Dear colleagues,

It is our great honor and pleasure to invite you to the 38th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN 2018) which will be held in Grand Hilton Seoul, Seoul, Korea on May 17-20, 2018.

One of the major missions of KSN is to provide various educational opportunities and promote international exchanges for the society members. Since the foundation in 1980, KSN has organized national scientific meetings and first expanded it as an international meeting in 2016. In 2017, more than 1,400 kidney professionals attended at the KSN 2017, and 41 overseas experts were invited to give engaging lecture and provocative discussion.

The watch word of KSN 2018 is “A new milestone for nephrology”. KSN 2018 is preparing international symposia with the most recent updates in each field of nephrology, and special sessions for future medicine. We firmly believe that the KSN 2018 will be a more flourished international meeting both in quality and quantity. We are planning inspiring events featuring some of the world’s most renowned professionals in the field, key opinion leaders in the global nephrology community, distinguished keynote speakers, and panelists to share their experiences and exchange knowledge. We expanded the travel grant to more countries and with a greater extent than previously. We also aim to create a warm event where we can socialize with as many people as possible, and build a strong networking with each other.

We encourage you to actively participate in and enjoy this fascinating opportunity by sharing your valuable expertise and experiences with top-notch researchers from all over the world.

We look forward to seeing you at the KSN 2018 in Seoul.

Sincerely yours,

Yong-Soo Kim
President, Korean Society of Nephrology
Seong Eun Kim
Congress President, Korean Society of Nephrology
Title The 38th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN 2018)
Date May 17-20, 2018
Place Grand Hilton Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Hosted by The Korean Society of Nephrology, The Research Institute of Kidney Disease
Official Language English, Korean
Program Opening Ceremony, Plenary Sessions, Symposium, Oral & Poster Session, Exhibition, Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner
Secretariat InSession International Convention Services, Inc.
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President Yong-Soo Kim, M.D. Congress President Seong Eun Kim, M.D.
Congress Vice-President Ja Wook Koo, M.D. President Elect Yon Su Kim, M.D.
Auditor Yeong Hoon Kim, M.D. Secretary General Seok Joon Shin, M.D.
Vice-Secretary General Dong Ki Kim, M.D.
Hye Eun Yoon, M.D.
Chair, the Scientific Programs Dae Ryong Cha, M.D.
Chair, the External Affairs and Cooperation Hyeong Cheon Park, M.D. Chair, the Training and Education Ki Young Na, M.D.
Chair, the Publication Soo Wan Kim, M.D. Chair, the ESRD Registry Dong Chan Jin, M.D.
Chair, the Insurance and Legal Affairs Byoung Geun Han, M.D.
Seong Nam Kim, M.D.
Treasurer Duk-Hee Kang, M.D.
Chair, the Ethical Issues JongSoo Lee, M.D. Chair, the Public Relation Sang Kyung Cho, M.D.
Chair, the Dialysis Quality Assurance Kwon Wook Joo, M.D.
Jung Geon Lee, M.D.
Chair, the Planning Cheol Whee Park, M.D.
Chair at Large Seung Jung Kim, M.D.
Chan-Duck Kim, M.D.
Eun Young Lee, M.D.
Seungyeup Han, M.D.
Soo Bong Lee, M.D.
Acute Kidney Injury
Chair Sang Kyung Jo, M.D.
Member Dong-Jin Oh, M.D. Hyo-Wook Gil, M.D.
Myung-Gyu Kim, M.D. Hyeong Cheon Park, M.D.
Hye Ryoun Jang, M.D. Hoon Young Choi, M.D.
Inherited Kidney Disease (Pediatric Nephrology)
Chair Kee Hwan Yoo, M.D.
Member Hee Gyung Kang, M.D. Min Hyun Cho, M.D.
Hee Yeon Cho, M.D. Il Soo Ha, M.D.
Diabetes and Obesity
Chair Cheol Whee Park, M.D.
Member Young Sun Kang, M.D. Hyunjin Noh, M.D.
Ju-Young Moon, M.D. Jung Tak Park, M.D.
Hye Eun Yoon, M.D. Eun Young Lee, M.D.
Jung Pyo Lee, M.D. Hunjoo Ha, M.D.
Dialysis (HD)
Chair Yong-Soo Kim, M.D.
Member Sung Gyun Kim, M.D. Sejoong Kim, M.D.
Young Ok Kim, M.D. Sug Kyun Shin, M.D.
Young-il Jo, M.D.
Dialysis (PD)
Chair Yong-Lim Kim, M.D.
Member Sun-Hee Park, M.D. Dong-Ryeol Ryu, M.D.
JongHa Park, M.D. De Eun Choi, M.D.
Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base
Chair Gheun-Ho Kim, M.D.
Member Eun Hui Bae, M.D. Won Kim, M.D.
Kyung Hwan Jeong, M.D. Sang-Youb Han, M.D.
Glomerular and Tubulointerstitial Disorders (CKD)
Chair Ho Jun Chin, M.D.
Member Dong-Ryeol Ryu, M.D. Sun-Hee Park, M.D.
Joon Ho Song, M.D. Se Won Oh, M.D.
Sung Woo Lee, M.D. Hajeong Lee, M.D.
Bum Soon Choi, M.D. Seung Hyeok Han, M.D.
Hypertension and Vascular Biology
Chair Soo Wan Kim, M.D.
Member Eun Hui Bae, M.D. Kyung Pyo Kang, M.D.
Gang Jee Ko, M.D. JongHa Park, M.D.
Wonsuk An, M.D. Jung Pyo Lee, M.D.
Harin Rhee, M.D. Seungyeup Han, M.D.
Chair Chul Woo Yang, M.D.
Member Beom Seok Kim, M.D. Hyosang Kim, M.D.
Chair Dae Ryong Cha, M.D.
Committee Members Wonsuk An, M.D. Eun Hui Bae, M.D.
De Eun Choi, M.D. Sang-Youb Han, M.D.
Kyung Hwan Jeong, M.D. Hee Gyung Kang, M.D.
Young Sun Kang, M.D. Jeong-Hae Kie, M.D.
Beom Seok Kim, M.D. Hyosang Kim, M.D.
Sung Gyun Kim, M.D. Won Kim, M.D.
Ji Eun Lee, M.D. So Young Lee, M.D.
Hyunjin Noh, M.D. Dong Jin Oh, M.D.
Sun-Hee Park, M.D. Joon Ho Song, M.D.
The Korean Society of Nephrology

The Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN) was founded on July 12, 1980 to provide preventive and therapeutic strategies for kidney diseases by achieving medical advance in education, research, and clinical practice of nephrology. To accomplish these purposes, KSN will 1) Provide various educational opportunities to our community with meetings, board review course and other programs focusing on education. 2) Advocate both basic and clinical researches on kidney diseases and increase funding for research. 3) Facilitate communications with the division of health insurance policy and make breakthroughs in insurance problems to achieve the highest quality care for patients. 4) Promote international exchanges for the society members.

  • Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Nephrology
  • Regional educational symposia “KSN Update”
  • Nephrology Board Review Course
  • Official journal “Kidney Research and Clinical Practice”
  • Annual report of ESRD Registry
  • KSN News quarterly
  • A textbook “Clinical Nephrology”
Grants and Funds
  • Grants for clinical and basic researches
  • Travel grants to support KSN members to attend international scientific meetings
International Communications
  • Annual joint symposium with Japanese Society of Nephrology and Chinese Society of Nephrology
  • KDIGO-KSN Joint Symposium during annual meeting of KSN
  • APSN-KSN Joint CME Course during annual meeting of KSN
  • A MOU with Tunisian Society of Nephrology
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