Pediatric Nephrology Seminar

Pediatric Nephrology Seminar

Pediatric Nephrology Seminar

MARCH 8-10, 2019

Seminar Highlights

A long legacy and tradition in the field, the Miami Pediatric Nephrology Seminar celebrated its 46th year anniversary from March 8-10, 2019 at the Royal Palm South Beach Resort in beautiful Miami Beach. This unique international forum for pediatric and adult nephrologists, renal pathologists, pediatricians, pediatric urologists, transplant surgeons and other health professionals from all over the world reviewed selected relevant subjects and shared new scientific materials: “New Advances and Old Controversies”, title of this year’s Seminar seemed very appropriate.

Seminar 2019 had a total of 12 sessions on a wide range of topics, including Genetic/Developmental and Rare Disorders of the Kidney, New Frontiers in Pediatric Nephrology, Practical Nephrology for the Clinician, Recent Advances in Glomerular Disorders, CKD and Hypertension, Bone Disease, FGF23 and the Kidney, Dialysis and Transplant Challenges and Research and Training Initiatives. Two interactive workshops were held: Clinico-Pathological Correlations and Growth and Nutrition in CKD.

For its sixth year, the Seminar was followed by a Critical Care Pediatric Nephrology Hands-On Workshop organized by Carolyn Abitbol M.D., which took place at Holtz Children’s Hospital.

The Jose Strauss Visiting Professor Award instituted in 2007, was given to Craig B. Langman M.D. and John D. Mahan M.D. At the end of the Seminar there was a special session dedicated to recognizing “Heroes in Pediatric Nephrology” which included several South Florida dialysis and transplant families and a special recognition to Gaston Zilleruelo M.D., for his contributions to the Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Seminars for the past 43 years.

The three-day seminar featured a total of 19 distinguished guest faculty and 16 local faculty members. This year’s seminar had a record number of 153 participants and a record number of Trainees attend the Conference. There were a total of 16 Trainees from USA programs and 15 Trainees from abroad who were selected for Partial Travel Grants with funding support from ASPN, IPNA and NIH/NIDDK (R-13).

Please review the links attached with all the Presentations in PDF format for each day of the Seminar and some pictures showing this year’s awardees, conference room with traditional formal short presentations, panel discussions and meet the professors’ luncheons. All the exchanges and excellent scientific level made this year’s Seminar as the best ever. Congratulations to all who made this legacy in our specialty possible.