Important dates

Abstract submission open from 

November 13th, 2020

Abstract submission deadline 

extended to February 28th, 2021


Caring for the Well-being of Renal Healthcare Professionals
CKD-Prevention & Delay  

Communication Skills

Conservative Renal Care  
End of life care  
Ethical, Psychological and Social Impact of CKD  
Healthcare professionals Education
Home Therapies  

Infection control/COVID-19


Kidney Failure in Older People
Leadership for Renal Health Care Professionals
Multimorbidity in Renal Care  
Open Forum  
Paediatric Renal Care  
Patient Education
Peritoneal Dialysis  
Risk Management & Quality Improvement  

Sustainability and Green approach


The Patient Experience  

Transition from paediatric to adult care

Vascular Access  

Abstract Submission Guidelines 

  • All Abstracts must be submitted only via the Online Abstract Submission Form by the Abstract Submission deadline and according to the following instructions.
  • All Abstracts submitted by fax, email or after the deadline will not be accepted. 
  • If you submitted the abstract for the conference in Prague 2019 or Ljubljana 2020, you can use the same login details to log in to the Online Abstract Submission Form.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
  • Titles cannot exceed the limit of 14 words. (DO NOT capitalize each letter). No abbreviations used in the title of the abstract.
  • Abstract cannot exceed the limit of 300 words (Excluding title, authors, affiliations and references).
  • Figures, graphs, images, diagrams must not be included.
  • The following subdivisions of your abstract are recommended but are NOT MANDATORY, there is no need to use every section if not appropriate to your work:
    • Background
    • Objectives
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion/Application to practice
    •  References
  • Please note that if you use the field, its title appears automatically e.g. Background, Objectives... 
  • During the abstract submission you can use the text editor to enter bold, italics or special symbols.
  • Please also note that you now have to list references in your abstract. THE REFERENCES ARE MANDATORY. Please, use 5 references maximum.
  • All references have to be written in uniform Vancouver style.
  • Please choose the desired presentation form for your abstract. However, the Scientific Board reserves the right to decide on the final type of presentation after abstract selection.
  • Please, choose the topic most related to your abstract. However, the Scientific Board reserves the right to decide on the final topic after abstract selection.
  • The abstract should highlight the background to the work, the methods used (where applicable) and the findings. However, we are particularly interested in how you have implemented your findings in practice and the consequences of this change. Please emphasize this in your abstract, and when presenting make this the focus of your talk / poster.
  • Abstracts will be peer-reviewed without knowledge of their source and selected by the Scientific Programme Board for Oral, Short Oral or E-Posters presentation.
  • All abstract authors will be notified by email about acceptance or rejection. Make sure you have inserted a correct email address during the abstract submission process.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstract Book and at the Conference Mobile Application. Abstracts not suitable for reproduction will be rejected.
  • Please have your abstract proofread for correct spelling, punctuation and grammar. Your Brand Ambassador should be able to advise you on whom to ask. EDTNA/ERCA reserves the right to edit abstracts as necessary prior to publication in the Abstract Book.
  • E-Posters are particularly suitable for the presentation of complex data or material requiring extensive illustration.
  • It should be noted that E-Poster presentations carry the same status as Oral presentations and will be subject to the same selection process by the Committee, i.e. by means of written abstracts in English.
  • Once the submission is completed, it’s not possible to correct or implement the abstract.
  • If you have difficulties in submitting your abstracts or if you need any further information, please contact the Conference Department at
  • It is also our understanding that authors of accepted abstracts have the financial resources to pay all personal expenses incurred including the conference registration, production of their presentation, travel and accommodation during the conference. At least, the presenting author must be registered at the conference.

Original Work

The intention of EDTNA/ERCA is to present original work during the conference. Previously presented abstract cannot be accepted. Already published abstracts can be accepted if their publication date falls within one year from the abstract's submission.

Disclosure of Interest

The intention of EDTNA/ERCA is to provide high-quality sessions focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias. We request all presenters to co-operate with this by:

  • Declaring any potential conflict of interest on a Disclosure section of the abstract submission.
  • Not including company or product names within the abstract. In the presentation the logo of the organization could be shown, but commercial products cannot be promoted.