About this event

  • Date and time Wed 25 Mar 2020 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Nephrology

This event will provide a deep understanding of the physical and psychological challenges faced by people living with kidney disease.

With a range of internationally renowned speakers, this unique meeting will include sessions aimed at understanding the impact of lifestyle on health and wellbeing of people living with kidney disease, physical and psychological mechanisms behind the disease, and strategies to tackle them. 

Topics include:

  • How kidney disease can impact physical and mental health
  • Strategies that will motivate patients and improve participation in physical activity programmes
  • Available resources to improve the lifestyle of patients with kidney disease, including the prescription of exercise

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Early bird pricing available until 10 February 2020.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£95.00 £55.00 £55.00 £55.00 £30.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£150.00 £75.00 £75.00 £45.00


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Sharlene Greenwood, President of the British Renal Society and Consultant Physiotherapist, King’s College Hospital

Session one

Chairs: Professor James Burton and Dr Pelly Koufaki

Keynote Presentation: Fatigue and chronic disease, the most important symptom to overcome?

Professor Samuele Marcora, Professor of Applied Physiology, University of Bologna, Italy

Patient activation: the key to living well with kidney disease

Professor Alice Smith, Professor of Lifestyle Medicine, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester

The impact of kidney disease on life and strategies to keep positive

Ms Maddy Warren, Human Resources Consultant and Dialysis Patient

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break

Session two

Chairs: Professor David Stensel and Dr Pumi Senaratne

Why obesity should be recognised as a disease?

Professor Rachel Batterham, Professor of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology, University College London

How can we help people with a kidney transplant to control their weight?

Ms Ellen Castle, Senior Physiotherapist in Renal and Exercise Rehabilitation and Kidney Research UK PhD Fellow, King’s College Hospital

Improving outcomes in chronic kidney disease: the importance of psychological wellbeing

Dr Joseph Chilcot, Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, King’s College London

Ways of motivating people to do more: lessons learned and future goals

Dr Ian Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Chartered Psychologist, University of Loughborough and the British Psychological Society

Question and answer session

Session three

The impact of exercise on the progression of kidney disease

Dr Sharlene Greenwood, Consultant Physiotherapist in Renal and Exercise Rehabilitation and NIHR Research Fellow, King's College Hospital

The relationship between physical activity, cardiovascular health and chronic kidney disease

Professor James Burton, Professor of Renal Medicine, University of Leicester and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Leicester Hospitals

Exercise as medicine in the community: setting up active health clinics

Dr Pumi Senaratne, General Practitioner and Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar, East Midlands

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break

Session four

Chairs: Professor Indy Dasgupta and Dr Daniel March

"We couldn't do that in our Unit": why not?

Dr Charlie Tomson, Trustee, Kidney Research UK and Board Member for the Kidney Quality Improvement Partnership

MOVE – A resource for putting physical activity research into practice

Dr Jamie Macdonald, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Head of School, School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Bangor Universit

Closing remarks


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