It's a pleasure to invite you to the 49th annual meeting of the Swiss Society of Nephrology in Fribourg. This is the first time that we have the meeting at Fribourg and we hope that its central location will facilitate your participation.
The 2017 meeting is a continuum of the evolution of the precedent meetings. We are introducing this year the sponsored lectures which is another way to collaborate with our partners from the industry. We will have 4 sponsored lectures in addition to 5 satellite symposia which will cover different fields of interest in Nephrology.
The CME will be focused on peritoneal dialysis with some theoritical lectures but also some case reports to illustrate specific clinical situations.
The first state of the art lecture will be on thirst and will be given by Daniel Bichet from Montreal.
The second state of the art lecture on Home dialysis will be given by Eric Goffin, from Bruxelles.
As usual, we will have nephropathology and genetic inherited kidney diseases sessions and a session dedicated to NCCR, a consortium which is very active and a leader in renal physiology and pathophysiology.
Finally, we encourage you to attend to oral presentations and to poster sessions which are selected amongst the abstracts presented by our members. The scientific activity of the swiss nephrology community is outstanding and these sessions are organized to present this activity to SSN members. A poster walk is organised Thursday evening.
Friday, we will have nurses-oriented sessions. We have selected themes which concern both nephrology nurses and nephrologists.
I am eager to see you at Fribourg and to share with you the progresses that are done in our specialty.
SGN-SSN Pierre-Yves Martin