Applied Renal Physiology Course
29th April – 1st May 2020
Venue: The Atrium conference room, Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London, NW3 2QG
This unique course integrates understanding of physiology and electrolyte and acid/base disorders that many find confusing.
It features lectures from international physiology and nephrology experts, small group case discussions and workshops in order to ground participants in the pathophysiology and clinical management of electrolyte and acid/base disorders, hypertension and fluid management.
Programme – Day 1
Module 1 – Primer in renal physiology
- Glomerular function
- Proximal tubular function
- Water handling in the nephron
- Distal tubular function
- Renal tubular acidosis
- Nephron overview
Module 2 – Applied renal physiology
Module 1 is intended to act as a refresher in the basics of renal physiology for those whose memories from medical school are too hazy. The day follows on with Module 2, in the afternoon, as an update in applied renal physiology.
Programme – Day 2
Module 3 – Fluids, electrolytes and acid-base (Part 1)
- Acid-base physiology
- Metabolic acidosis and alkalosis
- Acid-base small group case
- Sodium small group case workshops
Programme – Day 3
Module 3 – Fluids, electrolytes and acid-base (Part 2)
- Magnesium disorders
- Calcium homeostasis and the kidney
- PO4Mg/K/Ca small group case workshops
- IV Fluid therapy
- MCQs in Renal Physiology
This two-day module provides a comprehensive overview of fluids, electrolytes and acid-base for clinicians and will cover background physiology and clinical sciences. Each day will feature small group interactive workshops. These two days will particularly benefit those practicing in nephrology, critical care or any acute medical specialities.
Early bird fees before 31st December 2019
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Fees after 31st December 2019
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Registration and booking is through UCL Online Store.
The course will take place in the Atrium, a large conference room on the ground floor of the Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG, UK.
Nearest underground/overground stations and directions to the Royal Free Hospital
+ Belsize Park Underground Station : 7 minute walk – served by the Northern line (black line) on the London Underground. When travelling from central London make sure you take the Edgware branch of the Northern Line. Turn right out of the station.
+ Hampstead Heath Station: 5 minutewalk- served by theLondon Overground
+ The hospital is also served by the following bus routes: 46, C11 and 168 and 268.
Kate Henderson, UCL Centre for Nephrology, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF.
Tel: 020 8016 8264
CPD credit to be confirmed by the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom. In previous years the
course has been awarded 18 CPD category 1 (external) CPD credits, and we expect the 2020 course to be awarded the same.
The Atrium is a conference room on the ground floor of the Royal Free Hospital,
Dr Chris Laing
Consultant Nephrologist at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Nephrology at University College London
Dr Stephen (B) Walsh
Senior Lecturer in Nephrology at University College London and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Robert Unwin
Professor of Nephrology and Physiology at UCL and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust