About this event

  • Date and time Fri 22 May 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Urology

This webinar will provide contemporary knowledge on the diagnostic and treatment principles for small renal masses. Experts will cover everything from the epidemiology of kidney cancer to suitable treatments, including robotic approaches.

During this session you will:

  • Understand the epidemiology of kidney cancer, including incidental renal masses, risk factors and prevalence
  • Comprehend the decision making process for the management of the SRM
  • Be able to evaluate suitable treatment options including active surveillance, RFA/Cryotherapy, and partial nephrectomy including robotic approaches

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live.


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We would like to thank The Urology Foundation and The Hadley Trust for their generous support enabling free access to this webinar for trainees.

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This meeting is a part of the Urology Section webinar series that will be broadcast weekly on Friday afternoons at 2:00pm. If you would like to find out more about the series, please visit the Urology Section homepage. These webinars will be available to access later online by those who have registered but cannot be present for the live broadcast.


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 COVID-19 online events are available 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. 

Key speakers

Ravi Borad

Mr Ravi Barod

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Specialist Centre for Kidney Cancer, Royal Free London

Speaker's biography

Mr Ravi Barod is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and Clinical Lead at The Specialist Centre for Kidney Cancer at The Royal Free Hospital. He is one of the highest volume kidney cancer surgeons in the UK.


After completing his urological training in London, he undertook a two year robotic surgery fellowship, mentored by pioneers of the technique in Detroit, USA. While there, he mastered complex robotic surgical techniques and he has bought this unique expertise back to the UK.


He has a strong and active track record in research and has completed a PhD investigating the molecular genetics of kidney cancer at University College London.

Tom Walton

Mr Tom Walton

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Tom Walton qualified with a first-class honours degree from Nottingham University Medical School in 1998. After basic surgical training he undertook a period of research focusing on the molecular basis of prostate cancer, leading to the award of a Doctor of Medicine. His urology training was undertaken in the Trent region, during which time he spent a dedicated fellowship year training in laparoscopic surgery. In 2010, Tom was awarded the Keith Yeates Gold Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons for outstanding performance in the FRCS (Urol) examinations. Following completion of surgical training he spent a further year training in Laparoscopic and Robotic Urology in Melbourne, Australia.
Tom is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, with a specialist interest in minimally invasive surgery, prostate and renal cancer, and all aspects of general urology. He is lead cancer clinician for the Urology Department, sits on the national BAUS Oncology Executive, and is a member of the International Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer Collaboration. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Urology and European Urology, and has published extensively in the field of urological cancer.

Outside of work, Tom is a keen cyclist and walker. He is married with two children.




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