About this event

  • Date and time Fri 21 May 2021 from 8:55am to 3:25pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Nephrology

This live stream 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. 

This live stream is in association with the UK Kidney Research Consortium Exercise and Lifestyle Clinical Study Group (jointly supported by the Renal Association, Kidney Research UK and the British Renal Society) and the RSM Nephrology Section.

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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Standard pricing available until 21 May 2021.


RSM Member RSM Trainee RSM Student
£36.00 £27.00 £18.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Trainee Student
£60.00 £45.00 £30.00


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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

Renal Association Clinical Practice Guideline: Exercise and Lifestyle in Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr Luke A Baker, Dr Daniel S March, Dr. Thomas J Wilkinson

Tea and coffee break

Session two

Chairs: Professor David Stensel

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Exercise Testing Guideline: Assessment of Physical Function in people with Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr Pelly Koufaki

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


Session three

Chaired by Dr Lettie Bishop and Mrs Ellen Castle

The PEDAL Trial: intradialytic exercise “does/does not” enhance quality of life…..

Dr Sharlene Greenwood, Consultant Physiotherapist in Renal and Exercise Rehabilitation and NIHR Research Fellow, King's College Hospital. Dr Jamie Macdonald, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Head of School, School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Bangor University

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

Overcoming barriers to implementing exercise in our renal unit

Ms Sheera Sutherland, Previously Renal Unit Manager, Oxford Renal Unit; Currently Research Lead, Oxford Renal Unit

Panel question and answer session
Closing remarks



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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