Welcome to EDTNA/ERCA
For us, within our Association, it is about ‘Achieving the best standard of education, standards and research for all renal care professionals caring and supporting their patients and families around the world. To be able to live by this Mission and the Purpose and Reason for being a true renal professional, we are many people involved. Many tasks to split and share among us, to become stronger and achieve our goals. 

We always strive for Excellence in everything we do. Our Knowledge and Experience ensure that the outcome of our Educational Programs and Projects in Collaboration with our Partners shows the evidence of this. Our Commitment towards each other encourage us to do even more. Through the globalization and our Global presence we have an Opportunity to share knowledge and experience not only at Conferences and Seminars but also through our Publications and  Digitalization Programme. All this creates fantastic opportunities for everyone involved. Our strength is to focus on the unique competencies and experience of each and every individual to create a Caring Culture that brings out the best in us all.
News
2017 / 07 / 18

24th Budapest Nephrology School

The 24th Budapest Nephrology School will be held this year from the 26th to the 31st of August. It is one of the most well-known refresher courses in the field of nephrology in Europe. Read more here.
2017 / 07 / 13

News - The June issue (3.2017) is now available.
2017 / 06 / 30

The Preliminary Scientific Programme for the 46th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in Krakow, Poland is now available here.
2017 / 06 / 30

The 3rd Announcement for the 46th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in Krakow, Poland is now available here.
2017 / 06 / 01

The 2017 European Kidney Forum took place on the 11th of April in Brussels, hosted by the MEP Group for Kidney Health. This year’s edition focused on the second cluster of EKHA recommendations on sustainable kidney care: Patient Choice of Treatment. Read the event outcome report here.
2017 / 05 / 22

Get inspired by Aase Riemann, our Consultant & Brand Ambassador for the Netherlands – Take the opportunity to read about Aase’s story here.
2017 / 05 / 17

European researchers tackle the global challenge of chronic kidney disease

Researchers from 22 European countries have set up PARENCHIMA, a network that will boost the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) biomarkers in efficiently managing chronic kidney disease. Read more here.
2017 / 05 / 12

Today we celebrate International Nurses Day to mark the contributions that our incredible caring professionals make to society.

Nurses are compassionate, kind, caring and hardworking.

Happy International Nurses Day!
2017 / 05 / 09

Get inspired by Ana Raquel Ribeiro, our Executive Committee Member – Become a Volunteer today! Read the article here.
2017 / 05 / 03

Get inspired by Ilaria de Barbieri, our Executive Committee Member - Become a Volunteer today! Read the article here.
2017 / 04 / 30

News - The April issue (2.2017) is now available
2017 / 04 / 27

European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Exchange of views with the Commission on Human organs intended for transplantation. Read more here.
2017 / 04 / 26

Get inspired by Tai Mooi Ho, our Project Coordinator – Become a Volunteer today! Read the article here.
2017 / 04 / 19

Get inspired by Jania Golland, our Executive Committee Member – Become a Volunteer today! Read the article here.
2017 / 04 / 12

Get inspired by Nicola Thomas, Nurse and Professor of Kidney Care – Become a Volunteer today! Read the article here.
2017 / 04 / 05

Get inspired by Mike Kelly, our Psychotherapist – Become a Volunteer today! Read the article here.
2017 / 03 / 31

The registration for the 46th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in Krakow is now open.
2017 / 03 / 27

Read about the Guidelines for Authors and Poster Scholarship.
2017 / 03 / 15

Have you booked your exhibit space in Krakow yet? All information needed is available now.
2017 / 03 / 13

Latest news from EKHA - 6 major food companies... Read more here
2017 / 03 / 13

World Kidney Day 2017 - Read the EKHA statement in honour of World Kidney Day 2017 here
2017 / 03 / 13

Have you read the updated version of the Diaverum Travel Guide for the Renal Patient? – Available for download in English & Spanish here
2017 / 03 / 08

World Kidney Day – 9 March 2017

Preventing obesity to lower rise of Kidney Disease:
Obesity increases the risk for a variety of chronic diseases and conditions but the important role it plays in the development and progression of kidney disease is rarely acknowledged. By adopting a healthy diet, increasing physical activity, ensuring healthy fluid intake and getting adequate sleep, individuals can prevent obesity and many other possible risk factors of CKD.
2017 / 03 / 01

News - The February issue (1.2017) is now available
2017 / 02 / 27

World Kidney Day - Celebrated every year on the second Thursday of March, World Kidney Day (WKD) is the global awareness campaign that aims at increasing awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our health and reduce the impact of kidney disease and its associated problems worldwide. Read more here.
2017 / 02 / 01

Book your Hotel Accommodation for the 46th International Conference in Krakow. Read more here.
2017 / 01 / 18

EDTNA/ERCA and DOPPS Program have together created the monograph “Ten Years of Collaboration: DOPPS Research, The European Dialysis Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA), Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, and the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)” to celebrate 10 years of successful collaboration. Read more here. 

2017 / 01 / 10

2nd Announcement for the 46th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in Krakow, Poland is now available here

2016 / 12 / 22

News – The December issue (6.2016) is now available


2016 / 12 / 09

Do you want to continue to receive the Journal of Renal Care? Read more


2016 / 12 / 06

The AGM Minutes Valencia 2016 are now available


2016 / 11 / 10

The VND App is now available for download


2016 / 11 / 10

Diaverum presents the first Travel Guide for the Renal Patient – now available for download in English & Spanish


2016 / 11 / 08

News – The October issue (5.2016) is now available
 

2016 / 11 / 08

European Commission launches database for scientific experts in the field of health, consumer safety and the environment


2016 / 11 / 07

Masterclass in partnership with our National Association - APEDT, Portugal. November 19 - 20. Read more here.


2016 / 10 / 10

The photos from the 45th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in Valencia are now available here.

2016 / 09 / 17

UK Seminar, Sunday 30th and Monday 31st October
EDTNA/ERCA invites you to the 2016 UK Seminar - read more
2016 / 09 / 12
The WHO Europe has launched its new action plan for chronic diseases - Read more
2016 / 09 / 12
News – August issue now available – read more about our updates
2016 / 09 / 12
Diaverum presents the first Travel Guide for the Renal Patient – read more about it in the press release
2016 / 09 / 12
Brand Ambassadors Annual Report 2015 - now available