It is our pleasure to invite you to the 53rd annual meeting of the Swiss Society of Nephrology in Interlaken.
The corona virus pandemic is still a challenge for all of us. Last year's congress had to be cancelled due to COVID regulations. We hope that with ongoing vaccination we will be able to meet in person this year, but in case of new restrictions there will be a virtual alternative at the same dates.
The traditional CME course is not part of this year's annual meeting. It will be organized by the scientific committee and will be held in Aarau on 3rd and 4th of September 2021.
The satellite symposium for nurses will traditionally be held in parallel to the main program on Thursday 9th December 2021.
For the main program two speakers that were planned for last year's meeting are scheduled to address relevant clinical issues: Prof. Fadi Fakhouri (Lausanne) on the role of complement in glomerular diseases and Prof. Wim van Biesen (Gent) on transition to peritoneal dialysis. Prof. Thomas Fehr (Chur) will talk on SGLT2-inhibitors and their important role in non-diabetic kidney diseases. Dr. Christoph Stein (Heidelberg) will lecture on the microbiome, a field that is gaining more and more importance. The key lecture by Dr. Aitana Lebrand (Genf) will address the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in different fields in medicine. Finally, Dr. Urs Stoffel (FMH Olten) will discuss future cost models.
We are very happy to welcome the Young Nephrologists, our next generation of nephrologists and a key to the future of nephrology. This new group will present themselves on Thursday evening.
Come and join us for interesting discussions and networking!
Looking forward to seeing you in Interlaken,
Ann-Kathrin Schwarzkopf and Stephan Segerer
Co-congress presidents SGN-SSN 2021
SGN-SSN: 16 credits
SGAIM-SSMIG: 10 credits
REVIEW OF SUBMISSIONS ON PROGRESS. NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE SENT IN WEEK 40.