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Welcome to Industry Day 2024

Here is everything you will need throughout the day.

Making it Count

We want to work with partners to deliver our research priorities to: 

  • Prevent kidney disease by finding ways to see it coming and interventions to stop it from developing. 
  • End kidney failure by learning how to spot kidney disease early, how to identify and slow down or stop progression, and how to reverse or repair kidney damage. 
  • Transform treatments by making dialysis and transplantation more tolerable and effective, until better alternatives are available. 

Agenda

Find out what we have planned throughout the day

9.30am

ARRIVAL AND REFRESHMENTS

9.30am

10.00am

Welcome address

Sandra Currie, Chief executive, Kidney Research UK

10.00am

10.10am Session 1: ‘Health economics of kidney disease in the UK’ – one year on’.

Session Chair: Professor Liz Lightstone

10.10am Introduction & charity update
Professor Liz Lightstone, Professor of Renal Medicine and Trustee, Kidney Research UK

10.25am Case study: how health economics report is supporting the RSTP
Dr Gavin Dreyer, National CKD Clinical adviser, NHSE

10.35am Case study: how the health economics report is being used on the ground
Stephen Cass, Director, London Kidney Network

10.50am Responding to changes in the external environment
George Agathangelou, Head of HEOR, ZS Associates
Alison Railton, Head of Policy and External Affairs, Kidney Research UK

11.05am Panel discussion and Q&A
Chair: Professor Liz Lightstone
Panel: Dr Gavin Dreyer, Stephen Cass, Sally Woodward, George Agathangelou, Alison Railton
Q&A with audience

10.10am Session 1: ‘Health economics of kidney disease in the UK’ – one year on’.

11.20am

COMFORT BREAK

11.20am

11.40am Session 2: Addressing challenges within the health economics report: making it count

Session Chair: Dr Gavin Dreyer

11.40am Spotlight: health inequalities, Time To Act: A New Review of Kidney Health Inequalities.
Dr Gavin Dreyer, Consultant nephrologist and physician, Barts Health NHS Trust

12.00pm Spotlight: data- utilising the power of data to accelerate discoveries and make it count
Dr Samira Bell, Associate Director Kidney Data Catalyst, Co-chair of Renal Health Data Research Network
Sally Woodward, Lay Advisory Group, KRUK

Artificial Intelligence in focus: accelerating research and development and transforming treatments- what can we learn from other disease areas?
Dr John Rigg, AI for Healthcare & MedTech, Global Head Innovation Hub, Global Head
Analytics Centre of Excellence, IQVIA

Spotlight: using AI to predict AKI
Dr Andrew Lewington, Consultant Renal Physician/Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, St. James's University Hospital

12.45pm Harnessing the future potential of data & AI: Fireside Chat
Chair: Dr Samira Bell
Dr John Rigg, Dr Andrew Lewington, Dr Gavin Dreyer, Sally Woodward

Q&A

11.40am Session 2: Addressing challenges within the health economics report: making it count

1pm

LUNCH & MARKET PLACE

1pm

2.30pm

Key note address

Matt Newcombe- Ellis, Chair, Kidney Research UK

2.30pm

2.40pm Session 3 – Optimising treatments and implementation by maximising research capability in the UK

Session chair: Dr Matthew Graham-Brown

2.40pm CKD, part of a bigger picture of Cardiovascular Renal Metabolic
Dr Matthew Graham- Brown, Associate Professor of Renal Medicine and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Chair of UK CardioRenal Clinical Study Group
Dr Rupert Major, Honorary Associate Professor, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals of Leicester.

3.10pm Future opportunities and plans to work with us to drive change in combating kidney disease
Transforming paediatric research – the LifeArc-Kidney Research UK Centre
Dr Louise Oni, Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust Hospital
A consortium approach for PKD
Alan Greenberg, Chair of Trustees, PKD Charity
Dr Aisling McMahon, Executive Director of research, Kidney Research UK
Barry Jacobs (PKD patient)

3.50pm Panel discussion
Chair: Dr Matthew Graham-Brown
Dr Rupert Major, Dr Louise Oni, Barry Jacobs, Dr Samira Bell

Q&A with audience

2.40pm Session 3 – Optimising treatments and implementation by maximising research capability in the UK

4.20pm

Closing remarks

Sandra Currie, Chief executive, Kidney Research UK

4.20pm

4.30pm - 5.30pm

NETWORKING WITH REFRESHMENTS

4.30pm - 5.30pm
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