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Driving Discoveries 2024: Accelerating Research

We are running our two-day annual conference aiming to bring together the renal community.

4-5 September 2024

Crowne Plaza, Nottingham

Free for delegates*

Registration closes: 12 August 2024

*Our conference is free to attend, however the cost to the charity is £173 per person. Please only select accommodation if you will be staying overnight. Voluntary donations are welcome to cover accommodation and food.

Driving Discoveries: Accelerating Research

We are running our two-day annual conference aiming to bring together the renal community.

4-5 September 2024

Crowne Plaza, Nottingham

Free for delegates*

Registration closes: 12 August 2024

*Our conference is free to attend, however the cost to the charity is £173 per person. Please only select accommodation if you will be staying overnight. Voluntary donations are welcome to cover accommodation and food.

About the conference

Join us to network, establish key relationships and to hear about the latest research and future plans from some of the most inspirational and innovative professionals in renal research, whilst earning CPD accreditation.

We are busy working on an exciting programme, including eminent speakers from the renal research and patient community.  

We welcome applications for oral and poster presentations. Further details of how to submit your abstract will be sent upon registration.  

 

Driving Discoveries 2024 programme

Chaired by Professor Claire Sharpe.
View the programme that we have planned for day 1 and day 2 of the conference. The programme may be subject to final changes.

10am - 10.30am

Registration and refreshments

Speakers include Professor Nick Selby

10am - 10.30am

Welcome and opening address

Sandra Currie, Chief executive, Kidney Research UK 

Professor Claire Sharpe, Driving Discoveries 2024 chair

Ifra Raza, patient co-chair

Session 1

Making discoveries count: the pathway to patients

Speakers include:
Professor Nick Selby
Maria Kaiser

Session 1

Selected oral presentations

Lunch and networking

Session 2

Health inequalities report: a call to action

Speakers include:
Professor Liz Lightstone 
Fergus Caskey
Shivani Sharma

Session 2

Selected oral presentations

Afternoon break and networking

Session 3

Increasing impact

Speakers include
Dr Matthew Graham-Brown
Amaka Ejibe, patient speaker, clinical trial coordinator 

Session 3

Selected oral presentations

5.25pm

Summing up of the day

Professor Claire Sharpe

5.25pm

5.30pm - 6.30pm

Pre-dinner workshop

Early careers forumpathways to success

5.30pm - 6.30pm

Dinner

9am

Welcome

Sandra Currie, chief executive, Kidney Research UK

Professor Claire Sharpe, Driving Discoveries 2024 chair

Ifra Raza, patient co-chair

9am

Invited lecture

Session 4

Collaboration to drive progress

Speakers include:
Dr Louise Oni
Dr Samira Bell
 

Session 4

Selected oral presentations

Poster and exhibitions session

Lunch and networking

Session 2

Health economics – 1 year on

Speakers include Alison Railton 

Session 2

Reflections

Professor Claire Sharpe
Ifra Raza

Summing up the conference

Reflections from Professor Claire Sharpe  

Kidney Research UK Chairman’s concluding remarks 

Awards for: Best Oral, Best Poster  

3pm

Close of formal programme

Afternoon refreshments and networking before departure. 

3pm

Our Driving Discoveries sponsors

None of our supporters have had any input into the agenda.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd
Vifor Logo
Novartis logo
Medice The Health Family logo
Logo for Hansa Bipharma
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Got a question? Get in touch.

For more information or if you have any questions, get in touch with our research team:

0300 303 1100

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