Welcome Message 2018

Dear colleagues

It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to Tehran city, Iran on 22-23 November 2018 to take part in The Fourth International Congress of Nephrology and Urology. In this scientific meeting, we have planned to discuss recent developments in the fields of nephrology and urology with a focus on kidney transplantation and dialysis.

In this Congress, we aim to improve our knowledge about the kidney and urinary system diseases, by internationally distinguished professors of nephrology. We focus on ways to eradicate Hepatitis C in patients undergoing dialysis and kidney transplant recipients. Considering the importance of topics related to kidney transplantation, we are also inclined to discuss these topics in detail. As a result, we have decided to plan an advanced kidney transplantation training course for a number of young nephrologists from attending countries.

As you might know, a large number of kidney transplantation surgeries are performed in Iran, approximately 2500 cases every year. Thus, we have decided to plan a special “Advance Kidney Transplantation Training Course” along with the regular congress program. In this course,  novel and practical topics regarding kidney transplantation are presented by well known Iranian and international professionals. You can find out more about the topics here and a list of speakers here.

You are invited to prepare your abstracts for submission through the congress website at ICNU.ir. Your abstract will be peer-reviewed by our scientific committee and accepted either for oral presentation or as a representative poster according to their decision.

Full paper of accepted abstracts may consider publishing in well-known scientific journals, with the specific conditions such as free publication, fast peer-review process etc.

We all hope you to find the city welcoming, the program exciting and the experience enriching. We look forward to meeting you in  November 2018 for the ICNU.

Behzad Einollahi,
President of ICNU

Time Table

­­November 21, 2018 Wednesday

8:00-8:10 Welcome and Opening Speech
8:10-10:00 Chairman: Einollahi, Argani, Ghatmiri
Virtual Crossmatch in Kidney Transplantation, is it better? Samavat (Iran), 20 min

Non-HLA Targets of Alloantibodies in Kidney Transplantation: Argani (Iran), 20 min

Induction in Renal Transplantation: Ahmadpoor (France), 20 min

Kidney Transplantation in Highly Sensitized Patients: Prof. Glotz (France), 20 min

Desensitization Using Specific Anti-HLA antibody Removal: The Novel Methods, Shakiba (Iran), 20 min

Question: 10 min
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11 Plenary Chairman: Dalili, Bastani, Ghanji
Endothelial Cell Immunoregulation is Impaired by Inflammation and by Donor Specific Antibodies: Prof. Mooney (France)

11:00-12:30 Chairman: Dalili, Bastani, Ghanji
Allograft Survival Risk Stratification: Ahmadpoor (France), 20 min

Anti-Complement Therapy in Kidney Transplantation: Prof. Glotz (France), 20 min

The Immunobiological Basis for Antibody Mediated Rejection: Prof. Mooney (France), 20 min

Treatments in Antibody Mediated Rejection: Prof. Glotz (France), 20 min

Question: 10 min
12:30-13:30 Prayer Time and Lunch
13:30-15:00 Chairman: Najafian, Shakiba, Ardalan
Living donation, new paradigms: Ahmadpoor (France), 30 min

Update in Banff Classification: Prof. Bastani (USA), 30 min

Highlights in Transplant Immunology: Ahmadpoor (France), 30 min

15:00-15:30​ Break
15:30-18:00 Nursing topics

­­November 22, 2018 Thursday

8:00-10:00 Chairman: Rahbar, Shahidi, Nobakht
The Use of Rituximab in Kidney Disease: What the Nephrologist Needs to Know
The Use of Rituximab in GN: Nazemian (Iran) , 20 min

The Use of Rituximab in Lupus Nephritis: Shahidi (Iran), 20 min

The Use of Rituximab in Pediatrics: Mohkam (Iran), 20 min

The Use of Rituximab in Kidney Transplantation: Nemati (Iran), 20 min

Complications of Rituximab Using: Rahbar (Iran), 30 min

Question: 10 min
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Plenary Chairman: Ghods, Abbasi, Nafar
An Update on Uric Acid: Prof. Bastani (USA) , 30 min

11:00-12:30 Chairman: Ghods, Abbasi, Nafar
Updates in Fabry Disease: Najafian (USA), 20 min
Contrast Induced Nephropathy; Through the Lens of Nephrology: Dalili (Iran), 20 min

Renal Recovery after AKI: Nasiri (Iran), 20 min

Structural Predictors of Progression in Diabetic Kidney Disease: Najafian (USA), 20 min
12:30-13:30 Prayer Time and Lunch
13:30-15:00 Chairman: Alavian, Rostami, Samavat
Epidemiology of HCV infection among hemodialysis patients in Iran and prevention strategies: Einollahi (Iran), 20 min

Management of HCV infection in CKD patients: Alavian (Iran), 20 min

Management of Hepatitis C infection in kidney transplant recipients: Rizzetto (Italy), 20 min

HCV infection and kidney disease: Abbasi 20 min
Question: 10 min
15:00-15:30​ Break
15:30-18:00 Nursing topics

­­November 23, 2018 Friday

9:00-12:00 Nephropathology: Case Discussions
Najafian (USA)
Sadeghipour (Iran)
Asgari (Iran)
and Sotoodeh (Iran)
8:00-18:00 Nursing Topics

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