164335 - Polycystic Kidney Disease Seminar
- : Online
Please join PKD Australia at the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network to hear the latest in PKD from leading medical professionals: Nephrologist -Dr Edward Tai, Clinical Geneticist and Genomics Researcher- Dr Amali Mallawaarachchi and Senior Renal Dietitian-Jodie Ridley.Relevance to General Practice
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is the most common life-threatening genetic disorder of the kidneys. The most common form of PKD, autosomal dominant PKD (ADPKD) affects around 1:1000 people worldwide and occurs in males and females equally. About half of people with ADPKD will have kidney failure by 60 years of age. Hypertension is common in ADPKD with an average onset of 30 years. ADPKD tends to be diagnosed in adults over 30 years of age.
This education activity aims to equip GPs with knowledge surrounding diagnosis and early management options and will discuss the newly available treatment for PKD as well as discussing the genetics of the disease. The session will include PKD patient testimonials (case studies).
Please refer to the Needs Assessment for detailed information