Event Listings

  • 26 Aug

    24th Budapest Nephrology School

    The 24th Budapest Nephrology School will be held this year from the 26th to the 31st of August. It is one of the most well-known refresher courses in the field of nephrology in Europe. It attracted many young physicians from 68 countries in the last two and a half decades.

    The School on Nephrology, Hypertension, Dialysis, Transplantation and Nephropathology is held under the auspices of ISN, ERA-EDTA, IFKF and ISP, with the participation of distinguished international faculty. The 30 faculty members represent 8 European countries, as well as the US and Japan.

    The 24th Budapest Nephrology School is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Last year the 23rd Budapest Nephrology School was designated for a maximum of 27 hours of European external CME credits. For Hungarian participants the course is accredited by OFTEX for 50 credits.

    We continue with the successful initiatives such as “Meet the Professors” and the poster discussions, to encourage the lively and fruitful interaction amongst the participants and the members of the faculty. We also plan to implement some changes, including adding special emphasis on nephropathology. A full day will be devoted to the developments in renal pathology and its effects on clinical practice. This is made possible with the cooperation of the Renal Pathology Society.

    The participation fee (early bird: € 750, regular: € 900) includes: attendance at the nephrology refresher CME course, a certificate of attendance, coffee breaks and lunches, admittance to the 15th International Wine and Health Symposium, an evening cruise on the Danube, an organ recital at St. Stephen’s Basilica, a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Hungarian Parliament, the farewell reception, and last but not least Hungarian hospitality.

    Participants have free access to the electronic version of the “Nephrology, Hypertension, Dialysis, Transplantation from Pathophysiology to Bio-Psycho-Social Aspects” (L. Rosivall).

    Go to the Website to find out more: www.bns-hungary.hu

  • 07 Sep

    Dialysis Academy 2017, Imperial College London

    This Academy aims to challenge nursing and medical practice with cutting-edge evidence to improve patient care in a stimulating and interactive environment

    Topics: Dialysis dementia – how do we detect it…what do we do about it now? # Practical guide to great AVF care # CVVHF with Citrate Anticoagulation - Setting up – Benefits, Research and implications for HD # PD is safe and could improve outcomes for late presenters # Debate: Transplant over dialysis at all cost? # A day in the life of the Home Haemodialysis Nurse… and a day in the life of Dialysis Lead # Leading transition from dialysis to end of life care # Plasma Exchange – Benefit for Whom and What Risk? - Autoimmune and Alloimmune indications # Diabetes in Dialysis-treated - optimal drug treatment and monitoring # Debate: Survival will never be significantly improved through increasing Dialysis Adequacy?

    Application for spaces: neill.duncan@imperial.nhs.uk 

    Flyer: Click Here
    Agenda: Click Here

  • 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.  
  • 11 Sep

    Fellows Day - Kidney Research UK's Annual Conference

    Kidney Research UK's annual conference (priority will be given to our previous and existing alumni and researchers). The programme will feature a number of prestigious international speakers including:

    • Professor Pierre Ronco, Professor of Nephrology & Physiology Tenon Hospital, Paris, France; speaking on 'Membranous Nephropathy';
    • Professor Steven Harper, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Academic Consultant University of Bristol; speaking on 'How the glomerulus works - or so you thought';
    • Professor Dontscho Kerjaschki, Head of Clinical Department of Pathology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria; speaking on 'Human lymphatic biology and pathology, and its relevance in renal transplant biology'.

     Click here for more details.

  • 14 Sep

    Supportive Care for the Renal Patient 2017

    September 14th - 15th 2017

    Location: Hammersmith Hospital, London

    This annual interactive course for renal and palliative care professionals aims to improve management at end of life for renal patients by increasing awareness of holistic needs and enhancing communication. Use of small group discussions enables networking to share practice. The theme for this year's meeting is "Communication to avoid conflict". Spaces are limited, so please register early. You can register at https://www.regonline.co.uk/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1904600 . Please Click Here for the course flyer

  • 19 Sep

    Cystinosis Patient Information Day, Birmingham

    Cystinosis Patient Education Day

    Tuesday 19th September 2017

    09.30am – 4.30pm

    Being held at the Post Graduate Centre,
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

    Inviting Patients and Health Professionals with an Interest in Cystinosis

    To register for a place, please contact Michelle Lowe:
    Michelle.lowe@uhb.nhs.uk or 07810654864

  • 20 Sep

    1st International Milan Nephropathology Course

    An International Nephropathology Course during the Milan Fashion Week

    Course Program
    This three-day course will give an updated overview on the more significant topics in renal pathology. The eminent faculty of the meeting is composed by nephropathologists with exceptional track-record and clinical experience on histopathological issues of native kidney diseases. The course will be articulated through frontal lectures and complementary slide seminars via interactive digital pathology (virtual slides). This course will make an emphasis on morphology and the use of ancillary studies as well as molecular approaches like proteomics, genetics and immunohistochemistry. The
    targeted audience includes practicing pathologists, renal pathologists and pathology trainees. The course is also opened to nephrologists.

    Participants must register online at www.educationalfactory.
    . A confirmation of registration and
    payment status email will be sent. For further information
    send an email to info@educationalfactory.com.

    A limited number of rooms is reserved to the meeting at
    the Hotel “Four Points” Sheraton, near Central Station. To
    reserve please contact the hotel booking office:
    +39 02 66746131/4/6 or
    and mention “Educational Factory ”.
    Reserved rooms can be seen at the following link:


    The fee includes the congress kit, participation to scientific
    sessions, lunches, certificate of attendance and ECM certificate.

    Full Details are available here
  • 26 Sep

    Oxford Ghent Dialysis and Transplantation Summer School 2017

    September 26th - September 30th, 2017 - Corpus Christi College, Oxford, UK

    An interactive course for young practising nephrologists

    Full details are available here.

  • 28 Sep

    10th UK Annual Dialysis Conference, The Lowry, Manchester

    Please click here to view the Programme

    Please click here to download the registration form
  • 05 Oct

    Asian Congress of Paediatric Nephrology and Malaysian Paediatric Association Annual Conference

    Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Asia is a continent of diverse geographical, social, cultural and economic differences. Health care too vary between these Asian nations.

     We are proud to have two major societies dealing with paediatric nephrology as co-organisers – the Malaysian Society of Nephrology and the Malaysian Society of Paediatrics. In fact, the Malaysian Society of Paediatrics has decided that the triennial Asian Congress of Paediatric Nephrology 2017 will be its annual Paediatric congress.

     Hence, the organising committee has decided to focus on care of children with kidney diseases at both the primary (office paediatrics) as well as tertiary level hence the theme: Paediatric Nephrology: Office paediatrics to tertiary care.

     The scientific committee has organised the program into 3 themed tracks, each track encompassing key aspects of the particular theme. One track will focus on aspects of paediatric nephrology of interest to those involved in care of children with basic kidney diseases like acute glomerulonephritis and urinary tract infections both at primary and secondary care level. One whole track will be for paediatric nephrologist specialist and trainees and those with interest in paediatric nephrology. We are also fortunate to host the 2nd IPNA/AsPNA Junior Masterclass in Paediatric Nephrology.

    For full information Click Here

    The conference will be conducted in Shangri La hotel, Kuala Lumpur right in the middle of the golden triangle in the centre of commerce, retail therapy and culinary delights. In addition, access to places of interests outside of Kuala Lumpur is fast and easy and we invite participants to take time off to visit these sites before or after the congress.


    We look forward to welcoming you to the 13 Asian Congress of Paediatric Nephrology in conjunction with the 39th Annual Congress of Paediatrics on 5-7 October 2017 and to share with you our Malaysian Hospitality.


    Dr Lim Yam Ngo                                                          Dr Wan Jazilah Wan Ismail
    Congress Chairperson                                                Congress Co-Chair

  • 05 Oct

  • 10 Oct

    UCL Renal Transplatation Course

    The course is designed to cover a wide range of clinically important topics in transplantation, from pre-transplant assessment of recipients, donor assessment and histocompatibility to transplant surgery and surgical complications, followed by management of post-transplant medical and immunological complications, recurrent disease and transplant pathology. It will be run over three days, with each day having a specific theme, so that the course can be attended in a modular fashion if desired. Some topics will be presented in a lecture format, whilst others will be presented in round-table group discussions with clinical cases covering the complex donor and recipient scenarios encountered in clinical practice.  The international faculty has extensive specialist and subspecialist experience in transplantation.

    Who it is for? 
    The course is designed for consultant and trainee nephrologists who have an interest in transplantation, and for recently appointed consultant and trainee transplant surgeons.


    Three days

    Per day

    SPR/SHO/Staff grade



    RFH/UCL staff






    Registration includes lunch and tea/coffee during the breaks. Registration and payment is via UCL Online Store

    1-Day free registration for NHS Nursing Staff

    We are able to offer NHS nursing staff free registration for one day of the course. Please email Med.Cfnevents@ucl.ac.uk to register for this free place.  NHS nursing staff may choose which day they would like to attend (see list of topics on the attached flyer or at our webpage).


    CPD credit to be confirmed by the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom. 

    Course Administration
    Course Administrator:  Kate Henderson
    UCL Centre for Nephrology, Royal Free Campus,
    Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PG.
    Email: Med.Cfnevents@ucl.ac.uk
    Tel: 020 7794 0500 Ext 36596
    Web: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/nephrology/teaching/courses-2017/renal-transplantation-course-2017

  • 13 Oct

    12th Annual Scientific Meeting Of The Cardiorenal Forum

    Improving treatments in cardiorenal patients

    Friday 13 October 2017 
    9.30 am to 5.00 pm 
    Royal College of 
    Obstetricians and 
    Gynaecologists, London
    Early-bird registration 
    fees: £100 doctors; £60
    concessions; £200 commercial
    6 CPD credits 
    are awarded by the 
    Royal College of Physicians
    This meeting is endorsed by 
    The Renal Association, The 
    British Society for Heart Failure 
    and the Irish Nephrology Society

    For Further Details visit:  http://cardiorenalforum.com/
  • 17 Nov

    Nephrology Day for General Paediatricians

    Brief description:

    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.

    Cost:                 £175.00 (Early bird fee until 05/10/17)

                              £225.00 (Standard fee from 06/10/17)

    Course Director:

    Professor Lesley Rees, Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist and Lead Clinician, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London

    Who should attend?

    The course has been well-attended over many years, predominantly by General Paediatricians, Paediatricians with an interest in nephrology, and Paediatric Nephrologists in training.

    Contact ICH Events: Tel. +44 (0)207 905 2699; e-mail ich.events@ucl.ac.uk   

    Link: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/short-courses-events/short-courses-events-publication/nephrology-day-general-paediatricians/nov2017

  • 29 Nov

    Peritoneal Dialysis Academy

    The Studio, Birmingham

    The Academy covers all aspects of care of a PD patient from the physiology and mechanics of PD, through to initiating the therapy and continuing management of the patient. The learner can expect to understand more about how to maximize the quality of dialysis that the patient receives; minimize the risk of problems and effectively resolve issues if they do arise.  Please Click Here for programme and registration details and/or email  pdacademy@in-conference.org.uk

  • 02 Dec

    3rd UK Applied Clinical Nephrology course

    Venue: Health Academy, Royal Preston Hospital
    Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    The aim of this course is to provide an interactive comprehensive up to date management of real and challenging clinical cases in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation. This is a practical rather than theoretical course, where applied cases are the core of the teaching that enables fruitful discussions and debates through using the Quizdom software to create a stress free interactive environment.

    The course provides an excellent opportunity to meet leading UK experts in Nephrology.

    The course will cover topics which Nephrologists and trainees encounter on a day to day basis and are important for consultant practice, including more ambiguous topics such as; ethical aspects around kidney transplantation, living kidney donation, dialysis conservative management and end of life care, and the first virtual ward round! The course is aimed at renal trainees, renal specialty doctors, and recently appointed consultants.

    For more information click here
  • 03 Jan

    Advanced Nephrology Course 2018

    Wednesday, January 3rd , 2018 – Sunday, January 7th, 2018
    Corpus Christi College, Oxford

    The Advanced Nephrology Course is aimed at trainee nephrologists and consultants wishing for an update on clinical nephrology.

    Please click here  to view the preliminary Programme

    The course is a residential course set over 5 days. Accommodation and all food and beverage at Corpus Christi College is included throughout the course. 

    Registration is now open, please click here to go to the registration site. 

    A 10% discount is offered to members of the UK Renal Association

    Course residential registration fees include; accommodation at Corpus Christi College (standard room), presentation handouts, breakfast, lunch, tea and coffee and evening meals.

    Please note that a limited number of en suite rooms are available at the college. En suite rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis.

    Please click here for full details
  • 22 Feb

    ISN Frontiers: Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Disease, Tokyo

    The ISN is proud to present the first ever edition of ISN Frontiers focusing on Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Disease taking place in Tokyo, February 22 to 25, 2018.

    The website www.isnfrontiers.org/tokyo is packed with information on the program, venue, travel, accommodation options and more.

    ISN Frontiers meetings build on the success and achievements of the ISN Nexus and Forefronts series, bringing together basic scientists, clinicians and practitioners in a unique setting. This new event format will make more cutting-edge science available to a global audience, breaking down cross-regional barriers in accessing the latest knowledge and expertise.

    About the meeting


    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills eight out of every 10 patients with early acute and chronic kidney disease (CKD) well before end-stage kidney failure. On the other hand, acute kidney injury (AKI) is one dire consequence of CVD, and in turn predisposes to future CKD and CVD. Thus, the global nephrology and cardiology communities must collaborate to better understand the interaction between kidney disease and CVD to manage patients with kidney and cardiac-related complications.

    We look forward to seeing you in Tokyo!

    With very best regards,

    Naoki Kashihara –Hidetomo Nakamoto –Seiichi Matsuo –Kosaku Nitta

  • 08 Mar

    RCP 500th Anniversary: Medicine – transformation through genomics

    Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE 

    A meeting organised by the British Society of Genetic Medicine in collaboration with the Association of Cancer Physicians, Association of British Neurologists, British Cardiovascular Society and Renal Association.

    Click Here For Full Programme


  • 18 Oct

    34th World Congress of Internal Medicine (WCIM 2018)

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Dear Colleagues

    It is with great anticipation that we present you with this invitation to the 34th World Congress of Internal Medicine for 2018. This meeting will be held in the beautiful city of Cape Town in South Africa at the International Convention Centre from 18 to 21 October 2018.

    All aspects of Internal Medicine will be covered during parallel sessions presented by an exciting faculty drawn from experts across the international community. The aim of the meeting is to provide an excellent academic program for the general physician but of a standard that the specialty groups such as Rheumatologists, Cardiologists, Pulmonologists and so on would also benefit. We plan to have posters from investigators in clinical as well as research areas and “Meet the expert” sessions where we will encourage interactive discussions using interesting case studies to illustrate clinical challenges. We will endeavour to present state of the art symposia with updates on recent guidelines and developments across the spectrum of Internal Medicine.

    Cape Town offers the visitor an array of tourist attractions and sporting possibilities for the adventurous. You are spoilt for choice between the sea, mountains, rivers and wine routes as well as amazing shopping experiences once the academic program is completed . South Africa has many direct flights from across the globe so we can ensure you arrive with the minimum inconvenience to enjoy your visit. We will be reserving hotels within walking distance of the Cape Town International Convention Centre where the congress will be held. This is a world class convention centre offering superb audio-visual support, lecture halls and breakout rooms to accommodate all a variety of needs. It is close to the Waterfront, a major tourist attraction with many restaurants and shopping malls to cater for all your needs. We believe you will never forget this amazing experience and we invite you to reserve the dates, ensure you plan for early registration and we look forward to hosting you in our beautiful country.

    Yours sincerely

    Dr. Adri Kok

    Congress Chair & ISIM President Elect

    For Full Details Click Here
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