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The Hong Kong Society of Nephrology was established since 1979. It is a non-profit making professional organization consisting of doctors, nurses and other allied health staff who are interested in renal diseases.


HKSN Scientific Symposia

The following HKSN Scientific Symposia were organized during September to December 2018.

Lectures titled “Current Practice of SHPT Treatment in Hong Kong” by Dr. Sze-kit Yuen, and “Etelcalcetide: A New Treatment Option in the Management of SHPT in Haemodialysis Patients” by Prof. Sir John Cunningham were delivered on 11 October 2018.

Prof. Sir John Cunningham (left 9th), Dr. Sze-kit Yuen (left 8th), HKSN Council Members, HKSN Past Chairmen and senior nephrologists

“Integrated Heart Failure Management Workshop: Perspectives from Cardiologist, Geriatrician and Nephrologist” was held on 10 November 2018. Lectures titled “Chronic Heart Failure Care Planning: Considerations in Older Patients” by Prof. Jacqueline Taylor, “Cardiovascular risk factors specific to chronic kidney disease – relevant to heart failure patients?” by Prof. Patrick Mark, and “Management of comorbidities in Heart failure” by Prof. Roy Gardner were delivered.

Prof. Roy Gardner (left 1st ), Prof. Patrick Mark (left 2nd), Prof. Jacqueline Taylor (left 3rd), and representatives from HKSN, the Hong Kong Public Hospital Cardiologists Association and the Hong Kong Geriatrics Society

Symposium titled “Cardiovascular and Renal Microvascular Outcome Study with Linagliptin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (CARMELINA)” was delivered by Prof. Per-Henrik Groop on 19 November 2018.

Prof. Per-Henrik Groop (front row left 2nd), HKSN Council Members and the participants

A special lecture to members of the Society was delivered by the CUHK LKEC Visiting Prof. Patrick Maxwell on 5 December 2018. The title of the lecture was “Genetics and Nephrology: A Personal Perspective”.

Prof. Patrick Maxwell (left 10th), Prof. Richard Yu (left 8th, Senior Advisor of HKSN), HKSN Council Members, HKSN Past Chairmen and senior nephrologists

Lectures titled “Expanded Haemodialysis from Science to Solution” by Prof. Colin Hutchison and “HDx Haemodialysis: A Single-Centre Experience” by Dr. Darwin Lam were delivered on 6 December 2018.

Prof. Colin Hutchison (left 6th), Dr. Darwin Lam (left 5th) and HKSN Council Members

Symposium titled “Clinical Advances in the Treatment of Hyperkalemia and Renal Anaemia” was delivered by Prof. Simon Roger on 10 December 2018.

Prof. Simon Roger (left 8th), Prof. Richard Yu (left 7th, Senior Advisor of HKSN), HKSN Council Members, HKSN Past Chairmen and senior nephrologists.