ECVIM Lisbon 2015

 14 Sep 2015

As many of us return to the less sunny parts of Europe after a glorious few days in Lisbon it is perhaps time to reflect on the great ECVIM congress that we have just attended. The ESVNU stream which this year took on an oncology theme relating to the urinary tract, including Dr Henry L'Epplattenier (VRCC, UK), Dr Laura Marconato (Italy), and Dr Sue LaRue (USA) updating us on prostatic neoplasia, medical therapy for neoplasia of the urinary tract and current modalities of radiation oncology for the urinary tract respectively. This attracted a wide audience of those with an interest in internal medicine, more specifically nephrology and urology and also many of our oncology colleagues. Thank you to all our speakers for their fabulous contributions! 

Our abstract session was also well attended with a clear interest in the difficulties that we all face in relation to understanding how best to manage and treat urinary tract infections in addition to current knowledge on renal markers such as cystatin C. Two prizes were awarded for the best oral abstract presentations this year and were awarded to Dr Soerensen from the University of Copenhagen and Dr Marques from the University of Lisbon. Congratulations and take a look at our awards page! 

Plans are afoot for the developement of the 2016 ESVNU programme which will be held in Gottenberg, Sweden. We hope to also organise an ESVNU pre-day in 2016 for those of you with a passion for the kidney! The ESVNU board hopes to see you all there.