This 2 day course will cover renal disease secondary to infectious agents and the management of acute and chronic kidney disease in resource-poor environments. The course was first held in March 2016 and was very well received with excellent delegate feedback.
Day 1 is aimed at those with an interest in infectious diseases or nephrology and will cover pathophysiology, clinical presentation and management of both globally common and clinically important infectious agents causing renal disease. Through a mixture of informal lectures, case discussions and workshops, topics covered will range from acute sepsis-related AKI such as malaria, to direct involvement of the kidney by viruses, bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi and parasites as well as the pathological consequences of remote infection such as post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis, cryoglobulinaemia and infection-associated IgA nephropathy.
Keynote speaker: Professor John Feehally
On day 2 the focus will be on non-infectious renal disease around the world including the epidemiology of, and practicalities of managing, AKI and CKD in low-income countries, along with the challenges of establishing and running dialysis and transplant programmes in resource-poor settings.
The course will also provide an ideal networking opportunity through informal evening discussions with a number of clinicians who have successfully delivered clinical and research projects around the world. For more information, please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/nephrology/teaching/courses-2017/infectious-and-global-nephrology-course-2017 or email the Course Administrator at Med.Cfnevents@ucl.ac.uk