The Aftermath of Coronavirus Disease 2019

Devastation or a New Dawn for Nephrology?

Rajiv Agarwal


Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2020;35(6):904-907. 

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Virtual Learning and Conferences

Virtual learning became the norm for entire universities—almost overnight—and there was no time to prepare. Local teaching conferences were often held by videoconferencing. Large conferences, for example, the National Kidney Foundation and ERA-EDTA, became fully virtual. These unprecedented changes provide new opportunities for hybrid conferences, where a mix of virtual and physical conferences may happen. Such virtual conferences have the potential to allow participation of physicians from low- and middle-income countries and for those unable or unwilling to travel.