Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It’s our pleasure to welcome you to Guangzhou for the 20th Congress of the International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism (ICRNM) to be held on 16-18 June, 2022 as a HYBRID CONGRESS. It’s an exciting time for the Society’s Congress to embrace its 45th anniversary as we continue to grow and adapt, remaining always motivated, open-minded and engaging.
The Congress is dedicated to disseminating the latest scientific advances in renal nutrition and metabolism as they relate to patients with kidney diseases including chronic kidney disease (CKD), dialysis and acute kidney injury (AKI) and kidney transplant. In this Congress, we are partnering with several other international kidney organizations to advance kidney health and promote ‘Living well with Kidney Disease’, including International Society of Nephrology(ISN), International Federation of kidney Foundation-World Kidney Alliance (IFKF-WKA) and Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO). We also collaborate with the Global Renal Exercise Group (GREX) group for the first joint International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolicm (ISRNM)-GREX symposium in this Congress to promote physical activity in kidney disease management. There will also be guideline implementation session on Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative (KDOQI) Nutrition guidelines in CKD.
We’d like to give you an idea of what you can expect and what we hope to achieve during the Congress. As the oldest and foremost scientific organization, the Congress has assembled experts from a variety of branches, thus providing a platform for all participants to network and learn about the cutting-edge science and research in renal nutrition and metabolism. We aim at delivering the top-quality events for all participants, to make you feel at home while receiving valuable feeds.
For those who are going to join the live event in Guangzhou, we hope you will enjoy Guangzhou, a city with evergreen scenery and flowers blooming all year long. There are many famous attractions including Canton tower, Baiyun Mountain, Pearl River Night Cruise, Shameen, and lots of museums. I am sure that Guangzhou will be a friendly place to discuss science, to teach and learn and finally to meet old and new friends alike.
Before I close, I'd like to thank each of you for attending our 2022 Congress and bringing your expertise to our events. I hope all of you will stay engaged, enjoy this Congress and your stay in GuangZhou! For us, it is a great pleasure to have you joining us in the virtual format or live in Guangzhou for the 20th ICRNM Congress.
Yu Xue Qing
Professor of Nephrology
20th ICRNM, GuangZhou, China
Wang Angela Yee-Moon
of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism
Hong Kong SAR, China