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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

Learning outcomes
  • Identify how PKD is diagnosed, including initial presentation, tests, ultrasound diagnosis, taking into account age and number of cysts
  • Identify clinical features of PKD, in all stages of PKD, and determine when to refer to a Nephrologist for specialist management
  • Explain the management options for PKD, particularly the importance of lifestyle changes, blood pressure control and use of Tolvaptan- new treatment available i
  • Outline the patterns of inheritance and genetic changes associated with PKD
  • Discuss referral for genetic testing and genetic counselling for families with PKD
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    164335 - Polycystic Kidney Disease Seminar
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    2 hours
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    2 hours
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