ICCN 2024 ICCN 2024

Welcome Message from the Chairman of the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology


photo of Sunny Wong


On behalf of the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN), I would like to extend my warmest welcome to all of you to our beautiful Asia's World City, Hong Kong, to join us for the 5th International Congress of Chinese Nephrologists (ICCN), taking place from 13-15 December 2024.


The promotion of academic and clinical practice advancement stands at the forefront of our society's mission. Over the years, we have organized numerous international conferences in Hong Kong, collaborating with international organizations such as the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology, International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis, International Society of Hemodialysis, and International Society of Nephrology. We are proud to collaborate with the International Association of Chinese Nephrologists (IACN) as the local organizer of the 5th ICCN, hosting it for the second time after the inaugural meeting in Hong Kong in 2015.


Since its inception in 2015, the ICCN has served as a highly successful platform for academic exchange, knowledge and practice advancement, and social interactions among Chinese nephrologists from around the world.


This year, the Scientific Program Committee has curated an attractive program, featuring hot topics from recent years along with discussions on the most advanced ideas in nephrology. We are delighted to have collaborations with the International Society of Hemodialysis (ISHD) and the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), which will include dedicated symposiums. Additionally, we will hold a "Kidney Donation Roundtable Workshop" to address this critical aspect of nephrology.
Moreover, this year marks the 45th anniversary of the HKSN, and we have planned special celebration activities to showcase the remarkable efforts and achievements of the society over the past 45 years. A dedicated HKSN 45th Anniversary Symposium will highlight our contributions to scientific research, clinical service development, patient support, and rehabilitation.


I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the Organizing Committee Members and the Scientific Program Committee Members for their tireless efforts and dedication in organizing this exceptional international conference. I would also like to thank our HKSN Council for their unwavering support. Special thanks to Prof. Philip Li for his guidance and support, and to Prof. Richard Yu for his continuous support and assistance in securing financial contributions from several philanthropists in Hong Kong. We are also grateful to all our industrial sponsors for their valuable support, which has contributed significantly to the success of this conference.


I extend my best wishes to each and every one of you for a fruitful and enjoyable meeting. May your time in Hong Kong be filled with memorable experiences and lasting connections. We hope you have a pleasant stay in our vibrant city.


Dr. Sunny SH Wong
Hong Kong Society of Nephrology