The 17th annual conference is a central event in the research calendar. Fellows Day was held at Swansea University on September 11-12, 2017. The aim was to bring together researchers, peers, patients and industry from across the renal research community. The event was opened by Cabinet Secretary Vaughan Gethin AM [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnv0oQvA4W0] who provided a strong start to a meeting that was a great opportunity to gain knowledge, forge new collaboration and connections with the aim to ultimately help patients. More information.