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

SCM24 On-Demand - Open Until June 27th

Although the in-person event has concluded, SCM On-Demand remains available! This virtual offering provides access to recordings of all general sessions, allowing you to continue benefiting from the wealth of knowledge and insights shared during the conference.


SCM On-Demand content and CE credit claiming will be accessible until June 27, 2024. Don't miss this opportunity to stay informed and enhance your expertise! 

Looking to Claim Credit from SCM24?

May 19 - June 26, 2024: SCM On-Demand and Credit Claiming
During this period, attendees who wish to claim CE/CME credit for SCM24 sessions should review session content and complete the required pretests, posttests, and evaluations to claim credit in the SCM24 app or website.

June 27, 2024: SCM On-Demand Closes
June 27th is the last day to complete all pretests, posttests, and evaluations, and to claim credit in the SCM24 app or website.

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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 Attendees

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

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.

NKF Member Rate

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!

The SCM24 Mobile App is Now Available!

The official NKF 2024 Spring Clinical Meeting conference app is live! The NKF Meetings app is your ultimate companion for navigating the event and maximizing your SCM experience. 


  • View live and upcoming sessions on the program.
  • Create a custom itinerary - just click the heart icon for each session you plan to attend!
  • Participate in audience polling and Q/A during sessions.
  • Complete session requirements, including evaluations and pre/posttests to claim credit.
  • Browse abstracts and the e-poster gallery.

Book your hotel for SCM Now!

The following offerings are available through the NKF hotel block:



  • Long Beach Marriott ($269*/night)
    Click here to book!
  • Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport ($179*/night); Deadline for booking: May 6; Shuttle Transportation Available

     Click here to book! 


  • Hotel Maya, a Doubletree by Hilton ($289*/night) SOLD OUT
  • Best Western Plus at the Convention Center ($239* Single Occupancy, $249 Double Occupancy) SOLD OUT
  • Courtyard Long Beach Downtown ($239*/nightSOLD OUT
  • Hyatt Regency Long Beach ($284*/night) SOLD OUT
  • Renaissance Long Beach ($261*/night) SOLD OUT
  • The Westin Long Beach ($269*/nightSOLD OUT

*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!

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!"

Save the Date for SCM25

SCM25 is set to take place in Boston, MA with pre-conference courses on April 9 and the main conference running from April 10 to 14, 2025. 


  • The John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, MA
  • Pre-conference courses: Wednesday, April 9
  • General Meeting: Thursday, April 10 - Sunday, April 13, 2025


For the very first time, the 2025 Spring Clinical Meetings Planning Committee extends an invitation to all professionals to submit proposals for sessions to be included in SCM25. Accepted sessions will be assigned a program date and time between Thursday, April 10 - Sunday April 13. 

Proposal Deadline: June 23, 2024 at 11:59pm ET

Future SCM Dates

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April 9–13, 2025
Boston, MA

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May 6-10, 2026

New Orleans, LA

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May 11–15, 2027
Orlando, FL