Milestones

1972 The Singapore Society of Nephrology was formed and the inaugural meeting was held on 28 Nov 1972 at the Brunel Hawes Lecture Theatre Medical Unit II in Bowyer’s Block of the Singapore General Hospital
1974 Organised the 1st Colloquium in Nephrology (15-17 Nov 1974)
1986 Organised the 3rd Asian Pacific Congress in Nephrology (5-10 Oct 1986)
1988 Organised its 1st Scientific Meeting. The Meeting was held annually except when the Society organised the larger regional/international meetings. The meeting was named “Renal Update” in 1991 but in 2010, the Society decided to reserve the title of Renal Update for the annual update for family physicians. The meeting in 2010 was named the 1st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Society of Nephrology.
1996 Organised the 11th Asian Colloquium in Nephrology (26-30 Sept 1996)
Organised the 7th International Symposium on IgA Nephropathy (1-2 Oct 1996)
1997 Co-organised the State-of-the Art Nephrology Course with the Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF). The Society also co-organised the Course in 1999, 2006 and 2008.
2004 Organised the 1st Singapore-Malaysia Nephrology Forum. This Forum continues to be held biennially with the venue alternating between the two countries.
2005 Organised the 3rd World Congress of Nephrology (26-30 Jun 2005). The Congress also incorporated the 18th Congress of the International Society of Nephrology, the 10th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology and the 15th Renal Update of the Singapore Society of Nephrology.
The Nursing Chapter of the Society was formed.
The SSN Achievement Award was introduce and is conferred on an individual or organisation that has made significant contributions to the profession and the community
2006 World Kidney Day (WKD), a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Federations, was introduced to increase awareness of kidney disease worldwide. WKD is observed annually and the Society coordinates events that are co-hosted by organisations related in the field of nephrology. These events include public forums and seminars for doctors and nurses.

The Nephrology Advance Specialty Trainees Meeting (NAST) was introduced as a platform for nephrology trainees to hone their skills in oral presentation, to share research within the nephrology community and to equip the trainees with skills that would be useful in their practice. The meeting was conducted annually for 4 years before it became incorporated into the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society in 2010.

2007 The Lim Cheng Hong Lectureship was introduced in recognition of Dr Lim’s many contributions in the field of Nephrology in Singapore and is awarded to an outstanding Nephrologist who has contributed in terms of leadership, development of clinical or research excellence in Singapore.
RenalWorks, a biennial publication of the Society and the Chapter of Renal Physicians was introduced to collate abstracts presented by the nephrology community and to reproduce classic manuscripts in a systematic fashion. Four publications, in total, were released covering the period of 2005 to 2012.
The Nursing Chapter introduced the Nurses’ Day Seminar to commemorate Nurses’ Day. The seminar is held annually and combines scientific and social activities.
2008 The State-of-the Art Nephrology Course for Nurses was introduced and is currently organised biennially.
2010 The 1st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Society of Nephrology was created to incorporate the Nephrology Advanced Specialty Trainees Meeting, the Lim Cheng Hong Lecture, SSN Achievement Award, Singapore Renal Registry Report and the Oral Presentation Competition for the nephrology trainees. It is organised annually.  
2011 The Renal Registrars’ Review and Retreat (4R) was initiated to provide focused in-depth annual reviews on various topics in Nephrology. In this meeting, the Renal Residents are tasked with presenting topic reviews under the supervision of their mentors.
2012 The Society celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a Commemorative Dinner at SGH on 22 Nov 2012.