As part of the EDITH project, the ERA-EDTA Registry surveyed nephrologists and kidney transplant surgeons about factors influencing the choice of treatment modalities for ESKD. In spring 2019, more than 650 professionals from more than 30 European countries responded to the survey. We will present the first results of the EDITH Nephrologist survey at the ERA-EDTA congress in Budapest at the ERA-EDTA Registry symposium (Friday 14 June, from 8:00-10:30 hour, Hall G1).

It should be noted that besides the EDITH Nephrologist survey, in 2018 no less than 8100 European dialysis and kidney transplant patients kindly completed the EDITH Kidney patient survey on treatment modality choice. The results from both the EDITH Kidney patient survey and the EDITH Nephrologist survey provide insight in factors influencing treatment modality choice by both patients and doctors. This valuable information could help to improve the access to different forms of dialysis, kidney transplantation and comprehensive conservative management in European countries.

We would like to express our gratitude to all participants of the EDITH Kidney patient survey and EDITH Nephrologist survey. The ERA-EDTA Registry very much appreciates that patients, nephrologists and kidney transplant surgeons from almost all European countries shared their experience to improve ESKD care in Europe!