Dear colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 39th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN 2019) which will be held at Seoul Dragon City, Seoul, Korea from May 23 to 26, 2019.

One of the major missions of KSN is to add depth to the international exchanges that take place at KSN meetings and to provide various educational opportunities for the society members. Since its foundation in 1980, KSN has organized national scientific meetings and expanded it as an international meeting in 2016, making KSN 2019 its 4th international meeting.

In 2018, almost 1,600 delegates attended the KSN 2018, and 39 overseas experts from 22 countries were invited to give engaging lecture and provocative discussion. Under the theme of "Peaceful Kidneys, Save Lives," KSN 2019 is preparing an international congress with sessions on hot topics such as the Artificial Intelligence in Medical Field and the most recent updates in various fields of nephrology. Joint symposia with related societies will be actively held including the KSN-APSN Joint CME course, KSN-KDIGO joint symposium, and KSN-TSN-JSDT joint symposium. We firmly believe that KSN 2019 will be a more flourished international meeting in both quality and quantity.

We cordially encourage you to join us at KSN 2019 and enjoy this opportunity by sharing your valuable expertise and experiences with key opinion leaders in the global nephrology community to deepen your knowledge and broaden your global network.

We will look forward to seeing you at KSN 2019 in Seoul.

Sincerely yours,

Yon Su Kim, M.D.
President, Korean Society of Nephrology
Nam Ho Kim, M.D.
Congress President, Korean Society of Nephrology


Title The 39th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN 2019)
Date May 23-26, 2019
Place Seoul Dragon City, Seoul, Korea
Hosted by The Korean Society of Nephrology, The Research Institute of Kidney Disease
Official Language English, Korean
Program Opening Ceremony, Plenary Sessions, Invited Lecture Sessions, Oral & Poster Sessions, Exhibition, Welcome Reception
Secretariat InSession International Convention Services, Inc.
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Tel : +82-2-3452-7167 Fax : +82-2-521-8683
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President Yon Su Kim, M.D. Congress President Nam Ho Kim, M.D.
Congress Vice-President Mee Kyung Namgoong, M.D. Auditor Sun Ae Yoon, M.D.
Secretary General Dong Ki Kim, M.D. Vice-Secretary General Jung Pyo Lee, M.D.
Hye Eun Yoon, M.D.
Jang-Hee Cho, M.D.
Hyung Jong Kim, M.D.
Editor in Chief, Kidney Research and Clinical Practice Gheun-Ho Kim, M.D. Chair, the Scientific Programs Bum Soon Choi, M.D.
Chair, the External Affairs and Cooperation Hyeong Cheon Park, M.D.
Sang Kyung Jo, M.D.
Chair, the Publication Eun Young Lee, M.D.
Chair, the Training and Education Chan-Duck Kim, M.D. Chair, the ESRD Registry Young-Soo Kim, M.D.
Dong-Ryeol Ryu, M.D.
Chair, the Insurance and Legal Affairs Byoung Geun Han, M.D.
Seong Nam Kim, M.D.
Treasurer Seok Joon Shin, M.D.
Chair, the Ethical Issues Sang Wook Kim, M.D.
Sung Joon Shin, M.D.
Chair, the Public Relation Jung Eun Lee, M.D.
Chair, the Dialysis Quality Assurance Young-Ki Lee, M.D.
Myeong Seong Kim, M.D.
Chair, the Planning Seung Hyeok Han, M.D.
Chair at Large Dong Won Lee, M.D.
Soon Kil Kwon, M.D.
Sejoong Kim, M.D.
Beom Jin Lim, 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.
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. Ju-Young Moon, 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. Dae 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 Shin Young Ahn, M.D. 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 Bum Soon Choi, M.D.
Committee Members Jung Tak Park, M.D. Eun-sil Koh, M.D.
Kyung Pyo Kang, M.D. Byung Seung Kang, M.D.
Young Sun Kang, M.D. Gee Young Kwon, M.D.
Yong Kyun Kim, M.D. Jwa-Kyung Kim
Hyosang Kim, M.D. Kwon Moo Park, M.D.
Sun-Hee Park, M.D. Eun Hui Bae, M.D.
Sang Heon Song, M.D. Jiwon Lee, M.D.
Hajeong Lee, M.D. Tae Ik Chang, M.D.
Kyung Hwan Jeong, M.D. Dae Eun Choi, M.D.
The Korean Society of Nephrology

The Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN) has made progress in education, research, and medical care in the field of nephrology thanks to the dedication of members since its foundation in 1980.

To accomplish this vision and mission, KSN will,

  1. Promote international exchanges for the society members.
  2. Provide various opportunities and create innovative programs to expand the fields of specialization and to promote diversity and inclusiveness within KSN.
  3. Listen to the members engaged in various fields including private physicians, hospitalists and so on.
  4. Prepare for the medical care in terms of Korean reunification.
  • 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
  • A MOU with Taiwan Society of Nephrology-Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy

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