Events

Discover the WCN’21 Virtual Delegate Bag

What’s in the WCN’21 event bag? An advance copy of the ISN Framework for Developing Dialysis Programs in Low-Resource Settings, officially launching at the WCN’21 Global Kidney Policy Forum. An ISN framework, developed alongside the World Health Organization (WHO), to guide the establishment or expansion of dialysis programs in low-resource settings to address the urgent global...

Scheduled Topical Networking and Events

Special topical networking events are scheduled throughout the congress simulating an in-person experience and facilitating productive discussions. Find the full schedule of WCN’21 topical networking events here. A simple log-in process allows you to join a networking space to spend time with other delegates. You can move between rooms and groups to discuss different topics or hang...

Check in to the Maple Leaf Plaza at WCN’21

Discover a wealth of interactive information and take part in extra-congress activities at the Maple Leaf Plaza, named in honor of WCN’21’s Canadian co-hosts: Collect your delegate bag Watch the 2021 ISN Community Film Event finalists and vote for your favorite film Visit the ISN galleries highlighting members, achievements, and special projects Connect with...

Vote Now for the 2021 ISN Community Film Event Winner

Voting for the best ISN Community Film Event is open. This year’s film event received more than 30 films from 20 different countries. The Film Event Jury has selected seven finalists from these entries to compete for the 2021 ISN Film Community Best Film. Your vote helps decide the overall winner. The winner(s) will be announced...

Bringing healing into focus

Why do some patients receiving hemodialysis remain cheerful, hopeful, outward-looking, and enjoy a rich life, while others suffer debilitating depression and other emotional problems? Can whatever makes some patients more resilient be “bottled” and given to those less resilient to help them? These are the questions that Chris McIntyre, professor of medicine, medical biophysics, and...

Lifelong personalized plans for vascular access in hemodialysis patients

Hemodialysis is life-sustaining therapy for many patients with chronic kidney disease, but choosing how to access a patient’s blood for treatment presents pros and cons, depending on their situation. “We have seen that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to medicine, and for hemodialysis vascular access, does not necessarily work for all,” says Charmaine Lok, Professor of Medicine...

Building a network to investigate CKD risk factors in Africa

It is well-established that African Americans are more than three times as likely to develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD) than non-Hispanic white Americans. Research also shows that Black people living in sub-Saharan Africa have a similarly high predisposition to developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). “This increased risk of CKD is attributable in part to variants...

One Month Left to Save up to 20% on Your Registration Fee with Friends@WCN and Team-up@WCN

Register before March 31, 2021, and receive a preferential fee: Friends@WCN ISN, Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN), and Société Québécoise de Néphrologie (SQN) members can register as a group of at least five people and benefit from a 20% reduction on their registration fee. Find out more here. Team-up@WCN Enjoy Virtual WCN’21 as a group alongside your...