2nd Preston Renal Biopsy Course

Preston United Kingdom

April 27-28, 2013
Education Centre , Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Preston, UK
Organising Societies
ERA-EDTA, Royal Preston Hospital.
Local Coordinator/Contact Person for information
Aimun Ahmed MSc MRCP MD , Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, Senior Lecturer at Manchester University.
Renal Unit, Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane
Preston PR2 9HT Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Phone: 01772-52-4629 (Secretary)
Email: Aimun.Ahmed@lthtr.nhs.uk
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. The unique feature of this course is the hands-on sessions in small groups. In this course there is the opportunity to practice the use of ultrasound to identify and localize native kidneys of healthy volunteers as well as transplant kidneys.
We teach how to correctly position patients to scan their kidneys. There is opportunity in this course to gain hands-on experience with the actual kidney biopsy itself with our purpose-built renal biopsy simulator. All of this will give valuable experience and the opportunity to get a grip on equipment and handling in a stress-free setting. In summary we train on how to use ultrasound scan to localize both native and transplant kidneys and on how to do renal biopsy (on model) and examine kidney cores under microscope to make sure they are adequate biopsies.
This is the first course of its kind not just in the UK or Europe but in fact in the whole world. The first course to train on doing renal biopsy and to teach its indication, contraindication, and how to deal with its complications, also which needles to use and what to look at before and after the renal biopsy. We present real clinical dilemmas and controversial cases where biopsy my or may not be indicated and also in management and treatment.
The interest we had for our 1st course in September 2012 and the feedback were excellent. Candidates thought it is the best course they had ever attended.
We had candidates from all over the UK and Ireland and we start to get booking for our next course with interest from Europe and Middle East.
The course is awarded with 6 CME points by the Royal College of Physicians in London and sponsored by ERA-EDTA.
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