Dear Members & Colleagues,

We have decided to further extend the deadline for abstract submission to the February 28th, 2021.

We kindly remind you once more to submit your abstracts for the opportunity to present and share your valuable work at our 49th International Conference in September 2021 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

My best regards,
Ilaria de Barbieri, RN, PhD
EDTNA/ERCA Scientific Board Chair

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 abstract to the 49th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in September 2021 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

My best regards,
Ilaria de Barbieri, RN, PhD
EDTNA/ERCA Scientific Board Chair

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.



Deadline for abstract submission has been extended to February 28th, 2021

Dear Colleagues & Friends

Soon after the Spring Virtual Seminar, I am back again to provide you with the latest information. Before I continue, I hope you are keeping well and safe.

As you all know, the COVID-19 outbreak resulted in a series of lockdowns across the European continent and beyond. Because of this, last April the Executive Committee (EC) of EDTNA/ERCA had to make the difficult decision to postpone our 49th International Conference to be held in Ljubljana in September 2020. At the time we were hopeful that we would be able to celebrate it this year and meet you in Ljubljana. Unfortunately, the current global situation is still under the threat of COVID-19, with a soaring number of cases in many European cities and the recent discovery of new COVID-19 variants are already detected in several countries. Uncertainty still prevails. In view of the critical situation, once again, the EC needed to decide on the safest format to celebrate the 49th Conference scheduled for 4th-7th September 2021. We adhere to our mission and are committed to meeting our members’ needs and expectations in these challenging times. It is therefore with great pleasure and excitement that we inform you that the Conference will be held virtually and we are working on it with great enthusiasm.

Although this Conference will be an online event we believe it will offer excellent learning and knowledge-sharing opportunities among renal healthcare professionals from different parts of the world.

The theme of our 49th Conference is ‘Knowledge, Skills & Commitment – Core Elements to Manage Care’. It integrates perfectly with the focus of the last two International Conferences of 2018 and 2019 on ‘Balancing Compassion and Health Technologies’. The next step will be to focus on how to manage care and implement our learning: Learning which we acquire by participating in our well-planned scientific programme which includes educational sessions and workshops. The live sessions will be scheduled to suit all time zones to give all our members the best opportunity to participate.

Similar to our previous in-person conferences, this virtual conference will also aim to be highly engaging with a series of sessions with guest speakers. It will still be a forum for sharing and promoting quality renal research and innovations in practice worldwide. It will be, as all our Conferences, a showcase of the latest technology and innovation in the treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease. You will still have the chance to virtually meet our industry partners at the virtual exhibition to share experiences amongst each other in this new virtual space.

So, there are many reasons to stay tuned for more updates on our social media handles such as our website or our association app!

We warmly welcome you to attend this highly interactive 49th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference, 4th-7th September 2021.

With warm regards,
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 2021 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.