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"50 Years of Commitment to Kidney Care" - EDTNA/ERCA kicks off its 50th year international conference

10-13 September 2022 was held in Rotterdam as the 50th EDTNA/ERCA conference, which our company GUARANT International had the opportunity to organize.

The European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA) is a multidisciplinary association bringing together nurses and other professionals working in the field of renal care. Its mission is to “achieve the best levels of education, standards and research for all kidney care professionals who care for and support their patients and families worldwide”.

The conference took place at the de Doelen congress center. The scientific program included 21 topics, which were presented in the form of expert lectures, panel discussions and four practical workshops, where participants could share experiences with their colleagues and establish new work and personal contacts. The conference also included an exhibition with eight exhibitors. The conference was supported by 6 partners.

On the first day of the conference, the presentation of the EDTNA/ERCA projects in cooperation with corporate partners took place, and the conference was officially opened in the evening by the opening ceremony. The second day was enriched by a social program – a birthday party for the 50th anniversary of the EDTNA/ERCA association, which included a cake. On the last day, the conference was solemnly closed by the re-elected president of the association, Ilaria de Barbieri, with her speech.

The four-day annual EDTNA/ERCA conference attracted 450 participants from 40 countries.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the preparation and realization of the conference. A big thank you goes to the president of the association, all participants, speakers, partners, exhibitors and volunteers who regularly help within the association. Many thanks also to the implementation team of GUARANT International under the leadership of the project manager of the conference Barbora Vinšová.