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National Conferences


The AKI & CRRT Conference provides a comprehensive coverage of the rapidly developing field of Critical Care Nephrology, AKI and CRRT. It highlights the recent advances in our understanding of pathophysiology of critical illness, acute kidney injury, emerging strategies in the management of sepsis, multiorgan failure, development and use of biomarkers, technical advances in CRRT and the appropriate utilization of these techniques. A multidisciplinary international faculty cover the topics through a mix of invited lectures, pro-con debates, interactive workshops, tutorials, poster sessions and panel discussion.

Essentials and Advances in Apheresis Therapies

Sponsored by the UC San Diego Division of Nephrology Apheresis team, this yearly conference is led by Drs David Ward and Amber Sanchez. Stay tuned for 2021 conference information.

Nephrology for the Consultant

"Nephrology for the Consultant" is an annual conference established in 1981 that is designed for the practicing nephrologist.  Content experts are invited from throughout the country to speak on topics commonly encountered in and relevant to clinical nephrology.  Such topics include acute kidney injury, end stage kidney disease, glomerular disease, electrolyte disorders, and transplantation.  Accompanying this conference is the Young Investigators Forum, which serves as an opportunity for nephrology fellows to share their exciting research. Registration for the 2021 conference now open!  Register on or before November 20, 2020 for a discounted rate.

This annual workshop is held on the UCSD campus. Led by Dr. Volker Vallon, faculty from UCSD and UAB organize an annual workshop designed to practice animal handling and phenotyping techniques for commonly used methods to study kidney function in the rat and mouse. The format includes lectures (about 2 hours a day), demonstrations and hand-on practical training (about 6 hours a day). Please contact Dr. Vallon ( for further information.

Held once a year in Dallas, the Nephrology Business Leadership University is open to practicing nephrologists, including fellows. The leadership and business aspects of a renal medical practice are thoroughly discussed through interactive workshops. 

Applications now open for the August of 2021 NBLU program!! Apply ASAP!