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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SA/NT Branch Education Evening - Cardiovascular & Vascular complications in the renal population

03 August 2016
5.00pm - 8.30pm

Registrations now open

RSA Education Webinar - Renal Diet: What you need to know

11 August 2016
5.30pm (AEST) - 6.30pm (AEST)

Presented by Arian Chong. Times via state: WA 3.30pm | SA, NT 5.00pm | QLD, VIC, TAS, ACT, NSW 5.30pm | NZ 7.30pm

QLD Branch Education via Video Conferencing

16 August 2016
4.00pm - 5.30pm

Leena will be introducing why this study is important, her experiences of a non-Indigenous researcher carrying out research with Indigenous people, and some early observations of the study.

VIC Branch Education Day - PD Education for Nurses and carers of patients who perform PD

20 August 2016
10.00am - 3.00pm

Registrations now open: PD Education for Nurses and carers of patients who perform PD. Study day covering a variety of topics including patient assessment, PD insertion techniques, provision of PD care in Residential care facility, Case studies and Family experience of commencement of PD.

WA Branch Symposium - Cultivating new growth and ideas

20 August 2016
8.00am - 4.00pm

**REGISTER NOW: Updated program now available** This all day symposium will include a variety of speakers presenting new innovations and talks within the theme of ‘Cultivating new growth and ideas’

Australian College of Nurse Practitioners 2016 Conference

30 August 2016 - 02 September 2016

Nurse Practitioners are central to patient care, with a crucial role in improving access to quality health care. Our diverse program will include a range of contemporary themes across the clinical practice, policy, academic and leadership elements of the Nurse Practitioner role. The theme "The Centre of Care” emphasises the nursing role - a profession based on caring. As leaders in the provision of patient centred, collaborative, multidisciplinary health care across the continuum, Nurse Practitioners provide quality patient outcomes. The ACNP Conference (incorporating NursePrac ED) provides an opportunity for Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner candidates, academics, policy makers and leaders to come together, sharing their knowledge and learning from each other, to further enhance patient care. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Alice Springs Convention Centre in 2016 and showcasing the unique beauty of the Territory in their exciting and diverse social events. It will be a conference to remember!

RSA Education Webinar

13 September 2016

TAS Branch Education Day

03 October 2016

Date TBC

RSA NZ Branch 2016 Annual Symposium - Sailing Towards Independence

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 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!

RSA eNewsletter July 2016 - available now

06 July 2016

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Postgraduate nursing scholarships for RSA members

01 July 2016

Applications are closing soon for semester two, which commences on Monday 11 July. If you are an RSA member who is an RN, eligible to study in Australia, and have at least six months' renal experience in the last five years, you are eligible to apply. You will need to submit a copy of your latest RSA membership invoice with your application, which you can obtain by logging into your profile on the RSA website, and clicking on "Invoices".

2016 Annual Conference

15 June 2016

There are only a handful of days until our 2016 Annual Conference at SeaWorld commences. It's not too late to regsiter!

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer - May newsletter

05 May 2016

The May newsletter from Debra Thoms, Commonwealth Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, is now available.