Renal Update for GPs


Renal Update is an annual event organised to update family physicians on the latest developments in Renal Medicine. It is held in March to coincide with the observation of World Kidney Day and usually follows the theme of the World Kidney Day. Topics reviewed in the past have included urinary tract infection, diabetic nephropathy, management of anemia and lipids in patients with chronic kidney disease, management of transplant patients in the GP setting, and paediatric nephrology. The seminars have been designed to be interactive and practical and employ the use of an audience response system to enhance the learning experience.

The Renal Update “brand name” was originally coined in 1991 for the 3rd Scientific Meeting of the Society. In the earlier years, the Renal Updates catered only for nephrologists and in certain years, the meetings were large, attracting close to 200 delegates at times. In 2006, the meeting became a combined session for both family physicians and nephrologists. However, it was soon realised that the combined sessions diluted the focus of the meeting and attendance dwindled. In 2010, the Renal Update evolved into its current role as a platform to update family physicians and the Society began to organise an Annual Scientific Meeting that catered only for nephrologists (see Annual Scientific Meeting).

Past themes include:

2010   Protect Your Kidneys: Control Diabetes

2011   Protect Your Kidneys: Save Your Heart

2012   Donate – Kidneys for Life – Receive

2013   Kidneys for Lift – Stop Kidney Attack!

2014   Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Aging

2015   Kidney Health for All

2016   Kidney Disease & Children: Act Early to Prevent It!

2017   Kidney Disease & Obesity: Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys

Renal Update for GPs 2017

Date: 4 March 2017, Saturday
Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Waterfront Ballroom

Renal Update for GPs 2016

Renal Update for GPs 2016

Date: 19 March 2016, Saturday
Time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Riverfront Ballroom

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Renal Update for GPs 2015

Date: 7 March 2015, Saturday
Time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Riverfront Ballroom