12th Congress of the Vascular Access Society, April 6 - 9, 2021

Dear colleagues,

join the virtual 12th Congress of the Vascular Access Society which will be held on April 6–9, 2021! ABSTRACT SUBMISSION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TILL JANUARY 31, 2021! The Scientific Committee invites you to participate actively in this congress.


The 17th Congress of The Asian Society of Transplantation (CAST) will be held from 25th July to 28th July 2021 virtually

CAST is the premier biannual scientific event in Asia which specifically focuses on various aspects of transplantation ranging from clinical and technical issues to diagnostics, socio-economics, bioethics, and organizational issues.

Abstracts submission for the 49th EDTNA/ERCA Conference in Ljubljana has been extended to January 31st, 2021

Dear Members & Colleagues, 

We are pleased to announce that the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to January 31st, 2021. 

Please, don´t miss the opportunity to present your abstracts to the 49th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in September 2021 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

Ilaria de Barbieri, Rn, PhD
EDTNA/ERCA Scientific Board Chair



Webinar Green Excellence: How to achieve Green Excellence in dialysis? Shaping the future of green excellence in dialysis. Project preliminary results.

The webinar taking place on Thursday, March 25, 2021, 14:00 - 15:30 CET (Brussels, Berlin, Paris)

Moderator: Ilaria de Barbieri
Panelists: Lynn Brown, Vanessa Hoehle

Registration here

Green Excellence in Dialysis  – A joint project from EDTNA/ERCA and B. Braun Avitum AG
Get involved and help us to define rules for Green Dialysis! NEW LANGUAGES

As a part of the new sustainability strategy, we are pleased to present the Green Excellence in Dialysis project, which is running as a joint initiative of the European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association / European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA) and B. Braun Avitum AG. 

In the first phase of this project, we would like to conduct a survey, to find out about the experience of university, public, and private renal care units and the challenges they encounter with regards to environmental management in providing care.

Below are links to our survey for healthcare workers at the renal care centers on Netigate translated into various languages: 

The survey is also available on Google forms at these links:

The EDTNA/ERCA would appreciate your input by completing this survey and sharing with others colleagues. Thank you in advance for your valuable insights.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Project Manager, Jitka Pancirova at:


EDTNA/ERCA Mobile App is available

Download new EDTNA/ERCA mobile application for smartphones.

Android users: Google Play
iPhone users: App Store
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.