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.
Who is this course for?
The course is aimed at trainees in renal medicine, but will also be of interest to other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic renal failure.
Module 1: Primer in renal physiology (Day 1)
Proximal tubular function
Water handling in the nephron
Distal tubular function
Renal tubular acidosis
Module 2: Applied renal physiology (Day 1)
Molecular mechanisms of hypertension
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. Module 2 in the afternoon provides an update in applied renal physiology.
Module 3: Fluids, electrolytes and acid-base (Part 1) (Day 2)
Metabolic acidosis and alkalosis
Acid-base small group case workshops
Sodium small group case workshops
Module 3: Fluids, electrolytes and acid-base (Part 2) (Day 3)
Calcium homeostasis and the kidney
PO4Mg/K/Ca small group case workshops
IV Fluid therapy
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.
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.
Kate Henderson, UCL Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF.
Tel: 020 8016 8264
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