BEAT-CKD two-day Annual Research Forum 2017

This year, the BEAT-CKD open Research Forum will be held Wednesday 23rd August to Thursday 24th August 2017 at the South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide, Australia.

This national meeting is for patients, clinicians, and researchers with an interest in conducting and implementing research to improve outcomes for people with chronic kidney disease. The forum provides a unique opportunity to hear and discuss innovative methods, high-priority research projects, and to meet potential collaborators. Speakers this year include: Elaine Pascoe (Head, Biostatistics and Data Management at the Australasian Kidney Trials Network) on embedding methodological research in clinical trials; Professor Steve Webb, founding member of the executive of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance; Professor Lyle Palmer, genetic epidemiologist at the University of Adelaide on what is possible with observational research; and Dr Julian Elliot, Head of Clinical Research in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Hospital and Monash University and Senior Research Fellow at Cochrane Australia.
The session topics include: innovation in evidence and data, measurement in chronic kidney disease, exposures and complications in chronic kidney disease, engaging the Indigenous community in research, big data, kidney transplantation (including organ allocation), and clinical trials.
The program is available HERE. BEAT-CKD_ResearchForum_2017_Program_Draft_v04_20170821-webversion
Registration is now open.
BEAT-CKD Research Forum 2017


BEAT-CKD two-day Inaugural Research Forum 2016

The inaugural BEAT-CKD open Research Forum was held Wednesday 31st August to Thursday 1st September 2016 at the Darlington Centre, The University of Sydney, Australia.

This national meeting brought together 69 patients, clinicians, and researchers with an interest in research in chronic kidney disease to discuss and develop novel, innovative, high-priority, and high-impact research to improve health outcomes in people with chronic kidney disease. A massive thank you to all the presenters and delegates for the stimulating and insightful discussions covering a range of topics including clinical trials, registries, data linkage, statistics, systematic reviews, implementation, guidelines, and consumer engagement. The program is available here:  BEAT-CKD Participant program pack
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Feedback from attendees
“Emphasis and re-emphasis on important of patients/consumers in discussions.”
“Potential for collaborative approaches and to avoid duplication of efforts.”
“Very interesting and informative, great project presentations.”
“Great to hear from experts from other fields.”
“Good variety of topics, active discussion, covered a lot. Good networking opportunity.”
“This forum has given me new inspiration for CKD research – thank you!”
“Great informal atmosphere really fostered a supportive environment and potential for collaboration.”
“Very inclusive of all groups. Great platform to focus on patient/consumer related outcomes.”


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