Consortium for the Epidemic of Nephropathy in Central America and Mexico
4th International Workshop on CKDu
The 4th international workshop on CKDu will be held February 14th-16th, 2024 in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.
This workshop iteration has been developed as a collaboration between CENCAM, the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic (SE-COMISCA), the Latin American Society for Nephrology and Hypertension (SLANH), and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
The workshop will be held at the Spanish Cooperation Training Center (AECID) in La Antigua Guatemala. There will be options to participate both in-person and virtually. It will be conducted in both English and Spanish with active translation planned for all structured sessions.
While the overall objective will once again be to discuss scientific, medical, and humanitarian knowledge and priorities surrounding CKDu, this workshop will also serve as the inauguration for a broader initiative entitled “Implementation of the Strategy for the Prevention, Mitigation and Control of Chronic Kidney Disease of non-traditional origin in Central America and the Dominican Republic.”
This initiative is a collaboration established by SE-COMISCA, CENCAM, and SLANH with funding from AECID. It will develop and implement an educational program throughout Central America and the Dominican Republic targeted at healthcare providers, public health officials, and the general populace to improve awareness of CKDu, help mitigate risk factors for disease, and reduce its overall morbidity and mortality.
This initiative fits within the broader “Strategy for the Prevention, Mitigation and Control of Chronic Kidney Disease of non-traditional origin in Central America and the Dominican Republic, 2022-2025” developed by SE-COMISCA and previously presented in a webinar co-hosted by CENCAM, SE-COMISCA, and SLANH.
If you have not received an invitation to participate and would like to, please contact email@example.com with your name, affiliation, country, and a brief (2-3 sentences) description of your background and interest in CKDu.
The Consortium on the Epidemic of Nephropathy in Central America and Mexico (CENCAM) is an international group of researchers and clinicians whose mission is to increase international collaboration for the exploration and research of Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN), also known as chronic kidney disease of unknown cause (CKDu) or chronic kidney disease of nontraditional etiology (CKDnt).
CENCAM’s mission is to reduce the overall prevalence and impact of MeN, and to raise awareness and action about MeN in Central America and Mexico.