Management of Advanced Kidney Disease: Transplantation

This course covers the principles, role, risks and benefits of renal transplantation in advanced kidney disease, including: donor-recipient matching, the impact of COVID-19, immunosuppression and risk.




Professors Debasish Banerjee and Sandip Mitra


2 hours


Nephrologists and Healthcare Professionals

Learning objectives

By completing this module, you will gain further insight on:
  • The principles, role, risks and benefits of renal transplantation in advanced kidney disease
  • The importance of donor-recipient matching (e.g. blood group typing/human leucocyte antigen matching)
  • The impact of COVID-19 on patients receiving or in need of renal replacement therapy
  • Immunosuppression and the risk of infection in renal transplantation patients

About the course series

This course has been developed for trainee nephrologists and others in the UK nephrology community. This module is part of the CKD eLearning course composed of multiple modules that have been developed to encompass key elements of the syllabus for the Speciality Training Curriculum for Renal Medicine, as developed by the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board.

This eLearning course is a collaboration between the UK Kidney Association and Astellas to develop robust and engaging modular content that aims to deliver maximum educational benefit to trainee nephrologists and others in the UK nephrology community.

Advance your knowledge

Improve patient outcomes

Professor Debasish Banerjee

Professor Banerjee is the chair of the UK Kidney Association Education & Training Committee. He is a clinical nephrologist managing CKD, dialysis and kidney transplant patients with much expertise in CKD patients with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, heart failure and diabetes. As a member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy, and following his establishment of a unique kidney failure - heart failure clinic at St George’s, he has created international strategies for managing CKD patients with cardiovascular disease. As part of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) Renal Association Clinical Study Group, he has assisted in the formulation of national guidelines for the management of CKD patients with the added complication of diabetes. Professor Banerjee also works as the steering committee member of the International Society of Nephrology, Cardio-Renal Group.

Professor Sandip Mitra

Professor Sandip Mitra is a Consultant Nephrologist specialising in all aspects of kidney care and related illnesses. He practices within the NHS at Manchester Royal Infirmary, part of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest Trusts in the UK. Professor Mitra has undergone training in kidney centres in Oxford, Stevenage, London, and Manchester. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, UK and a member of the UK Renal Association. He is part of the teaching faculty for training courses in Oxford, London, and Manchester. As an appointed Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, Professor Mitra supervises NIHR clinical research of high national priority for advancing kidney care and new emerging treatments.