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2021 RSA Annual Conference - Call for abstracts now open

13 January 2021

The Conference will cover numerous themes and sub-themes and we encourage you to get involved and start preparing your submission.

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Webinar: Shared Decision Making

11 January 2021

Registration is now open to attend the webinar session on Shared Decision Making to be held on Thursday, 25 March. Go to the RSA event calendar for further details and to register.

PKD Research Funding Opportunities Available!

22 December 2020

PKD Australia are pleased to invite applications for 2 research grants, each up to the value of $30,000 (over 12 months). Applications close midnight Friday, 26 March 2021.

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2021 RSA Annual Conference – Full program and registration now available

16 December 2020

The 2021 RSA Annual Conference themed "Renal care beyond a crisis: Possibilities and future directions" is being held in Melbourne from the 17 - 19 June inclusive.   RSA is excited to announce that its 2021 Annual Conference will be delivered in a hybrid event format, offering an in-person conference experience and a virtual connection.

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RSAJ - Latest issue now available for RSA members

15 December 2020

This issue of RSAJ includes a guest editorial from Jane van der Jeugd on "Kidney transplantation vs COVID-19 in Australia", a discussion paper "COVID-19: a nursing overview from the front line. The experience of dialysis units in Lombardy, Italy" ... plus original research across a number of areas.

RSA CommuniquePlus - December issue now available

15 December 2020

This month's issue of CommuniquePlus is overflowing with news including - the upgraded education platform for RSA members; current research; PKD research funding opportunities; CARI guidelines update ... and more.

RSA Branch Virtual Symposia Series - Recordings available

08 December 2020

If you missed attending the 2020 RSA Branch Virtual Symposia Series - or want to watch a presentation again - exclusive access to the recordings is available for RSA members until 28 February 2021.

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UTas Postgraduate Nursing Specialisation Scholarship

20 November 2020

RSA members are eligible to study the Renal Nursing or Leadership in Practice specialisations within the Bachelor of Nursing and Professional Honours (Specialisation) H4F on a 50% HECS scholarship* if you begin your study in Semester 1 2021.

RSA Branch Virtual Symposia Series - Thank you!

16 November 2020

Over the past fortnight, the RSA Branch Virtual Symposia Series delivered seven sessions, over 13 hours of professional learning and introduced 27 speakers to many, many hundreds of attendees from across Australia and New Zealand.

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Vascular access webinars are coming in 2021

13 November 2020

Visit the RSA events calendar to register for webinars relating to vascular access. Proudly sponsored by Medtronic.

RSA CommuniquePlus

10 November 2020

The November issue of the RSA CommuniquePlus is now available

Registration open for the RSA Branch Virtual Symposia Series | 3-12 November 2020

16 October 2020

An invitation is extended for RSA members and other health practitioners in the wider renal community to attend the RSA Branch Virtual Symposia Series. Held across 7 nights, an extensive program of speakers hosted by each RSA Branch.

RSA Board of Directors 2020-21

26 August 2020

As announced at last night’s AGM, the RSA Board of Directors 2020-21 will consist of Jon Hosking - President, Leanne Brown - Vice President, Debbie Fortnum - Vice President, Paul Bennett, Fiona Donnelly, Anna Lee, Andrew Phillips, Debbie Turner and Edward Zimbudzi.

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COVID-19 - Latest News

29 June 2020

The RSA COVID-19 page on the RSA Website was last updated on the 29 June 2020

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COVID-19 Updates & Discussion Forum

15 April 2020

** NEW TO THE RSA WEBSITE ** Relating to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the RSA web site has introduced a dedicated section to share updates and resources AND - exclusively for members - a new discussion forum is available to ask questions, raise concerns, share information or discuss clinical issues.

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ANZSN COVID-19 Working Group offer of assistance

09 April 2020

The ANZSN COVID-19 Working Group are happy to support small dialysis units struggling to prepare COVID-19 action plans, or have worries or concerns regarding the virus.

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COVID-19 – Interview with Professor Yong-Lim Kim

09 April 2020

Professor Neil Boudville and Dr Yeoungjee Cho spoke with Professor Kim (Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea) to gain insights into the COVID-19 experience in South Korea. Prof Kim speaks about many things, including the cohorting, screening and PPE protocols they have in place in Korea which has resulted in remarkably good outcomes amongst his dialysis population to date.

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COVID-19 preparedness - call for nursing staff to travel interstate

09 April 2020

The ANZSN COVID-19 Working Group are calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from nurses who would be prepared to travel interstate and work at hospitals suffering staffing shortages, during the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19 Update: RSA Education & Events Program

31 March 2020

The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve daily. In this unpredictable time, the RSA Board wishes to provide some certainty regarding its education and events program.

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Introducing 3 new awards for RSA members

06 March 2020

Nominations Now Open! The Board of the Renal Society of Australasia has expanded the awards program to further recognise outstanding achievement by members across a number of key areas to advance the care of people with kidney disease.

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Your Feedback Really Matters

24 February 2020

The Board invites RSA members to complete the annual RSA Membership Satisfaction Survey ... and opt-in to win one of two $50 gift cards!

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2020 RSA Conference - Abstract Submission

20 February 2020

Great news! Deadline for abstract submissions for the 2020 RSA Annual Conference has been extended to midnight on Monday 24 February -- this is a strict deadline and no further extensions will be available.

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PKD Australia Research Grants

31 January 2020

Applications for 3 x research grants (each up to the value of $30,000 over 12 months) close Friday 20 March 2020

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Kidney Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia (KTDRA) Renal Nursing Research Grants

28 January 2020

Congratulations to the inaugural recipients -- Kristen Schuck (Novice), Vicki Smith (Early Career), Amanda Mckie (Early Career) & Dr Kathleen Hill (Experienced).

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Congratulations to our 2019 RSA Award recipients

28 June 2019

The RSA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 RSA Awards ...

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3rd Victorian Allied Health Research Conference - Call for Abstracts

16 October 2018

The Department of Health and Human Service would like to extend a warm invitation to participate in the 3rd Victorian Allied Health Research Conference, which will be held on Friday 22nd March, 2019 at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre. This one day event will unite over 450 allied health professionals from diverse care settings, to champion research, and share knowledge and experiences to guide future directions in Allied Health practice. Inspiring keynote and guest speakers will impart the latest developments in allied health research, emphasising the translation of study outcomes into best clinical practice and innovative service development.

Renal Cancer Review, Issue 3

11 October 2018

The RSA is pleased to share with you the third edition of the Renal Cancer Research Review

Nephrology Research Review, Issue 26

02 October 2018

The RSA is pleased to share with you the latest edition of the Australian Nephrology Research Review.

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Educational Series - Consensus opinion of thrombotic microangiopathy

01 October 2018

The latest Educational Series on the recently published consensus opinion of thrombotic microangiopathy in Australia and New Zealand can be downloaded below.

This educational review provides guidance on causes and diagnosis of TMA, treatment recommendations and guiding commentary from Dr Emily See, a Nephrologist and Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Intensive Care at Austin Health.

Nephrology Practice Review, Issue 1

25 September 2018

The RSA is pleased to share with you the first issue of the Nephrology Practice Review.

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Nephrology Research Review Issue 25

24 August 2018

The RSA is pleased to share with you the 25th issue of the Nephrology Research Review.

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jack Thompson reveals kidney disease durung Garma festival.

14 August 2018

Actor, who attended thanks to a mobile dialysis truck, says he is well aware of the disease because of many Indigenous friends with complaints

Travel Dialysis Review Site - a new tool for dialysis patients

31 May 2018

Designed in collaboration with Swinburne University, the Travel Dialysis Review website allows patients to review and rate their experience at domestic and international dialysis units.

Patients planning to travel can use this resource in preparation for their travels to identify and read about dialysis units and understand any special requirements in preparation for a visit.

Travel Dialysis Review also provides an opportunity for dialysis units and organisations to build visiting patient reviews into their standard procedures for holiday patients, providing valuable feedback.

Practical applications of KDIGO guidelines in the management of Fabry disease

22 May 2018

Research Review have added a new video to their educational series of Podcasts.

The Research Review is proud to share with RSA members their latest video. This podcast is the third of four presentations by Prof Hernán Trimarchi, Head Division of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation at the Hospital Británico de Buenos Aires.

This presentation was recorded on his recent visit to Australia in February and Prof Trimarchi discusses the ‘Practical applications of KDIGO guidelines in the management of IgA nephropathy’.

Podcast - Practical applications of KDIGO guidelines in the management of IgA nephropathy

01 May 2018

The Research Review is proud to share with RSA members their latest video. This podcast is the second of 4 presentations by Prof Hernán Trimarchi, Head Division of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation at the Hospital Británico de Buenos Aires.

This presentation was recorded on his recent visit to Australia in February and Prof Trimarchi discusses the ‘Practical applications of KDIGO guidelines in the management of IgA nephropathy’.

Australian Women’s Leadership Symposiums - Make the most of your membership

17 April 2018

The Australian Women's Leadership Symposiums are a national series of events focused on the experiences of women leaders in the contemporary workforce. Taking place in every state and territory capital between May and August, the Symposiums are an unparalleled gathering of the best and brightest female talent. Keynote speakers for 2018 include Gail Kelly, Professor Gillian Triggs, Nova Peris OAM OLY, Jessica Rowe AM, Ita Buttrose AO OBE, Katrina Webb OAM, The Right Hon Dame Jenny Shipley and many, many more.

Renal Cancer Research Review

20 March 2018

The RSA is pleased to share with you the first edition of the Renal Cancer Research Review

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