Event: 1st Scientific Meeting of the MRC Rare Early Onset Lower Urinary Tract Disorder (REOLUT) Node

The REOLUT node will be hosting a free scientific meeting on the afternoon of Thursday, 27 June 2024 at 2pm at the Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health to launch the MRC node on rare early onset lower urinary tract (REOLUT) disorders.

This half-day meeting will comprise: an overview of the REOLUT Node, short presentations of ongoing and planned genomic, biology and novel therapy research, and a PPIE session. There will also be a keynote lecture presented by Dr Alina Hilger from the Research Centre on Rare Kidney Diseases, University Hospital, Erlangen, Germany on “Genetics of lower urinary tract disorders”

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AGENDA

14.00 – 14.15              Overview of rare early onset lower urinary tract disorders. Nav Johal, Paediatric Urologist and MRC CARP Fellow, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

14.15 – 14.45              Keynote lecture: Genetics of lower urinary tract disorders. Alina Hilger. Research Centre on Rare Kidney Diseases, University Hospital, Erlangen, Germany.

14.45 – 15.00              The impact of rare bladder conditions – insights from the clinic. Jo Clothier, Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology and Bladder Disorders, Evelina Children’s Hospital, London.

15.00 – 15.15              Supporting children with rare bladder problems. Brenda Cheer, Specialist Nurse, The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity.

15.15 – 15.45              Tea and coffee break.

15.45 – 15.55              Introduction to the REOLUT node. William Newman, Professor of Translational Genomic Medicine, University of Manchester.

15.55 – 16.10              REOLUT: Genomic Discovery and Molecular Mechanisms. Melanie Chan, Nephrologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Imperial College London

16.10 – 16.25              Targeting fibrosis as a therapy for lower urinary tract disorders. Jessica Trundle, Postdoctoral Researcher, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

16.25 – 16.40              Gene therapy for early-onset bladder disease. Neil Roberts, Lecturer, University of Manchester.

16.40 – 16.45              Closing Remarks.  Adrian Woolf, Professor of Paediatric Science, University of Manchester.

Followed by Drinks Reception