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Lectures of the 16th Budapest Nephrology School

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9th Silver Plate Award
The 9th Silver Plate Award of the Hungarian Kidney Foundation was presented to P. Darwin Bell, professor at Division of Nephrology, Medical University of South Carolina, United States of America.


Dear IFKF Members!

Pursuant to my proposal in Sicily to publish a memorial album/book containing the posters of the 1st World Kidney Day which documents our collective efforts, supports the cause and is a call for future help, I am now pleased to announce that the Braun Eurocare Ltd. has agreed to cover the expenses of this publication. Please upload your original poster and one page description of your foundation onto the following site: (You can ask for password from Laszlo Rosivval)

Technical notes:

A., Description of the organization and its activities:

The description of your foundation/organization should be short and informative containing the year of establishment, goals, current activity, world kidney day activity, achievements and the name of the contact person. It should be in English, using Microsoft Word format, with Times New Roman, font size 12, single line spacing. Do not use text formatting!

Structure of the description:
1. The Title: First 1-3 lines, should be written in CAPITAL AND BOLD letters.
2. Authors’ names: next new line.
3. Institutes, Affiliations: next new line. The name and address of institute in italics.
4. One empty line.
5. New line starts with 3 spaces, then the text: The text of abstract should be no more than 400 words. Subheadings should not be used. Avoid special characters if possible and avoid unusual abbreviations.
5. Tables, illustrations and references should be avoided.
6. It is the author’s responsibility to check for the accuracy of English and scientific material, since there will be no proof reading of the abstracts! Please use spellchecking!

B., 1st WKD poster

We are going to print the actual poster in color on the right side and on the left side will be the description of your foundation and its activities (according to the instructions above). It is intended that the posters be readable when published. Please provide the original posters in PDF format at a minimum of 300 dpi. Please feel free to include any important part of your poster in the description of your activities which will be printed on the opposite page.

Laszlo Rosivall, MD, PHD, DSc Med, Med habil.
Professor of Pathophysiology
Head of PhD School of Medical Sciences
Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Semmelweis University
Research Group for Pediatrics and Nephrology
Institute of Pathophysiology
Faculty of Medicine
Semmelweis University, Budapest


Location and Date:
The school was organized by the Hungarian Kidney Foundation under the Auspices of ISN, ERA-EDTA and ISP, at the Semmelweis University Budapest from 25 of and August to 30 of August, 2007.

Faculty Members:
Thomas E. Andreoli, Little Rock, ARK, USA;
Joanne M. Bargman, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W. van Biesen, Ghent, Belgium
E. Cole, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W. Couser, Woodinville, Washington, USA
A. Covic, Iasi, Romania
Michael Fischereder Munich, Germany;
A. Fogo, Nashville, USA
D. Goldsmith, London, United Kingdom
Simin Goral Philadelphia, PA, USA;
J. Harold Helderman Nashville, TN, USA;
Béla Iványi Szeged, Hungary;
K. Jager, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
M. Little, St Lucia, Australia
O. Mehls, Heidelberg, Germany
D. M. Mendelssohn, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A. Meyrier, Paris, France
I. Mucsi, Budapest, Hungary
M. Novák, Budapest, Hungary
K. Olgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
János Peti-Peterdi, Los Angeles, CA, USA;
Eberhard Ritz, Heidelberg, Germany;
László Rosivall, Budapest, Hungary;
Gerald Schulman, Nashville, TN, USA

This year we had 91 participants from 30 countries (Albania, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kasachstan, Kenya, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, , Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey,United Kingdom, United States).
There were 24 faculty members, 19 of them joined us from abroad.

During this one-week program, the distinguished international speakers provide updates in nephrology, hypertension, dialysis and transplantation. The field from molecule to bedside, from most recent scientific advances to the current clinical approaches were covered as well.

Social Events:
Evening Danube Cruise

5th International Symposium on Wine and Health in conjunction with the 14th Budapest Nephrology School
As a tradition of the School, special event lectures were delivered by:
Eberhard Ritz: Cardiovascular Risk and Alcohol in General and Red Wine in Specific

Organ Concert at the St Stephan Basilica, organ playing by Prof. Dr. János Borvendég

Farewell Dinner in Hotel Platanus

The 14th Budapest Nephrology School is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) for 30 CME credits. The Course includes 43 hour scientific lectures and a final examination which can be locally evaluated according to national standards (in Hungary it is equal to 43 CME credits).

ISN provided travel reimbursement for 2 ISN-COMGAN faculty members. ERA-EDTA provided 20 scholarships and 1 travel grant for young nephrologiests from developing countries. All together 17 young participants arriving from developing countries were supported by covering their expenses fully or partially.
Further sponsors of the School : Hungarian Kidney Foundation, International Society of Nephrology, European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association, Hungarian Nephrological Society, Semmelweis University Budapest, Avicenna College Budapest, Aesculap Academy, Budapest

15th Budapest Nephrology School:
The next school is scheduled for 26-31 August, 2007
Information: / Fax: 00361 2100 100
Laszlo Rosivall


Hungarian nephrology practice and research were considered traditionally strong, yet during 1970s to 80s there was a decline in the standards. As early as 1987, Dr. Laszlo Rosivall took the initiative in enhancing the nephrology practice standards, as he used to put it “to revitalize” nephrology in Hungary and the region. To this end he founded the Hungarian Kidney Foundation (HKF) not only
to support the development of nephrology in Hungary but also to place the founding bricks of a regional nephrology research and training center to train young physicians in central and eastern Europe. As the first health-related public, non-profit endowment to be founded in Hungary after the world war II, HKF constantly supported education, research and patient care in Hungary and neighboring countries. Active scientists and clinical nephrologists were invited to develop the “Nephrology Research and Training Center” at the Semmelweis University Budapest, under the leadership of Dr. Rosivall. A remarkable number of young nephrologists were trained in Hungary, the USA, Canada and Germany at the partner universities. The graduates undertook educating other physicians in Hungary. Several international universities got on board and established working relations with HKF and Semmelweis University to support the development of nephrology. Several young Hungarian physicians received their special training at the University of Toronto and after their return to Hungary, they started a career in education, research and clinical practice.

The HKF fellows have actively participated in graduate and post-graduate (PhD) education at the Semmelweis University, as well as in continuing education programs for physicians in the past decade. HKF fellows have left behind a considerable record in publication of peer-reviewed papers, hand-outs and medical circulars. During this period more than 20 MD-PhDs have graduated from the nephrology PhD program at the laboratories of Dr. Rosivall at the Semmelweis University supported by the HKF. The foundation has also been active in raising funds, attracting international donations and purchasing equipments for the Hungarian and other regional research units and clinical wards.


In 1990 the silver plate “Award of the Hungarian Kidney Foundation” was introduced. It was designed by Miklos Melocco, the famous Hungarian artist and sculptor. The design shows a diuretic plant (Equisetum Arvense: Common Horsetail) held and grinded by two gentle, caring female hands (picture 1). The silver plate is always molded anew when a nominee is to receive the Award. Dr. E. Ritz, Dr. J.M. Bargman, Dr. G. Hercz and Dr. G. Schulmann are among the laureates of the Silver Award Plate. The recipients of the Award are dignities who have considerably contributed to the development of the Hungarian and regional nephrology. The motif of this Award has long symbolized the HKF and all its activities. In 2002, the silver plate Award of the Hungarian Kidney Foundation was selected as a nationally recognized artwork and a true copy is now on display at the Hungarian Museum of Medical History. Harsing and Taraba Awards are two other recognitions given to young active nephrologists.

The silver plate Award of the Hungarian Kidney Foundation


President: dr. László ROSIVALL

dr. Judit NAGY
dr. János PAP
dr. János SZEGEDI


Budapest, Pf. 370, H-1445
Tel:fax: 210-0100


Editors: Thomas E. Andreoli, Eberhard Ritz, László Rosivall