NephCure-Supported Conferences and Meetings The Podocyte Conference — http://www.confercare.manchester.ac.uk/events/podocyte2020/ This conference, held every two years, brings together researchers from a variety of scientific disciplines and from around the world to promote interactions and new collaborations and to investigate emerging directions in podocyte and glomerular biology research. The June 9 -13, 2020 meeting in Manchester, England was cancelled due to COVID-19 and rescheduled for 2021. NORD Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit — https://rarediseases.org/summit-overview/ The Breakthrough Summit is concentrated with innovative content and convenes the top leaders from the FDA, NIH, Industry, Patient Groups, Payers and Research Institutions to address the progress of rare disease diagnosis, genomics, drug development, patient engagement, product approvals, FDA oversight and market accessibility to orphan products. This year’s summit will take place October 18-19, 2021. American Society of Nephrology — www.asn-online.org ASN Kidney Week 2021 will be held in San Diego, California from November 2-7, 2021. NephCure uses this opportunity to promote NephCure-funded research projects and to meet with clinicians and scientists from around the world. Partnering For Cures — https://www.milkeninstitute.org/events/future-health-summit-2018/overview Partnering for Cures brings together leaders from across all sectors of the medical research enterprise for the express purpose of fostering the collaborations needed to speed and improve outcomes-driven R&D. The most recent conference was held from October 23-24, 2018. Asian Congress of Pediatric Nephrology — https://aspna-online.org/ The Asian Congress of Pediatric Nephrology provides a platform for interaction with physicians, researchers and other healthcare professionals involved in care of children with kidney diseases. The program enables an interchange of views and sharing of knowledge among healthcare professionals. ISN World Congress of Nephrology — https://www.theisn.org/events/isn-world-congress-of-nephrology The commitment of ISN to the global advancement of nephrology is recognized in the scientific program, which includes topics addressing practical, social and economic challenges across diverse nations. This year’s scientific themes include infectious and non-infectious risk factors, acute kidney injury (AKI), translational and clinical nephrology, CKD and its consequences, and dialysis and transplantation. The congress Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates scheduled for March 26-29, 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19. American Society of Pediatric Nephrology — www.aspneph.org NephCure provides support for the annual conference of the ASPN. ASPN officials conduct programs dealing specifically with NS and FSGS. The last conference was April 24 – May 1, 2019 in Baltimore, MD. International Pediatric Nephrology Association — www.ipna-online.org IPNA presents up-to-date reviews of advances in pediatric nephrology. IPNA hosts education sessions that bring researchers from around the world together to discuss the latest and most intriguing research and treatment for patients with Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS. The IPNA International Conference is held every two years. In 2011, along with IPNA leadership, NephCure organized a special session titled “FOCUS on FOCAL” with over two dozen participating nephrologists and researches. The 2019 meeting was held from October 17-21 in Venice, Italy. Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium — www.mwpnc.org NephCure provides support for the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium, whose mission is to advance the care of children with renal disease, including those on dialysis and kidney transplant recipients, through the promotion of collaboration of research and education by those in the field of pediatric nephrology throughout the Midwest. The 2019 meeting took place on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 in St. Louis, MO.