Course Theme: Infection diseases and the kidneys

The program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.  For registration fees and to book your participation click here.

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Saturday 2nd September 2017 – DAY 1

0730 Update Course Registration | Waterfront 2 Foyer, Darwin Convention Centre
Nephrology and Transplantation Update Course | Waterfront 2, Darwin Convention Centre
   Theme 1: Infection disease & the kidneys | Chair: Paul Lawton
0800-0830 Infection related glomerulonephritis 
Asanga Abeyaratne
0830-0900 Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Catheter related bloodstream infections
Charmaine Lok
0990-0930 Malaria, Dengue and the kidneys
Basu Gopal (APSN*)
0930-1000 CMV infection: What is hot? What is new? 
Camille Kotton
1000-1030 Morning Tea | Foyer
Theme 2: Renal Replacement Therapy | Chair: Muh Geot Wong
1030-1100 Can we predict the unpredictable after vascular access creation? 
Kevan Polkinghorne
1100-1300 Update in peritoneal dialysis
Matthew Jose
1130-1200 Environmental impact of renal care
Katherine Barraclough
1200-1300 Lunch | Foyer
Theme 3: Glomerular disease | Chair: Katherine Barraclough
1300-1330 Update in treatments for systemic amyloidosis
Laura Dember 
1330-1400 Update in ANCA vasculitis
Robert MacGinley
1400-1430 Update in thearpies for IgA nephropathy
Muh Geot Wong
1430-1500 Update in therapies for diabetic nephropathy 
Carol Pollock
1500-1530 Afternoon Tea | Foyer
Theme 4: End stage kidney disease | Chair: William Majoni
1530-1600 Managing viral hepatitis in CKD and ESKD 
Jane Davies
1600-1630 FGF23-and Klotho how much should you know? 
Nigel Toussaint
1630-1700 What should be on the plate? Foods for advanced CKD
Maria Chan
1830 till late

Nephrology and Transplantation Update Course Dinner | Crocosaurus Cove

Crocosaurus Cove, located in the heart of Darwin city, allows visitors a unique, up close and personal view of Australia’s iconic Saltwater Crocodiles.Bringing together some of the largest Saltwater Crocodiles in Australia & boasting the World’s largest display of Australian reptiles, Crocosaurus Cove is a must see attraction when visiting Darwin and the Top End.

The Update Course dinner includes free admission to Crocosaurus Cove, animal handling, and don’t miss the croc’s feeding time!  Full Update Course delegates are inclusive, additional tickets can be purchased for guests and day delegates.  Bookings essential!

* APSN (Asia Pacific Society of Nephrology invited speakers)

Sunday 3rd September 2017 – Day 2

0730 Update Course Registration | Waterfront 2 Foyer, Darwin Convention Centre
Nephrology and Transplantation Update Course | Waterfront 2, Darwin Convention Centre
Theme 5: Transplantation – recipient | Chair: Angela Webster
0800-0830 Immunodiagnostics for TB, CMV, and “net state of immunosuppression” in transplant recipients
Camille Kotton
0830-0900 How to interpret Donor Specific Antibody (DSA)- for non transplant physician
Kate Wyburn
0900-0930 Bacterial and fungal infections in the immunosuppressed patient -case study discussion
Catherine Marshall
Theme 6: Transplantation – donor | Chair: Angela Webster  
0930-1000 Risk in kidney donation: How much is too much?
Helen Pilmore
1000-1030 Morning Tea | Foyer
Theme 6: Transplantation – donor | Chair: Frank Ierino
1030-1100 Cancer and donor assessment 
Angela Webster
1100-1130 The Kidney Donor Risk Index (KDRI): A case based discussion
Kate Wyburn
Theme 7: Chronic kidney disease | Chair: Frank Ierino
1100-1130 Uric acid and CKD 
Sunil Badve
1130-1200 Update in onconephrology 
Motoko Yanagita (APSN*)
1200-1300 Lunch | Foyer
1200-1300 ATC Information Session | Waterfront 2
Vincent Lee and Natasha Rogers
Theme 7: Chronic kidney disease | Chair: Muh Geot Wong
1300-1330 Cognitive function and CKD 
John Death
1330-1400 Syndromic CKD  
Peter Trnka
Theme 8: Research | Chair: Muh Geot Wong
1400-1430 Epigenetic and CKD 
Masaomi Nangaku (APSN*)
1430-1500 Data linkage- where to start?  
Sradha Kotwal
1500-1530 Afternoon Tea | Foyer
Theme 8: Research | Chair: Andrew Mallett
1530-1600 Cardio metabolic risk and CKD in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Jaquelyne Hughes
Theme 9: Pregnancy | Chair: Andrew Mallett
1600-1630 Management of BP in pregnancy 
Vincent Lee
1630-1700 Pre-existing chronic kidney disease and pregnancy  
Shilpa Jessudason
 1700 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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