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The oustanding and comprehensive scientific program of renal science has been developed to update on all aspects of basic clinical and laboratory research and clinical care of renal patients.

The Opening Lecture - to be given by Richard P. Lifton, Yale University School of Medicine (USA) - will be followed by a series of keynote lectures to be given by a series of five outstanding scientists and clinicians that will cover several of the hottest topics in renal science and medicine:

Keynote 1- April 22, 2007, 11:00-12:30
Kevin Davies (USA), Editor-in-Chief, Bio-IT World and author of Cracking the Genome: Systems Biology and the Promise of Personalized Medicine.

Keynote 2 - April 22, 2007, 11:00-12:30
Luc Noel, WHO (Switzerland) and Francis L. Delmonico, Harvard Medical School (USA): Organ Donationa and Allocation: The Global Problem.

Keynotes 3 - April 24, 2007, 11:00-12:30

Giuseppe Remuzzi, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacologica Research(Italy): Preventing Disease Progression and Nephropathy of Diabetes - Feasible Strategies to Limit the Need for Dialysis.

Eberhard Ritz, Nierenzentrum (Germany): Kidney Dysfunction and Cardiological Risk.

Keynote 4 - April 25, 2007, 11:00-12:30
Gregg L. Semenza, the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine (USA): The Role of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1 in Erythropoietin Production, Ischemic Protection, and Clear Celll Renal Carcinoma.

The core scientific program for WCN 2007 incorporates 8 themes with over 70 individual symposia and some 300 invited speakers that will present on topics that will be of key interest to both clinicians and investigators.

In keeping with the ISN's global efforts aimed at early detection and prevention of CKD, other sessions will focus on the global kidney disease epidemic, kidney disease in minority groups and developing countries, infectious and environmental causes of renal disea
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Contact: Amanda Wren
amanda.wren@isn-online.org
32-274-31546
International Society of Nephrology
5-Mar-2007


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