960/1961 mainly represented the scientifically active nephrologists and organzed the yearly "Kongress fur Nephrologie" (GfN). The successfull work of the GfN contributed in the high reputation of the German nephrology inside Germany and in the international nephrological community. The second society "Deutche Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur klinische Nephrologie" (DAGKN) founded in 1971 became the home of the more clinically orintated nephrologists and the nephrologists in the dialysis centers all over the Germany. The DAGKN was very important in the political work especially in the reimbursement discussion (as e.g. the DRG system) and the guidelines work. The nephrological society of the former German Democratic Republic became of the DAGKN in 1990.

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Floege
Reinhard Brunkhorst
Juergen Floege


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Education

 
A short report on the ERA-EDTA CME course in Sofia, Bulgaria
 
From Evgueniy Vazelov, local Course coordinator and Goce Spasovski, ERA-EDTA Ordinary Council Member and Course coordinator.
 

ERA-EDTA, in cooperation with the Bulgarian Society of Nephrology (BSN) and ISN/COMGAN, organized a CME Course entitled “FROM CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY AND CKD RELATED PROBLEMS TO PROLONGED KIDNEY TRANSPLANT SURVIVAL” on October 11, 2008 in Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria. The CME course was included in the program of the 5th National Congress of Nephrology (October 9-12, 2008). 155 nephrologists and nephrology research fellows from Bulgaria and 12 from the Republic of Macedonia attended this full-day course. The well balanced programme of the course included lectures of 8 prominent speakers (2 from Bulgaria) who presented actualities and expert opinion on a wide range of topics in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation. The topics selected focused on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) not only as a health threat, but as a worldwide socio-economic and financial burden as well.

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Norbert Lameire and Goce Spasovski
 
Next ERA-EDTA CME Courses
   
Prague



9th Postgraduate Training Course in Nephrology
January 24-26, 2009
Prague, Czech Republic

For further information click here

   
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4th Belgrade Up-to-Date in Nephrology
February 21, 2009
Belgrade, Serbia

For further information click here

   
   
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Books and Journals

   
NDT & NDT-Educational New Issues
       
NDT

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation is the official journal of ERA-EDTA and it is one of the world's leading journals devoted to original clinical and laboratory research in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation. Published monthly, the journal provides an essential resource for researchers and clinicians throughout the world.

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View Current Issue (Volume 24 Issue 1 January 2009)

       

The new issue of NDT-Educational is online!

NDT-Educational is the educational Website of ERA-EDTA. Every two weeks new CME Slides forum, Case Studies, Full Papers Articles, Literature Monitor, Video and more.

Visit NDT-Educational at www.ndt-educational.org

Do you want to receive NDT-Educational? Please register here. It's completely free!

   
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Interesting Links

     
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