Country Medical Directors Meeting, 12th and 13th June 2019

The meeting has received accreditation from EACCME®** (8 European CME credits) and has been endorsed by ERA-EDTA*

The XVII EMEA Country Medical Directors (CMDs) meeting 2019 will take place in Budapest (Hungary).

This meeting is a very much appreciated and well recognized scientific event for all 26 FMC EMEA NephroCare CMDs.  We are proud that this year many special guests are also going to be part of our meeting. We are welcoming the Chief Medical Officers and Country Medical Directors from North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Moreover, many managers from EMEA and the other regions will attend the meeting. The CMDs meeting will give us the opportunity to discuss about new procedures and guidelines and to highlight relevant medical issues that every country has to deal with.

The Continuous Medical Quality Improvement in Hemodialysis

  • New on line big database functionalities
  • Digital projects potentially impacting the clinical outcomes
  • Regenerative medical technologies in HD

The Home Dialysis

Cardiovascular complications in CKD/ESRD patients 

Intradialytic Complications

  • Hypotensive episodes
  • Atrial fibrillation

Sodium and Clinical Outcomes

  • New insights in sodium and water physiology in kidney disease
  • How to individualize the dialysis sodium management

It is a great pleasure that we will have important speakers. Armin Karch, ExVP, Operations and Digital Strategies EMEA, will open the meeting on day 1 with a message from FMC EMEA Head Quarter. The Global Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Frank Maddux, will then give an overview of our mission, vision, values and strategic priorities which will be of high interest for all of us.

On the following day, the EMEA CEO Dr. Katarzyna Mazur-Hofsäß, will open the session and present the FMC EMEA strategies and visions.

Together with the EMEA CMDs we are happy to have many important high-profile speakers with us. Please see a short overview:

Dr. J.H. Lawson (USA) will give a talk about the regenerative medical technologies in haemodialysis. A new concept of care for dialysis patients, using home haemodialysis, will be presented by Dr. A. Collins (USA). Prof. M.L. Niemierko (Poland) and Prof. E. Ok (Turkey) will show the insights of home dialysis treatments.

Prof. C. Wanner (Germany) will speak about the new strategies to reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with kidney diseases.  The present and the future of ERA-EDTA Registry will be introduced by Prof. K.J. Jager (Netherlands).  Prof. J. Kooman (Netherlands) and Prof. A. Wiecek will present a session on intradialytic complications with a focus on hypotensive episodes and atrial fibrillation, respectively. Prof J. Titze (Singapore) will talk about new insights in sodium and water physiology in kidney disease, and Prof. B. Canaud (France) will share his thoughts on how to individualize the dialysis sodium management.

In addition to these highly important topics, we will offer a lot of time to our guests to exchange, discuss and comment relevant medical topics to improve the collaboration and cooperation between all of us.

An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.

We are looking forward to welcoming our guests in Budapest and are confident that participants will have a successful and enjoyable meeting.

Dr. Stefano Stuard

SVP – EMEA Chief Clinical Officer
Global Medical Office

* ERA-EDTA’s endorsement is for the promotion of education in general, therefore the specific content of the event/course is the responsibility of the organiser”

** “The EMEA NephroCare Country Medical Directors’ Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, 12/06/2019 - 13/06/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 8 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.” “Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at “Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”