May 2015 | Bealtaine 2015

27th European Renal Cell Study Group Meeting

Thu, 21 May 15 09:00

The 27th European Renal Cell Study Group (ERCSG) was held earlier this year in Carlingford, Co. Louth. Investigators Madeline Murphy (SMMS), Debra Higgins (SMMS), Craig Slattery (SBBS) and Tara McMorrow (SBBS) from the Conway Institute in association with Brenda Griffin from Cork University Hospital formed the organising committee.

The ERCSG welcomed 90 delegates (including leaders in the field and young investigators) from 10 European countries and the US. The meeting focused on kidney function and novel therapeutic strategies to treat renal disease.

IMG: Delegates that attended the 27th ERCSG in Ireland
IMG-100: Professor Marcus Moeller describes why the glomerular filter never clogs.
IMG-101: Professor Patrick Murray speaks on diagnosis of acute kidney injury

Delegates that attended the 27th ERCSG in Ireland
Professor Marcus Moeller describes why the glomerular filter never clogs. | Patrick Murray speaks on diagnosis of acute kidney injury

It opened with a ground breaking lecture on the glomerular filter delivered by Professor Marcus Moeller from Aachen, Germany.  Over the following 2 days there were 41 presentations, including 9 guest lectures from internationally recognised, high profile invited speakers including UCD Dean of Medicine Professor Patrick Murray.

Feedback from the delegates was excellent, best summed up by meeting founder Professor Malcolm Davie (Cardiff)

I enjoyed the 27th ERCSG meeting held last week, which in my opinion ranked as one of the very best in the now long history of the Group. You are all to be congratulated on preparing such a well thought out and interesting programme held at a superb location and organised with such outstanding attention to detail.”

The organisers would like to thank meeting sponsors; Science Foundation Ireland, Company of Biologists, Amgen and Asistec.

The group are all looking forwardto the next ERCSG meeting  which will be held in Paris (France) spring 2016, organized by Pierre Ronco and Christos Chatziantoniou (Inserm UMR 1155).