2020 Annual Research Forum

This free two-day digital forum will cover learnings and highlights from the BEAT-CKD cross-pillar collaborations, changing the world from a consumer perspective, consumer engagement and involvement across the research-translation cycle, broad-range of projects arising from the BEAT-CKD program presented by emerging leaders, and the future of BEAT-CKD beyond 2020.

Monday, 3 August – Tuesday, 4 August


10:00am – 4:00pm (ACST)


Online Zoom Webinar^ 

There will also be practical workshops* on grant writing and developing a project from the registry and how statistical analyses are performed in a registry database. Researchers, patients/families, clinicians, students, and anyone interested in research in chronic kidney disease are welcome to attend.

The Better Evidence And Translation – Chronic Kidney Disease (BEAT-CKD) is funded by a NHMRC Program Grant (APP1092957) that supports four research and translation platforms, including the ANZDATA Registry. BEAT-CKD aims to improve the lives of people living with chronic kidney disease in Australia and globally by generating high-quality research evidence to inform healthcare decisions made by patients, health professionals, and policy makers. The three other platforms are Australian Kidney Trials Network (AKTN), Kidney Health Australia Caring for Australians with Renal Impairment (KHA-CARI Guidelines) and Cochrane Kidney and Transplantation (Cochrane).

BEAT-CKD funded-projects at ANZDATA include:

  • Organ utilisation and allocation
  • Exploring patient travel to access in-centre haemodialysis
  • Consumer engagement in research
  • Data linkage
  • Pregnancy and parenthood in chronic kidney disease and renal replacement therapy patients
  • Patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) in Australia & New Zealand Renal units and the ANZDATA Registry – Symptom Monitoring WIth Feedback Trial (SWIFT)
  • Improving impact and outcomes of ANZDATA hospital-specific performance reports
  • Integration of the following pragmatic registry trials into the ANZDATA Registry:
BEST-Fluids
Better Evidence for Selecting Transplant Fluids
RESOLVE
Randomised Evaluation of Sodium dialysate on Levels Vascular Events: A cluster clinical study
TEACH-PD
Targeted Education ApproaCH to Improve Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial (CRCT) Study

BEAT-CKD Registries Symposium Presentations