Event Listings

  • 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 

  • 09 Mar

    World Kidney Day 2017



    Help us bring together millions of people across the world and unite with one powerful voice for kidney health awareness. 

    We are encouraging individuals and patient groups, to work together with hospitals and renal/transplant unit to support the day by organising an activity or event. The aim is to draw public attention to the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to keep the kidneys healthy, what can be done to protect kidneys before disease strikes, and to assist patients who already have chronic kidney disease. Following the global theme, there will also be a focus on kidney disease and obesity. 

    www.worldkidneyday.co.uk for support, advice, ideas for activities and downloadable resources

    Contact info@worldkidneyday.co.uk to register your interest and apply for a support pack

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  • 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.  

  • 22 Mar

    Infectious and Global Nephrology Course 2017

    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

  • 31 Mar

    3rd AKI Frontiers Conference

    Registration will open after 3 Jan 2017

    Please Click here to view the flyer.

  • 03 Apr

    Continuing Education Programme in Nephrology and Urology Week’

    Brief description:

    This 4 and half day course covers the major topics in Paediatric Nephrology and Urology. The course will be of interest to trainees and consultant-level physicians and surgeons involved in the care of children with kidney and lower renal tract disorders. Attendees can attend the whole week or individual days.

    Who should attend?

    · General Paediatricians

    · Paediatricians with an interest in nephrology

    · Paediatric Nephrologists in training

    Contact ICH Events:  Tel. +44 (0)207 905 2699 or +44 (0)207 905 2675; e-mail ich.events@ucl.ac.uk 

    Click Nephrology week 2017 flyer to view the flyer.

    Link: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/short-courses-events/short-courses-events-publication/continuing-education-programme-in-nephrology-and-urology-week

  • 05 Apr

    10th congress of the Vascular Access Society

    Please Click here to view the event flyer. 

    Please see visit congress web pages for mote information http://www.vas2017.org/



  • 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.
  • 21 Apr

    World Congress of Nephrology 2017

    ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2017

    Early bird registration rate (closing 23 Jan 2017)

    International Society of Nephrology (ISN) World Congress of Nephrology, taking place in Mexico City, Mexico, April 21-25, 2017 

    Please click here to register for WCN 2017.

  • 27 Apr

    Renal Medicine Symposium

    Dates: Thursday 27th April 2017
    Location: Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh

    The programme and online booking are now available here.

      The past decade has seen huge progress in the field of nephrology with rapid translation of research findings into daily clinical practice. Examples of these innovations include new strategies for diagnosing acute kidney injury from laboratory data right across to targeted ‘precision medicine’ approaches in the management of glomerulonephritis. New medicines and approaches to immunology have facilitated kidney transplants in patients previously unable to find a suitably matched kidney. The spectrum of drugs used to treat patients with diabetes and kidney disease has increased dramatically.

    We anticipate that this symposium featuring internationally recognised speakers, will give insights into some of the major recent developments in renal medicine. The programme will be of particular interest to both trainee and senior nephrologists, immunologists, pathologists and transplant surgeons, as well as being informative for general physicians who are involved in the care of patients with kidney disease, such as diabetologists and acute physicians.  

    We hope that delegates come ready with questions and comments for the experts and we expect healthy debate of controversial topics. 


  • 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 
  • 14 Jun

    Dialysis 2017

    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 https://www.ucl.ac.uk/nephrology/teaching/courses-2017/dialysis-2017 or alternatively please email the Course Administrator Med.Cfnevents@ucl.ac.uk

  • 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. 

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  • 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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