The history of the ISRNM
The enthusiastic response to this meeting resulted in the organization of the 2nd International Congress held in Bologna, Italy, from 13-15 June 1979. Vittorio Bonomini chaired the scientific and local organizing committee. This Congress was once again well attended by physicians, biochemists, physiologists and also several dietitians from Europe and USA. This Congress proved a success with a total of 123 presentations varying from biochemistry and metabolism of proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals, and methods of evaluating nutritional status and management of biochemical, metabolic and nutritional disorders in renal disease and in renal failure. The organizing committee then decided to continue and plan regular meetings. Its scientific focus expanded to include metabolism in renal disease and renal failure, to include the broad field of metabolism (2).