New Publication

The European Core Curriculum for a Post-Basic Course in Nephrology Nursing is now available for our members.

50th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference: Early Bird Registration 

Save the Conference date: September 10 - 14, 2022

We are happy to announce that the Early Bird registration for 50th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference is now OPEN.
Link to a conference registration page.


Webinar: Young transplants recipients: their education needs and how we meet them

Date: June 9, 2022
Time: 14:15 - 15:00

Speaker: Michael Paul Corr, BSc MBBCh MSc MRC 
Moderator: Afra Masià-Plana, RN, MSc, PhD

For registration click here


New EDTNA/ERCA April Newsletter is available here!

Recording of Peritoneal Dialysis Nursing Course: 2nd Module – Management of Peritoneal Dialysis

Speaker: Sotiroula Gliki, Moderator: Maria Tavares

Video in section Members only

Recording of the Webinar: "Everyday life experiences in children with chronic kidney disease and their siblings. What are the perspectives and approaches to nursing?"

Speaker: Dr. Hanne Agerskov, Moderator: Dr. Jeanette Finderup

Video in section Members only

40th Vicenza Course on AKI&CRRT

June 14-16, 2022

Visit website here.


New EDTNA/ERCA February Newsletter is available here!

New Publication

The Greek Edition of the EDTNA/ERCA book Management of Diabetic Foot Care – A Guide to Clinical Practice' & ‘Case Management for patients with advanced kidney disease-A Guide for Nurses is now available for our Greek members.


New EDTNA/ERCA January Newsletters are available here and here.

EKHA Recommendations

Tackling Chronic Kidney Disease at European level: Recommendations to the EU French Presidency in French and English.

Webinars of 2021

Recordings of all webinars of 2021 are available here!

SEDEN Conference 2021

Report from the EDTNA/ERCA representative Dr. Afra Masià-Plana on XLVI virtual national congress of SEDEN (Sociedad Española De Enfermería Nefrológica).

VND Incident Reporting App

VND incidents can be life-threatening, so check our new application - Venous Needle Dislodgement (VND) Incident Reporting Application

More information here

Environmental Checklist

Check our new application - EDTNA/ERCA Environmental Checklist!

More information here
EDTNA/ERCA Statement of Solidarity with Ukraine
The appalling invasion of Ukraine is in its third month, causing immense suffering, loss of human life, hardship and families to separate as millions of Ukrainians are forced to flee their homeland.

At EDTNA/ERCA we are saddened by the devastating scenes and are concerned for all healthcare professionals who bravely continue to provide care amidst senseless destruction and unimaginable human suffering. We stand in solidarity with all nurses and other healthcare professionals in Ukraine, grateful for their commitment and professionalism. Our utmost concern is for their safety and security, being on the frontlines of this atrocious humanitarian crisis.
We also appreciate the hard work and dedication of all healthcare professionals (local and volunteers) who are caring for the Ukrainian refugees at the border of Ukraine with neighbouring countries.

EDTNA/ERCA joins the call for a rapid resolution of Ukraine and all other conflicts to restore a normal and peaceful life in the world.
Dr. Jeannette Finderup the 1st of October 2021 became an associate professor of nephrology and patient involvement at Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Dr. Afra Masià Plana the 1st September 2021 started a Post-Doc position for 2 years at the Faculty of Nursing, Girona, Spain.
John Sedgewick, Fellowship Ad Eundem
We are proud to announce that our colleague Dr John Sedgewick, EDTNA/ERCA Education Consultant (Middle East & Africa)  and Accreditation Committee Chair,   has been awarded a Fellowship Ad Eundem from the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland in recognition of his work in nursing and healthcare specifically in relation to his work in the field of renal nursing practice, education and research.

Our sincere congratulations to Dr John Sedgewick on his achievements!
We are proud to announce that our colleague and distinguished nurse – Dr Helen Noble, has been awarded with Renal Nurse of the Year 2020 by the British Journal of Nursing supported by the British Renal Society and the Association of Nephrology Nurses. We are pleased with this recognition and sincere congratulations!
Dr Helen Noble is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast, UK.
To promote a global interest in renal care by sharing knowledge and experience among our members
The European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA) is a multidisciplinary organization for those working in renal care. The mission of the Association is about ‘achieving the best level of education, standards and research for all renal care professionals caring and supporting their patients and families around the world’. To be able to live up to this mission, we are a group of multidisciplinary professionals from different parts of the world. Many tasks are split and shared amongst us, enabling us to be stronger and to achieve our goals.

We strive to ensure that the outcome of our education programmes and projects in collaboration with our members, delegates and partners will show that excellence in education is our pursuit.