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AJKD ANNOUNCEMENTS 11th International Congress on Nutrition and Metabolism in Renal Disease The 11th International Congress on Nutrition and Metabolism in Renal Disease will be held March 29-31, 2002, in Nagoya, Japan, under the auspices of the Interna- tional Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism. The scientific program will include symposia, free communi- cations, and poster discussions as well as a special program for renal dietitians. Symposium topics are: Progression of Renal Failure; Inflammation and Nutrition; Uremic Cardio- vascular Complications; Ca and P Metabolism; AGE— Nutrition and Metabolism; and Nutrition and Dialysis. For further information, contact: Toshimitsu Niwa, MD, Nagoya University Hospital, Fax: 81-52-744-1954; E-mail: [email protected]; Internet: http://www.med. nagoya-u.ac.jp/yoboiryo/icnmrd/ New Kidney Diseases Grant Program Launched Round 1 applications are due by April 12, 2002, for a new extramural grant program designed to promote scien- tific advancement in the field of kidney disease. Spon- sored by Baxter Healthcare Corp. in collaboration with the International Society of Nephrology, Renal Discover- ies offers grant levels of $50,000 per year for 3 years of basic clinical research and $75,000 per year for 3 years of applied clinical research. Those granted an applied clini- cal research award are eligible to apply for increased funding up to $300,000 in years 2 and 3. More informa- tion on Renal Discoveries and instructions for grant applications can be found at www.baxter.com/egp and www.isn-online.org. XII Latin American Congress of Nephrology and Hypertension, IV Ibero-American Congress of Nephrology, and VIII Central American and Carribean Congress of Nephrology These meetings will be held at the Hotel Herradura Convention Center, San Jose ´, Costa Rica, on April 14–17, 2002. Major topics to be addressed include: acute renal failure; chronic renal failure; dialysis renal transplantation; fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disor- ders; glomerulopathies; and hypertension. For more information, contact Congress Secretariat, CCM Con- gresos y Convenciones, PO Box 884-2150, Moravia, Cost Rica; phone: 506-283-9712 or 506-234-9848; fax: 506-225-5346; e-mail: [email protected]; web site: www.ccmcr.com/congresos/nefrologia 5th European Peritoneal Dialysis Meeting The 5th European Peritoneal Dialysis Meeting (EuRoPD5) will be held May 4-7, 2002, in Brussels, Belgium. This meeting will bring together clinicians and scientists interested in sharing new information on peritoneal dialysis. The program will include lectures, free communications, poster presentations and dis- cussion, and clinical practice sessions. In addition, an animal models meeting and a pediatric nephrology course will take place on May 3-4. For reservations or more information, contact EuRoPD5 Secretariat, The Conference Company, rue Mercelis 44, 1050 Brussels, Belgium; phone: 32-2-534-82-18; fax: 32-2- 534-82-75; e-mail: [email protected]; Internet: www.europd.com XIX International Congress of the Transplantation Society This congress will be held August 18-23, 2002, at the Buenos Aires Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The scientific program will include plenary sessions, state-of-the-art symposia, oral abstract presentations, and poster sessions. An exhibit will be organized at the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center in conjunction with the congress. Pharmaceutical and scientific products, technical equipment, scientific books, and journals related to transplantation will be displayed. The standard registration deadline is May 15, 2002. To receive the main announcement, please e-mail or fax the Congress Secretariat: Ana Juan Congresos, Sarmiento 1562 4° “F,” (C1042ABD) Buenos Aires, Argentina; phone: 54-11-4381-1777 or 54-11-4382- 1874; fax: 54-11-4382-6703; e-mail: info@transplantation 2002.com; internet: www.transplantation2002.com. 21st Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Dialysis and Transportation The 21st Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Dialysis and Transplantation will be held July 14-18, 2002, at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii. This is a specialty conference with a program featuring a nationally and internationally known faculty presenting current issues in nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation. For futher information regarding registration, hotel reserva- tions, and abstract submission, contact Laura Brazil at [email protected] or visit our website at www.nasdat.org. Bernd Tersteegen Award 2002 The Deutsche Dialysegesellschaft niedergelassener A ¨ r- zte e. V. (DDnA ¨ ), the German Society of Nephrologists in Private Practices, wishes to announce the Bernd Ter- steegen Award 2002. Sponsored by Hoffman LaRoche AG (Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany), the annual award is 15,000 DM for the evaluated entry. Should the case arise, the award may be shared, but the focus should be on one successful applicant. Applicants should be involved in kidney failure and kidney therapy in the clinic, in sur- (continued) American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Vol 39, No 3 (March), 2002: pp xxxix-xl xxxix

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AJKD ANNOUNCEMENTS

11th International Congress on Nutrition andMetabolism in Renal Disease

The 11th International Congress on Nutrition andMetabolism in Renal Disease will be held March 29-31,2002, in Nagoya, Japan, under the auspices of the Interna-tional Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism. Thescientific program will include symposia, free communi-cations, and poster discussions as well as a special programfor renal dietitians. Symposium topics are: Progression ofRenal Failure; Inflammation and Nutrition; Uremic Cardio-vascular Complications; Ca and P Metabolism; AGE—Nutrition and Metabolism; and Nutrition and Dialysis. Forfurther information, contact: Toshimitsu Niwa, MD, NagoyaUniversity Hospital, Fax: 81-52-744-1954; E-mail:[email protected]; Internet: http://www.med.nagoya-u.ac.jp/yoboiryo/icnmrd/

New Kidney Diseases Grant Program Launched

Round 1 applications are due by April 12, 2002, for anew extramural grant program designed to promote scien-tific advancement in the field of kidney disease. Spon-sored by Baxter Healthcare Corp. in collaboration withthe International Society of Nephrology,Renal Discover-iesoffers grant levels of $50,000 per year for 3 years ofbasic clinical research and $75,000 per year for 3 years ofapplied clinical research. Those granted an applied clini-cal research award are eligible to apply for increasedfunding up to $300,000 in years 2 and 3. More informa-tion on Renal Discoveriesand instructions for grantapplications can be found at www.baxter.com/egp andwww.isn-online.org.

XII Latin American Congress of Nephrology andHypertension, IV Ibero-American Congress ofNephrology, and VIII Central American and

Carribean Congress of Nephrology

These meetings will be held at the Hotel HerraduraConvention Center, San Jose, Costa Rica, on April14–17, 2002. Major topics to be addressed include:acute renal failure; chronic renal failure; dialysis renaltransplantation; fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disor-ders; glomerulopathies; and hypertension. For moreinformation, contact Congress Secretariat, CCM Con-gresos y Convenciones, PO Box 884-2150, Moravia,Cost Rica; phone: 506-283-9712 or 506-234-9848;fax: 506-225-5346; e-mail: [email protected]; website: www.ccmcr.com/congresos/nefrologia

5th European Peritoneal Dialysis Meeting

The 5th European Peritoneal Dialysis Meeting(EuRoPD5) will be held May 4-7, 2002, in Brussels,Belgium. This meeting will bring together clinicians

and scientists interested in sharing new information onperitoneal dialysis. The program will include lectures,free communications, poster presentations and dis-cussion, and clinical practice sessions. In addition,an animal models meeting and a pediatric nephrologycourse will take place on May 3-4. For reservationsor more information, contact EuRoPD5 Secretariat,The Conference Company, rue Mercelis 44, 1050Brussels, Belgium; phone: 32-2-534-82-18;fax: 32-2-534-82-75; e-mail: [email protected];Internet:www.europd.com

XIX International Congress of theTransplantation Society

This congress will be held August 18-23, 2002, at theBuenos Aires Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center inBuenos Aires, Argentina. The scientific program willinclude plenary sessions, state-of-the-art symposia, oralabstract presentations, and poster sessions. An exhibitwill be organized at the Sheraton Hotel and ConventionCenter in conjunction with the congress. Pharmaceuticaland scientific products, technical equipment, scientificbooks, and journals related to transplantation will bedisplayed. The standard registration deadline is May 15,2002. To receive the main announcement, please e-mailor fax the Congress Secretariat: Ana Juan Congresos,Sarmiento 1562 4° “F,” (C1042ABD) Buenos Aires,Argentina; phone: 54-11-4381-1777 or 54-11-4382-1874; fax: 54-11-4382-6703; e-mail: [email protected]; internet: www.transplantation2002.com.

21st Annual Meeting of the North American Societyfor Dialysis and Transportation

The 21st Annual Meeting of the North American Societyfor Dialysis and Transplantation will be held July 14-18,2002, at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii.This is a specialty conference with a program featuring anationally and internationally known faculty presentingcurrent issues in nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation.For futher information regarding registration, hotel reserva-tions, and abstract submission, contact Laura Brazil [email protected] or visit our website at www.nasdat.org.

Bernd Tersteegen Award 2002

The Deutsche Dialysegesellschaft niedergelassener A¨ r-zte e. V. (DDnA), the German Society of Nephrologistsin Private Practices, wishes to announce the Bernd Ter-steegen Award 2002. Sponsored by Hoffman LaRocheAG (Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany), the annual award is15,000 DM for the evaluated entry. Should the case arise,the award may be shared, but the focus should be on onesuccessful applicant. Applicants should be involved inkidney failure and kidney therapy in the clinic, in sur-

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gery, or in research. Only original scientific theses, eitherpublished between 2001 and 2002 or as yet unpublished,are acceptable and should be rendered in German orEnglish. Reviews, dissertations, university lecturing quali-fication papers, and works already entered in other com-petitions are unacceptable. In the event of multiple partici-pation, the group should be represented by one speaker.However, all pertinent participants should be listed. Acurriculum vitae in a shortened form should be submittedwith a list of publications to date. All written, five-foldworks should be supplied by July 15, 2002, to DeutscheDialysegesellschaft niedergelassener A¨ rzte e. V., Dr. med.Werner Kleophas, President, Postfach 132304, D42050Wuppertal, Germany. The award will be made during theDDnA Annual Meeting on November 9, 2002, in Mann-heim, Germany. The Bernd Tersteegen Award 2001 wasawarded to Dr Helga Stopper for the work, “Comet-Assay Analysis Shows Genomic Damage in Lympho-cytes of Patients With Renal Disease.”

Third International Federation of KidneysFoundation

The International Federation of Kidneys Foundationwill hold its Third International Meeting from July 18-

20, 2002, in Prague, Czech Republic. For further informa-tion, contact Professor Vladimir Tesar, MD, CharlesUniversity Prague, First Faculty of Medicine, Katerinska32, CZ-121 08 Prague 2, Czech Republic; phone: 4202-2496-2696/2664; e-mail: [email protected].

9th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology

The 9th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology(APCN) will be held on February 16-20, 2003, at thePattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH),Royal Cliff Beach Resort, Pattaya, Thailand. The mis-sion of this meeting is to promote proper understand-ing and practice in the areas of clinical nephrology,renal immunopathology, dialysis, transplantation, andtropical renal diseases. The organizers hope that themeeting can become a platform for regular academicexchange and cooperation in developing nephrology inAsia. Approximately 1,000 to 1,200 renowned neph-rologists and nurses from Asia and other parts of theworld are expected to attend. For more information,contact the Secretariat Office, Department of Medi-cine, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok10330, Thailand; telephone: 662-252-8087-8; fax: 662-252-8089; e-mail: [email protected]

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