- Chronic Kidney Disease – a Challenge for European Healthcare Systems

- Survival Rate of Dialysis Patients Has Improved

- Press Pack (Pre-congress Press event with the Medical Journalists´Association)

- First Guideline on Management of Patients with Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

- Alarmingly High Incidence of Renal Replacement Therapy in Belgium, Greece and Portugal

- Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) in Dialysis Patients?


- Press Pack - Late Breaking Clinical Trials

Thank you for your interest in the 52nd ERA-EDTA Congress in London (28th – 31st May, 2015)

We would be happy to welcome you at the congress, where the latest scientific highlights in the field of nephrology will be presented. Below you find our press-related information. Should you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Press Office ERA-EDTA
Dr. Bettina Albers
Jakobstrasse 38
99423 Weimar


ERA-EDTA will grant press credentials to journalists employed by accredited media organisations for the purpose of editorial coverage. Official industry spokespersons, staff and communications agents are not eligible for press registration.

Journalists must submit press credentials (press card) and a letter from the editorial office of the magazine/newspaper verifying that the journalist is being sent to cover the ERA-EDTA congress. A copy of the press card and of the letter from the editorial office should be sent to the ERA-EDTA press office (Fax ; ).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All journalists attending the congress and/or the press events are obliged to hand in a copy of their article (about the congress, the press briefings or symposia of the congress) within 6 month after the congress. The copy can be send to the press office via mail ( ) or via post or fax (address and contact details see above). Journalists who do not submit an article will be charged the full congress fee after expiration of the deadline. With the delivery of the press pass, journalists have to sign this agreement.

Press Badges

Pre-registered journalists can pick up their press passes at the press lounge. Journalists can also register on-site (with their press card and a letter of assignment from the media organisation being represented).
Press Events

“Pre-Congress” Press Event

Medical Journalists´ Association (MJA) Meeting: Kidney Congress Insights

Tuesday, May 26, 7.00-9:30 pm

The Medical Society, 11 Chandos St., London, W1G 9EB

Kidney disease is quickly becoming a silent epidemic and on the eve of the 52nd ERA-EDTA Congress, which is being held in London, journalists have the opportunity to hear the latest insights and quiz the experts at the meeting at the Medical Society.


Scientific Press Conference

Friday, May 29, 9.30-10.30 am

London Suite 4, ExCeL London

A selection of the "Late Breaking Clinical Trials" (LBCT) and of papers of the special nephrology issue of “The Lancet” will be presented by their authors and will be discussed.

Please note that the embargo of the LBCT is lifted at the start of the paper´s presentation in the LBCT session of the main program – but not at the press conference (see embargo policy)!


Press Get-together

Friday, May 29, 8.00 pm

(location t.b.a.)

We would like to invite all who join the press conference to an informal Press Get-together (location to be announced) – please sign up in the press office on Friday if you wish to attend.

Press Lounge

ERA-EDTA will be providing a fully-equipped press lounge (computers with internet access/printer). Press folders and other materials as well as refreshments will be available.


Any media representative who would like to conduct an interview with the ERA-EDTA President, an ERA-EDTA Council Member, or one of the Congress Presidents, please contact Bettina Albers via email ( or ).

The press office might also be of help to contact the speakers from scientific presentations (email addresses of all speakers are available).

Embargo Policy

All abstracts presented at the ERA-EDTA are embargoed until the date and time of their presentation. The embargo is lifted at the beginning of a presentation, not of the beginning of a session!


  • We kindly ask industry representatives not to schedule press events that coincide with the official ERA-EDTA press events.
  • ERA-EDTA does NOT make its press database available to industry or other associations