Runolfur Palsson is Professor of Medicine at the University of Iceland, and Director of Internal Medicine Services at Landspitali–The National University Hospital of Iceland. Dr. Palsson received his Medical Degree from the University of Iceland in 1985 and completed a residency in internal medicine at Hartford Hospital and University of Connecticut in 1991, and a fellowship in nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston in 1996. He then returned to Iceland where he became Consultant in Nephrology at Reykjavik Hospital and Landspitali–The National University Hospital. Dr. Palsson was named Chief of the University Hospital‘s Division of Nephrology in 2004 and served simultaneously as Director of the Organ Transplantation Program. In 2018, Dr. Palsson joined the leadership of the Internal Medicine Services at the University Hospital. Dr. Palsson was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Iceland in 1999, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2004 and to Professor of Medicine in 2014. His research focuses primarily on the epidemiology and genetics of chronic kidney disease and kidney stone disease. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nephrology. Dr. Palsson served as President of the Icelandic Society of Internal Medicine from 2001 to 2016. He was Secretary of the European Union of Medical Specialists Section of Internal Medicine from 2008 to 2012 and is currently Vice-President of the Section. Dr. Palsson was President of the European Federation of Internal Medicine from 2016 to 2018. He is presently a member of the European Board of Internal Medicine.

Moderator Of 2 Sessions

Session Type
Parallel Session​
Date
Thu, 18.03.2021
Session Time
14:30 - 15:30
Room
Hall D
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Session Type
Plenary Session​
Date
Fri, 19.03.2021
Session Time
17:45 - 18:45
Room
Hall A
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