May 19, 2016

> Have your kidney function checked before starting a protein shake diet!

> Nephrology in Austria is a model to be emulated Europe-wide


Thank you for your interest in the 53rd ERA-EDTA Congress in Vienna.

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 (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

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

ERA-EDTA press events

“Pre-Congress” Press Event/Opening Press Conference
Thursday, May 19, 11.30 am
Presseclub Concordia, Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna
This opening press conference, held in German (and mainly aimed at Austrian media), will highlight the importance of prevention and early detection of chronic kidney disease.
Scientific Press Conference

Sunday, May 22, 9.00-10.00 am
Room 051 (level 0)
A selection of the “Late Breaking Clinical Trials” (LBCT) and of papers published in top medical journals at the time of the congress will be presented by their authors and will be discussed.
Please note that the embargo of the LBCT is lifted when presentation of the paper commences in the LBCT session of the main program – but not at the press conference itself

Other press events

Press Conference “Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease Among Older People Across Europe (SCOPE)”
Sunday, May 22, 10.30-11.30 am
Room 051 (level 0)
Early identification and management of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is of paramount importance for slowing progression of the disease.
The SCOPE project will evaluate the impact of current screening strategies for CKD in the older population, in terms of efficacy, cost-efficiency and quality of life, but will also investigate the impact of an innovative comprehensive screening methodology specifically targeting CKD among older people across Europe.

Press Room
ERA-EDTA will be providing a fully-equipped press room (WiFi/printer) in room 0.42. Press folders and other materials will be available.

Opening hours:
Saturday, May 21 - 08:30-18:00
Sunday, May 22 - 7:30-18:00
Monday, May 23 - 7:30-18:00
Sunday, May 31 - 7:30-15:00

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 +49-174-2165629).
The press office might also be of help to contact the speakers from scientific presentations.

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 association

Official hashtag
The official hashtag of the 53rd ERA-EDTA Congress is #eraedta16.