Fellows Forum

Fellows Forum

4:00-6:00 pm

Moderator:  Shweta Bansal, MD

Judges: Finnian R. McCausland, MD, Shweta Bansal, MD, Nupur Gupta, MD

4:00-4:10              Introduction

4:10-4:20            Miraculous Recovery of Kidney Function after 16 Months of Dialysis – Hanny Sawaf, MD

4:20-4:25              Questions

4:25-4:35            Peritoneal Dialysis Related Encapsulating Sclerosing Peritonitis – Amara Sarwal, MD

4:35-4:40              Questions

4:40-4:50              A Rare Case of Bacterial Peritonitis Caused by Ralstonia Mannitolilytica in an Adult Peritoneal Dialysis Patient – Litty Thomas, MD

4:50-4:55              Questions

4:55-5:05              Guillain-Barre Syndrome Following COVID-19 in a Patient on Peritoneal Dialysis – Victor Canela, MD

5:05-5:10              Questions

5:10-5:15            All In One – Rapid Progression of Diabetic Nephropathy, Access Problems in the Form of CRBSI, Fibrin Sheath and Thrombosis of Catheter Tip, Primary Failure of AV Fistulae – Chilaka Rajesh, MD

5:15-5:20              Questions

5:20-5:30              Clinical Challenges to Prescribe Effective Hemodialysis in a Patient with Advance Liver Cirrhosis – Manoj Datta, MD  

5:30-5:35            Questions

5:35-5:45              Judges Convene

5:45                        Announce Winner/Adjourn

Vascular Access

Vascular Access


Moderator: Loay Salman, MD

4:00     Snuffbox AVF- A Debate – Pro/Con

Pro – Viraj Pandit MD, RPVI

Con – Tan Tze-Woei, MD

4:40     Vascular Access Preservation Strategy in AKI – Tushar Vachharajan, MD

5:10     Cannulating Endovascular Accesses – Neghae Mawla, MD, FASDIN

5:25     Role of Ultrasound in Guiding Difficult Access Cannulation – Vandana Dua Niyyar, MD, FNKF

6:00     Adjourn


Dialysis Treatment Life Plan

Dialysis Treatment Life Plan


Moderator: Kunal Malhotra, MD

4:00     From CKD Management to Dialysis – Incremental CKD Treatment Plan – Mariana Murea, MD, FASN

4:30     Preservation of Residual Renal Function: How Significant Is This? – Yoshitsugu Obi, MD

5:00     Overcoming Patients’ Resistance to Increasing Dialysis – Thomas Golper, MD

5:30     How to Operationalize Dialysis Facilities to Accommodate Varying Dialysis Schedules – Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, PhD

6:00     Adjourn

Mitigating Cardiovascular Risk on HD 

4:00-6:00 pm

Mitigating Cardiovascular Risk on HD 

Moderator: Madhukar Misra, MD

4:00    Cardio Protection in HD by Pharmacotherapy: State of the Art – Carmine Zoccali, MD

4:30     Harnessing Technology for Predicting Intradialytic Hypotension – Chris McIntyre, MBBS, DM

5:00     Disturbing the Rhythm- Intradialytic Hypotension and Its Consequences -Finnian R. Mc Causland, MD

5:30     How to Remove All That Fluid?:  Novel Strategies – Jennifer Flythe, MD, MPH, FASN

6:00     Break


Nursing Breakout II (RN and APPs) 

Nursing Breakout II (RN and APPs)

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Infants on Dialysis- the In’s and Out’s of Dialyzing the Itty Bitty’s

Moderators: Theresa Mottes, MSN, APRN, CPNP/AC and Rachel Galimberti, BSN, RN

4:00     Peritoneal Dialysis – Jennifer Ehrlich, MHA, BSN, RN, CDN

4:30      Hemodialysis – Wendy Reed, BSN, RN

5:00      Access Complications – Rebekah Sims, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC

5:30      Optimizing Infant Growth – Andrea Aquillina, RD

6:00      Adjourn

Nursing Workshop 

Nursing Workshop


Moderator: Lisa Koester, MSN, RN

This session will discuss some of the most difficult situations nurses encounter in their clinical practice.  Panelists will offer strategies on how nurses should utilize evidence-based practice and how patients can better be engaged in their medical care.  Topics to be discussed will include:

4:00 pm. Obtaining Kinetic Measurements in PD Patients – Amanda Northrup, RN

4:30 pm Home Records: Why Do We Need Them? – Jennifer Ravert, RN

5:00 pm Practical Strategies to Implement Best Practices to Reduce Infections in PD and Home HD – Sharon Ayers, RN

5:30 pm Discussion

Optimizing Home Dialysis Management and Patient Retention

Optimizing Home Dialysis Management and Patient Retention

4:00-6:00 pm

Moderator: LaVonne Burrows, MSN, RN

4:00     Providing the Right Prescription – Brent Miller, MD

4:30     Implementing a Consistent and Flexible Training Program for Patients and Care Partners – Lisa Koester, MSN, RN

5:00     Interdisciplinary Team Participation in Managing Patients – Frank O’Brien, MD

5:30     Alleviating Patient and Care Partner Burden: Experience from the First US-based Staff Assisted Program – Wael Hussein, MD

6:00     Adjourn