MeN workshop 2015


2nd MeN workshop 2015 Group Photo The 2nd International Workshop on the Epidemic of Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN) was held in San José, Costa Rica, November 18-20, 2015 .

A total of 75 experts from 18 countries discussed the evidence regarding possible causes of MeN, pathophysiologic pathways, and similarities and differences with other epidemics of chronic kidney disease unrelated to traditional CKD causes of diabetes and hypertension (CKDu) in Sri Lanka and other parts of the world. The workshop also addressed methods to assess different aspects of the epidemic, ranging from etiologic questions to interventions aimed at prevention.