About this event

  • Date and time Fri 19 Mar 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Urology

This webinar will cover all aspects of renal transplantation, including prognosis if not transplanted and the ethics of transplantation. 

Urological trainees are required to understand the 'work up' of a patient for renal transplantation as part of their training curriculum.  

This webinar is primarily beneficial to urological trainees. 

Topics to be covered:

  • The prognosis of end-stage renal failure and dialysis 
  • Some of the ethical issues in organ transplantation 
  • Key aspects of tissue typing and rejection 
  • The surgical considerations in kidney transplantation 
  • The multidisciplinary nature of a transplant programme 


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Key speakers

Professor Áine Burns

Consultant Nephrologist Centre, Nephrology Royal Free NHS Foundation, and Trust Vice President, RCP London (Education and Training)

Speaker's biography

Professor Áine Burns studied medicine at University College Cork medical school graduating in 1983. Her background is as a physician specialising in kidney disease. She has been a consultant nephrologist at Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust since 1992 and the Director of postgraduate medical education since 2008 and was appointed UCL professor of post-graduate medical education and nephrology in 2017.


She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians since 1994 and an elected council member since 2017. In 2020 she was elected vice president for education and training for a three-year term. She has served on the executive of the British Renal Association and chair of its education and training board.


She is married with 5 children, 3 of whom are following medical careers.


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Welcome and introduction

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

Prognosis of end stage renal failure and ethics of transplantation

Gareth Jones, Consultant Nephrologist 

Surgical considerations

Fiona McCaig, Consultant Urological and Transplant Surgeon, Royal Free Hospital, London 

Medical considerations, including understanding risk of rejection 

Mark Harber, Consultant Nephrologist 

The role of the transplant CNS

Asia Imedi, Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Panel discussion

chaired by Professor Aine Burns, Consultant Nephrologist, Centre for Nephrology, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, Vice President RCP London (Education and Training)

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.

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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