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Industry Day

Join us to learn more about how we plan to drive a step-change in defeating kidney disease by working with industry partners.

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. 

Wednesday 25 May 2022

Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge (view travel information)

Industry day agenda

10am

Welcome and introduction

Welcome to industry day Sandra Currie, Chief executive, Kidney Research UK

Introduction to Kidney Research UK Marc Stowell, Executive director of development, Kidney Research UK

10am

10.20am

Speaker presentations

Kidney disease and the scale of the problem Dr. Andrew Lewington, Consultant renal physician/ Honorary clinical associate professor, St James' s University Hospital

Working in partnership across the kidney community Dr. Sharlene Greenwood, President UK Kidney Association; Consultant physiotherapist, King's College Hospital

People living with kidney disease Mae Smith, Public and patient involvement manager, Kidney Research UK

10.20am

10.50am

Q and A session

Marc Stowell

10.50am

11am

Coffee

11am

11.15am

Kidney Research UK strategic research priorities

Sandra Currie

11.15am

11.35am

Speaker presentations

Building a successful adaptive clinical trials platform Dr. Rona Smith, Senior research associate at the University of Cambridge, and Honorary consultant in nephrology and vasculitis at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Levelling up - MedTech for kidney patients Dr. Andrew Lewington

Introduction to NURTuRE Michael Nation, Director of development, Kidney Research UK

NURTuRE - collaboration between Kidney Research UK and Industry Professor lain MacPhee, Executive medical director, AstraZeneca and visiting Professor, St George's, University of London

11.35am

12.25pm

Q and A session

Sandra Currie

12.25pm

12.45pm

Lunch

12.45pm

1.30pm

NURTuRE

Introduction Michael Nation

1.30pm

1.50pm

Speaker presentations

NURTuRE how it benefits industry Dr. Philipp Skroblin, Senior research scientist, metabolic disease, Evotec

From fellowships to bringing innovation to patients Dr. Aoife Waters, Purespring Therapeutics

Work in action with "at risk" patient communities addressing health inequalities Neerja Jain, Health equalities programme manager, Kidney Research UK

Spotlight shaping the policy landscape Will Highfield, Senior healthcare government affairs manager, patient access, Bayer/ Alison Railton, Head of policy and external affairs, Kidney Research UK

1.50pm

2.45pm

Coffee

2.45pm

3pm

Speaker presentations

Engagement with Kidney Research UK Professor Fiona Karet, Professor of Nephrology, University of Cambridge

Working in partnership with Kidney Research UK Marc Stowell

3pm

3:30pm

Q and A session

Professor Fiona Karet

3:30pm

3.45pm

Close and networking

Sandra Currie

3.45pm

4pm

Depart

4pm

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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