World Kidney Day Update

The Renal Association is working closely with the Kidney Charities Together Group to ensure we have the highest UK profile yet for WKD2018.

The social media campaign is hotting up – please use the hashtag #WorldKidneyDay and follow ‪@kidneydayUK‪ on Twitter and on Facebook , @kidneydoc101 will also tweeting extensively on the topic in the run up.  Look out too for the series of kidney facts being released through social media from 1-8 March and re-tweet and share widely.

In keeping with this year’s theme, the leaflet in lay language on Women’s Health (focusing on pregnancy, lupus and UTIs) is now available as part of the World Kidney Day pack distributed by the Kidney Charities Together group.

Download from the World Kidney Day website or you can order a printed pack if you are planning an event on the day.

Delivering Success – an update on pregnancy and kidney disease

The centre piece of the day is our meeting at the Royal College of Physicians opened by the President of the RCP, Prof Jane Dacre.  The event is aimed at nephrologists, obstetricians, midwives, nurses, patients and their families. Patients’ real-world experiences will be followed by presentations on recent developments on the topic. The programme will provide education for women with kidney disease (and their families) contemplating pregnancy, and to provide an update for practitioners involved in their care. The meeting is generously supported by Kidney Research UK, Kidney Care UK, the Renal Association and the Royal College of Physicians.

All the details you need are on  our Event Bright page.  We are also hoping to stream it live nationally and internationally.

Open Access to Key Publications

We have also liaised with a number of publishers to allow open access to key papers and articles on the theme during February and March (more details to follow).

Nature Reviews Nephrology MARCH 2018 Vol 14 No 3

3 main articles

Seminars in Nephrology July 2017 Volume 37, Issue 4

A special edition focused on Women’s Renal Health Across the Decades

The ISN’s Journal – Kidney International Reports

Two review papers and an ISN editorial

KI Articles

Women and Kidney Diseases: Questions Unanswered and Answers Unquestioned

Acute Kidney Injury in Pregnancy- The Changing Landscape for the 21st Century