About this event

  • Date and time Fri 30 Apr 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Urology

Sound knowledge of renal physiology is essential to the management of common urological conditions affecting the kidneys, such as ureteric obstruction and optimal fluid balance. This webinar will cover renal physiology up to the level required for FRCS part 1.  

After key speaker presentations, there will be a Q&A session. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Refresh your knowledge of the applied physiology of the kidney as relevant to urological practice.
  • Understand the mechanism of the disturbed physiology in obstruction and acute kidney injury.
  • Learn the principles of optimal fluid balance and nephrological management in these common clinical scenarios.

This webinar is being offered free of charge to all trainees due to funding from the Urology Section.

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Key speakers

Professor Christopher Fry

Professor of Applied Physiology School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Bristol, UK

Speaker's biography

Professor Christopher Fry is a physiologist by training with a research interest in the physiology and pathophysiology of the urinary tract, in particular, to understand the physiological changes associated with benign urinary tract disorders. He trained in biophysics and obtained a PhD in electrical current flow through myocardium.


After two post-doctoral positions at the University of Bern and then at The National Heart and Lung Institute in London he obtained a faculty position at St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School where he also developed an interest in lower urinary tract physiology, working closely with trainee and consultant urologists. Thereafter he moved to the Institute of Urology and Nephrology, UCL and during that time he was honoured to receive a fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh for services to surgical training.


Thereafter, he moved to the University of Bristol, where shortly after joining Bristol he was Head of School for three years, learning how to ensure the success of a department within a university structure he has always enjoyed working on applied aspects of physiology, using fundamental aspects of cell and tissue physiology to understand the basis of conditions such as overactive bladder and the origin of sensory disorders arising from the lower urinary tract.


More recently he has been working on the origin of fibrosis associated with LUT disorders and elucidating cellular pathways to reverse this process. He teaches most aspects of physiology to science and medical undergraduates and postgraduates and advocates that a proper understanding of the basic aspects of the subject is essential for medical practitioners.

Dr Neill Duncan

Consultant Renal Physician, Imperial College Healthcare, UK


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Welcome and introduction

Mr Justin Vale, President, Urology Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Fundamental Renal Physiology

Professor Christopher Fry, Professor of Applied Physiology, School of Physiology, Pharmacocology and Neuroscience, University of Bristol 

Renal Physiology for the urological trainee

Dr Neill Duncan, Renal Consultant and clinical lead for Dialysis, Hammersmith Hospital - Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 

Panel discussion

Chaired by: Mr Justin Vale, President, Urology Section, Royal Society of Medicine



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.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on 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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