Department of Renal Medicine


Renal Short Courses

The Department runs the following short CPD teaching courses:

These are short courses run over two or three days and each covers a wide breadth, ranging from the patient pathway to therapies to cutting edge science.

The course faculties are recognised experts in their field and are drawn from the UK, Europe, and the United States.

Applied Renal Physiology

Date of next course:  8th, 9th and 10th May 2024

This unique 3-day course integrates the understanding of renal physiology and electrolyte and acid-base disorders that many find confusing.  The course will be in-person at Woburn House, a conference centre close to UCL's main campus in Bloomsbury, London.

The course features lectures and case discussions from international physiology and nephrology experts to ground participants in the pathophysiology and clinical management of electrolyte and acid-base disorders, hypertension and fluid management. 

Who is this course for?

It is intended for both clinicians and scientists - trainees in nephrology, general (internal) medicine and intensive care medicine, consultant nephrologists and general physicians, and those working in veterinary medicine and non-clinical grades.

Further information about the course programme and fees can be found here.  

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Date of next course:  26th, 27th and 28th June 2024

This is a comprehensive 3-day course on dialysis and the management of patients with end stage renal failure. The course will be held in-person at Friends House, a conference venue in Bloomsbury, London close to Euston and Kings Cross stations.

The management of end stage renal failure by dialysis forms a central component of all renal units. However, it is often the least intensively taught component of nephrology training. This course is a thorough introduction to dialysis, from basics to new developments. Our expert faculty provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of dialysis and end stage renal failure. 

Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at Specialist Registrars in nephrology, but is also of interest to other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic renal failure.

Further information about the course programme and course fees can be found here

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Renal Transplantation

(Date of next course:  September 2024 (exact dates tbc)

This 3-day online course covers clinical aspects of transplantation from donor and recipient selection, through surgical and medical management post-transplant.  Using a combination of interactive lectures and case-based discussions, our expert faculty will provide an essential update on transplantation as well as the opportunity to discuss practical aspects of difficult cases. Further information about the course can be found on our course webpage here.

Who is this course for?

It is designed for trainee nephrologists and trainee renal transplant surgeons, and also recently appointed consultants in these fields. Renal transplant nursing staff will also find the course valuable in their clinical practice.  

Pease complete this form if you would like to be notified of the dates of the 2024 course when they are confirmed together with booking details.

Infectious and Global Nephrology

Date of next course:  to be confirmed

This 3-day online course is aimed at those with an interest in the interaction of infectious disease and the kidney as well as the challenges of practicing nephrology in different environments.  Through a mixture of informal lectures, case discussions and workshops the course aims to cover the major infectious diseases that result in renal disease and how this can be managed. Further details about course content can be found on our course webpage here.

Who it is this course for?

The course is aimed at nephrologists, infectious disease specialists, general medicine trainees, consultants, and renal nursing staff with particular emphasis on the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases impacting on the kidney as well as the practice of nephrology in resource poor environments.

Further information

Please complete this form if you would like to be notified of the dates when they are confirmed together with booking details.