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 1,400 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.

We welcome your feedback and enquiries - please feel free to contact us via email.

Coming Events

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RSA Education Webinar: All about PKD - Presented by Dr Vincent Lee

10 May 2016
6.00pm AEST - 7.00pm AEST

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) accounts for 6% of all people diagnosed with kidney failure in Australia. It is an inherited condition, and may have no symptoms until it is well advanced. WA 4.00pm | SA, NT 5.30pm | QLD, VIC, TAS, ACT, NSW 6.00pm | NZ 8.00pm

TAS Branch Education Day

14 May 2016
9.30am - 4.00pm

Topics will include: Advanced Directives; "Herald Bleed" and more...

QLD Branch Education via Video Conferencing

17 May 2016
4.00pm - 5.30pm

Jane Nearhos is a Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in disability, rehabilitation, mental health, and health care. She has also worked with diabetes care and chronic pain management. Her current role is with the multidisciplinary team providing training and support to home haemodialysis users at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Her research interests are in the psychological adjustment of people with chronic illness, particularly kidney disease.

RSA NZ Special General Meeting & Education Session

19 May 2016
3.00pm - 5.00pm

The RSA NZ Branch invites to you attend our upcoming evening meeting on Thursday 19 May which will feature: - 3.00pm Special General Meeting (SGM) of RSA NZ Branch (members only) - 3.30pm One hour education session: Water Quality – Endotoxin Testing, presented by SC Bio Ltd.

2016 RSA Masterclass & HOME Network

19 June 2016 - 19 June 2016

New to 2016 RSA Annual Conference, Masterclasses will be half day intensive workshops that will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge. Topics include: NP and Advanced Practice, Nursing Research for the Novice, Advance your Research Capability, Abstract writing, poster creating and presenting. The HOME Network Symposium is pleased to be presenting their Annual Symposium alongside the RSA Conference on Sunday 19 June

SA/NT Branch Education Workshop

22 July 2016
9.00am - 4.30pm

Small group workshop (up to 12 participants) the aim of this workshop is to provide an interactive program which allows for updating and extension of knowledge related to Chronic Kidney disease, management of renal anaemia, the use of iron infusions and cardiovascular complications related to anaemia. The program is run as 4 modules with time for interaction and questions as well as case studies. Participants are welcome to bring their own case studies to review.

NSW/ACT Branch Education Evening

27 July 2016

SA/NT Branch Education

03 August 2016
4.30pm - 8.30pm

2016 RSA Annual Conference

19 June 2016 - 22 June 2016
8.30am - 3.00pm

The RSA is excited to announce that we are going to take you to another world in 2016 for the RSA Annual Conference! That is … Sea World on the Gold Coast from 20-22 June 2016, in their world class conference centre which has been designed as an environmentally sensitive, naturally formed venue. Like the renowned Gold Coast skyscrapers, we will be aiming to take delegates to new heights in renal care. Throughout the conference you will be able to build your knowledge as you attend sessions that have been specifically designed to further enhance your professional skills. There will be the opportunity for delegates to undertake a range of educational sessions, in a variety of formats, providing you with new skills and knowledge to put into practice. More details coming soon.

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Latest News

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Birgit Munro Memorial Scholarship applications extended

28 April 2016

Applications for the Birgit Munro Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted until close of business on Monday 9 May 2016. Now is the perfect time to apply for up to $1000 to support a workplace project, research project, travel grant or the like.

Release of ethical guidelines for organ transplantation from deceased donors

20 April 2016

The NHMRC has released ethical guidelines for organ transplantation from deceased donors.

Early Bird Conference Registration

14 April 2016

Early Bird registration to our 2016 Annual Conference must close tomorrow!

RSA eNewsletter - April edition

06 April 2016

The April edition of our eNewsletter will be arriving in your inbox today.

New edition of RSAJ

01 April 2016

The March 2016 RSAJ is now available online, and is in the post. This is your first chance to hear from new Editor-in-Chief Melissa Chamney.

RSA eNewsletter - March edition

09 March 2016

The March edition of the eNewsletter will be hitting your inbox today. It's a bumper edition!