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Registration is now open for this years annual meeting which will be held at the Life Sciences Hub in Cardiff (registration close on 22/11/17). To register please use the link:

Preliminary Agenda

09.00                               Registration and refreshments

                                  Updates from the Centres

09.15 – 09.35                  Fundamental research update. Professor Donald Fraser


09.35 – 09.45                  Database update. Dr James Chess, Swansea

09.45 – 09.55                  Wales clinical trials. Dr Ashraf Mikhail, Swansea

09.55 – 10.15                  Integrating Social Care Research. Professor Jane Noyes, Bangor

                                  WKRU Research projects (Lab projects/ clinical trials)

 10.15 – 10.30                  Dr Sian Griffin – ‘Improving Transplant Opportunities for Patients who are Sensitised’

 10.30 – 10.45                  Dr Usman Khalid – ‘Role of microRNAs in Kidney Ischaemia Reperfusion Injury in the context of transplantation’

 11.00                               Coffee break                                                             

                                   WKRU Research projects (Lab projects/ clinical trials)

 11.30 – 11.45                  Amy Brook – 'microRNAs as Biomarkers of infection in PD’


11.45 – 12.00                  Jennifer Holmes – ‘Acute Kidney Injury in the Era of the AKI E-Alert: A National Data Set’

12.00 – 12.15                  Dr Jessica Baillie – ‘Knowledge and experience of peritonitis amongst patients and their families’

12.15 – 12.30                  Dr Lucy Newbury – 'microRNAs as Biomarkers in AKI’

12.30 – 13.45                  Lunch & Posters

13.45 – 14.10                  Renal Clinical Trials in the UK – Professor Phil Kalra

                                  Workshop: The brain and mental health in kidney disease

14.10 – 14.30                  Professor Donald Fraser, Cognitive impairment

14.30 – 14.45                 Dr Gareth Roberts – 'What factors drive treatment choice in pre dialysis patients?’ (Research proposal)

14.45 – 15.00                 Dr Nigel Williams

15.00 – 16.00                  Questions and Discussion

                                        Poster Prize Award followed by wine and nibbles




There will be a chance for students to publicise their work in a poster session with a £100 prize for the best presentation.

You can download the form here: WKRU abs form 2017.docx

If you have any questions, please contact Glyn (