Colleagues from the renal team at UK Kidney Week 2024

Colleagues share expertise at UK Kidney Week

More than 25 NCA renal colleagues attended UK Kidney Week in Edinburgh to collaborate and share their expertise.

The O’Donoghue lecture was presented by Marie O’Donoghue to Dr Sharlene Greenwood, Consultant Physiotherapist, Kings College Hospital.

The Donal O’Donoghue Renal Research Centre (DRRC) team had a significant presence on the meeting agenda with both poster and oral presentations, talks, chairing and co-chairing various sessions. We demonstrated our results across 25 posters and in more than 10 oral presentations.

Highlights included:

  • Transforming patient pathways and reducing health inequalities through early detection, diagnosis and better treatment
    • Responding to the needs of our underserved communities (Dr James Tollitt)
    • Stakeholder perspectives – opportunities and challenges for the future (Dr James Tollitt)
  • Transforming practice: Implementation of chronic kidney disease guidelines (sponsored symposia, Prof Smeeta Sinha)

Clinical Research Fellow Hannah O'Keeffe with a CKD poster at UK Kidney Week

  • How can I start to develop an integrated CKD service in my area
    • Getting the data to support the business case (Dr James Tollitt)
    • How can I start to develop an integrated CKD service in my area; Discussion (Dr James Tollitt)
  • Lessons from international collaborations and clinical experience abroad – abstract
    • Early detection and management of community acquired Acute Kidney Injury using point of acre creatinine in a primary health care centre in Nigeria (Dr Dimitrios Poulikakos)
  • Enabling RAASi optimisation in CardioRenal patients: A multidisciplinary approach (sponsored symposia, Prof Smeeta Sinha)
  • Fun and practical quality improvement – past, present, and future of QI
    • Introduction to KQIP: 10 steps in 10 minutes (Dr Rosie Donne)


Helen Hurst speaking to delegates at UK Kidney Week


  • Improving quality of life for older people having dialysis (session chaired by Prof Helen Hurst, above)
  • Pathology case discussions
    • Navigating complexity: A case report of Chronic Kidney Disease with renal stone unravelling a rare metabolic disorder (Prof Darren Green)
  • Exploring the provision of psychosocial care to the young adult population
    • What can renal young adults teach us about improving their psychosocial care? (Jessica Dean)
  • Healthcare data for patient benefit – abstract
    • NURTuRE-CKD: Outcomes by primary renal diagnosis (Thomas McDonnell)
  • How can the kidney community help make CKD a higher priority for governments and the NHS?
    • The role of the NCD in raising the profile of CKD within NHS England and beyond (Prof Smeeta Sinha)

Dr Tina Chrysochou with colleagues at UK Kidney Week 2024

  • Journal Club Gold 2014
    • CKD (Dr Tina Chrysochou, above)
    • Big data (Dr Jim Ritchie)
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