13th International Podocyte Conference

27 - 31 July 2021, The University of Manchester, UK

Join the online event platform here: https://podocyteconferenceonline.co.uk/login/

COVID-19 restrictions update (21/07/21):

  1. The University of Manchester Campus restrictions will be in line with UK Government guidance.
  2. Although masks are not a requirement at the time of the conference, we would encourage attendees to wear face covering in the main lecture theatre and inside areas.

Travel quarantine update (21/07/21):

  1. Travel into the UK is currently subject to quarantine depending on the country from which you travel.
  2. Quarantine rules are frequently revised and up-to-date information can be found on the UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

With best regards,

The Local Organising Committee, the International Organising Committee and NephCure

The conference is open to participants from all over the world and will be conducted in English.

Pre-meeting focussed on early career researchers: Tuesday 27th July 2021

This 1-day meeting is for early career researchers e.g. students, technical staff, post-doctoral researchers and investigators within first 2-years of independence. It aims to introduce to the complexities and key outstanding questions in glomerular research and give attendees the opportunity to present their research projects to their peers. The content will encompass a number of diverse fields from molecular and cellular biology to animal models and omics technologies. The meeting will provide a unique opportunity for participants to present unpublished data, exchange ideas and network with like-minded colleagues. To this end, the pre-conference symposium will also include an informal meet-the-expert-panel on how to get ahead in science, focussing on what is left to discover and how to be a successful podocyte researcher.

Main meeting: Bridging basic and translational research: Wednesday 28th - Friday 30th July 2021

This 3-day meeting will cover 12 key themes in podocyte and nephrotic syndrome research ranging from podocyte signalling pathways and genetic screening to disease models and drug development. To demonstrate bridging between basic science and translational research, the key research themes will be paired within the same session. The programme will allow time for discussions and the sessions will also include selected abstracts to showcase early career or emerging researchers in the field. On each day there will be 1 keynote presentation, selected to focus on the challenges we face in the field. There will be 3 moderated poster sessions over lunch break each day and delegates will have chance to engage with the meeting sponsors at these times in addition to the morning and afternoon refreshment breaks.

Patient-focussed meeting: Saturday 31st July 2021

This 1-day meeting will bring together patients, patient organisations and researchers to consider the key research priorities and to focus on communicating research effectively. It will include patient story-telling and building the wider patient organisation community in addition to discussions focussed on treatment options for a range of glomerular disease including: nephrotic syndrome, IgA nephropathy, membranous nephropathy and Alport syndrome.