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Abstracts Submission

  • Abstract Submission opens: April 12, 2019
  • Submission deadline: October 21, 2019 (23:59 CET)
  • Notification of acceptance: by December 9, 2019.

How to submit your abstract

  • Submit your abstract online by clicking on the submission button. After your submission has been completed, you will receive a confirmation message within two business days. If you submit your abstract on the day of the deadline (October 21) and do not receive confirmation within 48 hours, please email: abstracts@wcn2020.org to be sure your abstract has been received.
  • Abstracts should focus on all aspects of nephrology, the treatment of renal disease or the scientific background relating to the study of the kidney. Submitted abstracts MUST describe unpublished work, which is not already in press and which is not awaiting possible acceptance by any other society/event that publishes its proceedings. We do not accept encore abstracts. Check out the abstract categories below:

Categories and topics


Further instructions to complete your online application:

  • Character count: You are allowed to use 3,400 characters. Spaces are included in the character count (tables and graphs do not contribute to the character count if inserted as image).
  • Abstracts are structured: Introduction, methods, results, conclusion. Tables, graphs and pictures may be included (tables and graphs do not contribute to the character count if inserted as an image). 
  • Pictures and images must be in JPEG and/or PNG format (uploaded image cannot exceed the dimensions of 640w x 480h in pixels and 1,5 Megabytes).
  • Case reports that present novel hypotheses, pathologies, treatments or ethical issues are welcome. However, they are likely to be selected only if such novelty can be highlighted.
  • We do not accept encore abstracts.
  • Number of abstract co-authors: Maximum number of abstract co-authors possible to list in your abstract is 15.
  • Please check your abstract carefully for typographical errors, misspellings, poor hyphenation, etc. They will be glaringly apparent in the published abstract. Please check that your abstract title is correct.

Submission process structure:

  1. Contact person information
  2. Abstract keywords
  3. Authors and institutions
  4. Abstract topic + questionnaire
  5. Transparency declaration ethics statement
  6. Abstract title
  7. Abstract text
  8. Declaration of funding and interests
  9. Review and submit abstract

Please be aware:
We are a paperless congress. Accepted abstracts will be published electronically in the searchable databases of WCN 2020 and Kidney International Reports (an official journal of the International Society of Nephrology). A selection of approx. 20 abstracts will also be published (electronically) on the ISN Academy. No printed abstract book will be produced.

It is mandatory for the presenting author to register to the Congress by January 6, 2020 in order to have the abstract published as described above and for poster/oral presentation. If you have submitted and abstract for the congress, it is mandatory to use the same congress profile (login identity) for your registration.

Handling fee

  • A 40 USD non-refundable handling fee will be charged per abstract that is submitted. The handling fee must be paid by credit card (American Express, MasterCard, or Visa) at the time of submitting the abstract. Payment by bank transfer is not possible. Abstract handling fees are waived for submitters from low-income countries as defined by the World Bank. (please scroll down for the full list of low-income countries). Abstract handling fees are waived only from submitters from these countries.
  • If the presenting author is unable to present the abstract, another co-author can take his/her place as long as he/she is duly registered to the congress. A letter from the presenting author informing about the change is requested and must be sent to the congress secretariat, email:abstracts@wcn2020.org, no later than January 6, 2020. If selected abstract presenters fail to register by January 6, 2020, no abstract will be published. There will also be no poster/oral presentation at the congress.
  • Once you have submitted your abstract, you cannot withdraw or change your abstract.
  • All copyrights are assigned to ISN.
  • Each abstract will be considered for a poster or oral presentation session. However, only limited slots are available for oral presentations during WCN 2020.
  • ISN Young Nephrologists Awards - The ISN is offering presenting authors under the age of 40 the opportunity to apply for two (2) Young Nephrologists Awards. These awards will cover travel and accommodation contribution to attend the congress. Each winner will have 10 mins oral abstract presentation during a session at the the congress. Application for the award is possible only during the online abstract submission process.

Low Income Countries:

Afghanistan Guinea-Bissau Sierra Leone
Benin Haiti Somalia
Burkina Faso Korea, Dem. People's Rep. South Sudan
Burundi Liberia Syrian Arab Republic
Central African Republic Madagascar Tajikistan
Chad Malawi Tanzania
Comoros Mali Togo
Congo, Dem. Rep Mozambique Uganda
Eritrea Nepal Yemen, Rep.
Ethiopia Niger Zimbabwe
Gambia, The Rwanda  
Guinea Senegal  

Organ trafficking and tourism ethics compliance

We believe that scientific studies and clinical activities must be performed in keeping with the ethical principles delineated in the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism.

By submitting an abstract for WCN 2020, you state that you have not violated any aspect of the following:

Congress registration before January 6, 2020 is mandatory, in order to be published as described below and for the poster/oral presentation.

For registration rates and discounts click here. In order to allow abstract presenters enough time to facilitate funding and leave after notification of abstract acceptance, we exceptionally apply early bird registration fees to abstract presenters till January 6, 2020.