NightLife at UK Kidney Week 2021

The NightLife team was delighted to participate in this year’s UK Kidney Week (UKKW) virtual conference, which took place from 4th – 7th October 2021. UKKW is the largest multi-disciplinary UK event for the renal community. NightLife was well-publicised, particularly our PPIE efforts.

On Wednesday 6th October, the topics of patient and public involvement and current haemodialysis research were highlighted through the following presentations:

  • Participating in a haemodialysis trial: perspectives from two patients- Mr Harish Joshi and Mrs Saroj Tank – Facilitated by Dr Katherine Hull.
  • How to deliver successful patient and public involvement in a trial – Dr Amanda Stranks.
  • Prepare for Kidney Care: optimising recruitment to challenging trials with the QuinteT Recruitment Intervention – Dr Leila Rooshenas.
  • NightLife: A study of in-centre nocturnal haemodialysis. A partnership approach to participation – Professor James Burton.
  • H4RT: lessons from delivering an RCT in haemodialysis before and during the COVID-19 pandemic – Dr Fergus Caskey.
  • PHOSPHATE: A new trial for an old problem. The importance of evidence to inform practice – Dr Rona Smith.
  • Impact of Incremental versus Conventional Initiation of Haemodialysis on Residual Kidney Function: a multicentre feasibility randomized controlled trial – Dr Enric Vilar.

Members of the NightLife team also attended a live Q&A session about their posters relating to haemodialysis research and quality improvement:

  • The NightLife study: a randomised controlled trial assessing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of thrice weekly, extended, in-centre nocturnal haemodialysis versus standard care using a mixed methods approach. Dr Katherine Hull.
  • Use of electronic consent: navigating the ethical and governance issues – experience from the NightLife study. Niamh Quann.

Co-applicant and Trial Management Group member, Professor Paddy Mark, also delivered a presentation about ongoing UK renal trials (including NightLife) on Thursday 7th October. 

Finally, we would like to congratulate NightLife CMR sub-study lead, Dr Matt Graham-Brown, who was awarded the Raine Award for significant contributions to renal research. Matt presented his lecture titled ‘Understanding the Cardiovascular Phenotype in advanced chronic kidney disease’ on Monday 4th October.

Let us know if you attended any of your sessions, and share your thoughts about the UKKW virtual conference in the comments.

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