Life/news reveals the keynote experts at Life/2021 nephrology congress, learn from their experience

Created on 17/08/2021 10:20

Learn from renowned experts in special keynote sessions

The Life/2021 nephrology congress in September is rapidly approaching and we are thrilled to share the latest news with you.



L02: Global burden of chronic kidney disease and the need for personalized renal care
Prof. Dr.
Adeera Levin
University of British Columbia, Canada
Prof. Dr.
Dick de Zeeuw
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Do we need public strategies to promote kidney health and enable access to care around the world? How can we ensure that treatment is offered to the right patient at the best time? In the introductory session to the Life/2021 congress two distinguished speakers: Prof. Adeera Levin, former ISN president, and Prof. Dick de Zeeuw, renowned principal investigator of many global kidney disease clinical studies, will discuss recent findings and bring them into perspective
L04: Chronic kidney disease - a clinical model of premature aging
Prof. Dr.
Peter Stenvinkel
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Aging is not only associated with increased wisdom and experience, but also with a decline in physical functions including vascular calcification, heart failure, osteoporosis, muscle loss, frailty, depression and cognitive disorders. CKD with accumulation of uremic toxins and increased modification of proteins leads to premature occurence of aging. Prof. Stenvinkel, chairman of the Life/2021 conference has dedicated his work to understand the molecular and physiological mechanisms behind this phenomenon and thereby create a foundation for treatments and diagnostics.
L09: Convection with conviction to CONVINCE
Prof. Dr.
Peter Blankestijn
University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
Presently available information suggests that Online hemodiafiltration (HDF) is associated with an improved clinical outcome when compared to standard hemodialysis. However, definite proof is lacking and information on the effects on patient reported outcome measures is very limited. Prof. Blankestijn, principal investigator of CONVINCE will share insights and current status of this global clinical trial, which is supported by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission. 
L18: Response prediction in nephrology
Prof. Dr.
Hiddo Lambers-Heerspink
University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
"It's time to move from one-size-fits-all to one-fit-for-everybody"
Despite the tremendous efficacy of several new drug classes such as SGLT2-inhibitors, endothelin receptor antagonists, and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists on a population level, not every patient benefits to the same extent. Understanding the underlying mechanisms for the variation in drug response will pave the way for personalized therapy approaches. Prof. Lambers-Heerspink is maintainer of personalized medicine by optimizing and finding new therapeutic approaches to halt the progression of renal and cardiovascular diseases in patients with diabetes.

Life/2021 nephrology congress
September 15 - 18, 2021
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The Life/2021 congress 15/09/2021-18/09/2021 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). 
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. 
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