Convening kidney health in Copenhagen

ISN Nexus Symposium: The Bone and the Kidney, Oct. 12-15, 2006



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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 (Renι 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.

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For media-related enquiries please contact:

Amanda Wren, International Society of Nephrology, Tel: +32-2 743 1546,

+32-473 938672 (mobile), amanda.wren@isn-online.org

To find out more about ISN Nexus Symposia – Linking Research to Practice please visit: www.isn-online.org/nexus/bonekidney.

Editors' Notes

1) ISN's Nexus Symposia are designed to connect research to practice by opening the communication channels and promoting the free flow of knowledge between disciplines and specialties.

2) The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) is a not-for-profit society whose mission is the global advancement of nephrology. ISN promotes research and education to prevent and treat kidney disease throughout the world. Further information is available at www.isn-online.org or by calling +32-2-743 1546.


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