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Applied Renal Physiology Course

29th April - 1st May 2020

Venue: The Atrium conference room, Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London, NW3 2QG

This unique course integrates understanding of physiology and electrolyte and acid/base disorders that many find confusing.

It features lectures from international physiology and nephrology experts, small group case discussions and workshops in order to ground participants in the pathophysiology and clinical management of electrolyte and acid/base disorders, hypertension and fluid management.

Programme - Day 1:  Wednesday 29th April 2020

Registration:  08:45 - 09:20 hrs

Module 1 - Primer in renal physiology

  • Glomerular function
  • Proximal tubular function
  • Water handling in the nephron
  • Distal tubular function
  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Nephron overview

Module 2 - Applied renal physiology

  • Molecular mechanisms of hypertension - role of novel magnesium transporters in the vasculature and kidneys
  • Endothelins and blood pressure homeostasis

Module 1 is intended to act as a refresher in the basics of renal physiology for those whose memories from medical school are too hazy. The day follows on with Module 2, in the afternoon, with an update in applied renal physiology.

Day 1 is scheduled to finish at 17:15 hrs

Day 2:  Thursday 30th April 2020

Registration: 08:45 - 09:30 hrs

Module 3 - Fluids, electrolytes and acid-base (Part 1)

  • Acid-base physiology
  • Metabolic acidosis and alkalosis
  • Hypophosphataemia
  • Acid-base small group case
  • Workshops
  • Hyponatraemia
  • Hypernatraemia
  • Sodium small group case workshop

Day 2 is scheduled to finish at 17:30 hrs

 

Day 3: Friday, 1st May 2020

Registration: 08:45 - 09:30 hrs

Module 3 - Fluids, electrolytes and acid-base (Part 2)

  • Hypokalaemia
  • Hyperkalaemia
  • Magnesium disorders
  • Calcium homeostasis and the kidney
  • PO4Mg/K/Ca small group case workshops
  • IV Fluid therapy
  • Diuretics
  • MCQs in Renal Physiology

This two-day module provides a comprehensive overview of fluids, electrolytes and acid-base for clinicians and will cover background physiology and clinical sciences.  Each day will feature small group interactive workshops.  These two days will particularly benefit those practicing in nephrology, critical care or any acute medical specialities.

Day 3 is scheduled to finish at 17:30 hrs

 

Registration and online booking

Course Fees:

Category

1 day

2 days

3 days

Trainee grade

£200

£300

£400

RFH/UCL staff

£110

£220

£320

Consultants

£290

£380

£410

 

Course Venue

The course will take place in the Atrium, a large conference room on the ground floor of the Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG, UK.  The Royal Free is situated in Hampstead, an area of north London which is approximately 3 miles from central London and easily accessible by tube or bus to central London.  The area itself is quiet, leafy and residential and Hampstead Heath which is nearby, is one of London's most popular green spaces.

 

Nearest underground/overground stations and directions to the Royal Free Hospital

Accommodation

Please note your course fees do not incude accommodation and unfortunatley we are unable to book accommodation. Please see a list of local

UCL Department of Renal Medicine offers no responsibility or liability for accommodation services offered or prices listed and advises to check review websites before booking.  Do email the Course Administrator if you have any queries about the local area or travelling times etc.

 

Accreditation

CPD credit to be confrimed by the Royal College of Physicians, UK. 

Previous courses have been awarded 18 category 1 (external) CPD credits and we expect the 2020 course to be awarded the same.  You will receive an Attendance Certificate afer the course.

Course Admin

Course Administrator: 

Kate Henderson, UCL Centre for Nephrology, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF. 

Tel:  020 8016 8264

Email: Med.Cfnevents@ucl.ac.uk 

Accreditation

CPD credit to be confirmed by the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom.  In previous years the

course has been awarded 18 CPD category 1 (external) CPD credits, and we expect the 2020 course to be awarded the same.

Course Directors

Dr Chris Laing

Consultant Nephrologist at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Nephrology at University College London

Dr Stephen (B) Walsh

Senior Lecturer in Nephrology at University College London and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Robert Unwin

Professor of Nephrology and Physiology at UCL and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Disclaimer

All best endeavours will be made to present the programme as printed. However, the Course Administration reserves the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the Course for any cause beyond its reasonable control. In the event the Course is cancelled by the organisers, or cannot take place for any reason outside of the control of the organisers, the registration fee shall be refunded in full. The liability of the organiser shall be limited to that refund and the organisers shall not be liable for any other loss, cost or expense, however caused, incurred or arising from cancellation of the course.