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ASN Conferences
Kansas City, MO USA
San Antonio, TX USA

The principals of the Halpin Foundation and the leadership of the American Society of Nephrology celebrated the establishment of the Halpin Foundation-ASN research career development grant in Membranous Nephropathy at the ASN Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Conference Photo

Pictured above, from left to right, are: Dr. Norman Siegel, past president of the ASN, Dr. Thomas Berl, the current president of the ASN, Harold and Joan Halpin, principals of the Foundation, Dr. Thomas Dubose, the president-elect of ASN, and Dr. Karen Campbell, the executive director of the American Society of Nephrology.

Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE)
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
October 2-3, 2011

NEPTUNE includes patients presenting with significant proteinuria with a clinical indication for a kidney biopsy. The study participants will be classified according to the kidney biopsy results into one of three subcohorts, including Minimal change disease/Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis; Membranous nephropathy; and other conditions.

Walk the Walk / Kidney & Urology Foundation of America
Central Park, Manhattan, New York, USA
October 30, 2011

The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, Inc., is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people avoid the debilitating effects of kidney and urologic diseases – disorders affecting as many as 70 million Americans today. Their annual WALK the WALK for Organ and Tissue Donation is a fun and healthy way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to become a donor. Check-in at 9:30 am; the Walk starts at 11 am.

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Annual Conference
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
November 8-13, 2011

More than 13,000 kidney professionals from around the globe will come together to exchange knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to engaging and provocative exchanges between leading experts in the field. ASN leads the fight against kidney disease by educating health professionals, sharing new knowledge, advancing research, and advocating the highest quality care for patients.

9th International Podocyte Conference
Miami, Florida, USA
April 22-25, 2012

Visceral epitelial cells (also known as podocytes) are in the Bowman's capsule in the kidneys. The capsule (also known as Glomeruli) filters blood and separates proteins and large molecules. Membraneous Nephropathy is a form of Nephrotic Syndrome, which is closely associated with protein leaking from Glomeruli into urine. This conference addresses the latest advances and brings together thought leaders in Glomerular Disease.

The International Conference on Membranous Nephropathy
Bergamo, Italy

2007 -- To foster collaborative scientific research, The Halpin Foundation co-sponsored the Conference with the Mario Negri Institute – Bergamo, Italy.

2011 -- With the same goal as the 2007 Conference, The Halpin Foundation co-sponsored the Conference once again with the Mario Negri Institute -- Bergamo, Italy. Under the supervision of Giuseppe Remuzzi, M.D. F.R.C.P., the International Conference on Membranous Nephropathy (MN) will covered the latest research and the translational opportunities to create therapies to address the syndrome. Dr. Remuzzi is the Director of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research of the Negri Bergamo Laboratories, and Director of the Department of Nephrology and Dialysis at the Ospedali Riuniti of Bergamo Hospital in Bergamo, Italy.

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Learn more about Mario Negri Institute and MN in the News Release here.

As of July 5, 2010 the Negri Bergamo Laboratories have relocated:

Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research
c/o Parco Scientifico Tecnologico Kilometro Rosso
Via Stezzano, 87
24126 Bergamo, Italy
Tel: 035-42131
Fax: 035-319331