Key Dates

Registration opens:
Now open

Call for abstracts open:
13 January 2021

Call for abstracts close:
4 March 2021

Program Publication &
Author Notifications:

24 March 2021

Early Bird Registration closes:
14 April 2021

Author Acceptance closes:
14 April 2021

Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 June 2021

Conference Managers

Association Professionals
PO Box 7345
Beaumaris VIC 3193
Email the Conference Manager
or call on 1300 941 480


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Thursday 17 June 2021


Registration opens

8.30am - 10.00am

Session 1:Turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones


Opening Ceremony


Keynote speaker - Catherine DeVyre
Shift Happens: Service to patients and yourself in times of change

10.00am - 10.30am

RSA Awards

10.30am - 11.00am

Morning tea, exhibition opens and poster display

11.00am - 12.30pm

Session 2: Partnering with consumers


Nicole Scholes-Robertson
Patient partnerships in research


Paolo Cardelli
The consumer as a resource


Raymond Sambo
My dial



12.30pm - 1.30pm

Lunch, exhibition and poster display

1.30pm - 3.10pm

Session 3A: Concurrent session
Session 3B: Concurrent session

3.10pm - 3.40pm

Afternoon tea, exhibition and poster display

3.40pm - 5.20pm

Session 4A: Concurrent session
Session 4B: Concurrent session

5.30pm - 6.30pm

Happy Hour, within exhibition

6.30pm - 7.30pm

President's Welcome Drinks - Invitation only

Friday 18 June 2021

7.15am - 8.15am

Breakfast session: Speaker and title to be advised

Breakfast served from 6.45am


Registration opens


Exhibition opens

8.30am - 10.00am

Session 5: The future of kidney treatment


Sharon Ricardo
Regenerative medicine targeting kidney disease: The future of medicine is personal


Fiona Donnelly
On the other side of the fence


Myfanwy Graham
Clinical considerations with cannabinoids in kidney disease

10.00am - 10.30am


10.30am - 11.00am

Morning tea, exhibition and poster display

11.00am - 12.00pm

Session 6: Using evidence to guide practice


Jayson Catiwa and Dr Sradha Kotwal
REDUCCTION - an evidence implementation national project


Matthew Damasiewicz
Dialysis membranes; past, present and future

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Lunch, exhibition and poster display

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Session 7A: Concurrent session
Session 7B: Concurrent session

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Afternoon tea, exhibition and poster display

3.30pm - 5.15pm

Session 8A: Concurrent session
Session 8B: Concurrent session

7.00pm - 11.00pm

Conference Dinner
Aerial, 17 Dukes Walk, South Wharf 

Saturday 19 June 2021


Registration and exhibition opens

9.00am - 10.30am

Session 9: Sharing the current knowledge


Irene Ruderman
Update on CKD-MBD


Annette Bezzant
When diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease meet


ANZDATA update

10.30am - 11.00am

Closing ceremony: Prizes, 2022 conference launch, close

11.00am - 11.30am

Morning tea, exhibition and poster display

11.30am - 1.30pm

Workshop 1: Green Nephrology

Workshop 2: Research

Workshop 3: Supportive Care

Workshop 4: Peritoneal Dialysis

Workshop 5: Vascular Access (This workshop is not availabe for online viewers)

1.30pm - 2.00pm

Lunch, exhibition and poster display

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Workshop 1: Green Nephrology continued

Workshop 2: Research continued

Workshop 3: Supportive Care continued

Workshop 4: Peritoneal Dialysis continued

2.00pm - 5.30pm

Workshop 5: Vascular Access continued (This workshop is not availabe for online viewers)

Subject to change