The course will run over two consecutive days and topic delivery will be lecture based. Lecture handouts and more than 150 multiple choice questions will be provided. There will also be a dedicated MCQ session held on the weekend.
Participants are encouraged to formulate questions and are welcome to discuss it during the lectures.
The 2018 event will take place on 22nd-23rd September at the John Loewenthal Auditorium Westmead Hospital, Hawkesbury Rd & Darcy Road, Westmead NSW 2145.
Feedback from past participants have consistently shown that more than 90% of the participants rated the course either very good or excellent for FRACP exam preparation and would highly recommend it to others.
I attended the course travelling all the way from Perth. Having attempted the exam last year and having realized that I scored poorly in Renal Qs, I have no hesitation in saying that my score would have been much better if I had attended a similar course last year. The content and pattern of presentation for the course was very closely tailored to the exam requirements. I definitely have now been able to clarify and rather make sense of some of the key concepts of renal physiology and mechanisms of action of renal acting drugs, things I have struggled with all my life, and I am sure I am not alone. I am more than pleased having attended the course and would strongly recommend it to others.
– Dr. Suhail Mir BPT Perth
The Revise Nephrology course was an incredibly thorough review of renal medicine in preparation for the RACP written examination. Dr. Tarafdar and his team were friendly and approachable throughout the weekend to answer questions relating to renal medicine and have provided amazing follow-up post course, frequently sending through case studies to review in preparation for the exams. I found this course to be highly valuable and would recommend it to all future candidates for the RACP written examination as part of their preparation.
– Dr. Sharon Allen BPT Adelaide
Dr Surjit Tarafdar
Dr.Surjit Tarafdar works as a Staff Specialist in the departments of Medical Assessment Unit and Nephrology at the Blacktown Hospital and is also a conjoint lecturer in Medicine at the University of Western Sydney. While undergoing Advanced Training in Nephrology at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide he had conceptualised and eventually co-written “Passing the FRACP Written Examination- Questions and Answers” published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Dr. Lukas Kairaitis
He is the head of Renal Medicine at Blacktown Hospital where he practices as a clinical and academic renal physician.
Dr. Brian Nankivell
After completing FRACP in Nephrology, Dr.Nankivell obtained MSc in pharmacology from the University of London. He then went onto gather two doctorates from the University of Sydney; a PhD in the mechanisms of progression of chronic renal failure and an MD examining transplant graft dysfunction.
Dr Gopi Rangan
Dr Gopi Rangan is Senior Staff Nephrologist at Westmead Hospital and Associate Professor in Medicine at the Westmead Millennium Institute. He is co-director of the Renal Genetics Clinic at Westmead Hospital, and his clinical and laboratory research focus is in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
Associate Professor Grahame Elder
Associate Professor Grahame Elder is a renal physician whose principal interest is in bone and mineral metabolism, particularly resulting from chronic kidney disease and following transplantation. He is a staff specialist in the Department of Renal Medicine at Westmead Hospital Sydney, covering both Westmead and Auburn Hospital renal services.
Dr Karumathil Murali
Dr. K Murali is a senior staff specialist and renal physician at Wollongong hospital and senior lecturer in the graduate School of Medicine at University of Wollongong. He has a passion for teaching and a profound interest in Acid Base and electrolyte physiology.
Dr Vincent Lee
Dr Lee graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney with first class honours in 1995, and received his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2004. He was awarded his PhD in 2010 for studies into the pathogenesis of tubulointerstitial injury in chronic kidney disease
Dr Sanjay Swaminathan
Dr.Sanjay Swaminathan is a clinical immunologist and immune-pathologist who works at Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals. Following his PhD, he worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. His research interests centre on the role of microRNAs in various diseases, including HIV and multiple sclerosis.
Dr Bhadran Bose
Dr Bhadran Bose is a nephrologist at Nepean Hospital with special interests in glomerular diseases and high risk pregnancies. After completing his nephrology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane Dr Bose did a year of post FRACP fellowship at the University of Toronto, Canada on glomerular disorders and pregnancies in patients with renal disorders.
Associate Professor Kamal Sud
Dr Kamal Sud is the departmental head of Renal Medicine at Nepean hospital. He is also the co-director of peritoneal dialysis (western renal services) and regional dialysis center (Blacktown Hospital) and member of ANZDATA peritoneal dialysis working group.
Dr Katrina Chau
Dr Katrina Chau is a renal physician at Blacktown Hospital. She graduated from University of New South Wales in 2005 and obtained her FRACP in nephrology in 2013. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of Sydney in preeclampsia.
Professor Jeremy Chapman
Prof Chapman was born in London and studied medicine at Cambridge University before accepting a position at the Westmead Hospital in 1987.Over the years he has established himself as a giant in the world of nephrology with special emphasis on transplantation. In 2014 Prof Chapman was named the number one expert on kidney transplantation in the world by Expertscape, a global organisation which objectively evaluates the top medical specialists and their contribution to science.
Full Registration – 360 AUD
Blacktown, Nepean and Westmead Candidates
Full Registration – 285 AUD
One Day Registration – 190 AUD