Donal O'Donoghue Renal Research Centre with portrait of Prof O'Donoghue

Donal O’Donoghue Renal Research Centre launch

Wednesday 8 March, 3-5.20pm

Humphrey Booth Lecture Theatre, Mayo Building, Salford Royal

Professor Donal O’Donoghue’s legacy includes the team that he helped build, and the ideas and vision that he had for improving the health of people with kidney disease.

The launch of Donal O’Donoghue Renal Research Centre will include contributions from his colleagues from the Centre, His family, patients and people who worked closely with Donal in national roles during this outstanding career.

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3pm – 3.10pm Opening remarks: Introduction of senior trust members

Prof Philip Kalra – Director of the Donal O’Donoghue Renal Research Centre

 3.10pm – 3.30pm Donal O’Donoghue: Contribution to renal medicine

Prof John Feehally – Consultant Nephrologist, University Hospitals of Leicester

3.30pm – 3.40pm A family tribute

Marie O’Donoghue

3.40pm – 3.55pm Salford renal research legacy and the future plans for the RRC

Prof Philip Kalra – Director of the Donal O’Donoghue Renal Research Centre

3.55pm – 4.05pm Collaborative working in the Renal Centre

Dr Dimitris Poulikakos – Clinical Director Renal Services, Salford Royal Hospital

4.20pm – 4.30 pm Improving pathways of care for renal patients

Prof Smeeta Sinha – National Clinical Director and Renal Physician, Salford Royal Hospital

4.30pm – 4.40pm Non-medical research plans within the RRC

Prof Helen Hurst – Professor of Nursing – Salford Royal Hospital

4.40pm – 4.50pm Addressing health inequalities in renal medicine – a patient perspective

Hilaria Asumu – Renal Patient Ambassador

4.50pm – 5.05pm The future of renal research

Prof Paul Cockwell – President, UK Kidney Association

5.05pm – 5.15pm Priorities in renal research for renal charities

Sandra Currie – Chief Executive, Kidney Research UK

5.15pm – 5.20pm Concluding remarks

Prof Phil Kalra – Director of the Donal O’Donoghue Renal Research Centre

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