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The World Congress of Nephrology 2020 (WCN 2020) is an International Society of Nephrology (ISN) event hosted by the Emirates Medical Association of Nephrology Society (EMAN).


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International Society of Nephrology (ISN)

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) is a philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing worldwide kidney health. We bridge the gaps of available care through advocacy and collaborations with our global partners. We build capacity with healthcare professionals via granting programs, education and research. By connecting communities, we develop a stronger understanding of how to manage kidney diseases and engage in a collaborative effort to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

With over 10,000 professional members from over 150 countries, the ISN represents a wide international network and an efficient platform for timely scientific exchange, debate and communication between healthcare professionals involved in preventing and treating kidney disease. By collaborating with more than 100 national and regional societies, we reach out to an additional 30,000 health professionals globally.

Our overarching purpose is to tackle the global burden of acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), improving patient care through an interconnected advocacy, education and research strategy.


EMANEmirates Medical Association of Nephrology Society (EMAN)

The Emirates Nephrology Society was founded in 1996, under the umbrella of the Emirates Medical Association. Since its establishment, the society has been active in providing education to its membership and the greater region. It has developed close working relationships with a number of international and regional associations. It started as 15 members and now its membership exceeds the 120.
The Emirates Medical Association Nephrology Society (EMAN) have an excellent track record of hosting successful events, working closely with
International and regional associations on these projects. (The president of the society was a council member in ISN from 2011-2017 and an executive council 2015-2017)
In particular, the ISN-EMAN Update Course in Nephrology takes place every three years and has growing steadily since the first edition in 1998. In 2014, this was joined with the 12th Congress of the Arab Society of Nephrology, and resulted in an event with over 600 delegates from 28 countries.
They were also the host of the third conference of the Pan-Arab Hypertension Society which attracted over 1,600 delegates. A pre-symposium day was held in conjunction with the 2014 course, dedicated to Peritoneal Dialysis, and co-sponsored by ISPD during which ISPD Middle East Chapter was officially inaugurated.
The 13th MESOT Meeting in 2012 welcomed over 1,000 delegates to Abu Dhabi, a record attendance for the event.