Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown Aetiology (CKDu) has emerged as a significant public health issue in Sri Lanka, with disease clusters recorded in five provinces in the country. Most of the hypotheses are related to quality of water, and therefore, people who do not access to pipe-borne water are more vulnerable to the disease. Recent statistics indicate that around 1,500 Sri Lankans die from CKDu each year. Considering the national importance of this issue, which needs the attention of scientific community, the Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, is organizing an International Conference on “Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology: Current Aspects and Future Prospects”. This event is scheduled to be held on
8th and 9th December 2018 in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for analytical and solution-based discussions, to disseminate knowledge and information on on-going research activities, and also to exchange ideas with nationally and internationally eminent researchers who are currently involved in CKDu research. The conference will address all aspects related to CKDU, including environmental, geo-chemical , anthropological and medical aspects.
Participants will include academics, scientists, medical experts, engineers, managers, legislators, policy makers and representatives from governmental/non-governmental organizations.
The conference will thus be a platform to facilitate and sharing of experience of well-known scholars and young scientists through presentations of scientific and technical papers and posters on research findings, research being planned and developmental activities.
Abstracts are invited on the topics outlined above.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 August 2018.
includes proceedings, meals, tea and refreshments
Before December 05th
Before December 05th
Completed registration forms with the fee (full payment) should be submitted to the Deputy Registrar of the Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Fax: +94 81 238 8018
Participants will include academics, scientists, medical experts, engineers, managers, legislators, policy makers and representatives from non-governmental organizations
- Revised Dates.
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