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Province Wide Rounds

These one-hour webinars feature a wide range of kidney care topics and are open to all health professionals and patient partners.
A collaboration between BC Renal and the UBC Division of Nephrology, province wide rounds are funded in part through the UBC Division of Nephrology Education Fund. 

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To attend you must register for each session separately; links can be found below.  All sessions are at 7:30am-8:30am unless otherwise announced. 

Upcoming Sessions
2024 Schedule:
June 14, 2024 - Renal Obstetrics Care in BC & Yukon
Dr. Monica Beaulieu, Dr. Elizabeth Hendren, Dr. Amanda Cunningham

Learning Objectives:
  1. To review the importance of pregnancy planning for patients with CKD and transplant.
  2. To develop an approach for counseling straightforward patients with CKD and Transplant about pregnancy risk.
  3. To understand the current options available for pre-conception counseling and pregnancy follow-up for complex renal obstetrics patients across BC & Yukon.

June  21, 2024 - Vascular access Management:  Going beyond current practice
Dr. Mercedeh Kiaii, Alexandra Romann, and Mohammad Atiquzzaman

Learning Objectives:
  1. To review current VA rates in the province
  2. Review current and proposed recommendations for
    1. Referral for assessment for AVF creation
    2. Prioritization for timing of AVF creation
  3. Outline controversies around AVF care post renal transplant
    1. Study proposal for evaluation of potential cardiac sequela

Past Sessions

View the full playlist on YouTube

May 10, 2024 - Improving post-acute kidney injury care in BC: a collaborative implementation project with nephrologists and primary care provider
Dr. Peter Birks, Dr. Michelle Wong and Omosomi Enilama
April 26, 2024 - Environmentally Sustainable Kidney Care - BC Leads in Innovation and Practice
Dr. Caroline Stigant
April 19, 2024 - Repurposing Therapies for Cardiorenal Protection in Kidney Disease
Dr. Vikas Sridhar
March 15, 2024 - Kidney Nutrition Research Update
Dani Renouf, Michelle Wong, Kelly Picard
March 1, 2024 - Rocking the Boat - Unveiling the stone cold truth of Primary Hyperoxaluria
Dr. Mathieu Lemaire
February 23, 2024 - Renal Pathology Provincial Update
Dr. Mei Lin Bissonnette
February 16, 2024 - Complement system and Kidney- Mission protection or destruction?
Dr. Pouneh Dokouhaki
February 9, 2024 - Findings related to the home therapies screening and referral project and introduce the tools/guidance
Dr. Megan Borkum
January 5, 2024 - Delaying Progression of Kidney Disease: What's New and What's Coming
Dr. Adeera Levin
December 15, 2023 - Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy in Transplant Recipients
Dr. Elena-Bianca Babir
November 24, 2023 - Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Translation of Spatial Transcriptomics
  • Dr. Shreeram Akilesh
  • Please contact BC Renal to view the presentation
November 17, 2023 - Changing Directions: The rationale for preemptive deceased donor transplantation in BC.
October 27, 2023 - Why are we poor at delivering hemodialysis and what can we do about it?
October 13, 2023 - Geriatric Nephrology in BC - Past, Present, and Future 
September 22, 2023 - Updates in clinical risk prediction - KFRE and new models
September 8, 2023 - Genetics in Nephrology
June 9, 2023 - Implementation Science: Increasing Uptake of Evidenced- Based Care
  • Dr. Tae Won Yi
June 2, 2023 - Challenging dogma in the interpretation of hemoglobin values in CKD
  • Dr. Mark Canney
May 26, 2023 - What's new in the treatment of IgA Nephropathy
  • Dr. Sean Barbour
  • Please contact BC Renal to view the presentation
May 19, 2023 - BC projects related to kidney disease and COVID-19
May 5, 2023 - Going the Distance: Long Term Follow-Up  of Living Kidney  Donors 
April 21, 2023 - Environmentally Sustainable Kidney Care - The Power of You
March 24, 2023 - Hypoxia Signalling and its Relevance for Nephrology
  • Kai-Uwe Eckardt
March 17, 2023 - Management of the Failed Transplant Patient
  • Dr. John Gill
  • Please contact BC Renal to view the presentation
March 3, 2023 - Improving the Journey Home for Acute Dialysis Starts: the CRASH curriculum feasibility project
February 24, 2023 - The Relationship between Plant-based Diets, Gut Microbiota, and Potassium: Implementing a New Approach to Dietary Management of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
February 17, 2023 - Updates from Research on the Prevention  and Management of Acute Kidney Injury in the Hospitalized Patient
February 10, 2023 - Improving the Perioperative Care of People with Kidney Failure: Current Evidence and Future Directions
  • Dr. Tyrone Gorden Harrison

January 6, 2023 New Year, New Hope for CKD

December 16, 2022 A new cPRA metric to Achieve Equity in Kidney Allocation Among Candidate ABO Blood Groups
December 9, 2022 - One Size Doesn't Fit All: The Art and Science of Fashion in Kidney Care
December 2, 2022 - Safety of IV Iron Products and Review of Ferric Derisomaltose in CKD Patients
  • Dr. Karen Shalansky, Dr. Kevin Kwok, Dr. Hilary Wu
  • Presentation
November 25, 2022 - Advances in Nephrology Genomics 
November 18, 2022 The Integrated Palliative Nephrology Project Evaluation: Healthcare Provider Results (Part II)
October 28, 2022 - Evolving therapies to treat chronic kidney disease: SGLT2 inhibitors, MRA's and beyond
October 21, 2022- Exercise across the dialysis spectrum
October 14, 2022 - The Integrated Palliative Nephrology Project Qualitative Evaluation: Patient Interviews (Part I)
October 7, 2022 - Myths and Truths on Nutrition Management of Potassium in CKD
September 23, 2022-  Streamlined and standardized genetic testing in ADKPD
  • Dr. Mike Bevilacqua, Dr. Karla Bretherick, Dr. Linlea Armstrong. Dr. Leah M. Prentice, Dr. Michelle Steinraths
  • Please contact BC Renal to view the presentation.
September 9, 2022 - The Ethics of Directed Organ Donation following Medical Assistance in Dying
June 24, 2022 - Transplant First
  • Dr. Mike Bevilacqua, Dr. Jag Gill, Dr. Olwyn Johnson
  • Please contact BC Renal to view the presentation.
June 17, 2022Bone disease in CKD patients: target the treatment
June 3, 2022 - An update on Iga Nephropathy: risk prediction, novel treatments and COVID vaccines
  • Dr. Sean Barbour
  • Please contact BC Renal to view the presentation.

May 6, 2022 - Kidney disease in the transgender, non-binary or gender diverse person

April 22, 2022 - Towards 2030: Our Transition to Low Carbon Kidney Care

April 8, 2022 - Diabetic nephropathy and precision medicine 

April 1, 2022 - Promoting organ donation by prioritizing registered donors in organ allocation - The Israeli experience

March 11, 2022 - Fluid management in critically ill patients with AKI 

March 4, 2022 - EDI in Research: What you need to know

February 25, 2022 - Helping to predict outcomes in CKD: New paradigms and tools

February 18, 2022 - Province Wide Medical Renal Biopsy QI Collaborative Project

  • Dr. Mei Lin Bissonette, Dr. Allison Harris and Dr. James Nugent
  • Presentation

February 11, 2022 - Xenotransplantation: Have We Finally Rounded the Corner?

January 28, 2022- Fellows Presentation

December 10, 2021 - Long-term living donor health outcomes
  • Dr. John Gill
December 3, 2021 - Improving care for patients in BC after acute kidney injury
  • Dr. Peter Birks
November 19, 2021 - Cardiac outcomes in CKD patients: Approaching evidence informed decision making
November 12, 2021 - Virtual Care in Hemodialysis: What Do We Need to Think About and Why Should We Care
October 29, 2021 - Examining organ donation and transplantation through the First Nations and Métis ODT Network
October 22, 2021 - Applications and Opportunities of Genetics in Nephrology
October 15, 2021 - Practical Aspects of CBD implementation
October 8, 2021 - Planetary Health and Burden of Lifestyle Diseases - what Can We Learn from Nature?
  • Dr. Peter Stenvinkel
October 1, 2021 - Recent advances in the management of chronic kidney disease: New therapies to improve patient outcomes
  • Dr. David Wheeler
  • Presentation
September 24, 2021 - Calciphylaxis
September 17, 2021 - COVID and Transplantation: A Canadian Perspective
September 10, 2021 - BC CKD Covid-19 Vaccination Status and Study Updates : a collaborative effort with Ontario and Canadian Immunization Task Force( CITF)
June 25, 2021 - COVID Vaccination in Kidney Transplant Recipients: what we know (a little), what we don't know (a lot)
June 4, 2021 - Non-invasively Quantifying the Kidney Using Innovative Ultrasound Imaging

May 28, 2021 - Glomerular Galactose-deficient IgA1 in Kidney Biopsy

May 7, 2021 - Towards a Planetary Health Model of Kidney Care
  • Dr. Caroline Stigant
  • Please contact BC Renal to view the presentation.
April 30 - Progress Toward Less Toxic Immunosuppression via Minimization strategies
  • Dr Steve Woodle and Rita Alloway
  • Please contact BC Renal to view the presentation.
April 23, 2021 - Managing Fatigue in Kidney Disease
March 19, 2021 - Enhancing Patient Self-Management with Motivational Interviewing and Brief Action Planning in Kidney Care
March 12, 2021 - Virtual Kidney Care: From 2020 to 2021 and beyond
February 26, 2021- The salty truth about sodium accumulation in chronic kidney disease
February 19, 2021 - Precision Medicine and Epitope Matching in Kidney Transplantation
January 29, 2021 - Nutrition and outcomes in nondialysis CKD patients in BC
January 22, 2021 - Monoclonal gammopathies of tubular significance
  • Dr. Susanna McRae
  • Please contact BC Renal to view the presentation

January 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm - Green Nephrology

December 18 
Living Donor of Excellence
  • Dr. Jag Gill
  • Dr. John Gill
December 4, 2020
Current Practice Patterns and Benefits and Harms in the Management of Hyperkalemia - YouTube ; PDF Presentation
  • Dr. Navdeep Tangri
November 27, 2020
Integrated Palliative Nephrology in BC: Current State & What’s Next - YouTube ; PDF Presentation
  • Dr. Gaylene Hargrove

November 20, 2020

Fellows update from American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week - YouTube ; PDF Presentation

  • Panelists: Justin Cheng, Kathryn Larmour, Elena Barbir, Wayne Hung, Lachlan McMichael, Shannon Wong, Kevin Zhang

November 13, 2020

Checkpoint Inhibitors in Kidney Transplantation: Do or die? - YouTube ; PDF Presentation

  • Dr. James Lan

October 30, 2020

An Expanded Concept and Standardized Nomenclature for Kidney Disease - YouTube

  • Dr. Andrew Levey, Tufts Medical Ctr, Boston, MA

October 8, 2020 - 5:00pm

Analyzing DAPA-CKD: In depth review of SGLT-2i data on renal protection - YouTube 
  • Dr. David Cherney - Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
October 2, 2020
Cardiovascular Screening Pre-Transplantation - Contact BC Renal for presentation slides.
  • Dr. John Gill 
September 25, 2020
Membranous nephropathy and PLA2R antibody/antigen testing in BC - Please contact Brenda Lee for more information to access the presentation recording or slides. 
  • Dr. Sean Barbour
  • Dr. Simon Walker
  • Dr. Michael Nimmo
  • Dr. Mei Lin Bissonnette
September 18, 2020
The Evolution of Primary Aldosteronism - YouTube ; PDF Presentation
  • Dr. Greg Hundemer
September 11, 2020 - Asking, Listening and Doing What Matters in Kidney Care - YouTube ; PDF Presentation
  • Cassy Mitchell and Ruhee Mardhani, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council 
  • Terrance Chan, Chinese Renal Association, The Kidney Foundation—BC & Yukon Branch
  • Lois Neufeld, Interior Health Renal Program
  • Janice Rotinsky, Island Health Renal Program

June 26, 2020 - First Nations Indigenous Health and Virtual Care - YouTube

June 12, 2020 - Symptom management in dialysis: novel interventions and the emerging role of cannabinoids - YouTube
  • Dr. David Collister, MD, PhD(c), Clinical Scholar, McMaster University - PDF Presentation

May 22, 2020 - Ethical issues and allocation of resources: Understanding nuances of care in COVID era - YouTube

May 15, 2020 - Virtual Health - Rethinking How We Deliver Care. What We Do and Don't Know: Provincial and Health Authority Perspectives - YouTube

March 6, 2020

Dr. Gaylene Hargrove and Sarah Thomas

Integrative Palliative Nephrology in BC

February 14, 2020

Dr. David Cherney

Advances in Diabetic Kidney Disease – From Mechanisms to Clinical Trials

February 7, 2020

Dr. Patrick Parfrey

The management of anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease : The evidence from Randomized Controlled Trials

Please contact Brenda Lee for more information to access the presentation recording or slides. 

January 24, 2020

Dr. Neesh Pannu

What’s new in AKI? Update in AKI diagnosis and management

January 17, 2020

Dr. Shreeram Akilesh

Structure and Function of the Kidney Genome

January 10, 2020

Dr. Samuel Silver

Quality Improvement in Nephrology: What, Why, and How

December 12, 2019

Dr. David Wheeler

The future of anemia management in CKD: New approaches and new objectives

November 22, 2019

Dr. John Antonsen

Provincial HD Update

November 15, 2019

Dr. Darren Yuen

Photoacoustic ultrasound: a new way to assess donor kidney quality?

Please contact Brenda Lee for more information to access the presentation recording or slides. 

November 1, 2019

Dr. Mei Lin Bissonnette

Biomarkers vs Biopsies

Please contact Brenda Lee for more information to access the presentation recording or slides. 

October 25, 2019

Dr. Manish M. Sood

Does a DOAC a day keep the Cardiologist away? The use of DOACs to prevent cardiovascular disease in CKD

October 18, 2019

Dr. Vanita Jassal

Shared Decision Making: Musings, Milestones, or Marketing?

October 11, 2019

Dr. Jag Gill

Improving access to LDKT in Indigenous Populations: The BRIDGE to Transplant Initiative

Please contact Brenda Lee for more information to access the presentation recording or slides. 

October 5, 2019

Dr. Sofia Ahmed

Sex and Gender-Based Medcine in Nephrology: Proper Care or Propaganda?

September 27, 2019

Dr. Adeera Levin

SGLT2i, Credence & CKD

Please contact Brenda Lee for more information to access the presentation recording or slides. 

September 20, 2019

Dr. Myriam Farah

Plasma Exchange in 2019

September 6, 2019

Dr. Ron Wald

Phosphate 2019

June 21, 2019

Dr. Claire Harris

Quality Indicators in Nephrology

June 7, 2019

Susanna McRae

Biopsy Rounds 

Please contact Brenda Lee for more information to access the presentation recording or slides. 

May 24, 2019

Dr. Michael Copland and Kris Poinen

Home Therapies in British Columbia - An Update

May 17, 2019

Dr. Sean Barbour

IgA Nephropathy: An update on risk prediction and novel therapeutics

May 10, 2019

Dr. James Johnston and Kamila Romanowski

Provincial CKD - TB Screening Program: screening outcomes, safety and epidemiological impact

April 26, 2019

Dr. Mei Lin Bissonnette

Biopsy Rounds

March 8, 2019

Dr. Thomas Hutchinson

Dialyzing the Whole Patient: Relationships and the Relief of Suffering

March 1, 2019

Dr. Matthew Kadatz

The Econonics of Kidney Transplantation in the Elderly

Feb 22, 2019

Caroline Lamarche

Tregs in Health and Disease

Feb 8, 2019

Dr. Maziar Riazy

Revision of the ISN/RPS Society Classification of Lupus Nephritis

January 11, 2019

Dr. Paul Keown

Precision Medicine Can Prevent Antibody Mediated Rejection

November 17, 2017

The Declaration of Istanbul - The next 10 years
John S. Gill MD, MS, Fellow American Society of Transplantation Professor of Medicine - University of British Columbia

November 10, 2017

Pathophysiology and management of acute kidney injury in severe falciparum malaria
Katherine Plewes  BSc, MSc. MD, DTMH, DPhil, FRCPC UBC Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit Clinical Investigator

October 27, 2017

"Date Night:  The Interface Between Palliative Care and Nephrology"
Dr. Charlie Chen ; Dr. Morgan Lam

October 13, 2017

Approaching Cardiovascular Procedures in Patients with Kidney Disease
Matthew James, MD, PhD., FRCPC
Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine

September 29, 2017

Province Wide Renal Biopsy Rounds
Various Presenters 

May 26, 2017

Membraneous nephropathy:  A fairy tale for immunopathologists, nephrologists and patients
Pierre Ronco , MD, PhD
Tenon Hospital, Paris, France

May 19, 2017

Province-wide Biopsy Rounds

May 15, 2017

Assessment of Kidney Function in Older Adults
Elke Schaeffner, MD, MSc Institute of Public Health, Charite, Berlin

May 12, 2017

The Pre-transplant Evaluation
John S. Gill MD, MS Professor of Medicine

April 21, 2017

Provincewide Renal Biopsy Rounds

March 31, 2017

Exceptional Distribution:  What you and your patents need to know
David Landsberg

March 10, 2017 

New BC Provincial Protocols on Infection Control Practice in Dialysis Units
Elizabeth lee, Provincial Hemodialysis Fellow on behalf of the Provincial Hemodialysis Committee

February 24, 2017

A Selected Update on Glomerular Diseases
Sean Barbour, Assistant Professor, University of BC, Division of Nephrology Cliff Lo, Pharmacy Lead, Special Projects and Initiatives BCPRA

January 27, 2017

The Art and Science of Chronic Kidney Diseases: Global Perspectives 2017
Adeera Levin MD, FRCPC, CM
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada Professor of Medicine

January 13, 2017

Various Case Presentations and Discussion

December 9, 2016

Heart and Minds: the Dark Side of Dialysis - Nephrologists really are the bastards you thought they were
Chris McIntyre, Professor of Medicine, Medical Biophysics and Paediatrics 
Robert Lindsay Chair of Dialysis Research and innovation, University of Western Ontario, Director of the Lilibeth Cabreto Kidney Clinical Research Unit, London Health Sciences Centre

November 25, 2016

Entering the Post-statin Era
G.B. John Mancini, MD, FRCPC, FAAC
Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Hospital and St. Paul's Hospital

November 4, 2016

Provincewide Renal Biopsy Rounds  
Various presenters

October 28, 2016

Management of the Transplant Failure Patient 
John Gill, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine, University  of British Columbia

October 21, 2016

The Management of Lupus Nephritis 
Brad H. Rovin, Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Director, Division of Nephrology

September 30, 2016

Building Provincial Consensus in the Diagnosis and Management of Antibody-Mediated Rejection
James H Lan, MD, FRCP(C), D(ABHI) - Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia Nephrology & Kidney Transplantation, Vancouver General Hospital

September 23, 2016

Acute Kidney Injury: Creating a Platform for Change
Samuel Silver

September 9, 2016 

Province Wide Nephrology Rounds
Various Cases

July 30, 2016

Moving to Ultralow GDP Solutions
David Johnson

June 24, 2016

Standardised Outcomes in Nephrology - Hemodialysis (SONG-HD)
Allison Tong 

June 3, 2016

Peritoneal Dialysis in the Elderly Patient
Joanne M Bargman, MD  FRCPC Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto Staff Nephrologist, University Health Network

May 27, 2016

Looking Into The Future: What Does PKD Care Look Like in 2020?York Pei, MD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology University Health Network, University of Toronto 

May 20, 2016 

Kidney Transplant 2015 Annual Data Report - Part 2
Jag Gill MD, MPH Medical Director, Data and Quality, BC Transplant

May 13, 2016 

Provincewide Renal Biopsy Rounds
Various case discussion

April 29, 2016 

Everything the Nephrologist Wanted to Know About Hepatitis C ...
Eric M. Yoshida MD, FRCP(C), Division of Gastroenterology, Vancouver General Hospital

April 22, 2016 

Kidney Transplant Annual Data Report
Jag Gill MD MPH  Medical Director, Data and Quality, BC Transplant

April 15, 2016 

The Golden Years With or Without Dialysis
Dr. M. Beaulieu and Dr. M. Karim 

April 1, 2016 

Kidney Disease in the Growing Adult Congenital Heart Disease Population
Dr. Jasmine Grewal, Cardiologist, PACH Program Director Cardiac Obstetrics Program, Clinical Associate Professor, UBC

March 11, 2016 

CMV:  Resistance and Persistence
Alissa Wright

March 4, 2016 

Metabolism and Nephrology - Inpatient Cases from 2015
Dr. Sandra Sirrs MDFRCPC

February 19, 2016 

Renal Transplant Rounds - Case reviews
Jag Gill and David Landsberg 

February 12, 2016 

Improving Transplant Education Outside of Transplant Centers:  Lessons Learned
Amy D. Waterman, PhD, Associate Professor, UCLA Nephrology, Director, Transplant research and Education Center (TREC)

January 29, 2016 

Quality Metrics in Hemodialysis
Dr. John Antonsen

December 18, 2015 

Province Wide Transplant Rounds
Dr. Landsberg

December 11, 2015

Province Wide Nephrology Biopsy Rounds

October 30, 2015 

New Approaches to Management of Hyperkalemia
George L. Bakris, MD, F.A.S.N., F.A.H.A. Professor of Medicine, Director, ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center, Chicago, Il.

October 23, 2015 

Nephrology Around The World
John Feehally International Society of Nephrology  

September 25, 2015 

PD for the Suboptimal Start
Arsh Jain MD, FRCPC, MSc 

Sept 11, 2015 

Provincewide Renal Biopsy Rounds
Alex McGill and others

June 5, 2015 

BMT and Kidney Disease: Acute & Chronic Manifestations 
Dr. Thomas Nevill, 
Clinical Director, Leukemia/BMT program of BC

June 26, 2015 

It's Expensive. Should We Pay For It?
Dr. Phil McFarlane, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto

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