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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

07:00-11:00 Shuttle transportation to venue in Queretaro

11:00-12:00 Free time at Hacienda Jurica (or for registration, set up posters)

12:00-14:00 Lunch (and registration open, time to set up posters)

14:00-14:15 Welcome and opening remarks - Guillermo García-García, Mexico

14:15-14:45 Plenary 1: ISN Global Outreach - Adeera Levin, Canada (introduced by Guillermo Garcia)

14:50-17:20 Session I: Burden of Disease – Prevalence and Incidence of Renal Disease (ESRD) in selected countries and regions
Session Chairs: Ana Cusumano (Argentina) and Lawrence Agodoa (USA)

- Australia - Wendy Hoy, Australia
- New Zealand - John Collins, New Zealand
- SLANH registry - Carlota Gonzalez Bedat, Uruguay
- India and Pakistan - Vivekanand Jha, India
- Sub-Sahara Africa - Fatiu Arogundade
- P.R. China - Zhi-Hong Liu, P.R. China
- Cuba - Raúl Herrera-Valdés, Cuba
- Undocumented Mexicans in the USA - Rudy Rodriguez, USA
- Middle East - Faissal Shaheen, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Coffee/refreshments provided during session I

17:20-18:50 Session II: Poster viewing & discussions (moderated)
Moderators: Karen Yeates, Canada and Fergus Caskey, United Kingdom

18:50-21:00 Reception & continued poster viewing

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

08:00-09:00 Session III: Recent Advances in Understanding Risk Factors for Development and Progression of Renal Disease in Disadvantaged Populations
Session Chairs: Sarala Naicker (South Africa) and Kowdle Prabhakar (Singapore)

Food as Medicine for CKD: Implications for Disadvantaged Populations
Deidra Crews, USA

HIV/AIDS and Kidney Disease
Sarala Naicker, South Africa

Hypertension and Kidney Disease Progression
Marcelo Orias, Argentina

09:00-09:30 Plenary II: CKD of Uncertain Etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka
Tilak Abeysekera, Sri Lanka (Introduction by Wendy Hoy, Australia)

09:30-10:30 Session IV: CKDu in the Americas
Session Chairs: Jose Suassuna, Brazil and Ernesto Sabath, Mexico

CKDu in the USA
Rajiv Saran, USA

CKDu in Poncitlan, Mexico
Guillermo Garcia , Mexico

CKDu in Central America
Raúl Herrera-Valdés, Cuba

10:30-10:45 Coffee/tea & cookies

10:45-11:45 Session V: Free Communications
Session Chairs: Keith Norris, USA, and Deidra Crews, USA

(P161) Potential urine biomarkers for the diagnosis of pre-diabetes and early diabetic nephropathy based on ISN CKHDP program
Hequn Zou, P.R. China

(P107) Calculator of Total Kidney Volume (TKV) in children
Maria E. Bianchi, Argentina

(P114) Cost-effectiveness of a multiple intervention model for diagnosis and treatment of CKD in a primary health-care setting
Rafael Adalid Ayala Cortes, Mexico

(P-100) Acute kidney injury among paediatric patients admitted through an emergency room in Nigeria –a preliminary report
Olalekan Ojo, Nigeria

(P141) Monthly direct and indirect cost of management of CKD3-5 non-dialyzed patients in an out-of-pocket expenditure system. Case of Yaounde
Francois Ngeugoue Tchokouaha, Cameroon

(P142) Racial/ethnic variations in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) mortality rates for patients treated in United States (US) territories compared to US 50 states
Keith Norris, USA

11:45-13:00 Lunch break

13:00-14:00 Session VI: Unique issues to Kidney Disease in Developing Countries
Session Chairs: Wendy Hoy, Australia, and Martin Gregory, USA

Acute Renal Failure in the Tropics
Fatiu Arogundade, Nigeria

Kidney Care in Low and Middle Income Countries
Aminu Bello, Canada

Non-traditional (Non-western pharmaceutical) treatments
Glenda Gobe, Australia

14:00-15:30 Session VII: Dialysis and Transplantation in Developing Countries
Session Chairs: Shahnaz Shahinfar, USA, and John Collins, New Zealand

Establishing a cost-effective hemodialysis program in the developing world
John Ball, USA

Cost-Effective PD program in the developing world

Karen Yeates, Canada, and Kajiru Kilonzo, Tanzania

Is there a role for kidney transplantation in children in the developing world?
Randall Lou, Guatemala

Application of new innovations/technology for care of ESRD in a resource limited

KS Nayak, India

15:30-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45-17:00 Session VIII: Delegate information and discussion.
Chair: Kowdle S. Prabhakar, Singapore

Participants discuss important issues they face in their respective countries and members confer and recommend possible solutions

17:30-18:00 Session IX: Summary of the meeting
Chair: Guillermo Garcia

-Meeting highlights
-Acknowledgement for suppport
-Award for the best Posters


19:00-22:00 Special evening/social program in the Old Town


Wednesday 26 April 2017: Social event in the Old Town of Queretaro
19:00 hrs: Departure from Hacienda Jurica to downtown Queretaro. We will have a nice walk to the Archivo Historico del Estado de Queretaro, and will be accompanied by a special music group. Welcome and Dinner with music.

Thursday 27 April 2017: Group transfer to Mexico City International Airport
07:00 AM: Group transportation from Hacienda Jurica to Mexico City International Airport. Expected arrival time: before 11:00. If traffic is good: 2.5 hrs. Normal traffic 3 hrs. Heavy traffic: up to 4 hours. The duration of the trip depends on the traffic and cannot be guaranteed. For alternative travel, please check our housing and transportation page. We plan to have an early shuttle departure as well (06:00 am).