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The Renal Association organises some courses, and gives support or just publicity to some others. Regular courses can receive certification from the Renal Association. They must be genuinely educational, not marketing, and provide the results of evaluation from previous courses. Complete the form (MSWord) that can be downloaded from the foot of the page and send it to the convenor of the Education and Training Committee.
As most of these courses are annual, course details remain described here for a while. Look at the Calendar for dates.
Renal Association Advanced Nephrology Course
Further information on the Advanced Nephrology webpage.
The Advanced Nephrology Course takes place at Royal College of Physicians in London in January and is repeated in Manchester in September/October. It is split into two parts: currently Part 1 (2007), Part 2(2008),Part 1 (2009)and part 2 (2010) alternating each year in this fashion.
The nephrology subjects are covered by consultant nephrologists who are international experts in their field with 'cutting edge' theoretical and clinical 'take home' messages. There are also case presentations and panel discussions included in the program. The delegate numbers are purposefully limited to allow interaction with the speakers. More details here.
Renal Association/Warwick Kidney Care Course
Warwick Kidney Care, Advanced Leader Course mainly aimed at primary care practitioners, for delivering local training in Primary Care networks on the management of CKD. A joint project between the Renal Association and the University of Warwick.
Other short courses
As most of these courses are annual, old course details may remain posted as advance information for next year.
Paediatric Nephrology and Urology Week (Feb/March each year) - Institute of Child Health, London. A running three year continuing education programme which 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. More info.
Renal Pathology for the Nephrologist, Hammersmith Hospital, London. A two day course in nephropathology for SpRs and consultants. Contact A.email@example.com for further information. This course has educational approval from the Renal Association.
Renal Association Masterclasses. Organised by the RA Education Committee, to provide continuing medical education for nephrology consultants and experienced registrars. The sessions will cover a broad range of issues in nephrology, which are not well covered by other courses. Delivered using a range of teaching styles including lectures, debates and case presentations. Covered Haemodialysis in 2007, Tubular and Interstitial Disease in 2008.
Renal Update 200x, West London Renal and Transplant Centre. Charing Cross Hospital, Postgraduate Centre, London W6. Fully interactive 3 day course with Dr Gerald Appel among many other invited contributors. For further information please contact Joan Cumberbatch, 0208 383 5208, firstname.lastname@example.org This course has educational approval from the Renal Association.
Paediatric Nephrology for General Paediatricians. The Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health, London. This annual one-day course aims to give a full overview of paediatric nephrology by selecting different themes each year and presenting them in a way which will be useful for general paediatricians. More info.
Management of CKD, Warwick. An overview of the pathogenesis and management of CKD, including ethical, social, community and economic implications. Suitable for all health care professionals including GPs, specialist nurses, dieticians, and the pharmaceutical industry. Course dates 19th – 22nd September 2011. Optional accreditation leads to a masters level Postgraduate Award.
The Kidney as an Endocrine Organ, Warwick. A four day course providing a comprehensive insight into the role of the kidney as an endocrine organ. The course will introduce the basic physiology of the main endocrine functions of the kidney and clinical conditions associated with abnormal function, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease. These two elements are integrated throughout the course, particularly during the small group work. Course dates 29th Nov – 2nd Dec 2011. Optional accreditation leads to a masters level Postgraduate Award.
Further details from University of Warwick website or email Charlotte.Moonan@warwick.ac.uk