Extension Seminar in Kidney Disease and Transplantation

Extension Seminar in Kidney Disease and Transplantation

 Registrations for the SHPA Extension Seminar in Kidney Disease and Transplantation are now closed! If you still want to register for this event, please email events@shpa.org.au.

The Extension Seminar in Kidney Disease and Transplantation is designed to extend your knowledge and strengthen your practical skills in care for patients with kidney diseases.  The seminar will examine guidelines and evidence for the clinical management for these patients in practice, alongside fostering multidisciplinary collaborative management to deliver high quality patient care.  
The seminar will cover topics including Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and common comorbidities, managing complications in transplantation, problem solving in dialysis, interpersonal skills and other challenges in patient care.  Virtual integrated case studies in small breakout groups will allow attendees to actively apply learnt knowledge, draw on examples from their workplaces, and engage in discussion with other attendees and experienced tutors.  The program is facilitated by experienced pharmacist, medical and allied health and presenters and tutors in the field of kidney care.  

This seminar is targeted at pharmacists with more than 5 years of clinical experience, those who work in a specialty kidney or transplant ward, and pharmacists practising in other clinical areas who are frequently involved in the care of kidney disease patients or longer stay CKD patients.

The self-paced learning package comprises approximately 6 hours of learning material and will be available from mid February 2023.  The live virtual component of this seminar will take place on Saturday 4 March 2023.  The self-paced learning package materials must be completed prior to attending the live virtual seminar.

Please note: all attendees will have 18 weeks of access to the seminar self-paced learning package and resources from your date of enrolment into this page.  Enrolment details will be sent to registered attendees when available.

Unsure if this is the right level for you? View the seminar level descriptors.

Please note: presentation recordings from the live virtual seminar will not be available.



Intern or Technician members

Intern or Technician non-members

Early bird*   










All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEDT Friday 17 February 2023.

Seminar Leads:

  • Hanh Tran, Senior Pharmacist (Renal), Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA
  • Stephanie Giles, Acting Director of Pharmacy, Senior Nephrology Pharmacist, Alice Springs Hospital, NT


  • Jess Lloyd, Senior Pharmacist- Team Leader Renal and Transplant, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Qld
  • Dr Shilpa Jesudason, A/Prof, Nephrologist and Chair of the Clinical Research Group, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA
  • Dr Matthew Tunbridge, Renal Fellow, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA
  • Monique Borlace, Nephrology Nurse Practitioner, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA
  • Carla Scuderi, Renal Pharmacist, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Qld
  • Michelle Nalder, Senior Renal Pharmacist & Deputy Director of Pharmacy, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Vic
  • Jessica Rankine, Renal Pharmacist-  Renal and Transplant, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Qld
  • Dr Georgina Irish,  MBBS, FRACP, MMed (ClinEpi), Nephrologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA Health, Clinical Epidemiology Fellow, South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute, PhD Candidate, The University of Adelaide
  • Dr David Holden, Senior Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Medical Head of Unit for the Northern Adelaide Palliative Service, Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide in the Discipline of Medicine, SA
  • Josephine To, Acting Deputy Director of Pharmacy - Acute and Urgent Care & Special Medicine, SA Pharmacy, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Adelaide, SA

All times listed are in AEDT

View the preliminary program

This activity has been accredited for 5.25 hours of Group-1 CPD (or 5.25 CPD credits) & 7 hours of Group-2 CPD (or 14 CPD credits) for a total of 19.25 CPD credits, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

The accreditation number is S2023/08.

All registration rates include GST.

Early bird registration ends 1159pm AEDT Friday 17 February 2023.

Cancellation policy

  • Membership rate is only applicable if you are a member at the time of the seminar. Should your membership lapse, or if you resign you will be invoiced for the difference in registration.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • Cancellations received before 6 weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund. Non-members will be charged a $50 handling fee.
  • Cancellations received between 6 weeks and 1 week prior to the event will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee.
  • Cancellations received less than a week prior to the event will NOT be refunded.
  • SHPA reserve the right to cancel a seminar or make changes to the program
  • If SHPA cancels or defers the event you will receive 100% of the registration fee but SHPA bears no responsibility for any costs incurred  (such as flights, accommodation, travel or expenses) or loss of income.
  • It is recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance cover for travel and accommodation.
  • Transfer of registration – as an alternative to cancellation your registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation or another event (if the chosen seminar is a higher cost you will be subject to further charges). A request MUST be made in writing to the Federal Secretariat prior to the event.
  • If you are unable to attend SHPA policy is that handouts can not be made available as ‘stand alone’ materials

Venue/Accessibility requirements

  • For special accessibility requirements for in-person events please complete the relevant section when registering online and this information will be forwarded to third parties.
  • SHPA are in no way responsible for any connectivity issues as a result of the participants internet connection or hardware issues or other external factors impacting the internet, that are out of SHPA’s control.

Catering/Dietary requirements

  • Please complete the necessary section when registering online. SHPA will notify third parties such as caterers/suppliers of any dietary requirements.
  • Whilst every care is taken to notify venues of dietary requirements, SHPA cannot guarantee completely allergy free meals, nor be held responsible for any adverse reaction. Any registrant who has notified SHPA of a dietary requirement should make themselves known to the seminar coordinator and/or venue staff upon their arrival.
  • Some dietary requirements such as Kosher meals may incur an additional cost which is the responsibility of the delegate. SHPA will notify you in advance.


  • Recording and/or filming is not permitted by registrants. Please note this event may be recorded for the SHPA website and/or photos may be taken for use in SHPA resources and publications.
  • Registrants are not permitted to record or film any part of SHPA events in any format including audio recording or video recording or through use of mobile devices for filming


  • Numbers are capped so book early to avoid disappointment. Please note the only way to guarantee a space is to register online. Please ensure you register prior to booking your flights and accommodation.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email then you are not registered for the event and will not be able to be accommodated on the day of the event. If you are following up on registration please ensure you contact the Federal Secretariat at least a week prior to the event.

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