22 - 25 June 2022, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Ljubljana, Slovenia


22 - 25 June 2022

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Invitation Letter

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is our great pleasure and privilege to invite you to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia in June 2022 for the 54th ESPN Annual meeting.

The scientific committee of the ESPN 2022 is proud to prepare a program of outstanding scientific quality in collaboration with several international societies to stimulate cross-talk between different specialties involved in the treatment of children with kidney and bladder disorders. Experts from our society as well as international speakers will join forces to deliver state-of-the-art lectures, generate debate and identify questions for future research. The program includes a full spectrum of presentations from master classes, basic research and tertiary care nephrology to nephrology issues in a more general pediatrics setting. IPNA-ESPN Master for JC program and teaching classes will also be held before the main congress. Our program is designed with young nephrology fellows in mind, the future of our society.

The meeting will be held in Ljubljana, in the Cankar Hall, the largest Slovenian convention, congress and culture center.

Ljubljana is Slovenia's capital and largest city in Slovenia. It's known for its university population and green spaces, including expansive Tivoli Park. It is one of Europe’s greenest and most livable capitals. The curving emerald-green Ljubljanica River, flows through the city’s heart, free for pedestrians and cyclists, and is lined with many outdoor cafes, which in summer set up a terrace seating along the river. It divides the city's old town from its commercial hub. Ljubljana has many museums, including the National Museum of Slovenia, displaying historic exhibitions, and the Museum of Modern Art, home to 20th-century Slovene paintings and sculptures.

The local organization team is fully motivated and actively at work to create a lively event that will offer an unforgettable experience for all participants.

Please do not miss the opportunity to be part of this exceptional event and join us in Ljubljana on June 22 - 25, 2022.

We look forward to welcoming you in Ljubljana.

Sincerely yours,

Tanja Kersnik Levart
Congress President

Marina Vivarelli
Chair Scientific Committee

Rezan Topaloğlu
ESPN President

invitation to congress

Marina Vivarelli

Chair Scientific Committee

Rezan Topaloğlu

ESPN President

Important Dates

Congress Date: June 22-25, 2022
Early Registration Deadline: April 30, 2022
Late Registration Deadline: June 12, 2022
Onsite Registration: June 13, 2022
Abstract Submission Date: November 1, 2021
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 7, 2022


Local Organizing Committee:

  • Tanja Kersnik Levart, President
  • Rajko Kenda
  • Gregor Novljan
  • Rina Rus
  • Nina Battelino
  • Anamarija Meglic
  • Matjaz Kopac
  • Anja Blejc Novak
  • Aleksandra Vujović

Local Scientific Committee:

  • Tanja Kersnik Levart
  • Rajko Kenda
  • Gregor Novljan
  • Rina Rus
  • Nina Battelino
  • Anamarija Meglic
  • Matjaz Kopac
  • Robert Kordič
  • Nika Kojc
  • Damjana Ključevšek

Ex-officio Members:

  • Silvio Maringhini, Chair CAKUT Working Group
  • Burkhard Toenshoff, Chair Transplantation Working Group
  • Johan Vande Walle, Chair Dialysis Working Group
  • Rukshana Shroff, Chair of CKD-MBD Working Group
  • Elena Levtchenko, Chair Inherited Renal Disorders Working Group
  • Antonia Bouts, Chair Glomerular Diseases Working Group

Scientific Committee:

  • Marina Vivarelli, Scientific Chair, Italy
  • Olivia Boyer (France)
  • Jerome Harambat (France)
  • Licia Peruzzi (Italy)
  • Enrico Vidal (Italy)
  • Martin Christian (UK)
  • Steve Marks (UK)
  • Antonia Bouts (Nederlands)
  • Michiel Schreuder (Nederlands)
  • Max Liebau (Germany)
  • Jun Oh (Germany)
  • Sevcan Bakkaloglu (Turkey)
  • Fatih Ozaltin (Turkey)
  • Tuula Hölttä (Finland)
  • Gema Ariceta (Spain)
  • Ana Teixeira (Portugal)
  • Augustina Jankauskiene (Lithuania)
  • Aleksandra Zurowska (Poland)
  • Christoph Licht (Canada)
  • Tomas Seeman (Czech Republic)

ESPN Council:

  • Rezan Topaloglu
  • Dieter Haffner
  • Jun Oh
  • Aysun Karabay Bayazıt
  • Dorota Drozdz
  • Evgenia Preka
  • Fabio Paglialonga
  • George Reusz
  • Jerome Harambat
  • Michiel Schreuder
  • Stella Stabouli


Meeting Speakers

Speaker 1

Dr. Alessandra Boletta

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Speaker 2

Prof. Burkhard Tönshoff

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Speaker 3

Dr. Cristina Martin Higueras

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Speaker 4

Dr. Francesca Diomedi Camassei

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Speaker 5

Prof. Martin Konrad

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Speaker 6

Dr. Martine Besouw

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