Recorded Lectures from the UK’s Top Nephrology Physicians

On 13 and 14 April 2013, Brenda Padilla and I were privileged to join in the SpR Club Spring Meeting 2013, a lively conference in which doctors working in various aspects of nephrology joined together to present their work. Many of these spoke of their work in other countries: Uganda, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Nepal. These talks were quite moving in their discussion of practice eagerly shared across borders and cultural divides. Other talks were of work more local but no less insightful and forward-looking in research and practice. We recorded the talks and present these here, and hope their online availability may open new doors for learning, research, collaboration, and discussion. -Terese Bird, Learning Technologist, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester

Introduction by Mark Brady

Nephrology around the world – Professor John Feehally

HIV and Nephrology – Dr John Connolly

The Leicester-Abuja Sister Centre Partnership – Professor Nigel Brunskill

Sickle Cell Nephropathy – Dr Claire Sharpe

Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in a tertiary care centre in Sri Lanka – Nadeeka Rathnamalala

Renal transplant in Nepal – Dr Frankie Dowen

Determinants of central arterial stiffness by cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients new to haemodialysis

Overview of SpR Club – Professor Caroline Savage

The Challenges of Nephrology in Uganda – Professor Peter Mathieson

Blood-borne virus acquisition through haemodialysis: a returning problem? – Dr Graham Warwick

Transplantation and practical global outreach – Dr Paul Harden

Renal Association SpR Club Spring Meeting 2013 – Livestream!

This weekend, the Renal Association SpR Club will be holding its Spring Meeting 2013 in Leicester at the Belmont Hotel. As many proceedings as possible will be livestreamed using webinar technology; all are invited to join in by going to:

Dr Rakesh Patel, Brenda Padilla and I will be facilitating the livestream, discussion, and social network coverage. We are especially hoping to link together colleagues in Nigeria and other remote locations.  It is all somewhat experimental but we think the results will be great for sharing of latest findings and fostering partnership communications generally. The Twitter hashtag will be #rasprc13 — we are looking forward to this weekend!

Terese Bird, Learning Technologist & SCORE Research Fellow


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