Success for kidney disease patient information day

Posted by pt91 at Mar 10, 2014 12:53 PM |
Kidney disease experts share latest research and insights with patients
Success for kidney disease patient information day

Immunglobulin A (IgA) as a Dimer chemical structure - IgA is involved in the development of Nephropathy. Source: Wikipedia

The first UK IgA Nephropathy Patient Information Day took place on 8 March at the National Space Centre, providing patients with information on current research and clinical trials in the renal disease IgA Nephropathy.

Bringing together 80 delegates from around the UK, the event encouraged informative discussions about the condition in a friendly environment – and allowed patients to address scientists and clinicians with queries and questions.

Dr Karen Molyneux from our Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation led a group of scientists and patients in the organisation of the Patient Information Day for people with the disease, which in some cases can lead to chronic kidney disease or end stage renal failure (ESRF) requiring dialysis or a renal transplant.

The IgA Nephropathy Research group at the University of Leicester is the largest and longest established research group dedicated to understanding the disease and searching for ways to reduce the symptoms in the UK.