Renal Transplantation in the Elderly
The CME course "Renal Transplantation in the Elderly" will provide an in-depth review on the current knowledge on kidney transplantation in elderly recipients. The proportion of renal transplantation in the elderly subjects is increasing worldwide, yet the knowledge on the benefit ok kidney transplantation in this category of subjects and on the safety/efficacy of different immunosuppressive is scanty. The course is intended to synthetize the best knowledge acquired so far as well as to let attendees to interact with the best expert in the field and to discuss with them practical issues.
Congress Venue
Starhotels Du Parc
Viale Piacenza 12/C - 43126 Parma, Italy
Local Organizer
Dr. Umberto Maggiore
DESCARTES Working Group, U.O. Nefrologia,
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma, Italy
Organising Secretariat
Via I. Spolverini, 2
43136 Parma, Italy
UEMS CME Credits
The CME course "Renal Transplantation in the Elderly" was granted 6 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Delegates receiving certificates for ECMEC credits must contact their National Accreditation Authority to have the credits recognized (or converted) in their country of practice.
Submission of abstracts - General rules
Communications should concern all aspects of kidney transplantation from the elderly donors and/or in the elderly recipients.
Only DESCARTES ordinary members can submit an abstract.
Abstract submitted by non-DESCARTES ordinary members cannot be accepted.
All abstracts must be submitted per email to the following email address: Only submission per email is possible.
Abstract must not exceed 250 words and be structured as per the following headings: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.
All abstracts must be received by October 24, 2014. Abstracts received after this date cannot be considered
For organisational reasons, the appointed secretariat will not send emails confirming the receipt of your abstract. For this reason we warmly recommend you set ‘Return Receipt’ on your email client while submitting the document.
The abstracts will be scored and ranked by the faculty panel. The authors of the three best scored abstracts will be asked to present their work in a free communication session to be held during the CME. In case the presenting author is unable to present the abstract, another co-author can take his/her place with the provision that he/she is Descartes Ordinary member.
The authors of the three best scored abstracts will be granted with free meeting registration, accommodation and travel as well as with a grant of € 1,000.00, € 500.00, € 250.00 according to their ranking positions in the abstract evaluation.
The authors of the three best scored abstracts will be notified by October 31, 2014.

The registration fee is € 100 (VAT incl) and includes the meeting attendance, lunch and light refreshments on November 28.
For registration and accommodation, please contact the Organising Secretariat.
Registration Form and Regulations


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