The 11th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Nephrology opened today in Dusseldorf. This is the largest nephrological congress of the German language. Congressional visitors can look forward to a broad program that ranges from basic research to hands-on continuing education. In addition to the prevention and health of the kidney (especially with regard to obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus), special attention is paid to the care of people with kidney disease. In addition to the large shortage of donor organs, there are plenty of options to address this. Sabine Weiss, Wesel (MdB and Parliamentary Secretary of State for Health) spoke in her keynote address on "Social Responsibility in Transplant Medicine".
Furthermore, DGfN's highest honors have been awarded today: Franz Volhard's Medal honors many years of outstanding achievement in the field of kidney and hypertension. Prof. Reinhard Brunkhorst, Hanover, received this great award. Professor Brunkhorst's scientific focus has been in more than 150 publications, both his publications on clinical and experimental studies of hepatopoietic syndrome regarding the diversity of chronic liver diseases and liver transplantation programs, as well as publications on clinical and experimental results in the field of peritoneal dialysis, . In addition to clinical work, Professor Brunkhorst publishes the journal "Hypertension and Kidney Diseases", and his book "Differential Diagnosis and Differential Therapy in Internal Medicine", in collaboration with J. Schölmerich (2018 in the second edition), is of particular importance. edition).
The Franz Volhard Award for the Promotion of Associate Scientists in the Field of Kidney Research was presented today by Prof. Dr. Honey. Rafael Kramann, Aachen and prof. Dr. Honey. Catherine Meyer-Schwesinger, Hamburg, awarded. While research by prof. Kramanna focuses on cellular origins and molecular regulation of fibrosis and arteriosclerosis with vascular calcification, an overall goal of prof. Meyera-Schwesinger's is to reduce the progression of glomerular damage by assessing the importance of protein homeostasis in the human body The ubiquitin proteasomal system (UPS) and autophagy have been studied in various glomerulonephritis.
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