The INNA Committee wanted to make our members aware of an upcoming Event.


hybrid event is being organised by CSL VIFOR as a medical educational meeting for nephrology and cardiology practitioners. The meeting is scheduled for April 21st and 22nd 2 week before our own INNA event. This meeting has been approved for 6 CPD points by the RCPI and promises to be an educational and informative event. Feel free to scan the bar code to get further information about the event and how to sign up. Please see the Agenda below:

Approved-Invite – Heart Kidney Masterclass 2023

SESSION 1- Friday April 21st 18:00-20:30 

A CardioRenal Case Challenge 

18:00-18:50 : Arrival, Registration and Refreshments 

18:50 19:00 : Welcome and meeting open


Prof. Kenneth McDonald St. Vincent’s University Hospital Prof. Austin Stack University Hospital Limerick 

19:00 20:20 :

From Inpatient to Outpatient: Integrating management strategies across the patient journey 

An Expert Breakdown and Interactive CaseBase Approach Prof. Kenneth McDonald (St. Vincent’s University Hospital) Prof. Austin Stack (University Hospital Limerick) Dr. Yvonne Smyth (University Hospital Galway) Dr. John Holian (St. Vincent’s University Hospital) Dr. Richard Murray (General Practitioner Limerick) 

20:20 20:30 : Summary and Close and Evening Buffet 


SESSION 2 Saturday April 22nd 08:45-11:30am 

A Look back on Key Clinical Trials from 2022: Implementing clinical trial data into clinical practice 

08:45 09:30 : Registration


09:30 09:35: Welcome and meeting open (Chairperson) Prof. Kenneth McDonald 


09:35 10:50: A series of short presentations from key trials of 2022: STOP ACEI, DELIVER, FIDELITY, IRONMAN, ADVOR


Dr. Robert Hall (Limerick University Hospital

Dr. Avinash Radhakrishna (Cork University Hospital)

Dr. Ailis Pollock (Limerick University Hospital)


Followed by a discussion on the clinical implications of the latest data in chronic kidney disease and Heart Failure management 

Invite Panel

Prof. James O’Neill (Mater Misericordiae University Hospital)

Prof. Declan De Freitas (Beaumont Hospital

Dr Michelle O’Shaughnessy (University Hospital Galway

10:50 – 11:00 : Key Takeaways

Chairpersons & Invited Panel


11:00-11:30 Coffee break 

SESSION 3 Saturday April 22nd Coffee/Tea break: 11:30-12:30 

Managing Diuretic Resistance in Acute Cardiorenal Syndrome

11:30 11:35 : Introduction

Professor Austin Stack 


11:35 12:15 :

What would I do when the fluid doesn’t come off….. 

A Nephrology Perspective 

What would I do when the fluid doesn’t come off….. 

A Cardiology Perspective

Professor Sunil Bhandari 

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Dr. Katie Murphy 

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital 


12:15-12:30 : Ask the Experts / Panel Discussion

Invited Speakers and moderated 

by Professor Austin Stack 


SESSION 4 Saturday April 22nd 12:30-13:30

Evolving Patient Pathways in Heart Failure and Beyond 

12:30-13:00 : The Implementation and Delivery of Integrated Health Care through the New Community Care Hubs.

Invited Panel

Dr. Joe Gallagher (HSE/ ICGP Lead Cardiovascular Disease) Dr. Matthew Barrett (St.Vincent’s University Hospital

Dr. Sarah Moran (Cork University Hospital


13:00 13:20 : Ask the Experts / Panel Discussion

Invited Panel and moderated by Professor Kenneth McDonald 


13:20 13:30 : Meeting Close and Thank You