We know that for many clinicians, renal medicine can represent a mental black spot filled with 'unknown unknowns', and that most doctors will not get to spend time doing a renal job during their training.
Now in its second iteration, the idea of this course is to explain key concepts and share the insights of experienced nephrologists, so that you feel more confident in assessing and treating patients with acute kidney injury or chronic kidney disease.
Sessions will be faciltiated by nephrologists from City Hospitals of Sunderland, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough and the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. There are a mixture of lectures and more informal sessions with small group work, case-based tutorials and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
The course is useful for doctors at all stages of training and other health care professionals involved in independent patient assessment, e.g. specialist nurses, nurse practitioners, critical care outreach nurses and pharmacist-prescribers. Consultants and GPs looking for a renal update from local nephrologists are also very welcome.
Approved by the Federation of the Royal College of Physicians for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credits.
Some Feedback from the May 2016 Course
86% rated the course excellent
100% would recommend to a colleague
"Excellent speakers. Relevant to day to day understanding. Would definitely come again."
"Relaxed and informative teaching styles. Good explanations of common renal conditions."
"Really interesting day. Motivates me to do better for my patients as my understandng is increased of how to manage AKI."
"Excellent programme and speakers. Well-organised. I would definitely come again."
"Really comprehensive and great to cover and link physiology to pathology, clinical picture and histology."
"Would recommend every trainee comes to this day"
Registration and Coffee
09.00 – 09.15
Dr Rauri Clark, Renal Registrar
09.15 – 09.30
The basics of AKI and CKD
Dr Jon Murray, Consultant Nephrologist, James Cook University Hospital
09.30 – 10.30
Managing kidney dysfunction in patients with heart or liver failure
Dr Sean Fenwick, Consultant Nephrologist and Operations Director, City Hospitals of Sunderland
11.15 – 11.30
Hypertensive emergencies and the microangiopathic haemolytic anaemias
Prof Neil Sheerin, Consultant Nephrologist, Freeman Hospital
11.30 – 12.30
12.30 – 13.15
Volume status assessment as a diagnostic tool
Group Work: Challenging AKI Cases
Dr Rauri Clark, Renal Registrar
13.15 – 14.15
Intrinsic renal disease made straightforward
Dr Steve Kardasz, Consultant Nephrologist, James Cook University Hospital
14.15 – 15.15
15.15 – 15.30
What to do for dialysis, pre-dialysis and renal transplant patients on the acute take
Dr Saeed Ahmed, Consultant Nephrologist and Physician, City Hospitals of Sunderland
15.45 – 16.50
Summary and closing remarks
16.50 – 17.00
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The course is partially funded by Alexion with the ticket price making up the remainder of the hosting costs. Alexion have no influence on content. The course is not for profit and the speakers receive no remuneration.