Invitation to Attend

On behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology’s President, the Scientific Program and Education Committee (SPEC) and the Local Organising Committee, we invite you to the 56th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, to be held from 29th August to 2nd September 2020 in Hobart.

2020 Scientific Program Themes

Developmental Biology General Nephrology – Other
Experimental Immunology Genetics
Experimental Tubulointerstitial Disease Haemodialysis – CKD-MBD/Anaemia/Adequacy
General Nephrology – Acute kidney injury Haemodialysis – Vascular Access
General Nephrology – Epidemiology and Public Health Haemodialysis – Other
General Nephrology – Health Services Research Interventional Nephrology
General Nephrology – Glomerulonephritis Paediatrics
General Nephrology – Cardiovascular/Hypertension Peritoneal Dialysis
General Nephrology – Renal Genetics Transplantation
General Nephrology – Pregnancy associated

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology is a not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of health professionals committed to the prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

Through the ANZSN, members support a range of research, education and clinical care initiatives to promote evidence based practice and quality outcomes for patients in Australia, New Zealand and our region.


  • Annual Scientific Meeting to bring clinicians and researchers together to share new knowledge and ideas
  • Awards program to foster, support and recognise research excellence in the prevention and treatment of kidney disease
  • Travel Grants program to enable clinicians and researchers to attend scientific meetings in Australia, New Zealand and overseas
  • Funding support to the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology for the production of the Nephrology Journal


  • Basic, Advanced and Update programs provide support to clinicians undertaking advanced training in nephrology and continuing medical education
  • Advice on the educational content of the Haemodialysis Academy and the Peritoneal Dialysis Academy
  • Supporting the Kidney School which provides access to lectures and webinars on nephrology

Clinical Care

  • The Home Dialysis Conference and the Dialysis, Transplantation and Nephrology Workshop to provide forums for the exchange of knowledge on contemporary best practice
  • Provision of advice and guidance to government, research partners, affiliated organisations and others on the development of patient care guidelines and quality indicators, particularly in the area of dialysis care
  • Provision of regional education, training and advocacy to improve access to care and education for patients and clinicians in developing countries

For more information and to become a member click here

Committee Members

Local Organising Committee

  • Dr Lisa Jeffs (chair)
    Head of Department, RHH Nephrology
    Staff Specialist in Nephrology
    Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Robyn Montgomery
    Dietitian, Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Professor Matthew Jose
    Professor of Medicine, University of Tasmania
    Consultant Nephrologist, Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Richard Yu
    Nephrologist, Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Steven Yew
    Nephrologist, Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Rajesh Raj
    Nephrologist, Launceston General Hospital
  • Geoff Kirkland
    Nephrologist, Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Dr Lee Skeat
    Senior Renal Register, Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Carolyn Baker
    Clinical Psychologist RHH
  • Sam MacDonald
    Renal Clinical Pharmacist, RHH

Scientific Program and Education Committee

  • Professor Francesco Ierino (Chair)
    Director Of Nephrology, St Vincent’s Health
  • Dr Lisa Jeffs (Chair of LOC 2020)
  • Dr Carolyn Clark
  • A/Professor Robert MacGinley
  • A/Professor Andrew Mallett
  • Professor Jacqueline Phillips
  • A/Professor Gopi Rangan
  • A/Professor Greg Tesch
  • Dr Peter Trnka
  • Dr Muh Geot Wong

Participating in the ASM

Participation is open to all persons interested in nephrology. Professionals from a range of fields will be attending the ASM including:

  • Nephrologists
  • Senior scientists
  • Trainees in nephrology
  • Scientists undertaking higher degrees
  • Allied health professionals


The ASM is hosted by Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

The aims of the Society are to promote and support the study of the kidney and urinary tract in health and disease, and to ensure the highest professional standards for the practice of nephrology in Australia and New Zealand.

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