General Information

General Information

For over 30 years, nephrology healthcare professionals from across the country have come to Spring Clinical Meetings to learn about the newest developments related to all aspects of nephrology practice, network with colleagues, and present their research findings.

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man and woman posing with NKF swag bags at a past spring clinical event

What is SCM?

An important objective of SCM is to present the latest insights into chronic kidney disease care. Participants will learn about new and evolving concepts related to kidney disease through a carefully designed combination of interesting courses, practical workshops, thought-provoking symposia and insightful debates incorporating the latest developments in clinical nephrology.


We're heading to Austin, TX! 

2023 Spring Clinical Meetings

We're headed to Austin, TX!

As the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin sways to the strum of its own guitar. It is the state Capital, home of the University of Texas and gateway to the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Austin offers urban hiking trails, legendary barbecue and farm-to-table cuisine. The city has more than 250 live music venues where on any given night the sounds of rock, country, indie and Tejano music echo throughout the streets.

Hotel Accommodations

The NKF conference hotels are now all sold out


Please contact A Room With A View for information about the official designated NKF overflow hotel(s).

They will secure the lowest available rates at the best available hotels within a short distance To The Austin Convention Center


A Room With A View can be reached at 1-800-780-4343

817-453-8038 (International & Canada)

or online at

(Always include your arrival & departure dates)


This is a FREE service for all NKF attendees

Future SCM Dates


April 11-15, 2023

Austin, TX


May 14–18, 2024
Long Beach, CA


April 9–13, 2025
Boston, MA


May 6-10, 2026

New Orleans, LA

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

The mission of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Continuing Medical Education Program is to provide education for academic as well as private practitioners in nephrology and other specialties/disciplines impacted by kidney disease.
Visit our Professional Education Resource Center to view more continuing education program opportunities.

General Meeting FAQ

Where will SCM23 take place?

SCM23 will take place in Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center. The Austin Convention Center is located at 500 E. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701. You can visit the Austin Convention Center's website here.

What are the dates of SCM23?

SCM23 will take place April 11-15, 2022 in Austin, TX. SCM On-Demand will be available with on-demand recorded content through June 1, 2023. 

Does NKF have concerns about hosting SCM in Texas?

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.

Is there a mobile app available for SCM23?

Yes! Download the mobile app in the App Store or Google Play. Search "NKF Meetings" in the app store to access the SCM23 mobile app. Within the app, you can:

·      Review the schedule and create your itinerary

·      Complete pre and post-tests & session evaluations

·      Participate in polling during sessions 

·      Social Media Interaction & More!


You must log in to the mobile app for full access, including creating your individualized itinerary and completing evaluations.



What are the on-site registration hours?

Monday, April 10 - 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Tuesday, April 11 - 6:30am – 7:30pm

Wednesday, April 12 - 5:30am – 6:00pm

Thursday, April 13 - 7:00am – 5:00pm

Friday, April 14 -  7:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday, April 15 - 7:00am – 11:30am (Information Only)

What is included in SCM On-Demand Only Registration?

SCM On-Demand features access to recordings of all SCM23 general sessions and corporate symposia, to be available 48 hours after the live presentation has occurred, and access to the virtual poster gallery. In-Person event attendance, pre-conference courses, workshops, and networking events are not included in the SCM On-Demand Access Only registration option.

Can I access SCM23 sessions after the conference?

Most SCM23 content will be available within 48 hours of the completion of the live session and available on-demand. Pre-conference courses and workshops will not be available on-demand. All registered attendees will receive credit for attending the live conference sessions April 11-15 or viewing sessions on-demand.

What internet browser should I be using to access the on demand sessions?

The meeting platform works best on Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer is not supported.

Are there handouts available for the sessions?

Presentations are available within each session in CaseHippo and through the SCM mobile app (based on approval from the speakers). When attending a session, handouts can be found within the attachments tab on the right side of your screen.

Can I attend any session that I want?

You are welcome to attend any session on any program track, however sessions not listed on your program track are not approved through your disciplines’ accrediting agency.

How can I tell if a session is accredited to my discipline?

Sessions available for CE/CME are tagged with a green designation on the conference program. When viewing the session information, you can view the amount of credits/contact hours available, as well as the relevant program tracks.

How do I complete my evaluations?

Evaluations are available this year within CaseHippo and the SCM23 mobile app. Each session evaluation becomes available when the session is live and can be completed by clicking the "eval" button.


Select the heart icon within a session to "favorite" and add to your itinerary for easy access to session evaluations during and after the meeting.

How do I track my credits and get my certificate?

Criteria for successful completion includes attendance at one or more sessions, which will automatically be verified within the conference platform, and completing the session evaluation. Partial credits/contact hours will be awarded based on the number of sessions attended. Certificates will be available after the conclusion of the conference (on April 15) through the virtual meeting platform. You can view track your attendance and credits by logging into CaseHippo and selecting the “Certificates” tab.

Are any meals included with my in-person registration?

In-Person Registration includes:

  • 2 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 2 networking receptions.
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Contact Information

National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings
30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-889-2210

Fax: 212-689-9261



Sponsorship & Exhibitor Inquiries
Sarah Kim, Corporate Relations Manager, Constituent Programs

30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016

Phone: 800-622-9010 or 212-889-2210x236