About this event

  • Date and time Thu 12 Dec 2019 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Nephrology

Renowned experts will cover a variety of topics in hemodialysis from cutting edge research and innovative therapies to clinical challenges and practical aspects of hemodialysis, and even dialysis in prisons and the Graphene Institute.

The meeting will provide a unique opportunity to keep up to date with the latest clinical developments, opportunities within research being conducted and MDT partnerships. 

Topics include:

  • Cover the breadth and depth of dialysis membrane function and innovative therapies being trialed 
  • Research that is being translated into practice 
  • The practicalities of clinical hemodialysis 

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session one: Principles and innovations in dialysis

Chair: Dr Dimitrios Kirmizis and Dr Tina Chrysochou

Online haemodiafiltration: membranes, principles and clinical outcomes

Dr Sandip Mitra, Consultant Nephrologist, MRI and Honorary Lecturer, University of Manchester

Expanded HDx: Membranes, principles and clinical outcomes

Professor Claudio Ronco, Nephrology, University of Padova and Director, Department of Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation International Renal Research Institute of Vicenza, Italy

Graphene membranes

Dr Avishek Pal, Research Associate, National Graphene Institute, School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science, The University of Manchester

New (bio)artificial kidney concepts for improved blood purification

Dr Dimitrios Stamatialis, Bioartificial Organs, Department of Biomaterials Science and Technology, Faculty of science and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Wearable dialysis devices

Professor Andrew Davenport, Dialysis and ICU Nephrology, University College London, Department of Nephrology, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session two: Hemodialysis in practice

Chair: Dr Anu Jayanti and Dr Sandip Mitra

Successful provision of haemodialysis within the prison environment

Clara Day, Nephrology, Consultant, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Incremental haemodialysis and residual kidney function

Carlo Basile, Scientific Director at the Miulli General Hospital, Acquaviva delle Fonti, Italy

Dry weight: How dry is too dry?

Dimitrios Kirmizis, Consultant Nephrologist, Colchester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Discussion
Lunch

Session three: Trial data and changing practices

Chair: Professor Carlo Basile and Dr Dimitrios Kirmizis

The PEDAL study

Dr Sharlene Greenwood, Consultant Renal Physiotherapist, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer King’s College Hospital and Vice President, British Renal Society for Clinical Development

Diabetes and dialysis

Dr Ana Pokrajac, Consultant Diabetologist, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Iron treatment in the post-pivotal era

Professor Phil Kalra, Nephrology, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust The University of Manchester

ESAs, biosimilars or HIF inhibitors?

Dr Vivien Yiu, Consultant Nephrologist, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session four

Chair: To be confirmed

Alfacalcidol, paricalcitol, cinacalcet or surgery?

Anamika Adwana, Nephrology Specialist Trainee, King's College London

Iron-based phosphate binders: a paradigm shift?

Anu Jayanti, Consultant Nephrologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Case based discussions with expert panel
Close of meeting

Location

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

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