A large sea port, an architectural wonder, a fascinating city of art, Genoa is one of Italy’s best kept secrets.

With its alluring charm and a great artistic heritage, Genoa’s medieval centre - the largest in Europe and partly a UNESCO site – is an intricate maze of alleys. Here, among traditional shops and little restaurants, you can breathe the noble past of the city. Strolling around, you will marvel at remains of medieval buildings, XVI century frescoed Palaces, Baroque votive chapels and beautiful churches overlooking picturesque squares.

As you discover this unique mix, you will mingle with the locals and have the chance to really experience Italians’ daily life.
Dear Colleagues & Friends,

It is with great pleasure and pride we invite you to join us in Genoa where our 47th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference will take place. The theme of our Conference is - ‘Global Approach to Renal Care Innovation - Balancing Compassion and Health Technologies’.
The city of Genoa, its great charm and culture, one of Europe’s busiest ports and largest medieval historic city centre. Here you can explore incomparable art treasures and architectural gems like the Rolli Places, 50 ancient residences of the Genoese noble families today listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Please join us in Genoa, experience our well planned Scientific and Educational Sessions, the Industrial Exhibition, Share Experience among each other and much more. Welcome to Genoa!
With very warm regards,

Edita Noruisiene                     
EDTNA/ERCA President
Did you know…

that Christopher Columbus, if indeed he was born in Genoa, would have been called at birth "Cristoforo Colombo". His birth is postulated at between August and October of 1451.

Today Genoa is part of Italy, but in 1451 it was an independent city-state, and the richest city in the western Mediterranean. The native language of Genoa at that time was Ligurian. 

Columbus spoke several languages by the time he was an adult, including Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, and perhaps Catalan. So it is difficult to tie down his nationality from the languages he spoke in later life.