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Just published: COVID-19 in children treated with immunosuppressive medication for kidney diseases

We are pleased to inform you that the results of our global survey about COVID-19 in children with kidney disorders on immunosuppressive medications were published in Archives of Disease in Childhood

Thank you to all who contributed to the study!

Please find the full article here


Introducing the ERN Clinical Exchange Programme

We are happy to announce that the European Commission in cooperation with ECORYS has launched a Clinical Exchange Programme to share knowledge and stimulate collaborations between healthcare professionals within the ERNs.

The aim of the ERN Exchange Programme is to harmonize specific knowledge and reduce gaps in expertise. The basic idea is to transmit expert knowledge either by experts visiting other sites or by on-site training of junior professionals at experienced ERKNet centers.

Starting in March 2021, up to 45 one-week visit packages will be available to healthcare professionals from ERKNet member or Affiliated Partner centers over the coming two years.

The programme is open to clinicians and other groups of healthcare professionals (e.g. nutritionists, specialized nurses and technicians) and invites both junior trainees and senior experts. Both the visitors and the hosts have to be members of ERKNet member or Affiliated Partner institutions.

We are looking forward to organizing the Clinical Exchange Programme for the benefit of the ERKNet community. For visit suggestions, please contact us by 15th of January.

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