Dear Attendees,

We look forward to seeing you all in Madrid for the KDIGO Controversies Conference on Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder: Progress and Knowledge Gaps Towards Personalizing CKD-MBD Care. We anticipate an exciting and productive meeting, and ask that you take a moment to read through the information below and the materials provided in the Resources section.


Meeting Venue & Agenda

The KDIGO Conference on Personalizing CKD-MBD Care will take place at the NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding from Thursday, September 28 to Sunday, October 1, 2023. As per the agenda in the Resources section, the meeting will kick off with a Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 28 from 19:00 hrs. The conference will begin in earnest on Friday morning, September 29 at 09:00 hrs, and wrap up on Sunday, October 1 at 12:00 hrs. A group dinner is also planned for Saturday evening, September 30, and spouses, guests are welcome to attend both the opening reception and group dinner.

Note that sponsor participants are permitted to attend all social events and conference proceedings except for the breakout group discussion sessions on Friday and Saturday afternoon.


General References Folder

Accessible to all conference attendees. Feel free to upload relevant documents.


Breakout Group Folders

Accessible to group members only.



Room Reservations

KDIGO has secured a room block at the NH Madrid Eurobuilding and is making room reservations on behalf of all conference attendees. There is no need for you to contact the hotel directly. If you have not done so already, kindly send in your itinerary once travel has been booked. Please also be sure to let KDIGO know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, visa requirements, or if a guest will be accompanying you. If you have already provided your travel details, your room will be reserved accordingly at the NH Madrid Eurobuilding and a confirmation number will be provided a week or so prior to the conference.


Airport Transfers

Airport transfers are not pre-arranged by KDIGO. Taxis are readily available at Madrid Airport and offer a convenient option for transportation to and from the NH Madrid Eurobuilding. Madrid taxis do accept credit cards, but it’s best to double check with the driver before beginning your journey and having cash with you just in case. Additional information on taxis from Madrid International Airport can be found here. Uber is also available at the airport and throughout the city.


Social Events

The conference will kick off with a Welcome Reception in the Lisboa Room at the NH Eurobuilding from 19:00 hrs on Thursday, September 28.


On Saturday, September 30, KDIGO will host a dinner for all conference attendees, sponsors, and guests. Please meet in the lobby of the NH Eurobuilding Hotel at 19:30 hrs on Saturday, September 30 to walk to La Tahona Restaurant. It is a 9 minute walk from the hotel. No RSVP is necessary.


COVID Testing

Spain’s Covid-19-related entry restrictions have been removed, so you do not require a proof of vaccination or a negative test in order to travel to Madrid. If you require a Covid test for your return journey home please let us know. A useful International Travel Requirements Map provided by Allianz can be accessed here.



The KDIGO Travel Protocol & Reimbursement Form is included in the Resources section to help facilitate your planning and booking for this trip. As noted, KDIGO will reimburse attendees for standard economy class plane tickets and other conference-related expenses after the meeting concludes. Should your standard economy airfare exceed USD $2000.00, please contact KDIGO for approval. KDIGO will cover accommodation costs directly, however hotel incidentals such as minibar or laundry will need to be paid for personally.

Sponsor participants cover all expenses personally, including accommodation and airfare.


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