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Dialysis – getting the right balance


A one-day conference ‘Dialysis – getting the right balance’ will run in Bristol this November. The day has been co-developed by researchers from the universities of Leeds and Bristol and funded by The Bioethics, Biolaw & Biosociety Research Strand of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, University of Bristol. The event will run in collaboration with the Renal Association, National Kidney Federation, Kidney Care UK, the British Renal Society and Kidney Research UK.

UK experts and enthusiasts will meet to identify knowledge and resource gaps that permit over- and under-treatment with dialysis in the NHS. A report will be produced, outlining how these gaps can be closed.

Invitees include patient and public representatives; kidney, palliative and primary care clinicians and academics; ethicists; health economists; public health professionals; legal experts; philosophers; service providers and commissioners. All activities will be guided by the views and voices of people living with kidney disease. The day will conclude with a keynote lecture from Professor of Medical Decision Making, Hilary Bekker – Helping people make balanced decisions for the future.

Attendance at the event is by invitation, but the organisers are open to requests from clinical, academic and nonprofessional stakeholders. For further information, please contact Dr Barny Hole.

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The pre-conference consultation is now open – please click here or scan the QR code to complete a five-question survey about under- and over-treatment with dialysis. The survey should take less than ten minutes.




Wills Memorial Building
Queens Rd, Clifton
Bristol, BS8 1RJ