KIDNEYcon is an annual two day educational event with a mission of fostering enthusiasm for careers in nephrology among residents and fellows and to provide recent updates on relevant kidney topics.
The inaugural KIDNEYcon was held in Little Rock, AR on April 8-9, 2016. The second annual KIDNEYcon was held on April 7-8, 2017. KIDNEYcon 2018 will be on April 6-7. The nephrology career advocacy mission utilizes hands-on workshops in hot topics of nephrology and the encouragement of active discussion during educational sessions. The research advocacy mission is fostered by asking speakers to focus on issues that facilitate collaborative research, as well as a special research-oriented session on Sunday morning of the conference. The educational mission is supported by talks by nationally prominent speakers within specific areas of nephrology. The intimate setting of the meeting allows for close interactions with nephrologists who are thought leaders in the field in a way that is not possible at large meetings. We anticipate that the meeting will continue to grow and serve as a sounding board and advocate for advancements in nephrology.