About the LNA

The Latvian Association of Nephrologists was founded on 23 February 1992.
The objectives of the LNA are to develop and improve the treatment of kidney diseases and renal replacement therapy in Latvia, to support and promote professional training and research in the field of nephrology, to bring the quality and evaluation of nephrologists’ work closer to the level of other EU countries.
LNA organises monthly meetings, courses and once every 6 years – the Baltic Nephrology Conference.
The Association of Nephrologists currently has 50 active members. Its first President is Prof. Ilmārs Lazovskis.
Since November 2016, the president is Assoc. Viktorija Kuzema, vice-president prof. Dr. Aivars Pētersons and Dr. Zane Smeltere-Spulle as secretary-treasurer.

Ex-Presidents:

1992 – 1994 Ilmārs Lazovskis
1994 – 1996 Ilmārs Lazovskis
1996 – 1998 Aivars Pētersons
1998 – 2000 Aivars Pētersons
2000 – 2002 Harijs Čerņevskis
2000 – 2004 Harijs Čerņevskis
2004 – 2006 Inese Mihailova
2006 – 2008 Inese Mihailova
2008 – 2010 Māris Pļaviņš
2010 – 2012 Māris Pļaviņš
2012 – 2014 Aivars Pētersons
2014 – 2016 Aivars Pētersons
2016 – 2018 Viktorija Kuzema
2018 – 2021 Viktorija Kuzema