Supportive Care Special Interest Group (SIG)

Following the 2019 Renal Society of Australasia Conference in Auckland, New Zealand a subset of members who had a special interest in supportive care, met and decided it would be beneficial to establish a Special Interest Group for those who are passionate in providing and evaluating Supportive Care for those people with Advanced Kidney Disease.

The goal of this group is to:

  • Share information with its members;
  • Support new clinicians within this specialty;
  • Provide education to all members of the RSA; and
  • Review data that is being collected and instruments used and also to aim for publication of combined results

The Supportive Care SIG Terms of Reference (ToR) are available here.

Chair - Sarah Russo -
Secretary - This role is yet to be appointed.   Expressions of interest for this role should be directed to

We are currently promoting the use of discussion forums as well as collaborating via three (3) yearly phone meetings. The phone meeting agenda covers:

  • Feedback from RSA;
  • Clinical Questions/Updates;
  • General Discussion; and
  • Future planning

If you would like to be a part of this group, please email the RSA Executive Officer –

If you have any questions regarding the Supportive Care Special Interest Group (SIG) please feel free to contact the SIG Chair, Sarah Russo on