Dr William Majoni
Senior Consultant Nephrologist & Clinical Lead, Renal Unit, Royal Darwin Hospital

Dr William Majoni is a Senior Consultant Nephrologist and clinical Lead in the Renal Unit at the Royal Darwin Hospital. He dually trained in Nephrology and Internal Medicine in the UK. He spent 2 years as a clinical research fellow at the Clinical Trials Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) at Oxford University. He was actively involved in large international studies such as the Study of Heart and Renal Protection (SHARP). He achieved publications in high impact journals such as the Lancet and the British Medical Journal (BMJ). He currently has research interests in improving dialysis, renal transplantation outcomes, the management of chronic kidney disease for remote Australia of the NT and the care of Cardiorenal interactions. He has also published in these areas. He is also a biostatistician to complement his research skills.


Challenges Of The Cardiorenal Axis In The Northern Territory
Presenter: Dr Sandawana William Majoni

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major cause of high morbidity and mortality among Indigenous people of the Northern Territory of Australia. There is also associated high prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and with CKD as an independent predictor of CVD, the prevalence of both conditions in the Indigenous people is even higher.  There is significant dearth of published data showing the “cross-talk” between the 2 systems and the associated difficult clinical management and poor clinical outcomes. The presentation aims to give a perspective on the challenges of the complex management of the complications associated with the Cardiorenal axis in Indigenous patients of the Northern Territory.