Thank you for your interest in the 51st ERA-EDTA Congress in Amsterdam (31st May to 3rd June, 2014)


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 preliminary press-related information (which will be updated regularly). Should you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us:


Press Office ERA-EDTA

Dr. Bettina Albers

Jakobstrasse 38

99423 Weimar


Tel. +49 3643/ 7764-23

Fax +49 3643/ 7764-52



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 +49 3643/ 7764-52; ).
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 there on-site (with their press card and a letter of assignment from the media organisation being represented).

Press briefings

ERA-EDTA´s scientific committee has designed an innovative programme. Several media events do reflect on it. You are cordially invited to attend this Congress – so we would ask you to note the following dates in your diary:



Late Breaking Clinical Trials Press Briefing on Sunday, June 1, 10:00 – 11.00

Sunday, June 1, 10:00 – 11:00; Room D403 – Elicium, 4th floor

The “Late Breaking Clinical Trials” (LBCT) will be presented in this press briefing. Journalists will be informed about latest research findings and will have the opportunity to speak to the principal investigators of the LBCT one day ahead of the official presentation (embargo has to be respected!)


Press Pack
Late Breaking Clinical Trials 1

- LBCT 1
- Haller
- Gill
- Warnock
- Roussel
- Strippoli


Press Pack
Late Breaking Clinical Trials 2

- LBCT 2
- Cannata
- Meyer
- Keyzer
- Block
- Schanstra 

Congress Press Conference on Monday, June 2, 12:00-13:00

Monday, June 2, 12:00 – 13:00; Room D403 – Elicium, 4th floor

Welcome & Chair: Prof. Raymond Vanholder, President of the ERA-EDTA, Ghent, Belgium


1) Diabesity: Fat & sick ? The new Epidemic of the Western civilization
    Dr. Esteban Porrini, Diabesity Working Group of the ERA-EDTA, Tenerife, Spain

2) The NIGRAM Consortium: Investigating Cardiovascular Complications in CKD Patients

    Prof. Pieter ter Wee, Congress President, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3) Registry´s Anniversary: Trends in RRT and Europe and especially in the Netherlands

    Dr. Vianda Stel, ERA-EDTA Registry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4) ERBP: New NTX Guidelines

    Prof. Daniel Abramovic, European Renal Best Practice, Brussels, Belgium

5) Kidney donation: A donor´s perspective

    Petra Lasur, Dutch Actress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Press Pack
Press Conference

- Agenda
- Porrini
- ter Wee
- Stel
- Abramowicz
- Laseur
- photos and CVs


Press Get-together

Sunday, June 1, 19:00; location to be announced

We would like to invite all who join the press conferences to an informal Press Get-together – please sign up in the press lounge until Sunday afternoon, if you wish to attend.


Press Lounge

ERA-EDTA will be providing a fully-equipped press lounge (computers with internet access/

printer) in Room D404 – Elicium, 4th floor. Press folders and other materials as well as refreshments will be available.


Embargo Policy

All LBCT are confidential until officially released by ERA-EDTA in the LBCT sessions of the scientific programme. Unless otherwise noted, all abstracts presented at the ERA-EDTA are embargoed until the date and time of their presentation.