Saturday, February 16, 2019

1st Oxford Conference on IgA Nephropathy

We are pleased to announce a conference planned with the goal of reviewing and improving the Oxford Classification of IgA nephropathy.

The conference will be held at Magdalen College, Oxford, where the original meetings developing the Oxford Classification were held in 2005 & 2008. The conference will be held in June 2014 five years after the publication of the Oxford Classification in Kidney International.

This Conference is being organised by the International IgA Nephropathy Network with the endorsement of the International Society of Nephrology & the Renal Pathology Society

Local organisers are: Ian Roberts, Terry Cook, Jonathan Barratt, John Feehally

Aim of meeting: to review the Oxford Classification of IgA nephropathy in the light of recent data, discussing whether there should be published modifications of the Oxford Classification 2009.

Format: This is an open invitation for researchers to present biopsy data from retrospective clinicopathological studies and clinical trials performed since the publication of the Oxford Classification.

Following the meeting a small writing group with international representation will meet to discuss the data shared at the conference, and to draft a revision, to be published as the Oxford Classification of IgA Nephropathy 2014.

We welcome all interested in the pathology of IgA nephropathy to attend. In particular we are expecting delegates will include:

  • Nephrologists and pathologists involved in the original meetings which developed the Oxford Classification
  • Investigators who have subsequently published or presented 'validation studies' of the Oxford Classification
  • Investigators who have data using novel biopsy markers in IgA nephropathy which together with conventional pathological features may improve the prognostic value of the biopsy in IgA nephropathy.

The programme will include invited speakers, free communications (both oral and poster) and substantial time for plenary discussion.

Meeting Timetable:

24th June 2014

Assemble at Magdalen College – informal evening reception

25th June 2014

All day scientific programme

Dinner in Magdalen College

26th June 2014

Scientific programme until mid-afternoon

Optional guided tour of Oxford

Registration Fee:

£190 GB Pounds

The registration fee includes:

  • welcome reception (24th June)
  • conference dinner (25th June)
  • lunch on both 25th & 26th June


There is some accommodation available in Magdalen College. We emphasize that these are basic single rooms used by students during the university term with shared bathroom facilities. Cost £70 per night - bed & breakfast. For those who prefer other styles of accommodation, there are hotels nearby in Oxford covering a range of quality and price, please see this page.

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