Call for Abstracts

General Information
Participants interested in presenting an oral or poster presentation during ESPN 2020 are invited to submit an abstract.
The abstract submission deadline expires on April 12th 2020, with the exception of a section dedicated to "Late breaking clinical trials" for which the deadline expires on May 31st.
All abstracts will undergo a peer review by the reviewing committee members and may be accepted as oral communication or poster presentation.
The approved abstracts will be published in the Pediatric Nephrology Journal.

The corresponding authors of the abstracts will be notified about the status of their abstract, by June 15th 2020. Accepted abstracts will be graded based on the peer review response and will be presented as poster presentation, brief oral communication (here priority will be given to presenting authors aged 35 and under), and full oral communications.

Guidelines for submission
All abstracts must be written in English and the abstract text should be less than 300 words.
The abstract must represent original work and the body of the abstract should be ordered as follows: Objectives; Methods; Results; Conclusions. The name, surname and institutions of all authors and presenting author should be indicated. The age of the presenting author should be indicated as well (below 35 or above 35) to facilitate travel grants and/or awards selection.

Please choose a topic from the list below before submitting the abstract.

List of Abstract topics:

  • Renal transplantation
  • Basic Science
  • Dialysis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease/Mineral Bone Disorder (CKD/MBD)
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Inherited renal disorders
  • ESPN/ERA-EDTA Registry
  • Immune-mediated renal disorders
  • Congenital  Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract (CAKUT)
  • Cystic kidney diseases
  • Complement in renal diseases
  • Hypertension and cardiovascular disease in CKD
  • Acute kidney injury and CRRT
  • Late-breaking clinical trials

Correspondence related to the abstract, such as confirmation of submission, notification of acceptance or rejection and instructions for presentation, will only be sent to the presenting author. He or she is responsible for giving the presentation if the abstract is accepted and is required to register for the congress.

Please use the online abstract submission system on

Other submission methods (mail, e-mail, etc.) will not be accepted.

If you need to make a change on your approved abstract please send an e-mail to  (before April 5th) including your abstract title and author. Your abstract will be changed as draft and you will need to approve it again after editing your text.

Travel Grants/Abstract Awards
Participants, including trainees, who have submitted an abstract as the presenting author can apply for a Travel Grant. In total there will be 10 travel grants available (500 € each). Preference will be given to participants younger than 35 years, coming from low income countries and presenting an abstract. The decisions will be made after evaluation of the scientific content of the abstracts by the reviewing committee.
Please note that application forms should be sent by e-mail to the Congress Secretariat

Deadline for Travel Grant application is April 12th 2020
The best abstracts will be selected as "Best relevant abstracts" and will be presented as Oral Communications during the 50th ESPN Congress Symposia. A total of 10 Best Abstract Awards will be distributed (500 € each).
For questions regarding abstract submission, please do not hesitate to contact: