Advances in Nephrology in 2020

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August | Grand Ballroom, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

The 2020 Nephrology & Transplatation Update Course is meant to provide updates on aspects of topics relevant to practising nephrologists and advanced trainees. The attendees of this course consist of Nephrologists, Fellows, Trainees and Physicians from other APAC regions. 

The 2020 course will be held at the ANZSN ASM venue on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August directly preceeding the main ASM.  It is an additional cost to attend.  Participants can book through the registration process and do not have to be delegates of the ASM to attend.  Registration includes access to 2 x days of sessions, 2 x days of catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) and a Networking Reception overlooking the Hobart harbour directly following sessions on Saturday.

Registration for the 2020 Nephrology & Transplatation Update Course will open early 2020.


Saturday 29th August 2020

0730 Update Course Registration
 DAY 1 NEPHROLOGY & TRANSPLANTATION UPDATE COURSE | Grand Ballroom 3/4, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
0800-0830 Advance in Management of DKD
Meg Jardine
0830-0900 Advance in management of anemia in CKD
Simon Roger

Professor Roger is a Consultant Nephrologist and Director at the Renal Unit, Gosford Hospital, Gosford, Australia.  He trained initially at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, then researched at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, subsequently   receiving his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia.  Professor Roger now has over 30 years’ experience researching anaemia and the role of iron in patients with chronic kidney disease. Full biography

0900-0930 Advanced in genetic in nephrology
Amali Mallawaarachchi
0930-1000 Breakthrough in management of PKD – ADPKD and ARPKD
Dr Lisa M. Guay-Woodford

Dr. Lisa M. Guay-Woodford is the McGehee Joyce Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), a pediatric nephrologist, and an internationally-recognized investigator whose research focuses on identifying clinical and genetic factors involved in the pathogenesis of inherited renal disorders, most notably autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). Full biography

1000-1030 Morning Tea | Mezzanine
1030-1100 Role of endothelin receptor antagonist in proteinuric kidney disease
Muh Geot Wong

Dr Wong obtained his MBBS in 2000 follows by MRCP (UK) and Nephrology training in Malaysia before migrating to Australia where he obtained his Fellowship in Nephrology and a PhD in Medicine from the University of Sydney in 2010.  He is currently a Renal Staff Specialist at the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH), and a Senior Clinical Lecturer of University of Sydney and University of NSW. Full biography

1100-1130 Novel therapy in IgA nephropathy
Yusuke Suzuki (APCN)

Yusuke Suzuki is currently Professor of Department of Nephrology in Graduate School of Juntendo University. His academic positions include Directors of Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN), Councilor of Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, Japanese Society of Dialysis Therapy, Japanese Society of Hypertension, ISN council, ISN Deputy Chair of North and East Asia Regional Board, Liaison officer in ISN sister renal center program for JSN/Vietnam, Chief Researcher of Special Research Group of IgA Nephropathy in Progressive Renal Diseases Research from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan, Chief Researcher of biomarker project on IgA nephropathy from Research on Intractable Disease from Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development. Full biography

1130-1200 Update in management of ANCA vasculitis
Dr Lisa Jeffs
1200-1300 Lunch | Mezzanine
1300-1330 Dose and frequency of dialysis – which is more important?
Lorraine Kwan (APCN)

Lorraine works as associate consultant in the Department of Medicine, in Queen Mary Hospital and Tung Wah Hospital in Hong Kong. She is also honorary tutor at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong.  Dr. Kwan received her medical degree from the University of Hong Kong in 2007 and pursued post-graduate training in nephrology in Queen Mary Hospital. Full biography

1330-1400 Update in access in 2020
Andrea Vercelli

Dr Andrea Viecelli is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland and nephrologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.  She completed her PhD on strategies to improve vascular access outcomes in patients on haemodialysis through the University of Queensland in 2019. She is a clinical trialist of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network and a lead investigator of the FAVOURED study, an international, multicentre randomised controlled trial of fish oil and aspirin for preventing arteriovenous fistula failure. Full biography

1400-1430 Update in periotneal dialysis
Sunita Bavanandan (APCN)

Dr.Sunita Bavanandan graduated from the University of Queensland Australia in December, 1991. She obtained her qualifications as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians United Kingdom in 1997 and  became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh in 2007. From 2003-2004 she obtained further training at the Leicester General Hospital, United Kingdom. Special interests are in Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Diabetic Kidney Disease and Peritoneal  Dialysis. Full biography

1430-1500 Afternoon Tea | Mezzanine
1500-1530 Is sodium chloride the best replacement fluid?
Michael Colin
1530-1600 Long term sequelae of acute kidney injury
Emily See

Emily See is a Critical Care Nephrologist and Research Fellow in the Department of Intensive Care at Austin Health, Melbourne. She completed her renal training at University Hospital Geelong, Princess Alexandra Hospital, and Monash Health, and is currently undertaking a PhD examining the long-term sequelae of acute kidney injury, with the aim of developing an evidence-based model of care for high-risk survivors.  Full biography

1600-1630 Diagnosis and management of cardiorenal sydnrome
Nathan Dwyer

Nephrology & Transplantation Update Course Networking Reception

Join other update course participants and our theme sponsors for drinks and nibbles on the Mezzanine overlooking the spctacular Hobart waterfront.

The Networking Reception is followed by a free evening, so proceed to the iconic Hobart waterfront and discover one of the many amazing restaurants within an easy walking distance of the ASM venue.


Sunday 30th August 2020

0730 Update Course Registration
 DAY 2 NEPHROLOGY & TRANSPLANTATION UPDATE COURSE | Grand Ballroom 3/4, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
0800-0830 Role of potassium and uremic binder in management of CKD
Carol Pollock

Carol Pollock is an academic nephrologist with over 330 publications in basic research and clinical medicine, with an H index of 61 and over 18,750 citations. She is an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (2015), was conferred a Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Research Supervision (2012) and recognised as a ‘Distinguished Professor’ by the University of Sydney (2012). Full biography

0830-0900 CV risk in special population with CKD
To be advised
0900-0930 Advances in imaging in CKD
Patrick Mark

Patrick (Paddy) Mark is Professor of Nephrology and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at the Glasgow Renal and Transplant Unit based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow. He was appointed as Clinical Senior Lecturer in 2011 following clinical training in Medicine and Nephrology combined with a Clinical Lecturer post between 2006-2011. He was promoted to Reader in 2015 and to Professor in 2018. He leads the United Kingdom Cardio-Renal Clinical Study Group, as part of the United Kingdom Kidney Research Consortium. Full biography

0930-1000 New ways to learn electolyte and acid base
To be advised
1000-1030 Morning Tea | Mezzanine
  TSANZ-ANZSN combined session “What did we learn in kidney transplantation in 2020?”
1030-1100 Pre-transplant Immunological assessment and management
Natasha Rogers
1100-1130 Frailty in kidney transplantation – when to say no?
Wai Lim
1130-1200 Pre-transplant management of overweight/obesity in potential kidney recipient
To be advised
1200-1230 Controversies in living donation/high risk kidney donation
To be advised
1230-1330 Lunch | Mezzanine
  TSANZ-ANZSN combined session “What did we learn in kidney transplantation in 2020?”
1330-1400 Acute and chronic antibody mediated rejection – what should you know?
Susan Wan
1400-1430 Post-transplant recurrence of primary disease including AHUS
Steve Chadban
1430-1500 Kidney transplant histology 101
To be advised
1500-1530 Paired kidney exchange program review
Stella McGinn
1530-1600 Afternoon Tea | Mezzanine
1600 Course concludes


The ASM is hosted by Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

The aims of the Society are to promote and support the study of the kidney and urinary tract in health and disease, and to ensure the highest professional standards for the practice of nephrology in Australia and New Zealand.

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