Brussels, Belgium, October 11, 2006 Set to convene an eminent group of nephrologists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, and bone specialists, this auspicious meeting on the bone and the kidney represents a vital step in translating the critical cross-talk between two key regulators of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate metabolism: the bone and the kidney.
Opening with Keith A. Hruska's (USA) lecture on New challenges in calcium and phosphate metabolism, the three and half days of exciting scientific discourse and exchange will incorporate a series of stimulating and cross-disciplinary plenary lectures to be delivered by Nexus' international and highly distinguished panel of speakers (Ren Bindels - The Netherlands, Rajesh V. Thakker - UK, Steven C. Hebert - USA, Catherine M. Shanahan UK, Paolo Bianco Italy).
The Nexus symposium's unique blend of basic and clinical scientific sessions will promote dynamic debate by delivering cutting edge discoveries surrounding timely topics such as transporters, genetic diseases of bone and kidney, receptors and cellular mechanism of regulation, osteoporosis and renal osteodystrophy, and phosphatonins.
Specially crafted to close the bench-to-bedside loop, the four translational sessions are uniquely designed to attract both research scientists and physicians in order to signpost future directions and outline concrete solutions in research, patient treatment and care.
Contact: Amanda Wren
International Society of Nephrology