4th Preston Renal Biopsy CourseEducation Centre 1, Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane North, Fulwood, PR2 9HT
Preston United Kingdom
April 18-19, 2015
Education Centre 1, Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane North, Fulwood, Preston, United Kingdom
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
Local Coordinator/Contact Person for information
Dr. AIMUN AHMED, Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Sharoe Green Lane Fulwood, Preston, UK
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’’ session and a session on treatment of common and uncommon outcomes of renal biopsy.
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. 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 awarded and sponsored by ERA-EDTA, in 2014 the course attracted participants from 12 countries over 3 continents. The course is also awarded with 12 CME points by the Royal College of Physicians in London.