The ERA-EDTA Congress is going to return to Budapest in 2019. The event was held in the Hungarian capital in 1986 and during the last 33 years, a lot of changes have occurred. Our societies and economies are in a permanent state of change, creating new challenges for the nephology community. The Scientific Committee, chaired by Alberto Ortiz, has worked very hard to provide the latest cutting edge science. Visit the congress in 2019 and let’s explore together the latest innovations, news and developments in Nephrology while being in a friendly atmosphere in the heart of Budapest. A congress is not only a scientific showcase, but it also enables informal meetings and discussions. The congress will not only offer an exceptional scientific programme, but also the chance to see Budapest at its best. The rich history of the city combined with a vivid cultural milieu is waiting for the visitors of ERA-EDTA. The must-see attractions, the modern gastronomy, the River Danube which divides the city and the old and modern buildings side by side provide a great environment for the 56th ERA-EDTA Congress.