Invitation to Attend

On behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology’s President Professor Paolo Ferrari, the Scientific Program and Education Committee and the Local Organising Committee, we invite you to the 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, to be held from 4th to 6th September 2017 in Darwin.

The Scientific Program and Education Committee, chaired by Professor Francesco Ierino, has already started planning a first-rate program, around the theme “Equity and Diversity”. Expert international and national speakers will bring you the very latest advances and contemporary summaries in nephrological science and clinical care. As is now customary, this will be complemented by the pre-meeting ANZSN Update Course and the ANZSIN meeting afterwards.

Darwin is an exciting destination with much more to offer than just the headlines. We’re confident you’ll find your visit to Darwin memorable and enjoyable, both scientifically and socially: a warm (though not hot in early September) welcome is guaranteed! Even though the Meeting is some time away and we’ll be providing regular updates, please mark it in your calendar now.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Paul Lawton & Dr. William Majoni
Co-Chairs, Local Organising Committee

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Plenary Speakers & Committee Members

Plenary Speakers

  • Camille Kotton MD
    Clinical director of the Transplant Infectious Disease and Immunocompromised Host Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusett
  • Laura Dember MD
    Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Department: Medicine
  • Charmaine E Lok MD
    Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Local Organising Committee


  • Dr Paul Lawton
    Nephrologist & Senior Research Fellow
    Menzies School of Health Research
  • Dr Sandawana William Majoni
    Consultant Nephrologist and Specialist Physician
    Royal Darwin Hospital Department of Nephrology

Scientific Program and Education Committee

A/Professor Angela Webster (Chair)
Professor Francesco Ierino

A/Professor Sharon Ricardo
A/Professor Wai Lim
A/Professor Dr Gopi Rangan
Dr John Irvine
Dr Muh Geot Wong
Dr Robert MacGinley
A/Prof Greg Tesch
Dr Andrew Mallett
Dr Peter Trnka
Dr Martin Gallagher (2018 LOC)

Participating in the ASM

Participation is open to all persons interested in nephrology. Professionals from a range of fields will be attending the ASM including:

  • Nephrologists
  • Senior scientists
  • Trainees in nephrology
  • Scientists undertaking higher degrees
  • Allied health professionals
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The ASM is hosted by Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

The aims of the Society are to promote and support the study of the kidney and urinary tract in health and disease, and to ensure the highest professional standards for the practice of nephrology in Australia and New Zealand.

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