18th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminar

of Kidney Foundation, Bangladesh



It gives me great pleasure to invite you to join the 18 th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar of Kidney Foundation, Bangladesh to be held on November 26 and 27, 2022 at Kidney Foundation Hospital and Research Institute, Dhaka-1216, in collaboration with Royal London Hospital, United Kingdom and as Sister Renal Centre (SRC) program of International Society of Nephrology (ISN).

There will be ISN Educational Ambassadors Program from 22 nd to 28 th November to give practical training to the health care professionals of Bangladesh. Doctors and nurses from Nepal will join the ambassador program as well. Acute kidney injury (AKI) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are increasingly being recognized in Bangladesh. About 13.5 million people are suffering from AKI and 850 million suffering from CKD around the world. Of them more than 80 percent are from low and LMIC. As a result, about 2 million to 7 million people die prematurely due to kidney diseases every year.

In Bangladesh, the incidence and prevalence of AKI and CKD are also increasingly recognized. AKI if diagnosed and treated at the early stages, many lives can be saved. Awareness regarding AKI amongst the health care professionals, the general people, stake holders and policy makers are very important for prevention of AKI and CKD. This year’s main theme of the scientific seminar is “Management of AKI”. The treatment of snakebite associated AKI and obstetric nephrology will be highlighted. Management of AKI in resource poor setting using temporary peritoneal dialysis will be given more importance and training will be provided to health care professionals of different institutes in Dhaka. Moreover, management of Glomerulonephritis, Cardiovascular nephrology and Critical care nephrology will also be discussed in the seminar. Delegates from UK, Nepal and local specialist will participate in the seminar. Clinical cases and ongoing research projects from all participating organizations will be shared and discussed.

The inauguration will be held on November 26, Saturday, 2022 at 9 AM. You are cordially invited to join the seminar for two days and take part in the discussion.