DATE: 29/09/2022

TIME: 14.30-18.00 CEST


  • onsite in Madrid, Room Mate Oscar Hotel, Plaza Pedro Zerolo 121;
  • online on Zoom.

GOAL: Find possibilities to improve the quality of life of people on dialysis across Europe with focus on mental health and those aspects of the disease and care that are modifiable. 

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You can read the event report here.


14.30 – 14.40 CEST

WELCOME with Raymond Vanholder (EKHA President) and Eveline Scheres (EKHA General Manager and moderator of the round table). 

14.40 – 14.50 CEST

Opening statement with Cesar Luena, Spanish Member of European Parliament and member of the European Member of Parliament Group for Kidney Health.


14.50 – 15.10 CEST
Key take aways from the EKPF Whitepaper “Living better with CKD – Improving the quality of life of CKD patients on dialysis across Europe” by Daniel Gallego EKPF President
15.10– 15.30 CEST
Improving quality of life of CKD patients: presentation of main findings of a recent patient survey by Anne Stinat, France Rein Vice President
15.30 – 15.50 CEST
How can renal nurses contribute to the QoL of dialysis patients and the shift from hospital to in-home dialysis by Anna Marti Monros, Renal Nurse, representing EDTNA/ERCA

15.50 – 16.30 CEST

PANEL DISCUSSION with emphasis on indicating bottle necks and defining solutions from different perspectives 

1.     Daniel Gallego – EKPF President and Kidney Patient,

2.    Raymond Vanholder – EKHA President,

3.    Anna Marti Monros – Renal nurse,

4.    Anne Stinat – France Rein Vice President,

5.    Alberto Ortiz – Nephrologist.

16.30 – 16.40 CEST

Reflections on the round table by Nicolas Casares, Spanish Member of European Parliament.

16.40 – 16.45 CEST

Closing of the online session by Raymond Vanholder EKHA President.

16.45 – 17.05 CEST

Refreshment Break. 

17.05 – 18.00 CEST

Summary of key take aways of the session and formulation of policy messages (only for the live attendants).

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