Event Listings

  • 12 Mar

    World Kidney Day

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    As you are no doubt aware, World Kidney Day is the annual awareness and education event which brings together millions of people in over 150 countries, uniting them to produce a powerful voice for kidney health awareness and the need for action to prevent and treat this serious health condition.

    This year World Kidney Day takes place on Thursday 12th March and we are encouraging everyone to get behind the campaign and awareness. A great way is to organise an activity or event to mark the day and draw public attention to the importance of kidney health - what can be done to protect kidneys before disease strikes, and to assist patients who already have chronic kidney disease.

    Since it began in 2006, the global campaign highlights a particular theme every year, which for 2015 is - Kidney Health for All. Once again the UK initiative is being led by the Kidney Charities Together group comprising five kidney charities- The British Kidney Patient Association (BKPA), Kidney Research UK, Kids Kidney Research, The National Kidney Federation and The PKD Charity.

    Further information, support and advice as well as downloadable resources to help support any activity you might be running including flyers, posters and invitations, are available through the UK website - www.worldkidneyday.co.uk - which is now LIVE.

    Whatever you decide to do, please let us know either by posting on the Facebook page or emailing info@worldkidneyday.co.uk but also by putting details on the global event map.

    In the meantime, if you are able to include information about World Kidney Day on a website or email your members (if appropriate) to start promoting the date and message ‘Kidney Health for All’ then please feel free to use the attached advert (contains most of the content if this email). If you use Twitter, follow @kidneydayUK and use #worldkidneyday and #kidneyhealthforall.
    We very much hope you will be happy to join in with this exciting annual campaign.


    Angela Lumsdon, Kidney Research UK

    on behalf of the Kidney Charities Together Group

  • 25 Mar

  • 12 Apr

    Nephrology - 2015

    Directed by Martin Pollak, MD and Burton D. Rose, MD,

    In recent years, new diagnostic and therapeutic tools have emerged in the management of patients with kidney diseases. This course is designed to provide the practicing Nephrologist with a complete understanding of the optimal management of chronic kidney diseases. The focus of this program will be to discuss the pathophysiologic and clinical advances in the major areas of Nephrology including glomerular disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, dialysis, and renal transplantation. Through discussions of well-recognized medical complications and recommendations for optimal care, along with case discussions and the use of the Audience Response System, you can expect to receive an exceptional update to your existing skills. Sponsored by Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  For more information visit www.NephrologyBoston.com or contact info@agrimeetings.com

  • 13 Apr

    Continuing Education Programme in Paediatic Nephrology 2015

    Registration and Fees:                                        Days/Prices

    Early Bird (book before 28th Feb 2015)            (1)£185 (2)£345 (3)£499 (4)£605 (5)£695

    Standard (after 1st March 2015)                        (1)£235 (2)£395 (3)£550 (4)£655 (5)£755

    Trainee (SHO, SpR or equivalent)                       (1)£145 (2)£215 (3)£265 (4)£315 (5)£365

    Brief description:

    This 5 day course will have different symposiums and workshops that will increase knowledge and understanding in the area of nephrology. Major themes of the week will be Renal Pathology, Tubulopathies, Hypertension, Dialysis and Urology.

    Who should attend?

    Paediatric nephrologists, trainees and paediatricians with an interest in nephrology and urology.

    Why you should attend:

    This five day symposium is an opportunity for an increase in knowledge and understanding in the area of Nephrology, also to exchange and enhance experiences within this field.

    Contact ICH Events:  Tel. +44 (0)207 905 2699 or +44 (0)207 905 2699; e-mail info@ichevents.com

    Link: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/education/events/nephrology-week-2015

  • 15 Apr

    9th Congress of the Vascular Access Society

    We are pleased to announce that the 9th Congress of the Vascular Access Society will take place on April 15-18, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

    Please click here for the Congress invitation letter from the two Congress Chairmen: Ramón Roca-Tey, M.D., PhD and Jose Ibeas, M.D., PhD.

    For more information please visit the Congress website a http://www.vas2015.org/

  • 18 Apr

    4th 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 model. Finally, you will examine the biopsy cores under microscope to make sure they are adequate.

    For information on the programme and booking this course please click here.
  • 18 Apr

    2nd UK National Cystinuria Patient Study Day

    10.30 am – 4pm

    This is the second national patient study day that will be held in Bristol on Saturday April the 18th. There is no cost for registration. To view the full programme fot the day please click here.
  • 05 May

    Applied Renal Physiology 2015

    A modular course for clinicians and scientists

    This unique UK course aims to integrate physiological principles with day-to-day clinical practice and to update on recent developments in basic renal physiology. It features formal, introductory lectures each day and interactive clinical case presentations applying “thinking physiology” at the bedside. It is intended for both clinicians and scientists - trainees in Nephrology, General (Internal) Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, Consultant Nephrologists and General Physicians, and those working in veterinary medicine and non-clinical grades. For more information, please visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/nephrology/teaching/applied-renal-physiology-course or alternative please e-mail Med.Cfnevents@ucl.ac.uk

  • 07 May

    Asia Pacific Cardiorenal Form 2015 - Save the date

    As you may be aware 2015 will see the Asia Pacific Cardiorenal Forum come to the Sydney, Australia. The mission of the Asia Pacific Cardiorenal Forum is to raise awareness and direct much needed attention to the clinical commonality that exists between patients with a primary cardiovascular or renal condition. This biennial Forum will bring together clinicians that are involved in the treatment of these patients with a view to furthering of education, sharing of knowledge all working towards future improved patient care.

    For further information click here or visit the website http://cardiorenal.com.au/

  • 08 May

    Kidney Education Network 4th Specialist Meeting

    K.E.N. offers a multidisciplinary renal education and research forum. The programme brings together a diverse range of research methodologies, their practical application and translation into practice. We would welcome abstract for poster presentation. Registration £40.

    The meeting programme and registration can be accessed via the following link: https://www.mededcoventry.com/courses/renal/
  • 13 May

    ISFA. Apheresis Congress

    ISFA 2015 will be taking place in Cancun, Mexico on May 13-16, 2015. Congress website is: http://isfacongress.com/

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  • 27 May

    52nd ERA-EDTA Congress

    To find out more information on the 52nd ERA-EDTA Congress please visit the website at http://www.era-edta2015.org


  • 10 Jun

    Dialysis 2015

    A comprehensive course on dialysis and the management of patients with end-stage renal failure

    This is a comprehensive course on dialysis and the management of patients with end stage-renal failure. The management of end-stage renal failure by dialysis forms a central component of all renal units. However, it is often the least intensively taught component of nephrology training. This course is a thorough introduction to dialysis, from basics to new developments. Our expert faculty provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of dialysis and ESRF through a mixture of informal lectures and workshops. The course is aimed at Specialist Registrars in nephrology, but is also of interest to other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic renal failure. For more information, please visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/nephrology/teaching/dialysis or alternatively please e-mail Med.Cfnevents@ucl.ac.uk

  • 09 Sep

    The 3rd NephroTools International Conference

    The 3rd NephroTools International Conference, entitled “The Kidney: Development, Disease and Regeneration”, will be held at the University of Liverpool on Wednesday 9th – Thursday 10th September 2015.

    The conference is being held in conjunction with a half-day GUDMAP workshop on Tuesday 8th September 2015 (www.gudmap.org)

    These two meetings will include world-renowned speakers from the United States, Australia, Brazil, Israel and Europe.  We anticipate the meeting will attract 150+ UK and international delegates who are working in cell biology, physiology and cell imaging. (www.kidneyconference.com)

    The workshop will include ‘hands-on’ sessions using the GUDMAP and CellFinder technologies while the conference will include sessions on

    • Kidney development.
    • In vitro culture systems: directing stem cell differentiation and monitoring physiological and pharmacological properties.
    • Medical devices and imaging strategies for monitoring kidney anatomy and function in vivo.
    • Evaluating the efficacy of stem cell therapies in preclinical models.

    Early-bird rates are available for registration before 31st July, although registration will not be open until February.

    Fuller details are available at www.kidneyconference.com

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