Be Aware of Your Kidneys!

Wednesday, 03.10.2012 | 18:30 - 20:00 | Congress Centre 2

Organised and sponsored by Abbott

Kidney transplantation: ambivalent aspects of kidney replacement therapy

In general, there is low awareness of kidney diseases among the public. In contrast to other chronic diseases such as diabetes and coronary heart diseases, you find in the public media few discussions on topics associated with kidney health, how to early diagnose, treat or prevent kidney disease. Medical or socioeconomic causes and consequences of kidney diseases are until today of minor interest to people in the political health care system as well as in parts among the healthcare professionals.

  • Aim of the workshop is to discuss the options for renal replacement therapy including kidney transplantation Medical aspects (possible options from the doctor’s view) 
  • Patient aspects (personal choice, access) 
  • Legal and ethical considerations 
  • Personal experience of affiliated persons


The choice of renal replacement therapy – a concerted effort between patient and doctor

A Rosenkranz, Head of the Clinical Division of Nephrology, University Clinic Graz, Austria


Cost effectiveness analysis of renal replacement therapy

R Oberbauer, Director, Elisabethinen Hospital Linz, Austria


Chronic renal disease – an Ethical Challenge in the Age of Austerity

M Kletecka-Pulker, Senior Scientist, Department for Ethics and Law in Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria


Living Organ Donation – an Emergency Solution or the Grace of Charity?

F Vranitzky, former Chancellor of Austria

Chaired and moderated by

E Pohanka, Head of II. Medical Department, AKH Linz, Austria

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