The ERKNet Education & Training Taskforce is pleased to announce the Postgraduate Curriculum for Rare Kidney Diseases starting in January 2021.

This structured 3-year programme will cover the entire field of rare kidney diseases in a series of Webinars and a case-based eLearning module.

The training programme targets post-graduate physicians who wish to become certified European experts in rare kidney diseases. Physicians who complete the educational program and confirm sufficient clinical activity in the field of rare kidney diseases will be recognized by a Certificate as “Rare Kidney Disease Specialist”.


Eligibility criteria:

  • Employee of an ERKNet Member of Affiliated Partner centre, or at a centre currently applying for ERKNet membership
  • Postgraduate trainee in internal medicine/pediatrics, or
  • Postgraduate trainee in nephrology or pediatric nephrology, or
  • Nephrologist or pediatric nephrologist, or geneticist

Certificate qualifying criteria:

  • Attendance to at least 80% of all ERKNet Webinars within a three year period (minimum 48 Webinars)
  • >75% correct answers in Webinar-related questions
  • Processing of at least 80% of all eLearning cases (minimum 30 cases)
  • > 75% correctly answered case questions
  • Submitted portfolio confirming 2 years clinical activity in the field of rare kidney diseases


Registration is closed! A second round for registration will open at the end of 2021. 


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