19/10/18

Nominations for UK Kidney Week 2019 Named Lectures Requested from RA Members

The Renal Association is asking members to nominate candidates for the named lectures at UK Kidney Week 2019. Nominations will be reviewed by a balanced selection committee.

Please nominate using a nomination template (max 100 words) and return to renal@renal.org by 22nd October.

The Osman Lecture

The Osman Lecture of the Renal Association was endowed by Mrs Ruth Osman, widow of Dr. Arnold Osman, who was a founding member and the first President of the Renal Association who died in 1972. The Osman Lecture is  given at the Renal Association Annual Conference. It has been  delivered by a distinguished series of UK and international nephrologists and renal scientists.

There are no set criteria or restrictions for the selection of the Osman lecturers – the chosen lecturers could be UK or international, and cover any topic related to kidney disease.

The Chandos Lecture

The Chandos Lecture of the Renal Association was established in 1976 with the support of the National Kidney Research Fund [NKRF]. The Chandos family have given great support to the renal community in this country over many years. The Honourable Anthony Lyttleton, the second Viscount Chandos, developed renal failure in the 1960s, and was treated by dialysis and subsequently received a renal transplant at Charing Cross Hospital under Professor Hugh de Wardener. Viscount Chandos hosted the launch of NKRF (now Kidney Research UK) at Westminster in 1966, and until his death continued to use his considerable influence to promote the issues of renal disease and renal care in high places.

The Chandos Lecture is given at the Renal Association Annual Conference. It has been delivered by a distinguished series of UK and international nephrologists and renal scientists.

There are no set criteria or restrictions for the selection of the Osman lecturers – the chosen lecturers could be UK or international, and cover any topic related to kidney disease.

The de Wardener Lecture

The de Wardener lecture was established in 2004 in honour of Professor Hugh de Wardener (1915-2014), and one of the UK’s most distinguished nephrologists and clinical scientists. He was President of both the Renal Association [1974-77] and the International Society of Nephrology [1969-72].

The first lecture was given by Professor de Wardener himself . From 2006 it became a regular feature of the Renal Association Annual Conference, and chosen lecturers have a distinguished record in clinical research related to renal disease.

The topic must be based on clinical research and the chosen lecturer could be UK or international.