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Kidney Care Staff Education

Education Sessions for KCC Staff

 BC Renal's Kidney Care Committee sponsors education webinars for Kidney Care Clinic staff. The sessions will provide practical information on a range of topics, with the goal of keeping KCC staff up-to-date on new practices in kidney care. Sessions will be moderated and interactive, with discussion and questions from participants encouraged. Topics and session dates will be announced below.

Upcoming Sessions

Fall Schedule TBA

Past Sessions

Thursday, May 9th, 2024, 1200-1300 hours
  • Finerenone: Current role in CKD and T2DM Management
    • This session will provide a review of finerenone’s role in the treatment of CKD patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Topics will include new updates on the treatment of CKD in T2DM, with a focus on the role of finerenone in this population.
  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Mark Elliott, Nephrologist & Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology, Dept of Medicine, UBC

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 1200-1300 hours
  • What’s new in the guidance we provide to CKD patients about diet?
    • This session will provide an update/summary of new dietary guidance for CKD patients. Topics will include an update on potassium, bicarbonate, and protein management, as well as tips for implementing these changes into CKD practice.
  • Speakers: 
    • Dr. Michelle Wong, Nephrologist & Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology, Dept of Medicine, UBC
    • Dani Renouf, RD, St. Paul’s Hospital KCC & Chair of the BC Renal Dietitians Practice Group.
  • View Video
Thursday, September 7, 2023, 1200-1300 hours
  • Topic: SGLT2 Inhibitors and Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Brief review of the evidence
    • Tips on clinical usage
  • Presenter: Dr. Tae Won Yi, Nephrologist/BC Renal
  • View Presentation
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 1200-1300 hours
  • Topic: Update on ADPKD management in KCCs
  • Dr. Mike Bevilacqua MD, FRCPC - Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Division of Nephrology, Nephrologist, Abbotsford Regional Hospital
  • Presentation
  • Recording
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 1200-1300 hours
  • ‎Topic: New TB Screening Process for KCC Patients Referred for Kidney Transplant
  • Janet Williams, Project Manager, KCC Committee
  • Madiha Rehman & Nyla Choudry (PROMIS Trainers)
  • Presentation
  • Recording

Friday, October 28, 2022, 1200-1300 hours

  • Topic: Activity/Exercise & Kidney Care Clinic Patients
  • Dr. Megan Borkum, Nephrologist & currently undertaking a home dialysis fellowship
  • Presentation
  • Recording (Youtube)

Thursday, September 15, 2022, 1200-1300 hours

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 1200-1300 hours
  • ‎Topic: Promoting Success in a Weight Loss Journey
  • Speaker: Dr. Golmehr Sajjady, FRCP, ABOM, ABLM (Internist & Obesity Specialist)
  • Presentation (PDF)
  • Recording (Youtube)

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 1200-1300 hours

  • Topic: PKD Education

  • Speakers: Dr. Mike Bevilacqua and Sharon Gradin

  • Presentation (PDF)

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 1200-1300 hours
  • Home Blood Pressure Monitoring in CKD Patients
  • Speakers:  
    • Birinder K. Mangat, MD, MPH, FRCPC
      • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, General Internal Medicine, Surrey Memorial Hospital
      •  Presentation
    • Mike Bevilacqua, MD, FRCPC
      • Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Division of Nephrology, Nephrologist, Abbotsford Regional Hospital
      • Presentation
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 1200-1300 hours

October 29, 2020

September 24, 2020

January 30, 2020 -  Anemia and Anemia Protocols

February 28, 2019 – Cultivating the Growth of Peritoneal Dialysis: The Impact of KCC

April 25, 2019 – Serious Illness Conversation

September 26, 2019 – New Evidence of the Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy

October 31, 2019 and November 4, 2019 
November 28, 2019 
January 25, 2018 - Sarcopenia Nutrition Management in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

March 29, 2018 - Approach to Treatment and Follow-up of Lupus Nephritis


May 17, 2018 - Transplant First - Helpful Resources, Questions & Answers

May 31, 2018 - Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)

September 27, 2018 – Palliative Approach to CKD Care

November 29, 2018 – Modern Management of Polycystic Kidney Disease 

Thursday, February 23, 2017: KCC, Pre-emptive Transplants & the Use of PROMIS

Thursday, May 25, 2017: Diabetes, CKD and Nutrition

Diabetes, CKD and Nutrition (PDF) - Dani Renouf

Thursday, June 29, 2017: Proteinuria: Significance and Treatment

September 28, 2017: Review of bone and mineral metabolism guidelines

November 30, 2017: Transplant First – Everything you wanted to know and more!

Thursday, September 29, 2016: Home Hemodialysis for KCC staff

Thursday, October 27, 2016: KCC Patients and Transplant: Suitability and Contraindications

Thursday, December 15, 2016: IgA Nephropathy

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