52nd Annual Meeting

Invitation Letter

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is our great pleasure and privilege to invite you to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia in September 2020 for the 52nd ESPN Annual meeting.

The scientific committee of the ESPN 2020 is proud to prepare a program of outstanding scientific quality in collaboration with several international societies to stimulate cross-talk between different specialties involved in the treatment of children with kidney and bladder disorders. Experts from our society as well as international speakers will join forces to deliver state-of-the-art lectures, generate debate and identify questions for future research. The program includes a full spectrum of presentations from master classes, basic research and tertiary care nephrology to nephrology issues in a more general pediatrics setting. IPNA-ESPN Master for JC program, teaching classes and a joint EDTNA-ESPN symposium will also be held before the main congress. Our program is designed with young nephrology fellows in mind, the future of our society.

The meeting will be held in Ljubljana, in the Cankar Hall, the largest Slovenian convention, congress and culture center.

Ljubljana is Slovenia's capital and largest city in Slovenia. It's known for its university population and green spaces, including expansive Tivoli Park. It is one of Europe's greenest and most livable capitals. The curving emerald-green Ljubljanica River, flows through the city's heart, free for pedestrians and cyclists, and is lined with many outdoor cafes, which in summer set up a terrace seating along the river. It divides the city's old town from its commercial hub. Ljubljana has many museums, including the National Museum of Slovenia, displaying historic exhibitions, and the Museum of Modern Art, home to 20th-century Slovene paintings and sculptures.

The local organization team is fully motivated and actively at work to create a lively event that will offer an unforgettable experience for all participants.

Please do not miss the opportunity to be part of this exceptional event and join us in Ljubljana on September 17-19, 2020.

We look forward to welcoming you in Ljubljana.
Sincerely yours,

Tanja Kersnik Levart Marina Vivarelli
Congress President Chair Scientific Committee



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Cankar Hall

Prešernova cesta 10, 1000
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Cankarjev Dom

The Cankarjev dom was a subsequent addition to Ravnikar's original plans for the Trg republike square. In order to prevent the building from being too tall, most of the halls were built under the ground. The above-the-ground part consists of three wings, a taller one in the middle and two lower ones on the sides. The façade is covered in white stone and ornamented with decorative folds on the sides. The monument standing in front of the building, shaped in the form of a multi-layer metal cube depicting the face of Ivan Cankar, the greatest Slovenian writer, was sculpted by Slavko Tihec.
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