Prof. XING Changying, Director of Nephrology Department of Jiangsu Province Hospital, was invited as Chairman of a session, to attend the 12th International Podocyte Congress held in Montreal, Canada, from May 30th to June 2nd by the Committee Organizers of the conference. The biannual conference was a prestigious meeting for researchers, clinical scientists and trainees in the field of podocytes, which was of great significance in the research on podocyte biology and on the treatment of human glomerular diseases.
310 experts and scholars from 36 countries were invited in the conference. In this rather intimate gathering, the participants, especially the speakers, were mostly top experts in the field of podocyte in the world. Therefore, Prof. Xing Changying, the only special invitee in China, acted as the chairman of initial metabolism of glomerular disease session and presided over related academic discussions and reviews.
During the 4-day conference, the participants shared recent advances regarding the important podocyte’s functions, which facilitated understanding and sparked inspirations in the field of professionals to explore the role of podocyte, and related molecules in proteinuria development. The invitation of Prof. Xing Changying as the chairman of the conference fully affirmed the indispensable role of our team in nephrology on podocyte and correlated energy metabolism findings from Jiangsu Province Hospital.