History of ESPN
The European Society for Pediatric Nephrology (ESPN) was funded in 1967 and this represented a true milestone for Pediatric Nephrology in Europe. Presently about 2,000 doctors are estimated to be involved at different extent in the care of children with renal disease all over Europe, working in interactive communication through personal contacts and groups with peculiar activities. This process is highly facilitated by the annual ESPN Congress, which has more than 500 attendees and the ESPN network which has been recently greatly expanded. One third of the whole group of European Pediatric Nephrologists works in to 200 specialized centers in tertiary care hospitals, while about two thirds work in secondary pediatric care and have developed a particular interest and skill in the most frequent renal diseases. Pediatric Nephrology has experts in each European Country.
14-17 September 2011
President of Congress: Dr. Danica BATINIC (Croatia)
6-8 September 2012
President of Congress: Dr. Jacek A. PIETRZYK (Poland)
ESPN 2014 Porto , Portugal
18-20 September 2014
President of Congress: Dr. Alberto Afonso CALDAS (Portugal)
ESPN 2015 Brussels , Belgium
3-5 September 2015
President of Congress: Dr. Johan Vande Walle (Belgium)
ESPN 2017 Glasgow, Scotland
6-9 September 2017
President of Congress: Dr. Heather Maxwell (Scotland)
The aim of the Society is to promote research knowledge of paediatric nephrology through teaching, scientific meetings and other methods, for the benefit of children with renal disease.
World Kidney Day activities in ESPN Centres
ESPN Research Grant 2014 ; the call is closed & the results were announced at ESPN General Assembly Meeting in Porto.
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