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Renal Genetics Symposium

1.30pm to 5.30pm Thursday 3rd November 2016

8.30am to 5.00pm Friday 4th November 2016

Over 2-days the Renal Genetics Symposium will feature talks by clinicians, scientists and researchers from across Australia. It is aimed at nephrologists, geneticists, genetic counsellors, metabolic physicians, and researchers interested in kidney development and disease, metabolic kidney disease and functional genomics. Despite the packed programme there will be time for questions and debate, each session will be chaired by both a scientist and a clinician which will lend itself to broad ranging discussion of the topics.

The schedule is broad, with sessions devoted to cystic kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome, functional genomics, registries and metabolic kidney disease. But within each session there is great depth, as excellent speakers will cover different aspects of each topic. For example, within the registries session Prof Stephen Mc Donald will discuss what an established registry, ANZDATA, can offer to genetics, Dr Hugh McCarthy will outline the aims of ARRK, Mr Sebastian King will explain his disease specific registry focussing on VACTERL, Prof Rowan Walker will discuss the role of inherited kidney disease in ROKD and Assoc Prof Allison Tong will examine patient perspectives on genetic kidney disease.

Organiser - KidGen

KidGen is an Australian-based collaborative consortium of clinicians, counsellors, scientists and researchers focused on providing a definitive diagnosis to patients with inherited forms of kidney disease. KidGen focuses on delivering clinical care for families with kidney disease. At KidGen, we care about kidneys, we care about kids with kidney disease, we care about the genes that are altered to cause these diseases and we care about the effects these may have on the generations to follow.  Through KidGen, we are working to provide equitable access to genomic technology within clinical care for Australian families with kidney disease. At the same time, we are working to better understand these diseases in the hope of developing new treatments.




Ella Latham Theatre
Royal Childrens Hospital
50 Flemington Road
Parkville, VIC 3052

Contact Details:

Louise Wardrop or Cathy Quinlan

Phone : +61 3 9345 6558

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