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Young Nephrologists at WCN20

The World Congress of Nephrology in Abu Dhabi is fast-approaching. The Young Nephrologist Committee has put together an exciting program of sessions and events tailored specifically to young nephrologists and trainees:

Young Nephrologists Session

Saturday 28th March: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Capital Suite 5

Learn about the challenges and experiences of young nephrologists from around the world.

Talks will be given by young nephrologists from Lebanon, focusing on the challenges facing young female nephrologists in the Middle East, and from Uganda, on their experiences of the ISN Fellowship Program. And the winners of the young nephrologist abstract awards will present their work. This session will also include an update on the activities of the Young Nephrologist Committee and its objectives going forward.

Young Nephrologists Highlights Session

Sunday 29th March: 10 a.m. – 10.45 a.m., Spotlight Theatre (venue to be confirmed)

Find out how to become involved in ISN initiatives.

This informal and interactive session at the Spotlight Theatre will be an opportunity to hear about different ways young nephrologists can become actively involved with the work of ISN. This will include a talk from Pierre Ronco, the editor of Kidney International, outlining opportunities for publishing in ISN’s journals. Other ISN programs, such as the Fellowship Program and the Sister Renal Centers Program, will be showcased.

Young Nephrologist Social Event

Saturday 28th March: 5.30 p.m., Pearl Rotana Capital Centre

Network with young nephrologists from ISN’s global community.

The Pearl Rotana Capital Centre ( has been specially designated for young nephrologists attending WCN20 in Abu Dhabi. This hotel is very close to the convention center and offers good rates; so do join other young nephrologists here if you haven’t yet booked accommodation.

A social event for all young nephrologists and trainees will be held here. Scientists, patients, and other healthcare professionals are warmly invited to join. This will be an informal occasion presenting an opportunity to meet other young nephrologists from around the world. This event was a great success in Melbourne, and ISN would love to see as many of you as possible again this year.

To encourage an international online community where ideas can be exchanged amongst young nephrologists from around the world, please remember to use the hashtag #ISNYoung for all content relevant to young nephrologists on social media at all times, including at the Congress.

See you in Abu Dhabi,

The Young Nephrologists Committee

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