The Renal Society of Australasia (RSA) is a not-for-profit professional association which aims to advance the care of people with kidney disease. Governed by an elected Board, the RSA has active branches in all states and territories of Australia as well as New Zealand and the Nephrology Educators' Network sub-group.

Presently the RSA has over 1,500 members - nurses, technicians, social workers, dietitians, other allied health professionals and the like who share our objectives.  These members have access to a range of benefits including education resources, grants and scholarships.

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Coming Events

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TAS RSA Seminar - Dialysis Matters

Date:
15 October 2016
Time:
9:30am - 4:30pm

A single day seminar covering haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis issues related to current work practices and feedback on other current issues.


RSA Education Webinar - Renal Brain does exist: how cognitive impairment impacts learning in renal patients

Date:
18 October 2016
Time:
6.00pm AEDT - 7.00pm AEDT

A webinar for those interested in learning more about a common problem in patients with advanced kidney disease and what we can do about it. We will discuss: the definition of cognitive impairment and the types of cognitive deficits common in kidney failure, how cognitive impairment impacts on the education and training of people with kidney disease, the screening tools used to detect CI, the pros and cons of screening for CI and the strategies we can use when educating or training people with advanced kidney disease and cognitive impairment.


Transplant Nurses' Association Conference

Date:
19 October 2016 - 21 October 2016


RSA NZ Symposium: Sailing towards independence

Date:
28 October 2016 - 29 October 2016

The RSA NZ Branch and the NZBDP are joining forces to present our 2016 Annual Symposium. Held over two days at Sudima, Auckland Airport, the symposium will include presentations from local and international experts in the renal field. Our theme, “Sailing Towards Independence,” will encourage delegates to consider new and novel ways to encourage self-management in a variety of areas of renal care.


VIC Branch Haemodialysis Education Day: Home and Hospital based haemodialysis: Demand versus supply are we meeting the need of Victoria?

Date:
29 October 2016
Time:
10.00am - 3.00pm

Aim: To provide expert information on current haemodialysis services in Victoria. What are the current practises around vascular access for haemodialysis? Are home haemodialysis training programs for patients and carers meeting consumer needs? Objectives: Participants will meet the experts, expand their knowledge base and engage in the conversations that determine ongoing services within home and hospital based haemodialysis units.


WA Branch Education Workshop: Peritoneal Dialysis

Date:
31 October 2016
Time:
8.30am - 3.15pm

The presentations at this event will enhance, review and update your knowledge on how peritoneal dialysis works. There will be a brief overview of what peritoneal is and why it is the preferred first option of renal replacement therapy for end stage renal disease. Peritoneal dialysis access will be discussed along with the possible complications of the therapy. Peritoneal dialysis training and monitoring will also be explained.


NSW/ACT Branch Education Day

Date:
04 November 2016
Time:
08.15 - 16.00

This day has been running for over 25 years and provides the opportunity for NSW/ACT RSA members to get together for educational updates provided by guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to nephrology practice. Participants also have the chance to network and catch up with colleagues. Themes included: CKD, Dialysis, Vascular Access and Transplant


RSA Education Webinar - Insertion of PD Catheters

Date:
04 November 2016
Time:
TBA - TBA


RSA NZ Branch 2016 Annual Symposium - Sailing Towards Independence

Date:
28 October 2016 - 29 October 2016

The RSA NZ Branch and the NZBDP are joining forces to present our 2016 Annual Symposium. Held over two days at Sudima, Auckland Airport, the symposium will include presentations from local and international experts in the renal field. Our theme, “Sailing Towards Independence,” will encourage delegates to consider new and novel ways to encourage self-management in a variety of areas of renal care.

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Latest News

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RSA eNewsletter - September 2016

08 September 2016

Read the latest news from the Renal Society of Australasia ...


RSA in the ANMJ

05 September 2016

Check out page 38 of the September ANMJ for an article detailing the education offerings of the RSA. Thank you to Wendi Bradshaw, Pete Sinclair and the Education Committee for your contribution.


Communiqué - August 2016

24 August 2016

Our August edition of Communiqué is hot off the press, and is brought to you by our Queensland colleagues.


RSA eNewsletter August 2016 - available now

10 August 2016

Keep up to date with all the news from the Renal Society of Australasia ...


RSA education events galore!

27 July 2016

Keep an eye out on your inbox this week, as we send you updated information on our upcoming branch events and our August webinar. Attending an RSA education event is a great way to earn CPD hours and to meet likeminded renal healthcare professionals!


July edition of RSAJ now available

15 July 2016

The July 2016 edition of the RSAJ, the RSA’s international peer-reviewed journal, is now available. In this edition, you can read about the new “My Home Hemo” app, how patient journey mapping is being used to improve Aboriginal renal patient care, and the current prospects and challenges in buttonhole cannulation. There are also articles about haemodialysis in patients at high risk of bleeding, and a descriptive study of patients from Greek backgrounds in a haemodialysis unit. As a valued member of the RSA, a hard copy of the RSAJ will be landing your mailbox soon. In the meantime, you can read it online. We hope that you find great value in this informative and thought-provoking edition of our highly acclaimed journal - enjoy!