EDTNA/ERCA Newsletter 

New EDTNA/ERCA May Newsletter is available here!


New EDTNA/ERCA NewsFlash are available here!

The registration to the 51st EDTNA/ERCA International Conference is now OPEN!

Register early and save! Select your registration fee and benefit from the early registration fee.

New Publication

Supporting patients who opt not to have dialysis or stop dialysis: Guidelines for Nurses in Czech is now available for our members.

Vacancy opened: Member of the EDTNA/ERCA Accreditation Committee

Are you an experienced Nurse Educator with demonstrated accreditation skills and experience in renal nursing practice and the delivery of renal education programs? We have a volunteer vacancy for you

For more information click HERE.

EDTNA/ERCA Webinar Video on Youtube

How patients and relatives experience a peritonitis

Jessica Baillie, BN (Hons) PhD, RN, SFHEA

Jeanette Finderup, PhD, MHR, RN

Video from the webinar is available here!

Good news! Due to popular demand the abstract submission deadline is postponed to 30th March 2023!

Due to high demand, EDTNA/ERCA decided to prolong the abstract submission deadline to the 30th March 2023.
Those who have not submitted an abstract yet are encouraged to do so. Help us shape a better future for renal care!

For all information and latest updates, please visit the Conference Website.

New campaign for kidney health by EKHA

Show your Kidneys love! New campaign for kidney health by EKHA.

Read more here.

World Kidney Day 2023

The theme for World Kidney Day 2023 on 9th March is ‘preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable’.

Read more here.


New EDTNA/ERCA FlashNews are available here!

Abstract submission deadline extended to 15th March 2023!

The EDTNA/ERCA Scientific Board is very pleased to announce that the abstract submission deadline for 51st EDTNA/ERCA International Conference has been extended to 15th March 2023 included.
Those who have not submitted an abstract yet are encouraged to do so on the Congress Website. Check the guidelines for submission for a chance to help us shape a better future for renal care.

For all information and latest updates, please visit Conference Website

EDTNA/ERCA Webinar Video on Youtube

Assessment and identification of patients on haemodialysis with CKD -associated Pruritus: The crucial role of a dialysis nurse.

Video from the webinar is available here!

Abstract Submission is open

Submit your abstract and present your work during the 51st EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in Vilnius! The Abstract Submission is now open!

HOT NEWS! No specific categories of topics for the abstract submission

The EDTNA/ERCA Scientific Board is pleased to announce that this year we are broadening our invitation for abstract submissions. There will be no specific categories of topics for the abstract submission. So, authors don't have to select a topic as previously, instead we welcome submissions from any and all topics related to renal care. Submission is also now open to study protocols, reviews, improvement projects and published papers not older than 2 years.

New e-library articles

We are happy to announce 3 new EDTNA/ERCA E-Library articles dedicated to raising awareness of various medical and nursing aspects on CKD -associated Pruritus. Now available here.

Green Excellence in Dialysis

GREEN EXCELLENCE IN DIALYSIS - Recommendations for Sustainable Kidney Care is available now here.

VND Incident Reporting App

VND incidents can be life-threatening, so check our new application - Venous Needle Dislodgement (VND) Incident Reporting Application

More information here
EDTNA/ERCA Statement of Solidarity with Ukraine
The appalling invasion of Ukraine is causing immense suffering, loss of human life, hardship and families to separate as millions of Ukrainians are forced to flee their homeland.

At EDTNA/ERCA we are saddened by the devastating scenes and are concerned for all healthcare professionals who bravely continue to provide care amidst senseless destruction and unimaginable human suffering. We stand in solidarity with all nurses and other healthcare professionals in Ukraine, grateful for their commitment and professionalism. Our utmost concern is for their safety and security, being on the frontlines of this atrocious humanitarian crisis.
We also appreciate the hard work and dedication of all healthcare professionals (local and volunteers) who are caring for the Ukrainian refugees at the border of Ukraine with neighbouring countries.

EDTNA/ERCA joins the call for a rapid resolution of Ukraine and all other conflicts to restore a normal and peaceful life in the world.
Dr. Jeannette Finderup the 1st of October 2021 became an associate professor of nephrology and patient involvement at Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Dr. Afra Masià Plana the 1st September 2021 started a Post-Doc position for 2 years at the Faculty of Nursing, Girona, Spain.
John Sedgewick, Fellowship Ad Eundem
We are proud to announce that our colleague Dr John Sedgewick, EDTNA/ERCA Education Consultant (Middle East & Africa)  and Accreditation Committee Chair,   has been awarded a Fellowship Ad Eundem from the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland in recognition of his work in nursing and healthcare specifically in relation to his work in the field of renal nursing practice, education and research.

Our sincere congratulations to Dr John Sedgewick on his achievements!
We are proud to announce that our colleague and distinguished nurse – Dr Helen Noble, has been awarded with Renal Nurse of the Year 2020 by the British Journal of Nursing supported by the British Renal Society and the Association of Nephrology Nurses. We are pleased with this recognition and sincere congratulations!
Dr Helen Noble is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast, UK.
To promote a global interest in renal care by sharing knowledge and experience among our members
The European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA) is a multidisciplinary organization for those working in renal care. The mission of the Association is about ‘achieving the best level of education, standards and research for all renal care professionals caring and supporting their patients and families around the world’. To be able to live up to this mission, we are a group of multidisciplinary professionals from different parts of the world. Many tasks are split and shared amongst us, enabling us to be stronger and to achieve our goals.

We strive to ensure that the outcome of our education programmes and projects in collaboration with our members, delegates and partners will show that excellence in education is our pursuit.