Abstract Submission

The scientific committee of the European Working Group on Psychosocial Aspects of Children with Chronic Renal Failure (EWOPA) welcomes submissions for poster and oral presentation abstracts. The conference is organized by the Belgian society of Pediatric Nephrologists (BPN) and the ERKNet member centres Leuven, Ghent and Heidelberg, and it is endorsed by ESPN.  It will be an exciting interdisciplinary and international event focusing on the psychosocial issues and  multidisciplinary approaches in the management of children with chronic kidney disease. 

We are seeking submissions of scientific reports as well as presentations of activities, interventions and experiences in everyday clinical practice of children with chronic kidney diseases. Among others, topics of the conference are: nutritional aspects, family planning and ethical issues in genetic kidney diseases, taking care of parents of children with CKD, lifestyle and chronic illness, transition.
In addition to these  topics, however, we are also very pleased to receive contributions on other topics related to psychosocial aspects in pediatric nephrology.

You can submit your abstract for an oral or poster presentation via email to info@ewopa2023.org 


                                       New, extended deadline: March 31, 2023


Please observe the following general guidelines for your abstract submission: 

  1. English is the official language of the congress. All submissions must be written in English.
  2. Indicate if the abstracts is for an oral presentation or poster presentation, or both. 
  3. Abstract submission must be no longer than 250 words
  4. Include the following aspects in your abstract:
    1. Details of presenting author; full name and affiliation
    2. Title of the presentation or poster
    3. Text of the abstract  (max 250 words)
  5. Abstracts must be submitted in a Word document to info@ewopa2023.org


The submitted  abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee and you will get feedback as soon as possible.




We are looking forward to you coming to Leuven and joining the discussions and encounters with colleagues!

 Please, register by using the registration link: https://forms.gle/YRoEwoE5muBi7PNg8

For the payment of the conference fee and the conference gala dinner please transfer the sum to the following bank account:
UZ Leuven, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven,  IBAN = BE43 4320 0172 2101 , BIC= KREDBEBB, 
Please include the following structured message: +++ 972/2900/27833+++

When transferring money, please make sure that it is clear for which conference participant this amount is being transferred.

For planning reasons we kindly ask you to register as soon as possible.  Thank you!



Conference fee

The early bird conference registration (reduced registration fee) ends on 22 April 2023

The fee includes registration and lunches, there is an additional fee for the conference dinner.

Regular fee           early bird (by 22 April)        250 €
Regular fee           standard  (after 22 April)  320 €
Regular fee           1 Day Participation               150 €
Regular fee            Thursday only                           70 €

Reduced fee         early bird (by 22 April)         170 €
Reduced fee         standard  (after 22 April)  230 €
Reduced fee         1 Day Participation              100 €
Reduced fee         Thursday only                           50 €

Reduced fee         early bird (by 22 April)           50 €
(Emerging Economy Nation)
Reduced fee         standard   (after 22 April)    80 €
(Emerging Economy Nation)


Conference Gala Dinner                                          50 €


AHP = Allied Health Professional (e.g., nurses, social workers, psychologists, dieticians)
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