NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

The Spring Clinical Meetings is NKF's premiere educational event designed for the interprofessional kidney health team. 

Austin skyline graphic, April 11-15 2023

SCM23 Overview

SCM presents a unique opportunity for busy renal health care providers to learn new developments related to all aspects of nephrology. It is designed for nephrologists in the private sector and academia, fellows and residents with a special interest in kidney disease, general internists, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and technicians, social workers, renal and clinical dietitians, and transplant coordinators. 

SCM23 Opportunities

  • Educational sessions across 7 program tracks
  • CME, CE, and MOC available
  • Learn the newest developments in kidney care
  • Engage with exhibitors and poster presenters
  • More interprofessional sessions planned by the team, for the team
  • New courses for community health worker and patient audiences 


SCM23 will offer both in-person and SCM On-Demand attendance options

SCM On-Demand includes access to recorded general sessions, corporate symposia, and the keynote address 48 hours after the live presentation.

Become an NKF member to receive discounted registration to SCM.

Cervantes, Lilia

Introducing our SCM23 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Cervantes is the Director of Immigrant Health and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is recognized for spearheading an innovative change to a Medicaid payment rule in Colorado to give undocumented patients with kidney failure access to life-saving hemodialysis. Dr. Cervantes’ work has focused on eliminating structural racism in kidney health disparities using mixed-methods research. 
Don't miss the 2023 Presidential Address and Keynote Presentation on Wednesday, April 12th at 8:00am CST. 
Outstanding poster winner from SCM22


Congratulations to all accepted authors!

Visit our Abstracts Page for details on physical and e-posters. 

Statement from the National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation understands and acknowledges the concerns some have raised about our annual Spring Clinical Meetings being held in Texas. We select the location of our Spring Clinical Meetings years in advance and based on a variety of factors, including costs, ease of access for travel and venue requirements. Moving the event is not a feasible option.

We view this year’s Spring Clinical Meetings as an opportunity to shine a brighter light on the issues of disparities and health equity. Kidney equity is at the core of our mission and the program of this year’s Spring Clinical Meetings reflects that. This year’s keynote speaker is a renowned advocate for undocumented patients with kidney failure. Additionally, there will be multiple sessions throughout the event that are specifically aimed at improving outcomes in every community.

Only by coming together will we solve our society’s most difficult challenges, including reducing pain and suffering from kidney disease.