The history of the ISRNM
The 13th International Congress of the Society was held at the Fiesta Americana Hotel in Merida, Mexico from 28 February-4 March 2006. Alejandro Trevino-Beccera presided over the scientific and organizing committees. The Pre-Congress Workshop on Skeletal Muscle Metabolism in Renal Disease and the Basic Nutrition in Renal Disease Course were held on 28 February and well attended. One hundred and forty nine papers (including 27 by dietitians) were presented at a highly successful Congress attended by more then 500 delegates of which 134 were dietitians and nutritionists many from Mexico and South America. Council election results were as follows: the 9th President of the Society: Gianfranco Guarnieri (Italy), Past President: Denis Fouque (France), President Elect: T.Alp Ikizler (USA), Secretary-Treasurer: Harald Franch (USA) and council members: Maria Chan RD (Australia), Philippe Chauveau (France), Francis Dumler (USA), Kaymar Kalantar-Zadeh (USA), Nathan Levin (USA), Yoshiki Nishizawa (Japan), Christoph Wanner (Germany). The prestigious ISRNM Addis Award was presented to George A. Kaysen for his outstanding scientific contributions concerning renal nutrition and metabolism. The opening ceremony was held in the Peon Contreras Theatre ending with a ballet performance by the Ballet de la Universidad Antomonia de Yucatan. All delegates had the opportunity to visit the most impressive archeological site of Uxmal followed by the Sound and Light show. The Farewell Dinner was held at the Hacienda Teya Restaurant, well known for its typical Mexican cuisine.