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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Balkan peninsula is a place with long standing history, and centuries of interaction of civilizations, religions and mostly people. Balkans in the modern era are a paradigm of diversity, inclusion, friendship, and progress. Especially in the field of Medicine, sharing of knowledge and collaboration between experts are essential towards our continuous struggle for advancements in the care and wellbeing of our patients.

It is, therefore, my great pleasure to invite all nephrologists who live in the Balkans to attend the 18th BANTAO (Balkan Cities Association of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs) Congress which will be held in Thessaloniki, in October 19-22, 2023.

We will have the chance to discuss new developments, current guidelines, bright ideas and future perspectives in the field of Nephrology. Many distinguished speakers from all over the Balkans, as well as well renowned experts from all over Europe will take part in this event sharing knowledge and experience. We will also have the opportunity to meet, interact with each other, work together and plan new partnerships.

Thessaloniki, the host city of the Congress, is and has also been a crossroad of civilizations, nations, and cultures. It is a very attractive lively and modern city with many places of archeological, historical, and cultural interest, expressing the true Balkan spirit.

Looking forward to welcoming and meeting you in Thessaloniki

Vassilios Liakopoulos, MD, PhD, FISN

Professor of Nephrology
President of the 18th BANTAO Congress


ISN’s endorsement is for the promotion of education in general, therefore the specific content of the event/course is the responsibility of the organizer.