Date of publication: June 2, 2017

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ERA-EDTA 2017 Preview: Iron Deficiency and Anaemia

ERA-EDTA 2017 is fast approaching and, to help you plan your time at the Congress, the COMPACT RENAL team has put together a preview guide to the presentations relating to iron deficiency and anaemia. For full listings for the conference see the ERA-EDTA Planner.

COMPACT RENAL will be in the exhibit hall at booth #3.025, so don’t forget to stop by for more information on the COMPACT program and to meet members of the COMPACT advisory panel who will be stopping by during the Congress.

Saturday 3 June

  • Geriatrics and rehabilitation of CKD patients – what should the nephrologist know?: A CME session, at 12:00 in Sala Neptuno will provide information on managing CKD in the geriatric population, and includes a talk by Francesco Locatelli at 13:00 on the challenge of anaemia management in the elderly patient.

Sunday 4 June

Oral sessions

  • Free communication session – Drugs in CKD: Starting at 11:45 in Hall N107-108, this session provides information on a range of therapies for patients on dialysis; of particular interest is the talk on the impact of ESA dose and iron on the risk of adverse events, presented by Takahiro Kuragano.
  • Is there a role for iron beyond erythropoiesis in patients with chronic kidney disease?: An industry symposium at 13:30 in Hall 10.B, chaired by Danilo Fliser, reviews the potential non-haematological benefits of iron therapy in CKD.
  • Free communication session – Epidemiology in dialysis II:. Professor Iain C. Macdougall starts this session with his talk ‘Oral or intravenous iron? – That is the question’ at 17:00 in Sala Neptuno.

Monday 5 June

Oral sessions

  • Novel drugs in chronic kidney disease: This early-morning session, in Hall 10 at 08:00, includes a presentation by Dr Kai-Uwe Eckardt on the potential use of HIF-PHIs for the treatment of anaemia in CKD.
  • Poster presentations: The main anaemia poster session takes place on Monday with posters available in the range MP412 -MP426. Presentations include data on the efficacy of oral and IV iron formulations.

Tuesday 6 June

Oral sessions

  • Iron – the bright and the dark side: This session, at 10:45 in Hall N101-102, concentrates on the benefits of iron therapy for CKD patients, as well as reviewing potential safety considerations, such as iron overload and infection risk. The symposium concludes with a discussion of the use of iron-based phosphate binders in iron supplementation. Speakers include Jolanta Malyszko, Günter Weiss, Iain C. Macdougall and Markus Ketteler.

We wish you a safe journey to Madrid and look forward to seeing you at the COMPACT RENAL booth, #3.025.


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