The Cardiorenal Forum (CRF) is an independent group formed in 2006. The key objective of the group is to highlight the important clinical overlap that exists between patients presenting with a primary cardiovascular or renal problem.

What is the Cardiorenal Forum?

The Cardiorenal Forum (CRF) is an independent group formed in 2006. The key objective of the group is to highlight the important clinical overlap that exists between patients presenting with a primary cardiovascular or renal problem. Raising awareness of this and bringing together clinicians that are involved in the management of such patients will, we believe, translate into improved patient care. Whilst the Forum will primarily focus on delivery of high quality education and debate, we anticipate that it will provide the foundation for collaborative research between specialties.

Professional membership is open and free to all NHS and academic professionals involved in the care of patients with cardiovascular and kidney disease, including cardiologists/cardiovascular physicians, nephrologists, diabetologists, general practitioners and allied nursing and clinical scientists.

An Open Section membership is open to others including those in the pharmaceutical industry, medical device/diagnostics manufacturers etc.

We are able to offer membership and meetings attendance without charge thanks to generous and unrestricted support from the pharmaceutical industry.

Our first scientific meeting was held at the Zoological Society of London in 2006. This was followed by the Second Scientific Meeting (see programme on our website www.cardiorenalforum.com) at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, London, on 5th October 2007, and attended by over 200 delegates. Reports from meetings are published in the British Journal of Cardiology, the official journal of the Forum.

Future aims of the Forum are to hold topic specific meetings throughout the year and to bring the Forum to a wider audience (The International Cardiorenal Forum). We will also be publishing newsletters and papers of scientific interest and we will hopefully increase our membership in the years to come.

For further information contact our secretariat, Concise Clinical Consulting, 657 Fulham Road, London SW6 5PY; Tel: +44(0)20 7731 4945