The Swiss Society of Nephrology (SSN) was established in 1969 in Berne by 17 members. Today, the SSN has more than 200 members; of these, the majority work as specialist in nephrology. The SSN is a member of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH).
The Board consists of 10 members. The three major linguistic regions as well as the university and non-university centres are represented.
Colleagues in private practices and research centres as well as nephro- paediatrics are also represented.
The president of the Dialysis commission and the president of the Swiss renal foundation are also part of the Board.