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On behalf of the Irish Nephrology Society (INS) and EuroPD, I would like to welcome you to the 13th European Peritoneal Dialysis Meeting (EuroPD) being held in the Dublin Convention Centre, from 4th to 7th  October 2017.   The INS  is celebrating 50 years working to promote collaborative research, educational and clinical projects for all patients with kidney disease.

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Providing sustainable treatments”

Over the 4 days of the conference, we will explore how to best to preserve our patients, their quality of life, their peritoneal dialysis and how to deal with the consequences of their illness. There will be practical hands on training regarding diet, catheter insertions techniques, exit site care and patient evaluation.

I hope you get to enjoy Dublin and experience Europe friendliest city.

Finally, we would also like to thank all of our sponsors and exhibitors. Their support is invaluable to the meeting and we would encourage you to visit them on the first floor in The Liffey Hall.

Professor George Mellotte, Trinity Health Kidney Centre, Dublin