The history of the ISRNM
The 7th International Congress, arranged under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, was held at the Norra Latin Conference Center in Stockholm, Sweden, from 29 May-1 June, 1994. Jonas Bergstrom chaired the local organizing committee and with Anders Alvestrand , Marianne Ahlberg RD and other members of the committee an excellent scientific and social program welcomed several hundred delegates. The science in Renal Nutrition and Metabolism has developed greatly during the past 16 years and the scientific program reflected these new developments in basic and clinical research. A total of 216 papers were presented (62 invited and free communications and 154 posters) at a Congress that was attended by 258 scientists and 75 dietitians. The 2 dietitians sessions with 24 presentations were organised by Marianne Ahlberg RD (Sweden) and Marianne Vennegoor RD (UK) and selected proceedings were once again published in the Journal of Renal Nutrition (8). The Bylaws change regarding associate membership of dietitians was approved by the ISRNM membership and the associate member’s council representative should be elected by the dietitian members during the next Congress. It was also decided to hold bi-annual Congresses from now on. New council members elected were: the 3rd President Shaul G. Massry (USA), Vice President: Walter H. Horl (Austria), Past President: August.Heidland (Germany), Secreteary-Treasurer: William E Mitch (USA) and council members: Giuseppe.D’Amico (Italy), Tim .H.J.Goodship (UK), George A. Kaysen (USA), Ralph.Rabkin (USA), John Walls (UK), Marsha Wolfson (USA) (9) In addition to the welcome reception at Norra Latin, A Buffet reception was given at Stockholm City Hall famous for the Annual Dinner of Nobel Prize Winners. The farewell Dinner was held at the Hasselbacken Museum.