2019 Fall Meeting

ESCAPE Network - Fall Meeting 2019

Date:November 29 - 30, 2019
Fri Nov 29:
Print Media Academy
Kurfürstenanlage 60, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
Sat Nov 30:
International Science Forum Heidelberg (IWH)
Hauptstrasse 242, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany


On Friday afternoon, November 29, there was a special symposium in honor of Prof. Mehls who has celebrated his 80th birthday in 2019. Moreover, our 4C study turned 10 years, so we had two reasons to celebrate! The symposium was held in the Print Media Academy right across Heidelberg train station. In the evening all attendees were kindly invited to the "birthday dinner" at the Goldener Falke restaurant at the market square.    

The ESCAPE network meeting took place on Saturday, November 30th from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. An agenda of the two meeting days can be found below.


Trends and Perspectives in Pediatric Kidney Disease

A symposium in honour of Professor Otto Mehls’ 80th birthday


Friday, 29. November

15:00Welcome (Franz Schaefer, Heidelberg)
15:05Part 1 - moderated by Jun Oh
15:05Cardiovascular comorbidity in children with CKD: Lessons learned from 4C (Uwe Querfeld, Berlin)
15:35Between a rock and a hard place: Getting your calcium right on dialysis (Rukshana Shroff, London)
16:00From germs to genes: What matters in CAKUT? (Giovanni Montini, Milano)
16:30Coffee break
17:00Part 2 - moderated by Burkhard Tönshoff
17:05How to ESCAPE renal failure: New nephroprotective therapies on the horizon (Elke Wühl, Heidelberg)
17:30Therapeutic breakthroughs in systemic diseases affecting the kidneys (Dieter Haffner, Hannover)
18:00New therapies, new targets: Innovative approaches in CKD-MBD (Günter Klaus, Marburg)
18:30Sick but happy? How to define quality of life in CKD (Dirk Bethe, Heidelberg)
20:00Birthday Dinner at the restaurant Goldener Falke


ESCAPE Network Research Meeting


Saturday, 30. November (by invitation only)

09:00Start of Plenary Session
09:00       Now on track: 4C-Track (Karolis Azukaitis, Vilnius)
09:20Dysylipidemia and renal survival in children with CKD (Francesca Mencarelli, Bologna)
09:40Uremic toxins associate with CKD progression (Johannes Holle, Berlin)
10:00Arterial stiffness in children on renal replacement therapy (Anette Melk, Hannover)
10:20Novel candidate biomarkers of CKD progression identified by serum proteome analysis (Max Liebau, Cologne)
10:40Coffee break
11:004C potassium study (Enrico Vidal, Udine)
11:20Brainstorming: Topics for future analyses of 4C data (Franz Schaefer, Heidelberg)
11:45PD tissue studies (Maria Bartosova, Heidelberg)
12:05PKD Registry Update (Max Liebau, Cologne)
12:25EurAKID Registry (Isabella Guzzo, Rome)
12:40PodoNet News (Beata Lipska-Zietkiewicz, Gdansk; Agnes Trautmann, Heidelberg)
13:00 Lunch
13:45PREDICT Trial Update: Clinical results, microbiome and metabolomic analyses (William Morello, Milan)
14:10UTILISE Study (Alev Yilmaz, Istanbul)
14:45Telemach Trial (Franz Schaefer, Heidelberg)
15:30End of program and farewell coffee


This meeting was kindly supported by