Editorial issue 312

Let me start this editorial by warmly inviting you to attend the forthcoming ERA-EDTA Congress in Vienna, from May 21st to 24th. This will again be an excellent opportunity for networking, exchanging experiences with colleagues from the various fields of nephrology and from many countries, and attending high quality scientific sessions. In addition Vienna is a world-class city for culture!
Next let me present the 5 papers of this 312th issue.
MD Findlay et al first report in NDT on "Factors influencing withdrawal from dialysis: a national registry study". Next, in NDT again, DK Ng et al publish on "APOL1-associated glomerular disease among African-American children: a collaboration of the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) and Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) cohorts". This APOL1 story is a current hot topic in nephrology, eventually improving our understanding of the high prevalence of CKD in African Americans and Black Africans. Next, J Menne J et al again in NDT report on "C-C motif-ligand 2 inhibition with emapticap pegol (NOX-E36) in type 2 diabetic patients with albuminuria". Another hot topic, the new drugs to manage diabetic nephropathy in type 2 diabetes.

Finally, the next 2 papers are from CKJ. M. Prendecki M et al reports on "Familial vasculitides: granulomatosis with polyangitis and microscopic polyangitis in two brothers with differing anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody specificity."
And L Wong  et al report on "Kidney transplant outcomes in familial C3 glomerulopathy".

CME lectures   
The 3 CME lectures for this issue all deal with Acute Kidney Injury. Pr Giuseppe Remuzzi (Bergamo, Italy) discusses "ISN AKI 0 by 25: a human rights case for nephrologists". Then  Pr Andrew Lewington (Leeds, UK) reviews "Strategies to avoid preventable deaths from AKI in low / middle income countries".
Finally, Pr Norbert Lameire (Ghent, Belgium) reviews "The burden of AKI throughout the world: existing data".

Enjoy NDT-Edu and see you at ERA-EDTA Congress in Vienna!

Prof. Michel Jadoul
Editor-in-Chief NDT-Educational