DEAR COLLEAGUES,

In collaboration with American Society of Nephrology (ASN) it gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the 2017 ASN Highlights and Second SEHA Nephrology in Primary Care Conference in the Middle East. The conference is being hosted by SEHA, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company Nephrology and Kidney Disease Council and is endorsed by Emirates Medical Association Nephrology Society (EMAN).

The conference is held from the 14th to the 15th of April, 2017 and presents key nephrology topics from the ASN Annual Meeting followed by more general topics on nephrology and chronic kidney disease.

Through a culmination of collective efforts, an outstanding two-day program is prepared by reputable keynote speakers from the American Society of Nephrology. The program includes an exclusive one-day comprehensive program on ASN Highlights covering all major updates from the ASN Kidney Week 2016, which will provide the opportunity for specialists to learn about the latest updates.

Furthermore, the scientific program has been enriched with a one-day program targeting nephrology healthcare professionals who want to enhance their knowledge in nephrology and nephroprevention.

We are confident that this SEHA Conference will become a recurring annual event which is the  fundamental way of advancing Nephrology education in the Middle East and beyond. We look forward to welcoming you to Abu Dhabi!

Sincerely ,

Ali Abdulkareem AlObaidli, MD, FACP
Conference Chair

Samra Abouchacra, MD, FASN
Co-Conference Chair

Mona Al-Rukhaimi, FRCP, FRCPE
President, Emirates Medical
Association Nephrology Society

MESSAGE FROM THE ASN

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and its nearly 16,000 members in more than 110 countries across the world, we would like to welcome you to the Abu Dhabi ASN Highlights & Second SEHA Nephrology in Primary Care Conference in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company Nephrology and Kidney Disease Council (SEHA) and the Emirates Medical Association for Nephrology (EMAN).

ASN Highlights is a clinically focused educational opportunity that translates the highlights of ASN’s Annual Meeting, which is better known as Kidney Week, into practical advice with clinical relevance. The day will consist of expert speakers from the ASN Highlights team reviewing new developments in the following major areas of nephrology: glomerular diseases, transplantation, acute kidney injury, end-stage renal disease, hypertension, and general nephrology/chronic kidney diseases. The format is designed to help you incorporate the best of ASN Kidney Week 2016 into patient care. On the second day the ASN Highlights team will present on various topics at the SEHA Nephrology in Primary Care Conference.

We welcome you to these exciting educational programs.

Sincerely ,

Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN
ASN Councilor and Chair of the Education
Committee

Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN
ASN President