2nd International Workshop on Mesoamerican Nephropathy November 18-20, 2015

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Chronic Kidney Disease of non-traditional causes is a public health problem of such a magnitude and severity in Mesoamerica that the Central American Council of Ministries of Health recently called for urgent action. MeN 2015 is a response to this call for action and will result in the most exhaustive and up-do-date review of the science, elucidating the potential causes of the epidemic, research recommendations, as well as possible solutions for prevention and mitigation. The workshop has a number of ambitious aims. These are: 1. Update progress in understanding the epidemic and on the research questions identified at First International Workshop 2. Share ongoing studies in the region and identify current knowledge gaps 3. Articulate key hypotheses and strength of evidence to date with a view to focus future research on the most promising hypotheses 4. Promote and establish new relationships and collaboration among researchers and clinicians 5. Identify data and data sources to inform the public, clinicians, labor market partners, and policy makers in understanding the evidence base of interventions and solutions for the prevention and treatment of CKDnT 6. Strengthen the communication and support structure for researchers in the region 7. Publish proceedings, peer-review papers summarizing progress and research gaps and host in-person CENCAM meeting The Workshop brings together researchers from around the world who are working on the epidemic to share knowledge, techniques, data and hypotheses and plans to translate research into practice.
Period18 Nov 201520 Nov 2015
Event title2nd International Workshop on Mesoamerican Nephropathy November 18-20, 2015
Event typeWorkshop
LocationSan José, Costa RicaShow on map