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RA UK & Ireland SpR Club Spring Meeting 2020

14/03/20 - 15/03/20

Drugs and the Kidney: Tubules, Transplants and Trials

Held over the weekend of 14th/15th March 2020 at the Royal Cambridge Hotel, in central Cambridge this meeting will cover a wide range of Nephrological conditions as well as discussing the future of trials in Nephrology – how to run them and what kind of research should you be looking to do as an SpR.

Full rate tickets include registration, all meals and overnight accommodation. Day tickets include registration for both days, lunch on Saturday and coffee breaks only but dinner tickets can be added on. All tickets discounted for RA members (please include your RA membership number when booking).

Venue: Royal Cambridge Hotel, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PY

An easy 15 min walk from the main Cambridge station, limited car parking available on site (free for overnight guests on first-come-first-served basis), Park and Ride services available from multiple sites around the city.

Register now!

Provisional programme

Saturday 14th March

12pm Registration and Lunch

12:45pm Welcome and Introduction (Elizabeth Wallin, Vice Chair SpR Club)

1pm Differentiating Tubular Disorders, Prof Detlef Böckenhauer, GOSH

1.45pm Crystals, stones and other tubular Urology, Mr Kasra Saeb-Parsey, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

2:30pm Coffee break

3pm Treating antibody-mediated rejection, Prof Menna Clatworthy, University of Cambridge

3:45pm Histology: beyond the glomerulus, Dr Anna Paterson, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

4:30pm Coffee break

5pm TIN: when to biopsy, who (and how) to treat, Dr Elaine Jolly, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

5:45pm Changes to the UK organ allocation system: evidence-based allocation (Dr Nick Torpey, TBC)

6:30pm Close

7.30pm Dinner & Quiz

Sunday 15th March

9am The future of clinical research in Nephrology: Trials vs Epidemiology, the best way forward to evidence-based renal medicine. (Dr Thomas Hiemstra, Dr Samira Bell, Dr Matt Graham-Brown lead this panel discussion)

10:30 Coffee break

11am Interventional Trials (and tribulations): Normothermic perfusion, Prof Mike Nicholson, University of Cambridge

11:45am Multinational Trials (and tribulations): Pexivas and beyond, Dr Rona Smith, University of Cambridge

12:30 Close

Any queries please contact Liz Wallin.


The Royal Cambridge Hotel
Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1PY