Complement for Practitioners: Managing Renal Disease
1) Current PhD student
2) Clinical trainees, early career researchers
3) Consultant/Industry/Other senior clinical & senior researchers/scientists
4) Guest Speakers
About the Complement System
The complement system is a key component of the innate immune system, and plays an important role in governing the adaptive immune response, through three activation pathways. Understanding the effects of this system on a wide range of conditions with an immune component will be vital for clinicians working across the medical spectrum.
Complement and Renal Disease
In recent years research has demonstrated the impact of the Complement system, both positive and negative on renal diseases such as Lupus Nephritis, Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome and IgA Nephropathy, as well as influencing the immune response to renal transplantation. A fuller understanding of the nature of Complement and its role in renal disease pathogenesis and systemised conditions will allow clinicians to make more informed judgements on diagnosis and treatment of these conditions and so better serve the needs of patients.
About Complement UK
Complement UK is a collaborative UK network of clinical, research and technological experts, to improve the understanding of complement and related disorders and more rapidly exploit this knowledge for the welfare of patients. We aim to increase the number of clinical and science trainees in the complement field to build and maintain progress in areas of expansion.