4R Course


Renal Registrars’ Review and Retreat (4R)


The 4R was initiated in 2011 to provide a focused in-depth annual review on various topics in Nephrology. Renal Senior Residents are tasked with doing the topic reviews under the supervision of their supervisors.

The programme is held over a weekend and systematically covers all areas of Nephrology (General Nephrology, Haemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis and Transplantation) over a three year period. NephQuiz sessions, in the format of the American Board Review Courses, are conducted by Associate Consultants. Awards are presented to the top two residents with the best topic reviews.

The inaugural meeting was held on 15 – 16 October 2011 at Aloha Loyang and covered General Nephrology and Glomerulonephritis. A fun element was introduced in the form of a “Nephrology Idol” competition and a barbecue on the first night.

Best Topic Reviews

First Prize Dr Soumita Bagchi
IgA nephropathy
Second Prize Dr Martin Lee
First Prize Dr Sheryl Gan
Anticoagulation methods and dosing in HD and CRRT
Second Prize Dr Wong Weng Kin
Intradialytic hypotension and hypertension –
Definition, Causes and Management
2013 Dr Sabrina Binti Haroon
Therapeutics in High Immunological Risk Transplantation
2014 Dr Teh Swee Ping
Management of Diabetic Nephropathy
2016 Dr Mayank Chawla
CKD-MBD Treatment Strategies to Reduce Mortality
2017 Dr Clara Ngoh
Expanding the deceased donor pool – DCD donors – workup, management and outcomes

Group photo of 1st Renal Registrars’ Review and Retreat (2011)

Enthusiastic response by Registrars’ during the NephQuiz session

Group photo of 2nd Renal Registrars’ Review and Retreat (2012)

Winners of Nephrology Idol 2012 – Renal Survivors (SGH)

Renal Residents’ Review & Retreat 2017

Date: 2 April 2017, Sunday
Time: 9.30 am – 6.00 pm
Venue: Republic of Singapore Yacht Club