Dialysis – getting the right balance

27 November 2019, 10.00 AM - 27 November 2019, 7.00 PM

Hilary Bekker, Professor of Medical Decision Making, University of Leeds

Will’s Memorial Building, Queens Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RJ

On Wednesday the 27th November at the Will’s Memorial Building in Bristol a one-day conference entitled Dialysis – getting the right balance will be run. This event has been co-developed by researchers from the universities of Leeds and Bristol and is funded by The Bioethics, Biolaw & Biosociety Research Strand of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, University of Bristol.

The potential for both over and under-treatment with dialysis – especially of older people with multiple health problems – is well-recognised. The primary aim of this conference is to generate recommendations for organisational change, research and resources needed to ensure balanced provision of dialysis in the NHS. Conference attendees will be invited to collate and examine the challenges associated with balanced dialysis provision. An interactive day of discussion and debate will culminate in a report, summarising recommendations and outlining future work.

The secondary aim is to assemble dispersed experts and enthusiasts into a collaborative group, working to improve the quality of NHS kidney care. Invitees include patient and public representatives; kidney, palliative and primary care clinicians and academics; ethicists; health economists; public health professionals; legal experts; philosophers; service providers and commissioners. All activities will be guided by the views and voices of people living with kidney disease. The day will conclude with a keynote lecture from Professor of Medical Decision Making, Hilary Bekker (University of Leeds) - Helping people make balanced decisions for the future.

Contact information

Since the conference will centre around interaction and debate, we are limiting attendance to the day events to 40 attendees, by invitation only. Invitations to the evening event will open soon. For further information, please contact Barny Hole on bh1274@bristol.ac.uk.

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