Event Listings

  • 06 Apr

    XVII International Congress on nutrition and metabolism in renal disease

    The XVII International Congress on nutrition and metabolism in renal disease will be held in Wuerzburg / Germany from 06 till 09 May 2014.

    Please find attached the Programme.
  • 22 Apr

  • 23 Apr

    2014 European Lupus Congress

    We are pleased to invite you to the 9th European Lupus Conference which will take place in Athens from April 23 - April 26, 2014.

    Over the years, European Lupus Meetings have established themselves as a major international forum for all people interested in the disease: physicians from various disciplines, health professionals, regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical industry and patient representatives.

    The 9th European Lupus Conference will continue the tradition of previous meetings, by bringing excellence in the field of basic and clinical research to the forefront. Saturday will be dedicated to a special patient event for the Greek audience of patients and carers, together with a joint session for all interested in learning about the Lupus in the World (lupus groups and their advocacy work) and Life with lupus (tools, projects, research and much more).

    Athens in the spring time represents a unique destination for all, combining top basic and clinical science in lupus together with the promise of an unparalleled philoxenia (hospitality).

    Please click here to view the programme.

  • 23 Apr

    NDT course "Reviewers to-be" 2014

    On April 23 and 24, 2014 the third edition of the NDT course for “reviewers to-be” will be organized in Leiden, The Netherlands. If you feel that a junior co-worker interested in clinical research would qualify as a future reviewer for NDT, please bring the following to his or her attention.

     The NDT course for “reviewers to-be” will consist of 2 half days. Its main goals are to teach future or junior reviewers for Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation how to be a good reviewer and provide them with the tools to critically appraise manuscripts on clinical research subjects. To achieve these goals, the first half day will focus on research methodology, interpretation of study results and academic writing. The second half day is fully devoted to training on the job: the course attendants will critically appraise two papers themselves and participate in a lively discussion using appraisal questions and checklists available for this purpose.

    One-night hotel stay will cost approximately 110 euro. We expect from participants that they will do some homework preceding the course. To apply for this course they may send an e-mail  to e.f.guggenheim@amc.uva.nl.  Participants will then receive further instructions on the registration procedure. The deadline for applications is March 16, 2013.

    Very best regards,

    NDT Editor-in-Chief Carmine Zoccali
    And the course coordinators
    Kitty J. Jager and Friedo W. Dekker

  • 25 Apr

    The 3rd Preston Renal Biopsy Course

    Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 April 2014

    Education Centre 1 -Royal Preston Hospital

    This two day course is the first course of its kind in the UK and worldwide to train on doing renal biopsy on 2 different renal biopsy models. The aim of this course is to provide introduction regarding indications, contraindications and complications of renal biopsy. The unique feature of this course is that there are hands-on sessions in small groups. Having the opportunity to practice the use of ultrasound to identify and localize native kidneys of healthy volunteers as well as transplant kidneys.

    For more information please click here to download the 2014 programme.

  • 29 Apr

    UK Kidney Week 2014 Jointly Hosted by The British Renal Society & Renal Association

    Please be reminded UK Kidney Week 2014 will be jointly hosted by the RA and BRS. The meeting will be multiprofessional and will be the biggest meeting of healthcare professional involved in the care of kidney patients during 2014.

    Early bird registration closes: Friday 14 March 2014

    Online registration closes: Tuesday 22 April 2014

    The main meeting will run Wednesday 30 April to Friday 2 May, on Tuesday 29 April various societies will hold a satellite symposia and the exhibition will be open on Wednesday 30 April to Friday 2 May 2014. 

    "Driving quality through Research and Team Working"

    Abstract Submission is now closed, Authors notification date: Friday 14th February 2014
    Please click here for registration and more information

  • 12 May

    1st Leeds Critical Care Nephrology Course

    Please click here to find out more and to download the application form.
  • 20 May

    UCL Applied renal Physiology 2014 Course

    UCL Applied Renal Physiology 2014- A modular course for clinicians and scientists

    Please click here to download course information.
  • 21 May

    Kidney Research UK Alumni Workshop

    Kidney Research UK have announced details of the next Alumni Workshop, being held on Wednesday 21st May at King’s College London (Strand Campus) in London.

    The theme of the interactive morning session is ‘Maximising the Impact of your Lay Summaries’ delivered by Dr Judith Williams, University of Manchester whose session on ‘mentoring’ at the last workshop so well received. The keynote talk will be all about ‘omics’  - Systems medicine approaches in personalised and public healthcare by Professor Jeremy Nicholson, Imperial College, London and the research career case study features Dr John Sayer, Newcastle University, who is a previous recipient of a Training Fellowship from the charity and will talk about his career to date.

    These workshops are free to attend for anyone who has held a training award from Kidney Research UK but are open to anyone with a renal research interest for a small fee by joining as an Alumni Associate member. Further details including the full programme and booking form can be found at


    The Kidney Research UK Alumni programme is a professional development scheme for past and present grant recipients, which aims to achieve greater collaboration, share knowledge and best practice and promote innovation leading to increased kidney research capacity in the UK.
  • 22 May

    New directions in managing Obesity and Diabetes

    Professor Jonathan Pinkney will be hosting the annual ‘Diabesity’ Symposium on Thursday 22nd May, 9am-4pm in the Postgraduate Medical Centre, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

    Please click here to downlaod the flyer and to find out more on how to register

  • 03 Jun

    The 3rd Shared Haemodialysis Care Learning Evenet 2014

    We would like to invite patients and staff to join us in sharing experiences of Shared Haemodialysis Care with others from across the region and from other parts of the UK.

    Please click here to view the programme.
  • 04 Jun

    The 10th International Podocyte Conference

    NephCure is hosting the 10th International Podocyte Conference, the most respected and influential international conference in the field of podocyte study. It will bring together renowned researchers from around the world to focus on current and future advances in the area of experimental and clinical podocyte diseases. Glomerular diseases remain the leading cause of kidney disease. The last few years have seen a surge of discoveries in podocyte cell biology demonstrating the crucial role of this cell in the glomerular filtration barrier. The goal of the 2014 conference is to share the latest clinically relevant research on kidney podocyte.

  • 05 Jun

    PD Research Day

    Please find attached the registration and abstract submission details for the PD Research Day
  • 09 Jun

    Clinical trials in nephrology

    Organised by the Nephrology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine

    Please click here to download the prgramme.

  • 17 Jun

    A comprehensive course on dialysis and the management of patients with end stage renal failure

    DIALYSIS 2014

    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 will provide 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 will also be of
    interest to other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic renal failure.

    Registration closing date 26 May 2014

    Please click here to find out more information about the course.
  • 24 Jun

    Shared Decision Making in Renal Medicine

    The Royal College of Physicians is arranging a series of workshops for Fellows and Members within specialties to explore the extent to which Shared Decision-Making (SDM) and Support for Self-Management (SSM) are part of the practice of physicians. We are keen to explore the application and opportunities that this offers for renal physicians, some of whom are already leading on this within the RCP. We have re-arranged this workshop to allow you more time to book it into your diary.

    Please download the flyer for more information.
  • 25 Jun

    1st Oxford Conference on IgA Nephropathy

    Organised by the International IgA Nephropathy Network with the endorsement of the International Society of Nephrology and the Renal Pathology Society. 

    Conference goal:To review the Oxford Classification of IgA nephropathy in the light of recent data, discussing whether there should be published modifications of the Oxford Classification 2009.  

    To review the Oxford Classification of IgA nephropathy in the light of recent data, discussing whether there should be published modifications of the Oxford Classification 2009.  

    The conference is being held in June 2014 five years after the publication of the Oxford Classification in Kidney International. The conference will be held at Magdalen College, Oxford, where the original meetings developing the Oxford Classification were held in 2005 & 2008.  

    Local organisers: Ian Roberts, Terry Cook, Jonathan Barratt, John Feehally

    Rresearchers are invited to present biopsy data from retrospective clinicopathological studies and clinical trials performed since the publication of the Oxford Classification.

    We are expecting delegates will include

    • Nephrologists and pathologists involved in the original development o the Oxford Classification
    • Investigators who have subsequently published or presented ‘validation studies’ of the Oxford Classification
    • Investigators who have data using novel biopsy markers in IgA nephropathy which together with conventional pathological features may improve the prognostic value of the biopsy in IgA nephropathy.
    The programme will include invited speakers, free communications (both oral and poster) and substantial time for plenary discussion.

    For further information about registration, accommodation, and abstract submission

    please go to


  • 28 Jun

    The Third ARPKD Patient Information Day

    On Saturday 28th June 2014 the third ARPKD Patient Information Day will be held at the Institute for Child Health at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

    The day will include talks from expert doctors, nurses and scientists about ARPKD as well as opportunities to spend time with other families to share experiences and meet others affected. There will be workshops on benefits and coping skills and supervised entertainment for children of all ages. Please see the attached leaflet for registration details.

  • 02 Jul

    The 12th Annual Supportive Care Course

    This is the 12th annual renal supportive care course.  It provides an opportunity to network with renal and palliative care health professionals to improve management of end of life for renal patients and to hear presentations of the latest research in renal palliative care.  The meeting is held at the Hammersmith Hospital on July 2nd and 3rd.  For more information about the programme and details of how to register, please click here.
  • 06 Sep

    15th Congress of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis

    Sunday 7 -  Wednesday 10 September 2014




    15th Congress of the International society of Peritoneal Dialysis


    International society of Peritoneal Dialysis


    ISPD 2014


    September 7th,  2014


    September 10 th, 2014






    Palacio Municipal de Congresos




    Tilesa Kenes Spain


    Londres, 17


    CP. 28028

    City, Country

    Madrid, España


    Tel. +34 91 361 2600


    Fax: +34 91 355 9208




    ISPD, ISPD 2014, ISPD2014, 5th Congress of the International society of Peritoneal Dialysis, peritoneal dialysis, dialysis, peritoneal, peritonitis, nefrology


    JOIN worldwide specialists in
    Peritoneal Dialysis


    To register for this event please click here.


  • 15 Sep

    Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

    Management of Chronic Kidney Disease. 16th – 19th September 2014. A four day course introducing the underlying scientific background, pathophysiology and clinical management of people with chronic kidney disease. Optional accreditation leads to a Masters level Postgraduate Award.

    Please click here to downlaod the flyer.

    Contact: Dr Charlotte Moonan,
    Tel - 024 7652 3540.
    Website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/lifesci/study/shortcourses/kidney/ckd

  • 25 Sep

    7th Annual Home Therapies Conference Manchester 2014

     Topics include :

    • Survey of current practice & trends in UK home dialysis
    • Emerging dialysis technologies in 2014
    • Dialysis Ideas worth Spreading
    • Transforming care models
    • Patient pathway workshops
    • Sustainable Program management
    • Ask the experts : Question time
    • Progress in research and innovation
    • Practical Demos of machines, tools and systems and much more……

      (Lectures and workshops delivered by a faculty of national and international experts

      Please Click here to download the flyer.


  • 31 Oct

    Third International Meeting on Transplantation - How much Risk can You Take (and What to do If it all Goes Pear Shaped)

    University of Warwick, Friday October 31st and November 1st 2014 The third transplant meeting at the University of Warwick will take place at the end of October 2014 Day 1 – Full day on antibody incompatible transplantation, followed by dinner Day 2 – Parallel sessions, one on clinical aspects of transplantation, the other a workshop on histocompatibility

    University of Warwick, Friday October 31st and November 1st  2014

    The third transplant meeting at the University of Warwick will take place at the end of October 2014

    Day 1 – Full day on antibody incompatible transplantation, followed by dinner

    Day 2 – Parallel sessions, one on clinical aspects of transplantation, the other a workshop on histocompatibility

    • Excellent facilities with food, overnight accommodation and car parking at Scarman House, University of Warwick
    • Easy access by rail, rail or air 
    •  National and international speakers
    • Abstract submissions will be invited  

    The theme of the meeting is about confronting extreme risks in transplantation, be they immunological, infectious or indeed any other.

    The programme is taking shape fast and a second announcement with more details will follow soon – but if you have any topics that you’d particularly like to be included, please let us know now.  

    We do hope you will be able to attend, those of you who came to Scarman House in 2012 will know the facilities are excellent, from a social and professional point of view. If you don’t wish to attend both days, day rates will be available.

    For your input or other comments, please contact Robert.Higgins@uhcw.nhs.uk

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