The International Developmental Nephrology Workshop was initiated in 1980 as a small meeting forum for investigators to exchange ideas and critically evaluate recent work focused on renal embryogenesis, postnatal functional development, and renal metabolism. The Workshop was an unqualified success and spurred the organization of subsequent triennual meetings that have become widely recognized as one of the premier small nephrology meetings. The 12th International Developmental Nephrology Workshop entitled "From Basic Science Towards Therapeutics" represents the 12th international gathering of pediatric nephrologists, developmental biologists, developmental physiologists, cell biologists, and geneticists to discuss new scientific advances and engage in dynamic exchanges of ideas and concepts relating to the biology, pathophysiology, and genetics of the developing kidney and urinary tract. The current R13 application seeks funding to support travel awards for postdoctoral fellows, students and young investigators from laboratories in the United States. While funding from foundations, corporate sponsors, and the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) will cover the basic meeting expenses, the requested R13 funds will serve as our sole funding source for awarding up to 15 travel grants for trainees and junior investigators. We believe that the meeting format and the outstanding slate of speakers assembled for the 11th International Developmental Nephrology Workshop will provide a unique educational opportunity for qualified junior faculty and senior post-docs. Not only will they be exposed to cutting edge science, but the Workshop venue is highly conducive to small group discussions and interactions that should spark new collaborative interactions among the participants. The meeting will be held at the University of Edinburgh, UK on June 23-26, 2013
The 12th International Workshop on Developmental Nephrology, entitled From Basic Science to Therapeutics to be held June 23-16th at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, will bring together investigators and pediatric nephrologists from around the world. The most current basic and translational research will be presented, with a goal of translating this research into better treatments for children with kidney disease and malformations of the urogenital tract.