Plenary Session 5 presentation title: “Formulation of the 2021 Guideline and what to expect in the future”
Professor Jürgen Floege, MD
Director, Division of Nephrology and Clinical Immunology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen
Professor Jürgen Floege is head of the Division of Nephrology and Immunology at the University of Aachen, Germany since 1999. He is a former executive council member of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), the ERA-EDTA, and KDIGO. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the ERA-EDTA and recipient of the 2018 ERA-EDTA Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions to Nephrology. He also is past-president of the German Society of Nephrology and recipient of the 2020 Volhard medal of that society in honor of his life-time achievements. Together with Professors Richard Johnson and Marcello Tonelli he edits the best-selling textbook “Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology”. Finally, Professor Floege is associate editor of Kidney International since Jan 2018 and currently is a member of the editorial board of JASN, Journal of Nephrology and others. Until 2017 he served as associate editor of NDT.
Research interests encompass renal fibrosis, immune-mediated renal disease, in particular IgA-nephropathy, as well as bone and mineral disorders (CKD-MBD) and cardiovascular disease in uremic patients. His scientific work encompasses more than 600 original papers.