Department of Renal Medicine


Renal Dialysis Course

Course dates: 26 - 28 June 2024

The management of end-stage renal failure and dialysis therapy now represents the biggest workload for most renal units. We are managing an ever-higher proportion of older patients, often with multiple co-morbidities.  This 3-day course serves as a forum in which professionals and trainees in nephrology can gain a thorough grounding in the area of renal replacement therapy.

Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at specialist registrars in nephrology but will also be of interest to other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic renal failure.

Learning outcomes

The course will help you:

  • acquire a practical understanding of dialysis therapy and management of patients with end-stage renal failure
  • review basic theory through to the latest clinical developments
  • identify the clinical and technical skills required for the management of patients on a modern dialysis programme



Day 1: Wednesday, 26th June 2024

  • Management of CKD anaemia
  • Slowing progression of chronic kidney disease and reducing cardiovascular risk
  • Dialysis initiation
  • Principles of dialysis
  • Mineral bone disorders
  • Medical and surgical aspects of vascular access
  • Sarcopenia and frailty in dialysis
  • Mini debate: Structured screening for symptoms should be a routine part of clinical practice
  • Haemodialfiltration (HDF)

Day 2: Thursday, 27th June 2024

  • Technical aspects of dialysis
  • Dialysis adequacy
  • Volume management in dialysis patients
  • Challenging dialysis scenarios
  • Practical haemodialysis prescribing
  • Complications of dialysis
  • Renal replacement therapy modification in acute kidney injury

Day 3: Friday, 28th June 2024

  • Basics of peritoneal dialysis (PD)
  • Access in PD
  • Complications in PD
  • Can patients be maintained on PD in the longer term?
  • Surgery in encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis
  • Dialysis in older people
  • A personal history of dialysis

Course Venue

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Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ.

The course will be held at Friends House, a conference venue located in central London, opposite Euston Station and a short walk from King's Cross and St Pancras International stations. You can plan your journey using the TFL journey planner.

Fees and online booking

Course fees


1 day

2 days

3 days

SpR/trainee grade








NHS Allied health care professionals

e.g. Dialysis Unit nursing staff




RFH/UCL SpR/trainee grade




Booking is through UCL Online Store with a debit or credit card.  Please see the terms and conditions for UCL Online Store here.

UCL Online Store recommends using  Microsoft Edge when making your booking and please be aware that if you are booking through a governmental or educational institution connection, whether onsite or remotely, there may be a Firewall set up which prevents you from making the booking so you may need to use another account.

We can accept payment by cheque before the course but we are not able to accept cash payment.  If you have any queries regarding payment please contact the course admin here.

Book your place here

Certificate of attendence and accreditation

You will receive a certificate of attendance.

Previous courses have been awarded16-18 category 1 (external) CPD creditsby the Royal College of Physicians UK, and we expect the 2024 course to be awarded the same.

Contact Us

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

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8016 8264  Med.Cfnevents@ucl.ac.uk 

Course Faculty

Prof Andrew Davenport


Consultant Nephrologist, Royal Free Hospital, London /Honorary Prof in Nephrology, University College London

Dr Ken Farrington


Consultant Nephrologist, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Dr Cate Goodlad


Consultant Nephrologist, Royal Free Hospital, London

Dr Suresh Mathavakkannan


Consultant Nephrologist, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Dr Enric Vilar


Consultant Nephrologist, Lister Hospital, Stevenage/Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire

Prof David Wheeler


Professor of Kidney Medicine at University College London and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at Royal Free Hospital



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.


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