41st Pediatric Nephrology Seminar Celebrates Another Successful Year and First Renal Pathology Cours
The UM Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Nephrology held its 41st international conference March 6-9 at The Alexander Hotel on Miami Beach, drawing 114 registrants from all over the world, including 37 participants from Latin America, five from Europe, two from the Middle East and 70 from the United States and Canada. A total of 57 presentations were made by 32 speakers in a seminar format that is unique to medical conferences and provides participants with direct interaction with speakers. This year’s conference added for the first time a one and a half day Renal Pathology Course organized by Laura Barisoni M.D., a renowned UM Renal Pathology physician, and a full afternoon Workshop on CRRT with live presentations conducted at Holtz Children’s Hospital.
With educational sponsorships provided by the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN), the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA), Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, Questcor, Kaneka and Kidney Kare, 20 scholarships were awarded to national and international fellows, residents, and students so they could attend.
“This seminar provides interaction that is unique and sought-after in medical conferences and is considered the very best by the family of pediatric nephrology physicians,” said Gaston Zilleruelo M.D., Program Director and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology. A surprise registrant, the renowned Dr. Marva Moxey-Mims, Director of Pediatric Nephrology and Renal Centers Programs at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, attended the conference. In addition, the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County presented seminar founder Dr. Jose Strauss and Dr. Zilleruelo with a formal proclamation designating March 6 as Pediatric Nephrology Seminar Day in recognition for their work in bringing the international medical community to Miami for the past 41 years.