CANCELLED!! Benzon Symposium 66 – Aquaporins in health and disease


Copenhagen, September 14-17, 2020

Organizers: Lene N. Nejsum, Peter Agre, Jørgen Frøkiær, Robert Fenton, Rikke Nørregaard, Jeppe Prætorius, Birgitte Christensen, Finn Cilius Nielsen and Lars Fugger

The Benzon Symposia are international conferences on front line research in medical, pharmaceutical, and related sciences funded by the Alfred Benzon Foundation.

The concept of the 66th Benzon Symposium “Aquaporin 2020: Aquaporins in Health and Disease” is to bring together the world’s leading scientists working on aquaporin research both within basic and clinical science. With this symposium, we aim to establish an interdisciplinary program focusing on aquaporins in different organs, the role of aquaporins in several diseases, novel functions of aquaporins as well as aquaporin transport selectivity. We hope to create an intense and interactive environment for both experienced and young scientists.

Symposium No. 66 is a full 4-day scientific meeting featuring state-of-art lectures by 24 world-leading scientists who have made groundbreaking contributions to the understanding of aquaporins. The Benzon Symposium will further include posters and oral presentations from younger researchers selected from submitted abstracts. Attendance will be limited to 150 scientific participants in total. The venue will be Hotel Admiral (, beautifully located in the heart of Copenhagen for the entire event.


Aquaporins in the brain
Aquaporins as clinical intervention targets
Aquaporin water and gas transport
Kidney and AQP2 trafficking I and II
Aquaporin function and structure
Non-mammalian aquaporins
Aquaporins in metabolism and vision

Confirmed invited speakers:

Peter Agre (US)
Maiken Nedergaard (DK/US)
Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam (N)
Masato Yasui (J)
Giovanna Valenti (I)
Alan Verkman (US)
Tae-Hwan Kwon (KR)
Nanna MacAulay (DK)
Walter Boron (US)
Shinichi Uchida (J)
Michael Caplan (US)
Robert A. Fenton (DK)
Bert L. de Grooth (D)
Susanne Törnroth- Horsefield (S)
Lene N. Nejsum (DK)
Per Kjellbom (S)
Joan Cerdá (E)
Christophe Maurel (F)
Jeff Sands (US)
Giuseppe Calamita (I)
Paul J. Donaldson (NZ)
Enno Klussman (D)
Dennis Brown (US)
Mark A. Knepper (US)

In order to participate in the symposium one MUST submit an abstract before the deadline April 15th 2020 (at noon). Please prioritize early registration as registrations are on a first come, first served basis.

Submission round opens: March 1, 2020 (via link on the website – link will only be active from March 1)
Submission round closes: April 15th, 2020 AT NOON
Registration: (provided acceptance of abstract) May 15th 2020
Fee: DKK 4,500 (scientific meeting, hotel accommodation Sunday-Thursday, meals, and social events)

Click here to submit an abstract through our online review system.

No discount is given to local delegates

Mid-June the applicants will be notified whether their abstracts have been accepted for either oral or poster presentation.

We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen

The organizing committee

Benzon no. 66 – program

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