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Nephrology Days | Renal Week | Scibner Society

Nephrology Days

Northwest Renal Society (NWRS)

Nephrology Days started in 1985 as part of our regionalized medical education program for Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI). The Days are supported by the Northwest Renal Society, whose sole purpose is to plan and conduct each meeting.
Approximately 180 nephrologists from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and British Columbia belong to the Society and about 75 attend each session.

A major theme, such as transplantation, dialysis, or hypertension, is selected with input from the membership. One or two prominent outside speakers known for their research and teaching are invited to each meeting and usually asked to speak twice: once on his/her research and once on clinical aspects in his/her area of expertise.

Currently, Nephrology Days are held at Seattle Center McCaw Hall in downtown Seattle. Lunch and refreshment breaks are included.

Renal Week Highlights – Seattle

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
For information and to download the registration form, visit the ASN website at

This annual conference, started in 2003, provides an overview on what you missed at the annual ASN Renal Week.  This event is held each spring at a local Seattle venue.  Faculty will summarize, critique and put into perspective key presentations from Renal Week.  This program is perfect not only for those of you who couldn't attend the ASN conference but also for those attendees who missed several key presentations.  Renal Week Highlights Meetings will cover these key areas of nephrology:  Parenchymal Diseases, Transplantation, Hypertension, ESRD, Disorders of Bone and Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Nephrology.

Scribner Society

This newly developed conference was initiated in 2005 to provide opportunities to meet with colleagues outside of one’s immediate practice.  The mission of this society is to bring “town-and-gown” nephrologists together, and to provide a unique and accessible venue. Dr. Scribner believed in a very close relationship among all nephrologists. The goal is to host three-to-four evening meetings a year for nephrologists from around the northwest to meet in a relaxed atmosphere, and participate in a credited CME program.

Inaugural speakers included:  Dr. Barry Brenner, Dr. Richard Glassock and Dr. Robert Schrier

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