About this event

  • Date and time Thu 21 Oct 2021 from 9:25am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Nephrology

The inaugural Royal Society of Medicine Geriatric Nephrology Symposium will support healthcare professionals to deliver evidence-based care for older people living with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). 

Leading academics and healthcare professionals will discuss approaches to care, with an emphasis on what matters most to our patients. Researchers will present their ongoing studies relevant to geriatric nephrology and the future evidence needed to inform the care of older people living with CKD. 

This webinar will:

  • Explain the concept of frailty and its relevance for nephrology 
  • Describe approaches that services are implementing for older people living with frailty  
  • Discuss care priorities for older people living with CKD 
  • Describe how to perform a Geriatric Assessment for people living with CKD 
  • Discuss the importance of shared decision making with people living with frailty and CKD 
  • Identify challenges in providing home dialysis therapies for older people and describe approaches to overcome them 
  • Discuss the merits of assessing frailty prior to transplantation 
  • Describe the COVID-19 vaccine response in older people living with CKD 
  • Discuss future research needed to inform care of older people living with CKD  

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar is endorsed by the ERA, an Association that promotes the advancement of medical science by promoting fundamental and clinical advances in the field of nephrology, dialysis, renal transplantation, hypertension, and related subjects.

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Key speakers

Doctor Richard Fluck  

Associate Medical Director, Specialised Clinical Frailty Programme NHS England, and Consultant Renal Physician and Clinical Co-Chair Internal Medicine, Royal Derby Hospital, UK. 

Dr Fluck will give a lecture on 'How Can Specialised Services Improve Care for People Living with Frailty?'

Professor Rasheeda Hall 

Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, and Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University School of Medicine. 

Professor Hall will give a lecture on 'How to Perform a Geriatric Assessment in the Nephrology Clinic'. 

Professor Mara McAdams DeMarco 

Director of Clinical and Outcomes Research, Director of Johns Hopkins Surgery Center for Outcomes Research, and Associate Professor 
Departments of Surgery & Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, UK. 

Professor McAdams DeMarco will give a lecture on 'Why Should We Assess Frailty Before Transplantation?'

Professor Ken Farrington 

Professor & Associate Dean in Postgraduate Medicine, University of Hertfordshire, Consultant Nephrologist, Lister Hospital, UK.

Professor Farrington will give a lecture on 'What Are the Big Unanswered Questions in Geriatric Nephrology?'

 

Agenda

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Welcome and Introduction

Dr Andrew Nixon, Renal Medicine and General Internal Medicine Specialist Trainee, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Session one

Frailty & Nephrology: The Time is Now

Chaired by : 

Prof Edwina Brown, Professor of Renal Medicine, Imperial College London, Consultant Nephrologist, Imperial College Renal and Transplant Centre

Dr Henry Wu, National Institute for Health Research(NIHR) Academic Clinical Fellow in Nephrology, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust University of Manchester

What is Frailty & Why Is It Important for Healthcare Services?

Professor Kenneth Rockwood, Professor of Medicine (Geriatric Medicine & Neurology), Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Canada

How Can Specialised Services Improve Care for People Living with Frailty?

Dr Richard Fluck,  Associate Medical Director, Specialised Clinical Frailty Programme NHS England, Consultant Renal Physician and Clinical Co-Chair Internal Medicine, Royal Derby Hospital

Mr Nathan Hall, Head of Specialised Clinical Frailty Programme
Specialised Commissioning, NHS England and NHS Improvement

How Can We Deliver CGA for all Older People Living with Frailty in Acute Hospitals?

Professor Simon Conroy, Honorary Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University College London, Clinical Lead, Specialised Clinical Frailty Network

How Can We Establish Collaborative Models of Care for People Living with Frailty & CKD?

Dr Hanneke Joosten, Internist Specialising in Geriatric Medicine and Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University Centre Maastricht 

Questions and answers session

Comfort break

Session two

Patient-Centred Care: ‘What matters to you?’

Chaired by: 

Dr Katie Vinen, Consultant Nephrologist, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK Kidney Association Clinical Vice President

Mrs Fiona Loud, Policy Director, Kidney Care UK

Living with Advanced Kidney Disease in Later Life

Dr Alan Hancock, Kidney Patient Involvement Network

What Are the Care Priorities for Older People Living with Frailty and CKD?

Dr Helen Hurst, Consultant Nurse, Older People and Frailty, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Lecturer, University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Hannah Young, Specialist Renal Research Physiotherapist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Honorary Lecturer, University of Leicester, National Institute for Health Research(NIHR) Development and Skills Enhancement Fellow

How Do You Perform a Geriatric Assessment in the Nephrology Clinic?

Professor Rasheeda Hall, Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University School of Medicine

Practical Aspects of Shared Decision Making with People Living with Frailty & Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr Andrew Mooney, Consultant Renal Physician and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, St James's University Hospital

Professor Hilary Bekker, Professor of Medical Decision Making University of Leeds (UK) and Aarhus University (Denmark)

Questions and answers session

Lunch break

Session three

Hot Topics in Geriatric Nephrology

Chaired by: 

Professor Sandip Mitra, Consultant Nephrologist, Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust, Professor of Nephrology, University of Manchester, National Clinical Chair for Renal Services, NHS England

Dr Alanna Scully, Renal Specialist Trainee & Renal SpR Club Representative, Leadership fellow with the Yorkshire & Humber School of Medicine

Home Dialysis in Older Adults: Challenges and Solutions

Dr Karthik Tennankore, Consultant Nephrologist, Nova Scotia Health, Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, QEII Foundation Endowed Chair in Transplantation Research

Why Should We Assess Frailty Before Transplantation?

Professor Mara McAdams DeMarco, Director of Clinical and Outcomes Research, Director of Johns Hopkins Surgery Centre for Outcomes Research, Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery & Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University

COVID-19 Vaccine Response in Older People with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr Lauren Floyd, Clinical Research Fellow in Renal Medicine, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers session

Comfort break

Session four

Future Research in Geriatric Nephrology

Chaired by: 

Dr Hannah Young,  Specialist Renal Research Physiotherapist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Honorary Lecturer, University of Leicester, National Institute for Health Research(NIHR) Development and Skills Enhancement Fellow           

Professor Kenneth Farrington, Professor and Associate Dean in Postgraduate Medicine, University of Hertfordshire, Consultant Nephrologist, Lister Hospital

Prepare for Kidney Care

Professor Fergus Caskey, Professor of renal medicine, University of Bristol

The FITNESS Study

Dr Adnan Sharif, Consultant Nephrologist and Honorary Reader, Institute of Immunology & Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham

The UNPACK Study

Dr Barny Hole, National Institute for Health Research(NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Bristol

Kidney Beam

Dr Sharlene Greenwood, President UK Kidney Association, Consultant Physiotherapist and National Institute for Health Research(NIHR) Research Fellow, King's College Hospital, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, King's College London           

Ms Juliet Mayes, Senior Renal Physiotherapist, Renal Rehabilitation and Exercise Team, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Comfort break
The SMILE-K Trial

Dr Courtney Lightfoot , Research Associate, Kidney Lifestyle Team, University of Leicester

The KTOP Study

Dr Amarpreet Thind, Renal Specialist Trainee, Imperial College London & Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

What Are the Big Unanswered Questions in Geriatric Nephrology?

Professor Kenneth Farrington, Professor and Associate Dean in Postgraduate Medicine , University of Hertfordshire, Consultant Nephrologist, Lister Hospital

Questions and answers session

Closing remarks

End of Symposium

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

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This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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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