We cordially invite you to be a part of our 2024 Annual Patients’ Event. Join us as we come together to learn, and support each other in our journey surrounding kidney health.

Since 1980, the National Kidney Federation has been hosting an annual event that has become a cornerstone for kidney patients and carers alike. We are now gearing up for an even bigger and better event in 2024 and are delighted to announce that we'll be hosting the event once again at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport.

If you require help or would prefer to book your place over the phone, call 01909 544 999 (Our office is open Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 5:00 Friday 8:30 - 12:30)


  • Saturday 24-hour rate includes the day delegate rate of 3 x coffee/tea breaks and full buffet lunch, a 3-course evening dinner, after-dinner entertainment and bed and breakfast.
  • PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE on  01909 544999 FOR ANY SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS OR ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. Please note that only those that have booked a vegetarian meal will receive one.

View our weekend programme below:

DATE

TIME

WHAT'S ON

SPEAKER

FRIDAY

19.00 – 23.00

Social evening with a hot buffet, and quiz

Sponsored by: Diaverum

SATURDAY

09.00 – 09.50 Registration and Exhibition
09.50 – 10.10 Welcome and Introduction David Coyle, Chair NKF
10.10 – 10.25 Renal social worker – the role, tips and strategies Alison Richards & Jayne Davis - Renal Social Workers
10.25 – 10.50 Donations/Ocular Donation Jackie Brander - NHSBT Head of Operations
10.50 – 11.00 Question Time
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break and Exhibition
11.30 – 11.55 How Peer Support Helps Home Therapies Patricia Gooden – NKF Peer Supporter
11.55 – 12.20 Me, My Kidneys & Eyes Sam Honeywell – Patient Speaker
12.20 – 12.30 Question Time
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break and Exhibition
13.30 – 13.55 Move More – Sit Less Dr Pelly Koufaki - Reader in Clinical Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation
13.55 – 14.20 Empowering patients together - Ready Steady Go Arvind Nagra - Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist
14.20 – 14.30 Question Time
14.30 – 14.55 Coffee Break and Exhibition
14.55 – 15.20 A Parents Journey with a Child who has Additional Needs Erica & Zak Stanley – Mother & Son Patient Speaker
15.20 – 15.45 Symptoms in Advanced Kidney Disease/ Dialysis & Transplant Medications Cathy Pogson & Amy Page – Renal Specialist Clinical Academic Pharmacist
Sponsored by: Stanningley Pharma
15.45 - 15.55 Question Time
15.55 – 16.00 Close of Conference
18.45 for 19.30 Evening Dinner followed by a disco
SATURDAY 16.10 – 17.00 Council Meeting KPA members meeting only

If you require help or would prefer to book your place over the phone, call 01909 544 999 (Our office is open Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 5:00 Friday 8:30 - 12:30)