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General Information
Participants interested in presenting a presentation during ESPN 2021 are invited to submit an abstract.

Abstract submission deadline extended until April 22

Abstract submission is open from January 15th to April 22th, 2021

During the meeting, presentations will be held in three formats:

  • Oral presentation (max 10 min + 3 min discussion)
  • Oral pitch presentation (max 6 min + 3 min discussion) and electronic poster
  • Poster presentation (electronic)

On abstract submission, please indicate your preferred format.

We wish to welcome the maximum number of attendees on-site depending on Covid-19 regulations applicable in September 2021. We therefore ask authors submitting an abstract for an oral presentation or an oral pitch presentation to commit themselves to travelling to Amsterdam if permitted by health authority regulations.

For an abstract to be included in the final scientific program, it is mandatory for the presenting author to register for the congress and to settle payment as soon as the notification of abstract acceptance is received and no later than August 31st 2021. Expenses associated with the preparation, submission and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the presenter(s)/author(s).

All abstracts will undergo a peer review by the scientific committee and may be accepted as oral communication, oral pitch + electronic poster presentation or electronic poster presentation. 

Accepted abstracts will be published in Pediatric Nephrology.

The corresponding authors will be notified about the status of their abstract by June 1st, 2021.

Guidelines for submission 
All abstracts must be written in English and the abstract text must be less than 300 words

The abstract must represent original work and the body of the abstract should be ordered as follows: Objectives; Methods; Results; Conclusions. 

The name, surname and institutions of all authors and presenting author should be indicated. Please indicate the age of the presenting author (below 35 or above 35) to facilitate travel grant and/or award selection and the preferred format of your presentation.

Please choose a topic from the list below before submitting the abstract. 

List of abstract topics:
* Kidney transplantation
* Basic Science
* Dialysis
* Chronic Kidney Disease (incl Mineral Bone Disease)
* Nephrotic syndrome
* Inherited kidney disorders
* Registry studies (ESPN/ERA-EDTA, ErkNet, local registries)
* Immune-mediated kidney disorders
* Congenital anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract (CAKUT)
* Cystic kidney diseases
* Complement-mediated glomerular disease
* Hypertension and cardiovascular disease in CKD
* Acute kidney injury and CRRT
* Covid-19
* Pharmacotherapy
* Neurocognitive disorders and psychosocial aspects of CKD
* Fluids and electrolytes / tubulopathies
* Urodynamics and urinary tract infections
* Metabolic kidney diseases & kidney stones
* Late-breaking clinical trials

Correspondence related to the abstract, such as confirmation of submission, notification of acceptance or rejection and instructions for presentation, will only be sent to the presenting author. He or she is responsible for giving the presentation if the abstract is accepted and is required to register for the congress.

Please use the online abstract submission system on 

Other submission methods (mail, e-mail, etc.) will not be accepted. 

If you need to make a change to your submitted abstract please send an e-mail to (before April 10th) including your abstract title and author. Your abstract status will be changed to draft and you will need to approve it again after editing your text.

Travel Grants/Abstract Awards
Participants, including trainees, who have submitted an abstract as presenting author can apply for a Travel Grant. In total, there will be 10 travel grants available (500 € each). Preference will be given to participants younger than 35 years, coming from low-income countries and presenting an abstract.

Decisions will be made after evaluation of the scientific content of the abstracts by the reviewing committee.

Please note that application forms should be sent by e-mail to the Congress Secretariat

Deadline for Travel Grant application is April 15th 2021
Click here to download application form

For questions regarding abstract submission, please do not hesitate to contact: