The first UK patient and family day for people affected by MPGN, DDD, C3G and other related disorders was held in Newcastle on Saturday 22nd June 2013.
There was a full programme of expert speakers in the field, along with an opportunity to ask questions and find support from others affected by these conditions.
Further details of the event, including the full programme, can be found at www.mpgn.org.uk.
Videos of several of the presentations from the day can be seen on YouTube.
How do the kidneys work and what happens when they go wrong? – Dr Edwin Wong (Clinical Research Fellow, Newcastle University)
Beginners guide to the Immune System – Dr Kevin Marchbank (Lecturer in Immunology, Newcastle University)
What is complement? – Professor Matthew Pickering (Wellcome Trust Senior Reserach Fellow, Professor and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, Imperial College London)
What are MPGN/C3G? What your kidney biopsy tells us – Dr Daniel Gale (MRC Clinician Scientist and Consultant Nephrologist, University College London)
What treatments are available for MPGN/DDD/C3G? – Professor Tim Goodship (Professor of Renal Medicine, Newcastle University)
RaDaR – a good way to study rare kidney diseases – Dr Stephen Marks (Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital London)