Event Listings

  • 01 Feb

    Master Degree in Transplantation Science for Transplant Clinicians

    The university of Liverpool has recently launched a suite of 4 modules related to transplantation sciences for transplant surgeons, nephrologists and urologists. Experience in these subspecialties is essential. These modules are offered wholly online study using an interactive electronic platform, which produces a high quality interface for learning and teaching through interactive keynote lectures, discussion board and journal clubs. Each module is 30 credits at Masters level. Successful completion of all 4 modules and dissertation, students can achieve a Masters Degree. English Language Exam is NOT required for those who studied medicine in English.

    This is the first of its kind degree in transplantation from a reputable UK university. The course provides up-to-date knowledge covering many angles of adult, pediatric and pancreatic transplantation clinical practice. Registration started in November 2015. The course commences in Feb 2016. Typical cost is £900 per/module (dissertation fees to be advised later). 

    Enquiries to be made via Mr Ahmed Halawa, Consultant Transplant Surgeon, UK  at ahmed.halawa@sth.nhs.uk 


  • 16 Feb

    The 21st International Conference on Advances in Critical Care Nephrology

     The AKI & CRRT Conference continues to provide a comprehensive coverage of the rapidly developing field of Critical Care Nephrology and AKI & CRRT. It highlights the recent advances in our understanding of pathophysiology of critical illness, acute kidney injury, emerging strategies in the management of sepsis, multiorgan failure, development, and use of biomarkers, technical advances in AKI & CRRT and the appropriate utilization of these techniques. This year's program presents exciting new developments and evidence for hemodynamic monitoring, fluid management, dialysis timing, and extracorporeal support for critically ill patients. A mix of invited lectures, pro-con debates, interactive workshops, tutorials, poster sessions, and panel discussions are planned to continue the tradition of multidisciplinary interactions.

    Please click here to view our website >>> link to 2016 conference.

  • 25 Feb

    The 5th Edinburgh Clinical Research Methodology Course

    The objective of this two-day course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the methods and frameworks currently required to perform cutting-edge clinical research. The course will consist of interactive lectures and opportunities for delegates to network with distinguished researchers, all of whom are recognised experts in their field. The course is aimed at budding clinical academics, who we expect to be junior doctors, clinical research training fellows, and other clinician scientists. 

    Further details can also be found on the course website www.ecat.ed.ac.uk/research-methods and Facebook page www.facebook.com/ECRMC

    Please click here to view the programme

    Please click here to view the course flyer 
  • 02 Mar

    Infectious and Global Nephrology

    This new 2 day course will cover renal disease secondary to infectious agents and the management of acute and chronic kidney disease in resource-poor environments.

    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.

    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-2016/infectious-and-global-nephrology-2-3-march-2016 or alternatively please e-mail Med.Cfnevents@ucl.ac.uk

  • 18 Mar

    Treating Kidney disease symposium

    The day will draw together speakers who have extensive clinical and research experience in this challenging area. The event will provide you with important information to improve the quality of treatment for patients with kidney disease.

    Please Click here to find out more. 
  • 04 Apr

    V Edition of the Theorical and Practical Workshop for Update in Ultrasound and Multidisciplinary Approach for Vascular Access

    The progressive incorporation of ultrasound for early diagnosis of vascular access pathology requires a multidisciplinary approach (nephrologists, vascular surgeons, radiologists, & nurses) to optimize resources.

    The course is aimed at nephrologists, vascular surgeons, radiologists, and specialists-in-training who have experience in ultrasound for vascular access or who have completed the previous course on ultrasound for vascular access.

    It will help professionals bring their knowledge up to date and improve their skills.

    We also offer a symposium after the workshop, the 2nd Parc Taulí International Vascular Access Symposium. The Symposium has three main objectives: to review the current state of the evidence in main issues related to vascular access, to highlight the trending topics by international experts, and to give professionals of different areas of interest the opportunity to present their experiences with abstract submissions

    Please click here to read more.
  • 07 Apr

    2nd Parc Taulí International Vascular Access Symposium

    2016 Symposium Topic Highlights:

    • Vascular Access Creation
    • Vascular Access Surveillance
    • Complications treatment. Interventional and surgical approach.
    • Catheter
    • Vascular access care
    •  Epidemiology
    • Regulation in vascular access training and certification
    To find out more please click here
  • 09 Apr

    Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre – “Nephrology 2016”

    Nephrology - 2016, directed by Drs. Burton Rose and Martin Pollak, April 10 – 15, 2016, at The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, Mass, USA. 

    World-renowned experts and Harvard Medical School’s leading clinical faculty will provide a comprehensive review of important updates and advances in the diagnosis and management of patients with kidney diseases. The course will cover the pathophysiologic and clinical advances in the major areas of Nephrology, including: glomerular disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, dialysis, renal transplantation, and other complications. 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

    Credit: 50.25 European CME credits (ECMEC)

  • 14 Apr

    ISN Nexus 2016 - Translational immunology in Nephrology

    Don't forget to submit your abstract before December 13!
    About the symposium:

    The format of ISN's Nexus Symposia is uniquely tailored to focus on important new information and advances in a specific field of clinical relevance. These symposia strongly support the translational approach to disease management and have a clear objective of providing physicians with new insights and hands-on information that they can instantly apply. The ISN Nexus Symposia format allows for focused and in-depth discussions, networking and exchange of ideas among scientists and physicians who recognize the luxury of focusing on one specific topic that has strong clinical relevance. The translational nature of the content is amplified by an inter-speciality approach which provides an additional viewpoint and increased appreciation and understanding of the complexities of a disease. ISN Nexus Symposia bridge the gap between basic research and clinical practice and offer a profound focus on translational medicine and clinical application.

    Drug development has dramatically improved disease outcomes in most medical disciplines, not so in nephrology. Despite enormous research efforts done by the basic science kidney research community only few drug targets finally could be successfully validated and developed into innovative drugs in clinical practice for the benefit of patients with kidney disease. There is an urgent need to improve translational science and successful drug development in the field of nephrology. It is part of the ISN's mission to support this process.

    We therefore announce the first ISN Nexus meeting on "Translational Immunology in Nephrology". This Nexus meeting will bring together basic and clinical scientists as well as industry partners to present and discuss the future of immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory drugs in kidney disease. How to select the best molecular targets and to overcome the problems in translational research, the limitations in clinical trial design, and the implementation of novel drugs in clinical practice will be discussed. We therefore invite scientists and clinicians of the fields of nephrology, immunology, rheumatology, pharmacology as well as industry partners working on drug development programs for kidney diseases.

    The abstract submitters of accepted abstracts are entitled to register at the discounted registration fees provided if they register by the early bird deadline which is January 18, 2016.

  • 21 Apr

    Renal Medicine Symposium 2016

    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.

    A copy of the programme and further information along with the booking link is attached below and just a click away.


     "Excellent external CPD points”

  • 22 Apr

    5th 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

  • 27 Apr

    The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings

    Overview: The National Kidney Foundation 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings offer 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.

    Location: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
    Website: www.nkfclinicalmeetings.org
    Email: clinicalmeetings@kidney.org
  • 04 May

    Applied Renal Physiology

    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 https://www.ucl.ac.uk/nephrology/teaching/courses-2016/applied-renal-physiology-course-2016 or alternatively please email Med.Cfnevents@ucl.ac.uk

  • 21 May

    ERA-EDTA 53rd Congress

    Dear Colleagues and Friends;

    It is a great pleasure and honour for us to invite you to Vienna to attend the 53rd ERA-EDTA Congress in 2016, which will be held in cooperation with the Austrian Society of Nephrology. In addition many other societies with similar interests will join us as well. In line with a long standing tradition the scientific programme committee, this time chaired by Prof. Danilo Fliser from Homburg (Germany), is working hard to make this event again a memorable one by complementing up to date research sessions with diverse educational symposia. The Austria Center Vienna, the congress venue, can be reached conveniently from the historic city center (Stephansplatz) within 7 minutes by underground transportation. It is located within a few minutes´ walk from the river Danube and the Donaupark, a popular leisure area, and it has the capacity to host 20.000 delegates. It offers 24 fully equipped lecture rooms, 180 meeting rooms and 22.000 sqm of exhibition space.

    Vienna is a modern city in the heart of Europe, which nonetheless was able to preserve its historic charm. Located near the city center one of the most famous buildings is the Vienna Secession built by Joseph Maria Olbrich, the dome of which can be seen on the front page of this announcement. The Vienna Secession was formed in 1897 by a group of artists (among them Gustav Klimt, Kolomann Moser and Josef Hoffmann), who had resigned from the Association of Austrian Artists because of the prevailing conservatism. Above the entrance visitors can read “To every age its art. To art its freedom”, which symbolizes the Secessionists´ desire to explore the possibilities of art outside the confines of tradition. The main theme of the Congress “from big data to personalized therapy – biostatistics meets molecular medicine” somehow mirrors this effort. The Vienna congress will focus on new ways on how research methodologies might change in the near future and why Nephrology is on the top list of areas that can benefit from these developments.

    We all hope that you will join us at this event and share some great days of education and science but also use your visit to enjoy one of the most beautiful cities located in the heart of Europe.

    Gert Mayer
    Andrzej Wiecek
    Danilo Fliser
    53rd Congress President
    ERA-EDTA President
    Chair of the Scientific Committee

    Please click here to find out more.
  • 07 Jun

    UK Kindney Week

    Innovation for better care - improving Kidney Care through quality research and team working

    The abstract submission deadline for UK Kidney Week 2016 has Now closed.

    For more information and to register go to www.britishrenal.org

    To view the draft programme please click here.

    The first announcement poster now available here !!!

    Attendance fees
  • 22 Jun

    Dialysis 2016

    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-2016/renal-dialysis-course-2016 or alternatively please email Med.Cfnevents@ucl.ac.uk

  • 18 Aug

    Renal Biopsy Cadaver Course

    Course dates: 
    Thursday 11th February 2016
    Thursday 18th August 2016

    Once again this one day cadaver course will run in the state of the art, Clinical Anatomy
    Skills Centre (CASC), based within the University of Glasgow.
    Organised by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and run by two
    Consultant Nephrologists, a Consultant Radiologist and a Consultant Renal Pathologist, this course is ideally suited to trainees who will be expected to carry out renal biopsies or core medical trainees intending to apply for renal speciality training.

    Please Click here for more information.

    Please Click here to download the registration form. 
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