The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is organising a one day meeting on Renal Medicine
Kidney Medicine (Nephrology) is unusually bereft of randomised-controlled trial derived evidence to help guide physicians in making what are often complex and challenging therapeutic decisions. Many of our patients also "belong" to other specialties, in particular, cardiology, and diabetes. The management of chronic "incurable" conditions is arguably one of the biggest challenges we face in 21st century healthcare. The current out-patient based often clinically silo'd practice can obstruct not facilitate progress. But there are new models of care which have begun to show some promise, and we should critically examine these as the chilling effects of financial austerity continue. Our keynote lecture will focus on the practicalities, problems and promise of such inter-disciplinary co-ordination of care.
Equally, in previously incurable and often poorly understood conditions, how can we make better progress? And even if we can get as far as a "cure" or intervention, how can we then get it adopted in a timely fashion? Using current examples we can show how changing our organisation approaches can facilitate better outcomes.
The target audience for this meeting is general physicians managing patients with reduced GFR, also, diabetologists, cardiologists and nephrologists who struggle to combat multi-facetted diseases in often frail older patients. Our final section of the day will consider three clinical challenges that face transplant physicians trying to preserve kidney function of a precious allograft for as long as possible, delaying any potential return to dialysis.
We hope that participants will be stimulated to consider old problems in newer ways, as well as receiving valuable updates in several emerging clinical areas of interest.
We thought this may be of interest to you and if you felt there were also any colleagues who specialise in any of the session fields, please feel free to pass on.
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