Royal Free London Nuclear Medicine Academy

Royal Free London Nuclear Medicine Academy

Glomerular Filtration Rate Masterclass

GFR Masterclass

In July 2018 the BNMS published the new Clinical Guideline for the measurement of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) using plasma sampling.

This masterclass is an opportunity to meet the authors and learn about practical implementation of the guidelines.


  1. Review the role of GFR;
  2. Find out what referrers want to know;
  3. Learn how to implement the new guideline and improve the efficiency and quality of your GFR measurements.

Who should attend?

Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Physicists and Clinicians who want to implement the new guideline and improve the provision of GFR measurement in their centre


Review of GFR measurement
Kidney anatomy and function
Renal imaging and renal function tests
Outline of techniques for measuring GFR
Views from referrers
Living renal donors
Practical implementation of the new guideline
Single sample vs multiple plasma sample calculations
Timing of plasma sampling
Facilities and equipment
Booking and logistics
Sample processing
Calculation and QC
Pipetting competition


Registrations are now close.

Please email us if interested in attending future GFR training.


Invited Speakers

Danny McCool
Emmanuel Tsochatzis
Fred Wickham
Helena McMeekin
Ivy Vito
Laura Perry
Malavika Nathan
Maria Burniston (Lead author of the 2018 guideline)
Maria Vilarino-Varela
Pauline Josephs
Philip Masson


Registrations are now closed.