Conference

26-28 April - Nottingham

We are looking forward to the BRS 2017 Conference to be held at the University of Nottingham in their newly built Centre from 26-28 April. There is plenty of accommodation on campus at reasonable rates, including The Orchard Hotel, so we hope that this will help to keep costs down.

We are planning an enhanced and innovative CPD stream as well as our usual emphasis on all aspects of multidisciplinary working. Sessions hosted by member organisations of the BRS will remain a central feature. In collaboration with the British Transplant Society we are planning a focus on improving access to renal transplantation.

Early Bird Registration extended until Friday 31st March

Registration for BRS 2017 Conference in Nottingham has now opened.

To register please click on the button below.

We are planning an enhanced and innovative CPD stream as well as our usual emphasis on all aspects of multidisciplinary working. Sessions hosted by member organisations of the BRS will remain a central feature. In collaboration with the British Transplant Society we are planning a focus on improving access to renal transplantation.

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Steve Andrews Bio

Steve Andrews
Associate Director Leadership & Change, East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Steve trained as a Children’s Nurse at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and specialised in the care of children and young people with cancer. Over an 18 year clinical career Steve held numerous hospital and national roles and eventually became the Senior Nurse for Children and Young People at University College London Hospital (UCLH).
Steve went on to become the Director of Programmes (Education) at UCLH and was part of the team tasked with implementing a new organisational education approach to quality and change. As part of that role he was the Chief Instructor for the ‘NHS Staff College’ leadership development programme in which NHS, Military and specialist leadership training combined to produce an inspirational and impactful programme.

Gurch Randhawa

Professor of Diversity in Public Health & Director, Institute for Health Research, University of Bedfordshire 

Gurch is Professor of Diversity in Public Health and Director of the Institute for Health Research at the University of Bedfordshire, and Director of the UK Organ Donation & Transplant Research Centre http://www.beds.ac.uk/research-ref/ihr/odtc

Gurch holds a number of policy and practice positions:

  • Co-Chair of the European Working Party on Public Issues in Organ Donation and Transplantation
  • Chairman, Transplant 2020 Stakeholder Group
  • National Member, National Black and Minority Ethnic Transplant Alliance
    Gurch has carried out extensive research examining variation in access to the kidney care pathway – from diagnosis to end-of-life care; and examining variation in organ donation rates among different ethnic and faith communities, with funding from Kidney Research UK, the Big Lottery Fund and NHS Blood & Transplant. He is currently conducting a feasibility study to examine whether GP practices can influence organ donor registration rates. Gurch was recently commissioned by NHS Blood & Transplant to develop the Faith Engagement & Organ Donation Action Plan which was published in partnership with Faith Leaders – http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/pdfs/faith_action_plan.pdf

    His research is focused on the development of patient-centred care pathways in diabetes, kidney health, transplantation, and end-of-life care amongst diverse communities.

Martin Vernon
National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care

Martin qualified in 1988 in Manchester. Following training in the North West he moved to East London to train in Geriatric Medicine where he also acquired an MA in Medical Ethics and Law from King’s College. He returned to Manchester in 1999 to take up post as Consultant Geriatrician building community geriatrics services in South Manchester.

Martin was Associate Medical Director for NHS Manchester in 2010 and more recently Clinical Champion for frail older people and integrated care In Greater Manchester. He has been the British Geriatrics Society Champion for End of Life Care for 5 years and was a standing member of the NICE Indicators Committee.

In 2015 Martin moved to Central Manchester where he is Consultant Geriatrician and Associate Head of Division for Medicine and Community Services. He also holds Honorary Academic Posts at Manchester and Salford Universities and was appointed as Visiting Professor at the University of Chester in 2016.

In 2016 Martin was appointed National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care at NHS England.

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Esther Crawley
NIHR Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol

Esther Crawley, is a Professor of Child Health at the University of Bristol, a Consultant Paediatrician and an NIHR Senior Research Fellow. She is the clinical lead for the Bath specialist CFS/ME service for children based at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. This service provides assessment and treatment for over 450 children and young people each year. Esther leads a research team which investigates the epidemiology and treatment of CFS/ME in children and adults. The epidemiological work uses the Avon and Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) and a large cohort of patients (~18,000 adults, and 2500 children) to study the causes and different types of CFS/ME. Her team have developed expertise in delivering complex hard-to-do trials. They have just started recruiting to FITNET-NHS which will be the largest RCT in CFS/ME. FITNET-NHS will test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of internet delivered CBT throughout the UK. She is also running a large trial investigating Graded Exercise Therapy for children with CFS/ME. Esther trained in Oxford, did her PhD in London and lives in Bristol when she is not sailing or skiing with her teenagers.

 

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Ron Cullen
Director, Renal Registry

Ron has over 30 years of experience in the NHS. Starting his professional career as a biomedical scientist he went on to spend a great deal of his time working on the areas of governance and quality improvement. He has had several important roles in these areas including Director of the National Clinical Governance Support Team as well as Head of Healthcare Quality and Standards within the Department of Health. Ron has lectured and presented on quality improvement nationally and worldwide. For the last five years Ron has led the UK Renal Registry steering its vision and strategic development. When not working, Ron likes to spend time with his family and coaches a youth Rugby Team.

 

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Caroline Ashley
Lead Pharmacist Renal Services, Royal Free London NHS Foundation 

Caroline Ashley is the Lead Specialist Pharmacist for Renal Services at the University College of London Centre for Nephrology and Transplantation, Royal Free Hospital, with over 25 years renal experience. Her major areas of interest are transplantation and auto-immune renal disease. Caroline was involved in the development of the Renal National Service Framework, and the NICE guidelines on Immunosuppression in Renal Transplantation, Renal Anaemia, and Acute Kidney Injury. She is the co-editor of both the Renal Drug Handbook and the Introduction to Renal Therapeutics, and sits on the editorial board of the British Journal of Renal Medicine. In addition, for the last 3 years, she has been co-Chair of the Intervention workstream of the ‘Think Kidneys’ National AKI Programme.  She has been the Chair of the UK Renal Pharmacy Group since 1996, and was made Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, UCL School of Pharmacy in 2011. Her outside interests include driving steam trains, and playing the cello in a symphony orchestra.

 

 

Brian Gracey
Patient Representative

 

Cassie Brzoza
Patient Representative

 

Phil Kalra
UKKRC Chair, Consultant Nephrologist, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS trust

 

 

Paula Ormandy
BRS Vice President Research, Professor, University of Salford

 

Michael Nation
Development Director, Kidney Research UK

 

Stephanie MacNeill
Research Fellow in Medical Statistics, UK Renal Registry, University of Bristol

 

 

Louise Wells
Co-Chair KQuIP, BRS Vice President Clinical Development, Advanced Clinical Specialist Renal Dietitian, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 

Natalie Borman
Consultant Nephrologist, Portsmouth

 

 

James Burton
Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

 

Nicola Thomas
Professor of Kidney Care, London South Bank University and Honorary Nurse Consultant, Barts Health NHS Trust

 

 

Katie Fielding
Clinical educator for the haemodialysis unit, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

 

 

 

Jacqueline Ross
Senior Charge Nurse, Renal Unit, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

 

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Kristine Paule
Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist in Renal Dialysis Access, Royal Free Hospital, London,

 

 

 

Emma Coyne
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

 

 

Gillian Chumbley
Psychotherapist/ Renal Counsellor, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

 

Jeff Cove
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Royal Free London

 

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Margaret Eyre
Renal Social Worker, City of York Council

 

 

 

Amanda Bevin
Renal Counsellor, Kent & Canterbury Hospitals.

 

 

Carrie Hunt
Research Fellow

 

 

 

Bill Campbell
Assistant Director

 

 

Elaine Davies
Research Director

 

 

 

Kieran Lee
Senior Programme Manager

 

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Ken Farrington
Consultant Nephrologist, Lister Hospital

 

 

 

Fiona Loud
Co-chair Kidney Health Partnership and BKPA

 

 

Paul Bristow
Director of Marketing and Communications, BKPA

 

Karen Thomas
Head of Programmes, UK Renal Registry

 

 

Rachel Gair
Person Centred Care Facilitator, UK Renal Registry

 

Maz Ali
Peer Educator Co-ordinator, Kidney Research UK & Heart of England Foundation Trust (HEFT)

 

Jyoti Baharani

 

Jyoti Baharani
Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, Clinical Director, HEFT

 

 

 

Neerja Jain
Health Improvement Project Manager, Kidney Research UK

 

 

Maria Da Silva-Gane
Lead Clinical Counsellor- Renal Medicine, Lister Hospital

 

Ellen O’Connor
Senior Physiotherapist, Kings College London

 

 

Laura Evans
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Hannah Young
NIHR Research Physiotherapist, University Hospitals of Leicester

 

 

Lindsey Kilshaw
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Lynne Russon
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospital

 

 

Rob Lewis
Lead Research Consultant, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Sally Rennison
Patients Know Best

 

 

Dr Mel Wickremasinghe
Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

 

Sally Punzalan
Assistant Matron Peritoneal Dialysis, Royal London Hospital

 

Sharlene Greenwood
Lead Renal Physiotherapist, Kings College Hospital

 

Sue Shaw
Renal Pharmacist, Royal Derby Hospital

 

Helena Jackson
Renal Dietitian, St Georges University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 

Lynsey Williams
Qualitative Researcher, School of Psychology, University of Plymouth

 

 

Sivakumar Sridharan
Acting Consultant Nephrologist, Lister Hospital

 

Richard Baker
Consultant Nephrologist, Leeds University Hospital

 

Derek Manas
Professor of Surgery, Newcastle

 

Simon Ball
Consultant nephrologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

 

Aisling Courtney
Consultant Nephrologist, Belfast

 

Jen Lumsdaine
Living Donor Coordinator, NHS Lothian

 

Neil Ashman
Nephrologist, Barts Health

 

Sec Hoong
Project Manager, Barts Health

 

Sally Hull
GP lead for the Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG), Queen Mary University of London

 

 

Helen Rainey
Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist for Chronic Kidney Disease at Barts Health

 

Edwina Brown
Consultant Nephrologist, Imperial College London

 

 

Martin Wilkie
Consultant Nephrologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

 

Diana Wu
Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

 

 

Rishi Pruthi
Registrar, North Bristol NHS Trust

 

Dominic Taylor
North Bristol NHS Trust and Student, University of Southampton

 

 

Andrea Gibbons
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London

 

Bernadette Li
Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

 

 

Hugh Rayner
Consultant Nephrologist, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

 

Graham Lipkin
Consultant Kidney Specialist, Clinical Vice President of the Renal Association and Co-Chair KQuIP

 

 

Richard Fluck
Consultant Renal Physician, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

Maria Da Silva-Gane

Lead Clinical Counsellor, Lister Hospital and Visiting Research Fellow, University of Hertfordshire

Iain Macdougall

Consultant Nephrologist, Lead for Renal Research and Development, Kings College Hospital NHS Trust

 

Anne-Marie Russell

NIHR clinical doctoral fellow, National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College, London

Sajeda Youssouf 

 

Orchard Hotel

Adjacent to the East Midlands Conference Centre, architects and interior designers have developed this eco-friendly building featuring accessible rooftop terraces, green roofs and the maximum use of natural daylight. Open spaces provide superb views of The University of Nottingham’s extensively landscaped campus, spanning 330 acres, located only 2 miles from the city Nottingham.

The Orchard Hotel incorporates a business lounge, 120-cover restaurant, bar area, outside terrace, gym and four meeting rooms. Other features include complimentary car parking, floor-to-ceiling windows, bespoke furniture and unique decor throughout.

Built to the highest environmental standards, achieving a BREEAM rating of Excellent, the hotel features state-of-the-art technology to reduce carbon emissions. Solar photovoltaic panels and ground-sourced heat technology are incorporated, as well as a lower energy-assisted cooling ventilation system.

We also have student accommodation available.

Booking

You can book your accommodation at the same time as registering for the conference through the online registration form.  Please contact events@britishrenal.org if you have any questions.

Orchard Hotel
Beeston Lane
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG7 2RJ 

Website
0871 222 4836

Exhibitors

BRS ‘Pop Up’ Sessions

BRS 2017 April 26th – 28th

What is a pop up session?

A ‘Pop Up’ session is an innovative interactive micro-education session that will be performed to a small number of delegates (on a first come first served basis) to experience practical training or extend knowledge of an everyday topic. Industry sponsored sessions last 20 mins and other sessions 45 mins. Pop up sessions are not scheduled during a concurrent plenary session.

Get close to experienced speakers, ask questions, learn something new or increase your understanding.

Micro- education Sessions:

Wednesday 26th April – Exhibition Hall

1. DBB-EXA – The First Fully-Automated Dialysis System (Industry)

Bob Rayit, Kieron O‘Neil, & Cae O’Halloran, NIKKISO

2.00-2.20pm
2. What technology would you use for plasma exchange? (Industry)

Dr Michiel Janssen, Terumo BCT

2.30- 2.50pm
3. Effective use of Twitter

Cristina Vasilica, Post-Doc Research Fellow in Digital and Social Media, University of Salford

3.00-3.45pm
4. Person Centred Care – How to Support Patients to Self-Manage

 Rachel Gair, Person Centred Care Facilitator, UK Renal Registry

4.00-4.45pm
5.  Useful conversations to develop a good relationship with patients

Ellen O’Connor, Senior Renal Physiotherapist and Nicola Marsh, Senior Renal Dietitian, Kings College Hospital

5.00-5.45pm

Thursday 27th April – Exhibition Hall

 6. Protein energy wasting and nutritional requirements in dialysis patients (Industry)

Sarah Gooda, Renal Dietitian,  Wrexham Maelor Hospital

10.30-10.50am
7. Developing online communities

Cristina Vasilica, Post-Doc Research Fellow in Digital and Social Media, University of Salford

11.00-11.45am
8. BioImpedance training

Elizabeth Lindley, Clinical Scientist, Leeds NHS Trust

12.00-12.45pm
9. Anaemia management – All your questions answered

Elaine Locke, Clinical Nurse Specialist – Renal Anaemia, Wessex Kidney Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital

Dianne McDaid, Renal Dialysis Access Nurse, Kent Kidney Centre, East Kent Hospitals University Trust

1.00-1.45pm

 

 

10. How to teach your staff emergency procedures

Katie Fielding, Professional Development Advisor HD, Royal Derby Hospital

4.00-4.45pm
11. In Centre HD – A Shared Care Vision

Tania Barnes, Sonia Lee, & Martin Wilkie, Consultant, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust  

5.00-5.45pm

Friday 28th April – Exhibition Hall and Worcester Suite

12. Central Venous Catheter Dysfunction (Industry)

Vascular Access Specialist, Syner-Med Pharmaceutical Products Ltd

10.00-10.20am
13. Water soluble vitamin losses in dialysis (Industry)

Clair Morlidge, Renal Pharmacist, Lister Hospital & Stanningley Pharma

10.30-10.50am
14. Welfare Benefits Support Service for Kidney Failure Patients (Industry)

Carold Arnold, Auriga Services

11.00-11.20am

 

 

SESSIONS FROM HERE ON IN WORCESTER ROOM, EMCC
15. BioImpedance training

David Keane, Clinical Scientist, Leeds NHS Trust

12.00-12.45pm
16. Recognising depression in CKD patients: when to refer

Emma Coyne, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

1.00-1.45pm
17. Prioritising Research Outcomes for PD Research

Martin Wilkie & Sonia Lee, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

2.00-2.45pm