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The 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 by this Mission and the purpose and reason for being a true renal professional, we are a group of many people involved. Many tasks are split and shared amongst us, enabling us to become stronger and able to achieve our goals. 

We always strive for excellence in everything we do. Through our global presence we have an opportunity to share knowledge and experience not only at Conferences and seminars but also through our educational program. The outcome of the educational program and projects in collaboration with our partners shows the evidence of this. All this creates fantastic opportunities for everyone involved. Our strength is to focus on the unique competencies and experience of each and every individual to create a caring culture that brings out the best in us all.


Be a part of the EDTNA/ERCA Community and benefit from sound professional support, professional knowledge exchange and numerous personal learning opportunities at national and international levels.

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Conference 2020

Dear members, colleagues,

In view of the Covid-19 crisis, we regret to inform you that EDTNA/ERCA has taken the difficult decision to postpone the 49th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference scheduled to take place in Ljubljana, September 12-15, 2020 and reschedule the Conference for September 4-7, 2021.

We feel obliged not to press ahead with the Conference for this year, amid growing concerns about the Covid-19 virus is spreading globally, causing many challenges. There is still uncertainty if it would be safe for large events to take place in the coming months. Besides, we understand that you most likely have urgently important matters to deal with in your own organisations and companies.

We sincerely hope that this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe and we remain firmly committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our members, participants, partners and staff and apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused.

Looking forward to welcoming you and your colleagues at the 49th EDTNA/ERCA Conference in Ljubljana in the year 2021.

EDTNA/ERCA International Conference - Registration Open date postponed

We wish to inform all those who are interested in attending our forthcoming Conference that the Registration Open date on April 1st is postponed due to the current global impact of COVID-19 outbreak.

EDTNA/ERCA International Conference

Dear Colleagues,

The organisers of the 49th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference, September 12th - 15th, 2020 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, are closely monitoring the current situation regarding the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All measures and regulations recommended or imposed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as by the Slovenian Ministry of Health are being implemented.

Preparations for the 49th EDTNA/ERCA conference are well underway and are going ahead as planned. We anticipate an outstanding congress in the beautiful city of Ljubljana. Of course we will constantly monitor the situation and will issue further information as necessary.

Advice for the public can be found at:

Should you have more specific questions kindly address them to and they will be answered as soon as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ljubljana.

Edita Noruisiene
EDTNA/ERCA President

Be Green with EDTNA/ERCA – Green Excellence in Dialysis

EDTNA/ERCA is happy to present a new green strategy. For several years the Association has fulfilled its task of high quality service principles with its mission and vision, while maintaining a sustainable and responsible approach. This year the Association will focus on the Green Excellence in Dialysis strategy, which will include various educational activities supporting the incorporation of environmentally friendly practices in renal care delivery. Our main goal for 2020 is to integrate awareness and adoption of sustainable as well as environmentally friendly procedures in the EDTNA/ERCA International Conference learning process. Please follow our website and social media to learn more about our green activities and commitment.

In spite of the deadline for submitting abstracts, we would like to give you a chance to contribute more on this topic and share your ideas and experience in this area. Therefore, we deliberately keep the topic Sustainability and Green approach open and you can still submit your abstracts with this topic.

EDTNA/ERCA International Conference

Welcome to the 49th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference, September 12th-15th, 2020 Ljubljana, Slovenia. The theme of our Conference is ‘Knowledge, Skills & Commitment – Core Elements to Manage Care’.

Call for Abstracts

Our Team will support you to make your participation at our Conferences memorable and valuable. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact: EDTNA/ERCA Secretariat