Communications should concern all aspects of nephrology, the prevention and treatment of renal diseases and associated conditions and/or the scientific background to the study of the kidney.

The abstract submission expired on January 17, 2020 after 23:59 CET.


You can submit your abstracts from November 12, 2019.
The abstract submission expired on January 17, 2020 after 23:59 CET.

Only submission through the congress website is possible. Abstracts sent by post or e-mail will not be accepted.

Your abstract file must be compliant to the following:

  • Use the template provided under the Upload tab. To be sure the format is correct, copy and paste your content without formatting (even if our system recognizes many fonts) into the file and save it with a new name.
  • Images inside the file should be in-lined (not below or above the text) and should not be too big (max 150dpi).
  • Keep text within the max characters (3400, spaces NOT included). The template headings are part of the counting and cannot be deleted. Whereas the title, author name, affiliation, and figures/images are not counted.

All authors of correctly written and successfully submitted abstracts will receive confirmation by e-mail. Should you experience any unforeseen problems with the electronic submission, please contact the ERA-EDTA Operative Headquarters at


You will automatically receive an e-mail confirming our receipt of your abstract.


The Presenting Author of each accepted abstract will be notified by March 25, 2020. If the Presenting Author is unable to present the abstract, another co-author can take his/ her place. However, if this is the case, a letter from the Presenting Author about the change is requested and it must be received by the ERA-EDTA Operative Headquarters no later than April 20, 2020.


Submitted abstracts cannot be withdrawn or changed. No exceptions will be made.


The presenting author must confirm that all co-authors agree with the submission and content of the abstract.

ERA-EDTA cannot be deemed responsible for any infringement of this rule.


All authors of abstracts grant the ERA-EDTA for an indefinite period of time, without territorial limitations and without any right to compensation, the right to make the abstract available to the public as well as to all other users, through the ERA-EDTA website and any other websites operated by the ERA-EDTA as well as via social media or any other website related to medical issues.

For more information, please check here the ERA-EDTA Terms and Conditions


Submitted abstracts must describe unpublished work that is not already in press or awaiting possible acceptance by any other society that publishes its abstracts/proceedings.


All abstracts must be written in English.


A non-refundable processing fee of EUR 25.00 must be paid for each abstract submitted. The processing fee must be paid at the time of submission by credit card only. Major credit cards (MasterCard and Visa) are accepted for the secure online payment. All payments must be received by Friday, January 17, 2020 at 23.59 CET so that the submission can be finalised successfully. This fee is non refundable even if the abstract is rejected.

Abstract processing fees are waived for submitters from countries with an official annual income (GDP – Gross Domestic Product per Capita) below USD 10,000 (source: World Bank). A list of eligible countries can be accessed here.


The highest scoring abstracts will be presented as free communications, combined with mini lectures from world renowned scientists.


The ERA-EDTA will be introducing several novelties this year, to improve the experience of the poster sessions both for the authors and for the congress participants. Detailed information will follow but briefly, as part of an ongoing commitment to reduce its impact on the environment, there will be no printed posters at the ERA-EDTA Congress 2020 in Milan. All posters will be presented exclusively as e-posters and will be available for the entire duration of the congress as well as online afterwards. For the first time there will be several types of moderated poster session, poster awards and a dedicated poster e-pod. Authors will receive full details regarding the submission procedure in due course.


All abstracts accepted for presentation (either oral or poster) will appear in NDT as an official online supplement. No abstract book will be printed. Abstracts will appear exactly as submitted. Any abstract considered unsuitable for reproduction will not be published.


A special certificate which shows the percentile reached by the abstract(s) will be given, as an exclusive benefit, to the authors of accepted abstracts (either oral or poster) who present their works at the Congress.


The ERA-EDTA will consider abstracts related to unpublished clinical trials for a special “Late breaking clinical trials” session. The following trials will be considered for evaluation if they comply with the required characteristics:

– a prospective randomised intervention in renal patients (medication, education, dietetics, physiotherapy, etc…), including at least 100 patients;

– a prospective observational study, including at least 500 patients;

– approved by an institutional ethical committee;

– not previously reported or published.

Abstracts may be accepted as oral communications or posters, after being evaluated by the review committee.

The LBCT abstracts must be submitted through the congress website from March 2 to 27, 2020. Abstracts that do not meet the criteria above will not be considered for presentation.

  • Abstract submission website open

    November 12, 2019

  • Abstract submission deadline

    January 17, 2020

  • Notification of acceptance/rejection

    March 25, 2020

  • LBCT abstract submission

    March 2-27, 2020