Fri 01 Nov, 2019


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Renal Palliative Medicine Masterclass

This masterclass will explore the interface of palliative care with renal care and discuss learning points from joint renal and palliative medicine services in Oxford, Scotland and Australia.
The masterclass will discuss the evidence based contemporary management of the most troublesome symptoms experienced by patients with severe renal impairment.
Looking to the future, ideas about the possible changes to the interface between palliative and renal care will be discussed. There will be an opportunity to discuss your questions with the expert teaching staff.

Location: St Anne's College, University of Oxford

Educational Credits: 6 CPD credits TBC


Dr Frank Brennan
Frank Brennan is a Palliative Care Physician based at St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
Frank is the first Palliative Care Physician employed within a Renal Department in Australia.
He works in a Renal Supportive Care (RSC) Service that is integrated within this department. The service conducts annual Renal Supportive Care Symposia and, in 2015, held the first national Master Class on this topic.
Frank has co-organised and facilitated Master Classes on RSC in several countries including Ireland, South Africa, Thailand, Malaysia and India. Frank is also a lawyer and has written extensively on the human rights dimensions of pain management and Palliative Care.

Dr Claire Douglas
Lead Consultant in Palliative Medicine for Perth and Kinross NHS Tayside
Specialist interest in Non-Cancer Palliative Care
Palliative Lead for Renal Supportive Care service at NHS Tayside
Co-Chair for Non-Cancer subgroup Managed Clinical Network for NHS Tayside

Dr Aoife Lowney
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust

Course Programme


08.30 Registration opens: tea and coffee available

08.50 Introduction

09.00 “Why Renal Supportive Care? The interface of the disciplines of Nephrology and Palliative Care
Dr Frank Brennan

09.10 Oxford Renal Palliative Medicine Service and Setting the Scene
Dr Aoife Lowney

09.30 The Scottish Integrated Renal Palliative Medicine service
Dr Claire Douglas

10.15 The Australian Renal Palliative Medicine Service and the KDIGO (Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes) Supportive and Palliative Renal Medicine Task Force
Dr Frank Brennan

11.00 Coffee

11.30 The management of itch in renal impairment
Dr Lowney

12.15 The management of restless legs
Dr Brennan

12.45 Lunch

13.45 The management of pain in renal impairment
Dr Brennan

14.30 The management of nausea in renal impairment
Dr Douglas

15.15 Tea

15.45 Renal Replacement Therapy and the future of renal medicine

16.15 Ask the panel- dialysis initiation and withdrawal

16.45 Evaluations and close

17.00 End of day

Course Aims

The conference aims to build your knowledge, your skills and will enable you to transfer your learning to the clinical care of patients on renal replacement therapy or receiving conservative kidney care.

By attending the conference you will
• Have an opportunity to enjoy learning with your colleagues
• To gain an evidence-based understanding of how to manage symptom clusters experienced by patients with severe and end-stage renal failure
• Develop knowledge and skills to impact and support the decisions considered by your patients and those they love
• Learn about three service models developed to enable care for this group of patients
• Be supported to bring your learning back to your organisation
• Have an opportunity to network with your peers

Key benefits include:
• A high standard of professional knowledge
• Excellent teaching
• Time for questions, discussion and building your networks
• Support to set educational goals for the coming year
• Superb value for money
• Experienced and enthusiastic administrative staff
• Focus on participants, not profit – any surplus ploughed back into education

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