Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology

 Upcoming Conferences, Meetings and Activities

Please click here to see the ANZSN Annual calendar of education courses and conferences      



ANZSN Events

ANZSN 56th Annual Scientific Meeting - register here!

30 August - 1 September 2021

Virtual Conference 

Call for Abstracts for the 2021 ANZSN Online ASM NOW OPEN

The ANZSN Scientific Program and Awards Committee invite the submission of abstracts for original work for consideration as an Award Oral, Mini-Oral, Lightning Talk or Poster in the ANZSN ASM program.

Associated with the abstract submission process, financial Members of the Society are encouraged to nominate for an ANZSN Award.

The Awards to be presented at the 56th ANZSN ASM will acknowledge the outstanding research contributions and achievements of our Members across both clinical and basic sciences.

Abstract submission STRICTLY closes midnight (AEST) 23 April 2021. 


ANZSN Nephrology Transplantation Update Course

28 - 29 August 2021

Virtual Conference

More details to follow  


ANZSN 2021 DNT Workshop

28 - 29 August 2021

Virtual Conference

The 2021 DNT will be held the half day Saturday & Sunday prior to the 2021 ASM 

Details to follow  


ANZSN 2021 Aotearoa New Zealand Meeting 

29 - 30 October 2021

Auckland - venue to TBA

Details to follow



Other International and National Events


2021 WCN - International Society of Nephrology  

15 - 19 April 2021

Virtual Conference

WCN 2021 will be held fully virtual from 15-19 April, and APSN will hold the "Raising-the-Curtain" session at 4:00AM - 5:00AM (Montreal (EDT) time) on 12 April before the main congress.!sessiondetails/0000014510_0

WCN’21 is providing additional opportunity for easier access to the congress; through 31 March, 2021: 

For more details, visit here.


2021 ISN WCN Raising-the-Curtain Sessions - Hold the date!

12 April 2021, 6pm AEST and 8pm NZST 
In the lead up to the 2021 World Congress of Nephrology, the ANZSN will participate in a “Raising-the- Curtain" Session. Our two sessions are:

 More information is available here.


APCN 2021

19 - 23 August 2021

Virtual Conference

Find all the details here.

Call for Abstracts  NOW OPEN

The abstract submission online is now ready on our website - You need to create your account and submit your abstract.

The Deadline for submission is on 15 April 2021 and notification will be announced by 20 April 2021.

All senders are requested to register to the congress before the deadline of early bird registration rate or 15 June 2021. Join us now and be apart of the biggest Asia Pacific Event on Nephrology.

For enquiry, please contact APCN 2021 Secretariat at


NEW ISN-KI Early Career Researcher Award: Best Clinical and Basic Science publications in Kidney International

Kidney International has published many exciting research papers by Early Career Researchers across the globe in the last 2 years. They would like to recognise the exceptional quality of their research and their contribution to advancing kidney health by calling for nominations from our membership for the best original research papers published in Kidney International in 2019 and 2020. Two basic and two clinical science publications will be awarded after a review process.

Winners of these awards will receive $500 each and they will be presented at the 2021 Virtual World Congress of Nephrology.

Nominate Early Career Researchers you feel deserve recognition for their outstanding research before the deadline of February 23rd by completing the nomination here.


Global Trials Summit

12 - 13 February 2021

Virtual Conference

Convened by the Global Clinical Trials Partners, this two day event will be held online from 12-13 February 2021.

Click to view the program and registration details.


Webinar – COVID Vaccinations for Transplant Recipients

17 February 2021

Times: 7.30pm (NSW,VIC, TAS) 7.00pm (SA) 6.30pm (QLD) 6.00pm (NT) 4.30pm (WA) 9:30pm (Auckland & Wellington NZ) 10:15pm (Chatham Island & Waitangi NZ) 
Via:  Zoom - Register here. 

Transplant Australia has arranged a vital seminar for transplant recipients, dialysis patients and their families in Australia and NZ to learn about the importance of vaccination for the COVID-19 Virus.
We are pleased that Dr Toby Coates, President of the Transplant Society of Australia and New Zealand will Chair this important Zoom meeting.
There are a lot of questions about vaccination – the timeline for rollout, who are in the priority groups and how to stay safe before and after vaccination? We are pleased to have arranged two highly-respected experts to present the facts. Professor Steve Chadban from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Dr Peter Boan, Infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist from Fiona Stanley Hospital with expertise in infections in transplantation will also be available to answer your questions. See information here.
The seminar has been developed by Transplant Australia Board Member, Professor Richard Allen and Membership Manager, Matty Hempstalk.


MNHHS Kidney Supportive Care Symposium

12 March 2021

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Education Centre, Brisbane

The 2021 Kidney Supportive Care Symposium will be an opportunity to hear from leading international and local speakers on the latest in Kidney Supportive Care. This Symposium is
targeted at renal and palliative care clinicians across all disciplines, academics, and consumers. This symposium is a blended event and can be attended in person or on-line.

Check out the event program and registration details here.

For further information, please email


TSANZ 39th Online Annual Scientific Meeting

14 - 16 March 2021

As a direct result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 39th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) will be hosted on-line. The TSANZ Scientific Program and Education Committee (SPEC) in conjunction with the TSANZ Council have designed a state-of-the-art virtual program convened by Dr Eu Ling Neo and A/Professor Philip Clayton. The ASM will feature internationally renowned speakers, complemented by local speakers.

There will also be opportunities for innovative networking and engagement, while ensuring the social aspects of the ASM are not overlooked, the details of which will be available closer to the ASM. As with previous years, the Postgraduate course (PGC), convened by A/Professor Chien-Li-Holmes-Liew and Dr Andrea Viecelli and Masterclass, convened by Dr Sanda Stankovic and Dr Tracey Ying will also be held virtually prior to the ASM.

We are confident that the virtual ASM and associated programs will reward attendees with a highly interactive, productive and fun event. All information can be found on the TSANZ website.


20th International Vasculitis and ANCA Workshop  

18 - 21 April 2021

Dublin, Ireland

Please click here for more details. 

If members are contemplating attending any international conference, we recommend that they review the information relevant to your destination at or Both these websites provide up to date advice to support safe travel overseas for Australians and New Zealanders.


2021 RACP Congress Series 

29 April - 14 May 2021

Transformation: Adapting for the Future is the theme of RACP Congress 2021, and this event promises to be like no RACP Congress before. Building on lessons learned from the past, and with an eye to the future, RACP Congress 2021 will be delivered across six cities in a series of one day events whilst also live streaming the experience.


Launching in Brisbane on Thursday 29 April and finishing in Wellington on 14 May 2021, the event will feature over 50 talks, workshops, panel discussions and much more.


Find all the details here.



Baxter Healthcare ANZ PD Academy 2021


- 7 August 2021


Sydney - venue to TBA


The ANZ PD Academy is a two-day academic course designed to help renal clinicians develop a sound knowledge of the principles of PD. The course is not affiliated to any particular institution or hospital. The PD Academy is accredited by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD).

This well developed academic course is offered to clinicians who are motivated to develop their PD program by challenging practice and improving patient outcomes in their unit. PD Academy provides essential insight into PD treatments based on the highest quality evidence based practice. You will learn from key opinion leaders about best treatment practices, infection prevention and patient selection. 

The PD Academy has four broad aims:
● To improve the quality of life and maximize the quality of care of PD patients
● To promote a philosophy of integrated care amongst renal clinicians
● To give confidence to those managing or starting a PD program
● To develop future leaders in PD A core faculty of Consultant

Nephrologists develop and present the course. PD Academy is supported by an educational grant from Baxter Healthcare to provide the faculty with full independence. 



ISPD Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting 2021   Cancelled 

21 - 23 October 2021

Bali, Indonesia

With the COVID-19 pandemic, foreseeable difficulties of travel, and multiple international conferences in the coming year, the ISPD Asia Pacific Chapter and the Indonesian Society of Nephrology have come to the mutual agreement that the 10th Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, originally scheduled for 21-23 October 2021, in Bali, Indonesia, will be cancelled.