Running from April 15th through 19th, Virtual WCN’21 will deliver the high-quality educational experiences and opportunities for scientific discovery, networking, and professional development that you have come to expect, all at your fingertips and on-demand.

CSN Members are eligible for $100 off the non-member WCN '21 registration fee. Additionally, CSN Members who register for WCN '21 will be eligible to attend the upcoming CSN AGM for FREE.

Register today and get access to a rich week-long congress program with pre-congress courses and other activities, the Film Event, Global Kidney Policy Forum, 45+ congress sessions, industry sessions and showcase, and networking with participants around the world. View a summary of WCN '21 below or visit the WCN '21 Website for full event information.

Program at-a-Glance

Participating in Virtual WCN’21 opens access to a week-long livestream of scientific and educational courses and sessions, networking and a number of special events and features, all included in one registration fee, and available on-demand for weeks after the congress.

For detailed information on the congress schedule, sessions, speakers, and topics, please click here.

Respecting the original location of WCN’21 in Montreal, Canada, the livestream runs on Montreal time (EST).

Joint CANA/Can-SOLVE CKD/CSN Symposium

Transitions of care in CKD, Saturday, April 17 – 12:30-14:00

Transitions between different types of renal replacement therapies and the transition of care from pediatric to adult care teams are risky times in the life of patients with kidney disease. Managing these transitions during the pandemic has posed further challenges, but also provided teams with the opportunity to innovate in a virtual care setting.

Learning objectives:

To understand the main challenges in these transitional processes from the perspective of patients, their families, and care providers, to highlight stories of success, and areas where we can improve patient care.

ISN Community Film Event

Storytelling is a powerful way to inform, educate, and can be a force for change!

The ISN Community Film Event is a unique initiative to raise awareness and improve understanding of the reality of living with kidney disease.

This year’s edition received more than 30 films from 20 countries worldwide, proving, once again, the importance of this forum to share experiences and personal stories with a global audience.

Global Kidney Policy Forum

The Global Kidney Policy Forum: Focus on North America and The Caribbean will be the third in this ongoing series of ISN Policy Forums. The unique format will bring an international focus to the key kidney health challenges and opportunities affecting the North America and Caribbean region.

Given the health disparities identified during the global COVID-19 pandemic, this GKPF will highlight some of the challenges faced by specific populations in accessing kidney healthcare.

The Forum’s overarching objective is to enable policy makers, patients, clinicians and administrators/funders to better understand the opportunities to improve kidney health within their region(s), and propose concrete solutions that will help deliver such goals.

Maple Leaf Plaza

Besides the scientific program, posters, industry showcase and symposia, make sure to visit the Maple Leaf Plaza on the congress platform. With a nod to the original destination of WCN’21 in Montreal, Canada, here you will discover extra congress activities in which to take part, and a wealth of valuable information presented in different and interactive formats.

  • Collect your congress bag and be among the first to have access to valuable new publications
  • Watch the finalists of the 2021 ISN Community Film Event and vote for your favorite film
  • Visit our galleries; the outgoing leaders-, awards- and ISN @ Work galleries highlighting our people, achievements and special projects
  • Join our topical networking rooms and engage in the conversation during scheduled topical networking sessions, or simply mingle with other delegates
  • If you have missed it in your inbox, catch up on the latest congress news and more with the WCN Daily broadcast
  • Talk to our ISN membership team or find out more on ISN Journals
  • Explore our ISN member societies and organizations in the Global Nephrology Village
  • On the social media wall, see how all are enjoying the congress and posting on our social media channels
  • Take part in a WCN quiz that will  encourage you to explore and challenge your knowledge

Maple Leaf Plaza is supported by Otsuka



The cornerstone of Virtual WCN’21 remains the opportunity to exchange with delegates worldwide; seeing old friends and making new connections are both equally important, especially today. Various opportunities to connect are offered during the congress.

First, we highly recommend you complete your profile on the registration platform via the “Update my Profile” button. This can be done at any time before the start of congress. Having a completed profile makes it easier for your colleagues and friends to find you, or to connect with those with shared interests. Please be kind and respect our code of conduct at all times.

Networking Events

Networking Events will occur from Friday, April 16th through Monday April 19th.

Click below to view the complete Networking Events Schedule.

CSN Members are eligible for $100 off the non-member WCN '21 registration fee.
Additionally, CSN Members who register for WCN '21 will be eligible to attend the upcoming CSN AGM for FREE.

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