A symposium on kidney stones and mineral metabolism held on December 2017 in Brussels, Belgium was the first international multidisciplinary conference of the International Collaborative Network on Kidney Stones and Mineral Metabolism. This meeting addressed epidemiology, underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, genetics, pathological, as well as clinical and research topics. The participants included clinicians and recognized experts in the field from Europe and the United States interacted closely during the symposium which promoted a chance to explore new frontiers in the field of kidney stone disease. This manuscript summarizes some of the major highlights of the meeting.
Journal of nephrology. 2019 Jan 24 [Epub ahead of print]
Agnieszka Pozdzik, Naim Maalouf, Emmanuel Letavernier, Isabelle Brocheriou, Jean-Jacques Body, Benjamin Vervaet, Carl Van Haute, Johanna Noels, Romy Gadisseur, Vincent Castiglione, Frédéric Cotton, Giovanni Gambaro, Michel Daudon, Khashayar Sakhaee
Kidney Stones Clinic, Nephrology and Dialysis Clinic, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Brugmann Hospital, Brussels, Belgium. ., Department of Internal Medicine, and Charles and Jane Pak Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA., Service des explorations fonctionnelles multidisciplinaires, Tenon Hospital, AP_HP, Paris, France., Department of Pathology, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Sorbonne University, Paris, France., Department of Internal Medicine, Brugmann Hospital, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium., Laboratory of Pathophysiology, Antwerp University, Antwerp, Belgium., Department of Urology, Brugmann Hospital, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium., Department of Clinical Chemistry, EuSpLM, Laboratories "Emergency, Allergy, Urolithiasis", University Hospital of Liège, Liège, Belgium., Department of Clinical Chemistry, LHUB-ULB, Brussels, Belgium., Division of Nephrology and Dialysis, Gemelli University hospital, Rome, Italy.