Home Conference The World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) 2022

Overview

FEB 24-27, 2022 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) is the annual scientific, educational, and networking meeting of the International Society of Nephrology. The WCN features regionally-relevant symposia, presentations, training programs, and courses, offering the latest science and state-of-the-art education in nephrology.  

WCN is the perfect opportunity to meet experts and peers from around the world to share ideas and best practices. 

WCN’22 is organized by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and hosted by the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology and Malaysian Society of Nephrology.

The ISN is proud to bring the congress to South East Asia, ensuring that kidney disease understanding, and awareness will continue to progress in the region.

The World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) highlights three scientific themes within its program: kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, and acute kidney injury.

Promoting inclusivity and equitable access, WCN’22 will host thousands of participants, including the world’s leading experts in kidney health care, to exchange the latest science and clinical applications to improve kidney health and prevent kidney disease worldwide.

WCN’22 and COVID-19

The safety and well-being of our members, their patients, and the public remain our primary concern. Therefore, in response to the continuing pandemic, and in full collaboration with the hosts and the Local Organizing and Scientific Program Working Groups, WCN’22 will take place in the safest possible environment. At this time, the congress activities are scheduled in a virtual format to reach all.  A recovery plan is being implemented by the Malaysian government that will see the society and economy opening towards the end of 2021. In-person activities to WCN’22 may be added to the virtual format and will be announced if considered safe and feasible by all. 

Call for Abstracts

Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters at the congress. All accepted abstracts will be published in Kidney International Reports. Presenting authors must register for the congress by November 24, 2021 to have their abstract published as described in website and to have a poster presentation at the congress.

  • Abstract submission opens: April 15, 2021
  • Submission deadline: September 22, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: October 29, 2021
GRANT

The World Congress of Nephrology 2022 (WCN’22) organizers are pleased to offer a grant program to ISN members residing in low and lower-middle income countries (see the list here). These grants encourage equitable access to the congress, providing support to ISN members with limited funds to attend WCN’22.

  • Applicants must be ISN members (ISN Full Individual member, ISN Joint Group member, or ISN Trainee) residing in a low or lower-middle-income country as defined by the ISN Low and Lower-Middle Income list which is based on the World Bank list dated June 2020 (access the list here).
    Exceptions: Current ISN Fellows training in higher-income countries, ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program participants from supporting centers.
  • If you have received three previous grants to attend ISN events, you are no longer eligible to apply.
  • Priority is given to:
    • Members presenting an approved abstract at WCN’22
    • Members of 40 years and younger (born in 1981 and after)
    • Past and present ISN Fellows, SRC participants, those enrolled in the ISN Mentorship Program
  • Application deadline: October 27, 2021 (11:59 CET)
  • Grant result announcement: November 10, 2021

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