Live webinar: Chronic kidney disease: What GPs can do to prevent progression and premature death

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is twice as common as diabetes and now affects over 2 million Australians, contributing to 1 in 6 hospitalisations. Furthermore, people with CKD are up to 20 times more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke than they are to progress to kidney failure.¹ Deterioration in kidney function can be reduced by as much as 50% if CKD is detected early and managed appropriately. When started early, new treatments can slow the progression of CKD by up to 15 years, or potentially longer, presenting a significant opportunity for patients in primary care.¹

Join nephrologist, Dr Richard Phoon, to discuss the latest recommendations on diagnosing and managing your patients with CKD.

Date: Thursday, 1 August 2024
7:00pm - 8:30pm AEST
6:30pm - 8:00pm ACST
5:00pm - 6:30pm AWST

Duration: 1.5 hours

Professional development: CPD 1.5hrs Educational Activities

Learning outcomes:

By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify patients at risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and perform appropriate screening.
  • Put strategies in place to ensure early diagnosis of CKD in primary care.
  • Develop systems to manage and monitor CKD to prevent progression and premature death.
  • Know who to refer patients with CKD to, and when.


Presented by Dr Richard Phoon

Dr Phoon is Senior Staff Specialist in Nephrology at Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals, Chair of the KHA-CARI Guideline for the Management of CKD among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Māori, longstanding PEAK Committee member (KHA), Elected Councillor for HCF, and Treasurer/Secretary of Ballet Without Borders. He is currently principal investigator on several international trials related to CKD, glomerulonephritis and lupus.

This activity is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly Alliance..


  1. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management in Primary Care (5th edition). Kidney Health Australia, Melbourne, 2024.