NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

Spring Clinical Meetings

The Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM) is NKF's premiere educational event designed for the interprofessional kidney health team. SCM presents a unique opportunity for busy renal health care professionals to explore innovation, research, and best clinical practice within nephrology.

Long Beach,CA May 14–18, 2024
Past spring clinical meeting event

SCM At A Glance

  • SCM24 will occur May 14 - 18, 2024
  • NKF offers two types of registration: SCM In-Person + On-Demand and SCM On-Demand Only
  • On-Demand registrants will have access to meeting content through June 27, 2024
  • Abstract submissions open August 30, 2023 and close November 30, 2023
  • Registration for SCM24 goes live in October 2023, with an opportunity for early-bird registration
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We're heading to Long Beach, CA!

 

SCM24 will take place at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California.

 

Located alongside a picturesque harbor on the beautiful Pacific Ocean, Long Beach is small enough to call your own for any number of days, yet offers the experience, diversity and variety of a much larger city.

Registration Now Open

In-person registration includes access to all live content presented at SCM24 and access to SCM On-Demand. Pre-conference courses and workshops are not included and require separate registration.

SCM On-Demand grants virtual access to recordings of all general sessions within 48 hours of the live presentation. SCM On-Demand content will be available through June 27, 2024.

Did you know NKF members receive discounted registration to the annual Spring Clinical Meetings? Become an NKF member today to receive this benefit and many more!

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Book your hotel for SCM Now!

Choose from a range of hotels to suit your needs, all conveniently located near the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.

The deadline for reserving through the NKF hotel block is April 1, 2024.

 

Secure your room today for a hassle-free experience!

 

  • Hyatt Regency Long Beach ($284 Single/Double Occupancy)
  • Renaissance Long Beach ($261 Single/Double Occupancy)
  • The Westin Long Beach ($269 Single/Double Occupancy)
  • Courtyard Long Beach Downtown ($239 Single/Double Occupancy)
  • Best Western Plus at the Convention Center ($239 Single Occupancy, $249 Double Occupancy)

Book your hotel for SCM Now!

Choose from a range of hotels to suit your needs, all conveniently located near the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.

The deadline for reserving through the NKF hotel block is April 1, 2024.

 

  • Hyatt Regency Long Beach ($284*/night)
  • Renaissance Long Beach ($261*/night)
  • The Westin Long Beach ($269*/night)
  • Courtyard Long Beach Downtown ($239*/night)
  • Best Western Plus at the Convention Center ($239* Single Occupancy, $249 Double Occupancy)
  • *Plus applicable taxes & fees

Plan your trip to Long Beach

United Airlines

  • We're pleased to partner with United Airlines for travel to SCM24, use the discount code and your booking fees will be waived.
    Learn more here

 

Long Beach Local Discounts

  • Show your SCM24 badge and save in Long Beach! Activities, food, shopping, and more! Click here for a list of local discounts.

 

Parking at the Convention Center

  • Discover convenient parking options with the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center (LBCEC) Parking Map, offering a detailed guide to potential garages throughout downtown Long Beach.
Lisa Cooper

Introducing Our SCM24 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Lisa Cooper is a distinguished professor at Johns Hopkins University and a renowned expert in health equity. She has a background in medicine, public health, and research and has dedicated her career to reducing health disparities, particularly among racial and ethnic minority groups, through community-informed interventions and research.
 
Dr. Cooper's impactful work has earned her numerous awards and recognition, including an appointment to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology by President Joseph Biden in September 2021.
 
Don't miss the NKF Presidential Address & Keynote Presentation, taking place at SCM24 on Wednesday, May 15, 2024!

SCM23 Livestream Opportunities

Don't miss your chance to join SCM23 virtually in real time!

April 12, 6:00 AM - 7:45 AM CST

Supported by an educational grant by AstraZeneca

April 12, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM CST
April 12, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

Supported by an educational grant by Mallinckrodt 

April 12, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

Supported by an educational grant by AstraZeneca

April 12, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST

Supported by an educational grant by Travere Therapeutics 

April 12, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST

Supported by an educational grant by Moderna 

April 13, 6:15 AM - 8:00 AM CST

Supported by an educational grant by Horizon Therapeutics  

April 13, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM CST

Supported by an educational grant by Boehringer Ingelheim

April 13, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM CST

Supported by an educational grant by Vertex

April 13, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Supported by an educational grant by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.  

April 13, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Supported by an educational grant by Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease 

April 14, 6:45 AM - 8:30 AM CST

Supported by an educational grant by GSK

April 14, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM CST

Supported by an educational grant by Calliditas Therapeutics 

April 14, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM CST

Supported by an educational grant by CSL Vifor

Lisa Cooper

Thank you to our SCM24 Keynote Speaker!

Dr. Lisa Cooper is a distinguished figure in the field of health and healthcare equity, holding multiple prestigious roles at Johns Hopkins University. Her upbringing in Liberia, West Africa, fueled her commitment to address the health impacts of social deprivation. With a background in Chemistry and Medicine, she completed her training at the University of North Carolina and the University of Maryland Medical Center, followed by a Master's in Public Health from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Cooper is renowned for her pioneering work in highlighting disparities in physician-patient relationships among marginalized groups and for designing effective interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease and depression disparities. She is the Founder and Director of The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, where she collaborates with various stakeholders to translate research into practical health policy changes. Her contributions have earned her numerous awards and distinctions, including a MacArthur Fellowship, and she continues to be an influential voice in addressing healthcare disparities. In 2021, she was appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology by President Joseph Biden.

Hear from our Attendees

"What I love about NKF is that I always feel like an important member of the team while I am there."

100% of surveyed SCM23 attendees reported that the meeting met their personal objectives for attendance

"The interprofessional activities have inspired me to go further, do more, learn more, and then bring that back to my patients in a relatable way."

98% of surveyed SCM23 attendees reported that the meeting content was current and pertinent to their practice

"The scientific program was rich, the sessions well attended, and there was a lot of excitement in the air!"

Future SCM Dates

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SCM24

May 14–18, 2024
Long Beach, CA

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SCM25

April 9–13, 2025
Boston, MA

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SCM26

May 6–10, 2026

New Orleans, LA

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SCM27

May 11–15, 2027
Orlando, FL