Event Listings

  • 21 Oct

    2nd Paediatric Kidney Transplantation Symposium, 21 October 2016

    The second multiprofessional symposium takes place on the above date.  More information on the attached flyer. 
  • 03 Nov

    2016 Renal Genetics Symposium

    Please find attached the official inactivation.  

    Please find attached the symposium schedule.
  • 03 Nov

    International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Conference

    Registration for the conference is €300 (discounted to €220 for graduate-level and
    post-doctoral trainees, or junior faculty members) through September 14, 2016 and €380 on
    or after September 15, 2016 until October 26, 2016.

    The Lisbon Marriott hotel is the official hotel of the conference and booking should be made directly through this link:

    Book your group rate for International TSC Research Conference

    More can be found on the following website:  http://en.admedic.pt/eventos/international-tsc-research-conference-.html
  • 09 Nov

    Frontiers in glomerulonephritis

    Please click here to view the full event programme.  
  • 24 Nov

  • 24 Nov

    Challenges in Paediatric Transplantation 24-25 November 2016

    This year's meeting is to be held at the Library of Birmingham.  More available here.
  • 25 Nov

    Nephrology Day for General Paediatricians, 25 November 2016

    The annual GOSH/ICH day course takes place on the above date. More information is on the website.
  • 25 Nov

    4th International Conference on Transplantation

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are pleased to announce the 4th International conference on transplantation at University of Warwick. The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers, clinicians and scientists working in transplantation to look at various aspects of clinical transplantation, and in particular antibodies, complement pathways and predictive modelling of outcomes following high risk transplantation. The objective would be to share and learn novel pathways, diagnostics and prognostic modelling to improve outcomes following transplantation. There would be lectures, abstract presentations and workshops in each session. The conference will foster networking amongst teams and collaborative work in research and clinical management.

    Date for your diary…… 25-26th November 2016 at University of Warwick, Coventry UK

    Abstract submissions are invited in the categories stated below and email 200 words / one figure/table abstract to sunildaga@nhs.net:

    Predictive modelling and machine learning to improve risk stratification, HLA Epitope analysis and characterisation of antibodies, Regulatory T-cell and transplantation, Clinical cases and clinical Trials, Recurrent disease post-transplantation, De-listing HLA-specificities – an art or science, Machine perfusion, Cardiovascular assessment and transplantation outcome

    We will send you the detailed programme shortly.

    Looking forward to meet you all

    Conference organising committee,

    Prof David Briggs, Dr Dave Lowe, Dr Neil Evans, Dr Natasha Khovanova

    Prof Nithya Krishnan, Dr Sunil Daga & Dr Dan Mitchell


  • 25 Nov

    Nephrology Day for General Paediatricians


    This one day course aims to give a full overview of paediatric nephrology by selecting different themes each year and presenting them in a way which will be suitable for general paediatricians.

    Contact details

    Email: ich.events@ucl.ac.uk Telephone: 0207 905 2699 


    Early Bird rate: £175 (until 13/10/16)

    Standard fee: £225 (after 13/10/16)

    Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/short-courses-events/short-courses-events-publication/nephrology-day

  • 29 Nov

    Vascular Access for Dialysis

    The aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to set up, organise and provide a vascular access service.

    Please click here to download the flyer.

    More information can be found: 


  • 01 Dec

    Franco-British meeting 1-3 December 2016

    Programme can be downloaded here and the call for abstracts downloaded here. 

    • The meeting will start at 2pm on Thursday 1st December and run until lunchtime on Saturday 3rd December. 
    • The venue is the Institut Imagine, adjacent to the Necker (Hôpital Universitaire, Necker-Enfants malade, 24 Bd du Montarnasse, Paris). 
    • Registration fees will be 80€ for consultants until 1st November and 120€ after that, inclusive of the cost of a Friday evening gala dinner.  For juniors the corresponding registration fees will be 30€/40€.  Details of on-line booking will be announced next month.
    • Accommodation will be booked individually but I will include a list of nearby hotels in August or September's eNews.
    • There are opportunities for around 20 short oral communications and there will also be posters.  The call for abstracts can be downloaded here. Both consultants and trainees may submit abstracts.  Please think what you can submit. Abstract deadline has now been extended until 15 October.
    We are particularly keen to encourage trainees to attend.  There are plans for a separate event for French and British trainees on the Thursday evening.  There are also likely to be bursaries available to support travel and accommodation costs for trainees.
  • 11 Jan

    EUVAS Vasculitis Course for physicians

    This is the first The European Vasculitis Society (EUVAS) course on vasculitis, for senior trainees, consultants and interested allied health professionals.  It is a residential course, taking place between  January the 11th-13th 2017 in Cambridge, UK.

    This interactive vasculitis training course will encompass sessions on epidemiology; assessment; genetics; pathogenesis; biomarkers; histology; serology; treatment; monitoring; tough cases; service delivery. We will provide a programme of activities including lectures, tutorials, interactive case discussions, and on-line training in disease assessment to provide clinicians (doctors and nurses) with up to date, practical information on the diagnosis, treatment and outcome in systemic vasculitis. 

    CME accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians has been applied for, and course attendance certificates will be provided.  Support/endorsement is from (including): EULAR, ERA-EDTA, The British Society for Rheumatology, The Renal Association and Roche.

    Delegation fees: £750 (includes access to all course sessions, 2 night’s accommodation at Clare College, course refreshments and meals, including Gala Dinner).

    Registration deadline: The deadline for online registration is the 31st October 2016.

    We hope that a large number of delegates will join this important inaugural event which we anticipate becoming an essential and longstanding annual training opportunity for physicians who want to receive updated information in the field of vasculitis.

    The course website can be found here: http://www.euvas.med.cam.ac.uk/

  • 19 Jan

    Kidney Disease in Older People

    Programme and registration details are on the attached flyer.
  • 28 Feb

    3rd Joint Meeting of ABCD and the Renal Association

    Diabetes and Kidney Disease: Advances and Controversies

    Tuesday  Feb 28th 2017, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

    Although advances have been made in the management of many diabetes related complications, rates of diabetic nephropathy have not changed despite the implementation of several interventions. Despite NICE guidance and QoF targets, optimal management that improves outcomes still eludes us.

    This meeting brings together internationally renowned leaders in the field of diabetes related renal disease to discuss current challenges, future potential areas for intervention, and therapeutic opportunities. We are delighted that Dr Chistoph Wanner will be joining us as a lead investigator from the EMPA-REG study to focus on the renal outcomes from  this and other recent cardiovascular outcome studies.  This meeting will premiere new national guidelines for the management of diabetes in chronic kidney disease (CKD), updates on glycaemic assessment in CKD with anaemia , pancreas–renal transplantation , quality of life and cognitive dysfunction in end stage renal disease in diabetes , and nutritional care in diabetes and advanced renal disease.

    We are particularly pleased to invite junior medical and allied health care professionals to attend the meeting free of charge, and encourage submissions of abstracts for poster presentation at the meeting . The leading submissions will be presented orally at a chaired discussion session and the abstracts published.

    Who should attend?

    • Consultants in diabetes
    • Consultants in renal disease
    • General physicians and GPs with an interest in diabetes and kidney disease
    • Trainees and specialist nurses in diabetes or nephrology who have an interest in diabetes related renal disease.
    • Dietitians and podiatrists with an interest in diabetic renal disease
    • Those who are looking to learn more about the challenges posed by diabetic nephropathy and CKD  and  current innovations and challenges

    For further information about the meeting, to submit an abstract or to register click HERE 

  • 19 Mar

    Nephrology – 2017

    Nephrology - 2017 is an accredited Continuing Medical Education program sponsored by Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  This comprehensive course will provide you with important updates and advances in the diagnosis and management of patients with kidney diseases.  Clinical advances in the major areas of Nephrology, including: glomerular disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, dialysis, renal transplantation, and other complications will be discussed.  Earn up to 48.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and ECMEC CreditsFor more information, visit www.NephrologyBoston.com or contact Harvard Medical School at  ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu.  

  • 06 Apr

  • 08 Apr

    6th Preston Renal Biopsy Course

    “The aim of this course is to provide introduction regarding indications, contraindications and complications of renal biopsy. We have real cases to debate whether doing a kidney biopsy would be useful or not. We also offer ‘’Meet the Expert’’ session and a session on treatment of common and uncommon outcomes of renal biopsy.

    The unique feature of this course is that over 2 days there are hands-on sessions in small groups.   You will have the opportunity to practice the use of ultrasound to identify and localize native kidneys of healthy volunteers as well as transplant patients. You will learn and experience the effect of correct positioning of the patient in this process as well. You will gain hands-on experience with the actual biopsy itself with our purpose-built renal biopsy simulator with real kidneys and also with a renal biopsy training mode”

    Please click here to view the programme. 
  • 17 Apr

    NKF 2017 Spring Clinical Meetings

    Dates: April 18-22, 2017

    Location: Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin, Orlando, FL



    Overview: The National Kidney Foundation 2017 Spring Clinical Meetings offers an extraordinary networking and learning opportunity for kidney health care professionals. Participants will enjoy a cutting-edge program presenting the newest developments related to all aspects of nephrology practice. Taught by internationally acclaimed faculty, the program features specialized courses, interactive workshops and lively debates.
  • 03 Jun

    54th ERA-EDTA Congress, Madrid

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are strongly committed to have you come to Madrid in 2017 for the ERA-EDTA Congress.

    We hope the attractive scientifi c programme we are preparing will meet your expectations: the Scientifi c Committee, chaired by Peter Stenvinkel is working very hard to provide the latest cutting edge science, but, as always, we will also provide a wide range of CMEs on the fi rst day and the traditional clinical sessions will also be of extreme interest.

    One amazing aspect of Madrid is the city’s wide variety of cultural and leisure opportunities, enough to keep you entertained from the early hours of the morning until late at night. If you have not been to Madrid before you will have a hard time to select the best places to visit or things to do. The city has great museums with the best of both classic and contemporary arts, parks and friendly, charming and romantic corners.

    However, do not rush to visit all of them, after a couple of days we are sure you will -on purpose-, leave many things to see in Madrid to have an excuse to come back.

    We hope you enjoy the 2017 Congress as well as the city of Madrid in June, the month with the longest days!

    Find out more: http://www.era-edta2017.org/en-US/home 
  • 19 Jun

    UKKW 2017


    UK Kidney Week a conference being lead by the Renal Association, in association with ISN (International Society of Nephrology) and BT (British Transplant Society)

    To register interest and receive regular programme updates click on the banner below. 

    2017 Renal website banner-01
  • 07 Sep

    ESPN 7-9 September 2017

    The programme will be presented to ESPN council at IPNA and after that the website will be launched.  Please bookmark it ready to add to your favourites: www.espn2017.org

    As part of ESPN's 50th birthday celebrations, there are plans to produce something that will commemorate the last 50 years of developments in paediatric nephrology in Europe.  If you are a retired member and willing to share memories of the early years of the ESPN, we would like to hear them and perhaps take a short video clip sharing them.  Please can you email Heather Maxwell (Heather.Maxwell@ggc.scot.nhs.uk) or Yincent Tse (Yincent.Tse@nuth.nhs.uk) if you are willing to be involved or if you have any historical material such as programmes or photos from old meetings.  
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