15. BANTAO kongres i ERA-EDTA & ISN kurs biće održani od 26. do 29. septembra 2019. godine u Skopju.

Tim povodom, predsjednik kongresa, prof. Goce Spavoski je uputio poruku dobrodošlice koju možete pročitati u nastavku:

As President of the Congress and on behalf of the International and Local Organizing Committee it is my great privilege to welcome you to the 15th BANTAO Congress (Balkan Association of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs) to be held in Skopje, R. Macedonia, 26-29 September, 2019. ERA-EDTA & ISN Course will follow at the last days of this  extraordinary  event.  This  Congress  is  certainly  a  special  occasion  for those who work for the development of Nephrology, in education, research and professional development. It will be an occasion to meet, to listen, to discuss, to share information and to plan for the future.

The Scientific Committee of the Congress has paid great attention to various topics in the field of Nephrology and the treatment of chronic renal disease. The  invited  speakers,  all  well  known  scientists,  are coming  from different parts of the Balkans and the world. Every day, a keynote lecture by distinguished  international  experts  will  highlight  burning  issues  in Nephrology  and  beyond.  During  the  Congress,  issues  will  be  discussed through   a   state   of   the   art   presentations   and   mini   lectures   (Clinical Nephrology, Hypertension, Nephrolithiasis, Urinary tract infections, Adult polycystic  kidney  disease,  Prevention  and  treatment  of  Chronic  Kidney Disease,   Renal   Replacement   Therapy   (Hemodialysis,   Peritoneal   Dialysis, Kidney Transplantation). In depths exchange of the knowledge within dedicated  sessions will  be  at  the  chapters  on  Vascular  Accesses  (creation, surveillance and management of complications, both medical and surgical), Immunosuppressive treatment in Clinical nephrology and Kidney transplantation, etc.

I am deeply convinced that this event will be of an exceptional importance for the  region,  considering  that  we  will  be  able  to  see  all  the  international Balkan Association of Nephrology, Dialysis, Macedonian Society of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs Transplantation and Artificial Organs achievements and the most up-to-date methods used in the Nephrology field.

I certainly hope that this rich variety of speakers and activities will provide fresh impetus for advancements in education as well. I am confident, too, that we'll further proceed with our well established BANTAO spirit or even get stronger bonds among us all who share the common goal of improvement in the Nephrology sphere.

Thus, we'll be able to propose to our health decision-makers introduction of proven state of the art procedures in the prevention and treatment of kidney disease, which will improve the quality of life of our patients.

We are exceedingly counting on your active involvement to foster and exalt the clarification of the chosen scientific topics.

The host city Skopje will introduce its rich cultural places, historic tradition, mixture of old and modern architecture. We would encourage you to take a walk  along  our  river  “Vardar”,  stroll  along  the  narrow  streets  of  the  Old Bazaar, which is the biggest bazaar preserved in the Balkans today, Kale fortress,  and  certainly  visit  St.  Pantelejmon  church  and  admire  the  fresco

”Lamentation of Christ”, bearing the first signs of the Renaissance and the Matka canyon. Great traditional food and unique Macedonian wine, hospitality of the people, beautiful landscapes are the main reasons for each visitor to have unforgettable stay in Skopje.

I hope to see you here in Skopje in September to enjoy the Congress that we hope will be of interest to you and to simultaneously enjoy a pleasant welcoming city full of attractions.


Prof. Goce Spasovski
President of the Congress