Dear Colleagues & Friends

The year 2020 was supposed to be a celebration of the “International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife”. Unfortunately, it turned into a time in which nurses and all other healthcare professionals have to rise to the exceptional challenges of the dreadful COVID-19 pandemic. In the aftermath of the outbreak of this pandemic the world also changed and we have to get used to many preventive measures and limitations such as wearing masks, social distancing, hand hygiene and bans on social gatherings. This pandemic has induced fear and uncertainty in our lives.

COVID-19 has also made us realize the absolute need for a strong, resilient and sustainable nursing workforce. That is why EDTNA/ERCA keeps the wheels turning and our volunteers are working hard to respond to its members expectations and to uphold the Association’s mission. There are ongoing projects and regular production of new publications. When it comes to events, we have more planned for this year than for previous years.

With great pleasure and honour, we invite you to join us in the first EDTNA/ERCA Spring Virtual Seminar to be held on April 23rd – 24th 2021, in the afternoon. The need to support and connect with the renal healthcare community is what drives us to organise this Spring Seminar. Some of the abstracts accepted for the postponed 2020 Conference will be selected for the authors to present their work during these two afternoons. The Seminar will be opened by a Guest Speaker.

We would like to thank all the industry partners for their continued support, particularly this time when it is an online event.

On behalf of the Host Organizing Committee,

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.