Statistics at the sharp end – the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant and Registry. Prof Stephen P McDonald (ANZDATA)

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The South Australian Branch of the Statistical Society would like to invite you to the October talk of the 2016 program.

Venue: Basement Room 21 (B21) Ingkarni Wardli Building, North Terrace, Adelaide University. Campus map is available at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/campuses/northtce/.

***Please note that most entrance doors to Adelaide University buildings close at 6pm so make sure you arrive in time for the talk.

Time:

5.30pm – Refreshments in the Lecture Theatre.

6.05pm – General Meeting Talk.

7.30 pm – A dinner will be held after the meeting at Café Michael 2, 204 Rundle Street, Adelaide.

Please rsvp for dinner to [email protected] by 24th October.

 

Speaker: Prof Stephen P McDonald (ANZDATA)

 

Topic: Statistics at the sharp end – the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant and Registry

 

Abstract: Although both dialysis and kidney transplantation have origins as heroic “lifesaving” procedures, the reality is that they have become commonplace resource intensive procedures. Activity and outcomes of these throughout Australia and New Zealand are tracked by the ANZDATA Registry, based in Adelaide. This has led to the creation of a large observational dataset. Increasingly sophisticated statistical techniques have been used to address various issues, especially in the area of survival and time-to-event analyses. These will be summarised in this presentation, along with some of the major areas of current endeavour and unresolved issues (or opportunities for collaboration!).

 

Biography: Prof Stephen McDonald is Director of Dialysis at the Central Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplantation Service, Clinical Director of Renal Services for Country Health SA and Executive Officer of the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry. He also holds academic status as Clinical Professor in the Discipline of Medicine at the University of Adelaide, and as Principal Research Fellow in the SA Health and Medical Research institute (SAHMRI).

 

Following nephrology training, he undertook a PhD examining relationships between early kidney and cardiovascular disease and inflammation among remote Aboriginal communities. In mid-2001 he returned to Adelaide to a post-doctoral position in the ANZDATA Registry, becoming Executive Officer in 2006.

 

His research interests centre around the epidemiology of renal disease, and in particular the use of Registry data in particular to analyse trends and outcomes of those receiving renal replacement therapy. Current research interests relate to: pregnancy and transplant outcomes; patterns of care and outcomes of kidney transplantation among indigenous Australians; waitlisting and allocation algorithms for kidney transplant recipients; how Registry data informs clinical practice. He is currently supervising 2 PhD and 1 MPhil student. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles; in 2015 he received the TJ Neale award from the Australia and NZ Society of Nephrology for outstanding contribution to nephrological science.

 

Prof McDonald sits on the Senior Examining Panel for the RACP Clinical Examination, supervises advanced clinical trainees in nephrology. He oversees dialysis services through central and northern Adelaide, and renal services throughout country South Australia. His clinical interest and skills span the breadth of nephrology, including care of acute and chronic kidney disease, severe hypertension, electrolyte disturbances and dialysis and kidney transplant patients.

 

 

 

Feel free to forward this meeting notice to colleagues, all welcome.

 

 

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Paul Sutcliffe

Secretary

SA Branch

Statistical Society of Australia

Tel. 0438 446 064

[email protected]

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Statistics at the sharp end – the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant and Registry. Prof Stephen P McDonald (ANZDATA)
When: 26/10/2016
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Basement Room 21 (B21) Ingkarni Wardli Building, North Terrace, Adelaide,
North Terrace,
Adelaide,
SA
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