About this event

  • Date and time Wed 11 Dec 2019 from 8:30am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Nephrology

This meeting offers trainees, junior doctors and medical students the opportunity to present their clinical, basic science and translational projects.

Presentations will cover novel basic science and translational research in renal medicine developments, clinical medicine visual representation in the field and interventional disciplines that underpin nephrology.

The event serves as a networking forum for nephrologists to discuss their expertise and experience and comprises of four prize categories.

The below prizes will be presented at this event, unfortunately the deadline for all submissions has passed. 

  • Images in Nephrology Award
  • Rosemarie Baillod Clinical Award
  • Stewart Cameron Science Award
  • David Oliveira Medical Student Award

Key speakers

Dr Jim Ritchie

Dr Jim Ritchie

Consultant Nephrologist and the CCIO for Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Speaker's biography

Dr Ritchie has been involved in the design and delivery of the successful Global Digital Exemplar programme and is the organisation’s lead for the design and delivery of their transformative Control Centre programme. Jim was trained as part of the first cohort of the NHS Digital Academy and now helps support clinical staff who wish to gain skills in digital healthcare.

Dr Ritchie will be talking about:

  • The approach to developing digital models of care in the NHS
  • Digital is not an island – the linkage of people, process and technology to deliver sustainable change
  • What it means to be a GDE or a fast follower
  • How digital can improve care and how clinicians can improve digital
  • Creating clinical informaticians
  • A horizon scan of digital innovations that will deliver change in the NHS


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Allyson Egan, Past President, Nephrology Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Session One: The David Oliveira Medical Student Award

Chairs: Dr Elham Asgari, Consultant Nephrologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and Dr David Thomas, Reader in Immunology and Inflammation, Imperial College London

Exercise-induced changes in blood pressure and their effects on the eye

Mr Loïc Hayois, Medical Student, The University of Edinburgh

Predicting the risk of chronic kidney disease in adolescents: machine learning algorithm derived from electronic health records

Mr Zain Hussain, Final Year Medical Student, The University of Edinburgh

Exploration of dietary protein intake and skeletal muscle mass and function in non¬dialysis CKD

Miss Eleanor Fern Gore, Medical Student, University of Leicester

CFHR5 in ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis

Miss Kajal Patel, Medical Student, University of Manchester

Evaluation of KCa3.1 as a urinary biomarker for the monitoring of disease activity in IgA Nephropathy

Mr Lok Wai Christian Tang, Medical Student, University of Leicester

The reproducibility and feasibility of non-contrast adenosine stress T1 mapping in patients on haemodialysis

Miss Federica Poli, Final Year Medical Student, University of Leicester

Leibovich score is the optimal clinical-pathological system to predict recurrence of non-metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma

Mr Fortis Gaba, Sixth Year Medical Student, University of Edinburgh

Rosemarie Baillod and Stewart Cameron Awards

Acute Kidney Injury e-alerts in pregnancy: rates, recognition and recovery

Dr Rouvick Gama, Renal Registrar, St Helier Hospital

Single centre experience of Conservative Kidney Management (CKM) for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in elderly patients

Dr Fathima Rishana Shuaib, Renal Specialist Registrar, Hammersmith Hospital

Tea and coffee break

Session Two

Chairs: Dr Steve McAdoo, Consultant Nephrologist, Imperial College London and Dr Kate Bramham, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, King’s College London

Use of Anti-thymocyte globulins (ATG) to treat rejection in kidney transplantation is associated with increased risk of viral infections and with increased risk of death in older patients

Dr Caroline Dudreuilh, Specialist Registrar in Renal Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Surrogate and imputed baseline creatinine values during acute infection: misclassification of acute kidney injury

Dr Daniel Cooper, Specialty Registrar, Cambridge University Hospital and Menzies School of Health Research

Proliferative glomerulonephritis with non-organised immunoglobulin deposits (PGNMID): a retrospective case series

Dr Sarah Blakey, Renal Registrar, Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College London

Choroidal thinning in CKD is modifiable with kidney transplantation

Dr Dan Pugh, Specialist Trainee in Nephrology, University of Edinburgh

Inherited salt losing nephropathy is associated with altered immunity and clinical immunodeficiency due to reduced Th17 responses

Dr Rhys Evans, Clinical Research Fellow, UCL Department of Renal Medicine

Changes in body mass index and outcomes after kidney transplantation: a single centre, retrospective, observational study

Dr Adam Arshad, Academic Foundation Doctor, FY1, North Middlesex University Hospital

Lunch and review of posters

Session Three

Chairs: Professor Bruce Hendry, Emeritus Professor, King's College London and Dr Allyson Egan

Investigating platelet function defects in chronic kidney disease [medical student]

Mr Ali Ahsan Khalid, Medical student, University of Cambridge

Endothelial glycocalyx and microcirculatory dysfunction in acute kidney injury following traumatic haemorrhagic shock

Dr Jennifer Joslin, Clinical Research Fellow and Renal Specialist Registrar, King’s College London

Leucocyte spleen tyrosine kinase activation in ANCA associated vasculitis

Dr Maria Prendecki, Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London

Tacrolimus metaboliser status is independently associated with inferior long- term renal allograft survival

Dr Christopher Patrick Uy, Internal Medicine Trainee, East Sussex Healthcare

The effect of regularly dosed paracetamol versus no paracetamol on renal function in Plasmodium knowlesi malaria (PACKNOW): a randomised controlled trial

Dr Daniel Cooper, Specialty Registrar, Cambridge University Hospital and Menzies School of Health Research

Therapeutic myeloperoxidase inhibition attenuates neutrophil activation, ANCA-mediated endothelial damage and crescentic glomerulonephritis

Dr Marilina Antonelou, Clinical Research fellow in Nephrology, University College London

Tissue-resident B cells determine susceptibility to urinary tract infection

Dr Ondrej Suchanek, PhD Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Renal Registrar, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Molecular Immunity Unit, University of Cambridge

Loss of FERM domain-containing protein 3 (FRMD3) is associated with severity of chronic kidney disease

Dr Ross Doyle, Clinical Research Fellow and Special Lecturer in Medicine, University College Dublin

Segregation analysis on a pedigree with Alport Syndrome: deducing the mode of inheritance and making phenotype genotype correlations

Dr Maha Mohamed, Renal Speciality Trainee, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle

Live glomerular imaging of monocyte subsets in experimental crescentic glomerulonephritis reveals distinct phenotypes and effector functions

Dr Tabitha Turner-Stokes, MRC Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College London

Proteinuria as an independent predictor of stroke: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Dr Dearbhla Kelly, Irish Nephrology Specialist Registrar and Clinical Research Fellow, Wolfson Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia, University of Oxford

Tea and coffee break

Session Four

Chairs: Dr Tina Chrysochou, President, Nephrology Section, Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant Nephrologist, Salford Royal Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester and Dr Bean Dhaun, Consultant Nephrologist, University of Edinburgh

The Plenary Session: Digitising the NHS: There’s not an app for that?

Dr Jim Ritchie, Consultant Nephrologist, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Images in nephrology

Laparoscopy for diagnosis of early encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis

Mr Harry Spiers, Academic FY2 Doctor, Manchester Royal Infirmary

The complete picture - Medullary sponge kidney

Dr Andrew Nanapragasam, Speciality Registrar in Clinical Radiology, King's College Hospital

Percutanous nephrostomy insertion - Patient information poster

Miss Megan Thomas, Core Surgical Trainee, University Hospital North Midlands

Presentation of Awards
Close of the meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom