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No 69, January 2016

Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease varies a lot across Europe!

It has been estimated that about 10% of the population in Europe is affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). “It was quite surprising for us to learn that CKD prevalence varies a lot across European countries”, explains Prof. Dr. Kitty Jager, epidemiologist and managing director of the ERA-EDTA Registry. The working group around Dr. Katharina Brück, from the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, performed an analysis of 19 general population studies from 13 different European countries. The results revealed a great heterogeneity across Europe: The prevalence of stage 1-5 CKD varied between 3.31% in Norway and 17.3% in northeast Germany. The difference still remained substantial, even when the more severe stages of CKD were taken into account (CKD 3-5): The prevalence of these later stages was only 1.0% in central Italy, but 5.9% in northeast Germany.

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ERA-EDTA Immunonephrology Working Group (IWG) invites you to the ISN-IWG Session at ISN NEXUS on April 14-17 2016, Berlin (Germany)!
Do not miss the “Translational Immunology in Kidney Disease” ISN-IWG joint session focusing on the clinical implications of the recent scientific achievements, at the next ISN NEXUS to be held on 14-17 April 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The ERA-EDTA members can register at the conference for the same reduced rate as ISN members.
To view the program and registration information click here

YNP board

Open call for two positions in the Young Nephrologists’ Platform (YNP) Board
Young Nephrologists’ Platform (YNP) aims at involving young nephrologists in all activities of the ERA-EDTA. It gives the opportunity to exchange experiences with young colleagues from other countries and to develop new ideas in the different fields of nephrology.  ERA-EDTA is pleased to announce that there is an open call for two positions within the board of the Young Nephrologists’ Platform (YNP).
If you are a full member of the ERA-EDTA, 37 years old or younger and not from Italy, Hungary, Portugal or Turkey – these countries are already represented in the board – you can apply until March 4th, 2016 at 17:00 CET.

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Upcoming events


Introductory Course on Epidemiology
February 18-19, 2016
Tartu, Estonia


11th Leipzig Renal Biopsy Course
March 4-5, 2016
Leipzig, Germany


'Omics' contributions to physiopathology in CKD and new actors
April 1, 2016
Hamburg, Germany


NDT course for reviewers-to-be
April 4-5, 2016
Leiden, The Netherlands

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