5th Preston Renal Biopsy course

Education Centre, Royal Preston Hospital Sharoe Green Lane,
Fulwood, Preston PR2 9HT United Kingdom

April 23-24, 2016

Education Centre, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, United Kingdom
Organising Society/Institution/University
Royal Preston Hospital
Local Coordinator/Contact Person for information
Dr. Ahmed Aimun, E-mail aimun.ahmed@lthtr.nhs.uk

Organising Secretariat
Renal Department Royal Preston Hospital, Phone: 0044 1772524629

Short Description
Most nephrologists perform renal biopsies on both native and transplant kidneys.
Training is usually “on the job” under the supervision of an experienced biopsy
operator. However, other than watching there is very little in terms of hands-on
training before one performs the first couple of biopsies.
The aim of this course is to provide introduction regarding indications,
contraindications and complications of renal biopsy. We have real cases to debate
whether doing a kidney biopsy would be useful or not. We also offer ‘’Meet the
Expert’’ sessions. The course also includes pathology teaching, Consent and ethical
issues, and up-to-date management of common biopsy outcomes.
The unique feature of this course is that over 2 days there are hands-on sessions in
small groups. You will have the opportunity to practice the use of ultrasound to
identify and localize native kidneys of healthy volunteers as well as transplant
patients. You will learn and experience the effect of correct positioning of the patient
in this process as well. You will gain hands-on experience with the actual biopsy itself
with our purpose-built renal biopsy simulator with real kidneys and also with a renal
biopsy training model using different techniques and different guns and needles.
Finally, you will examine the biopsy cores under microscope to make sure they are
adequate. All of this will give you valuable experience and the opportunity to get a
grip on equipment and handling in a stress-free setting. This course does not provide
formal certification of competency in doing renal biopsy and does not replace local
performance tests (DOPS, etc.) required by trainees.
This is the first course of its kind in the UK and worldwide to train on doing renal
biopsy on 2 different renal biopsy models.
The Renal Biopsy Course is sponsored by ERA-EDTA, since 2013 the course has
attracted participants from 24 countries over 4 continents

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Course Programme
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