Annual Dialysis Conference

Saturday, March 6

Presentation times shown below are in Central Standard Time

Welcome: Ramesh Khanna, MD

General Session – Keynote Presentations

10:00 am         Professional Burnout: Does the Current Culture of Healthcare Foster Professional Burnout? – TBD

11:00 am        Dialysis Therapy is Not Suffering:  It is a Choice, It is Hope – Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD

2:00 – 12:30 Exhibit Hall and Virtual Posters

Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS)

12:30 pm         What Are PROMS and Why Do We Need Them? - Albert W. Wu, MD, MPH

1:00 pm           PROMS for the ESRD Patient: Rethinking our Approach- Frederick Finkelstein, MD

1:40 pm           Discussion

2:00 pm           Break

Home Dialysis Prescription and Management

12:30 pm         Prescribing the Optimal Individualized Treatment – Brent Miller, MD

1:00 pm           Achieving Volume Control in HD – Michael Kraus, MD, FACP

1:30 pm           Discussion

2:00 pm           Break 

PD Fundamentals: Complications of PD

12:30 pm         Managing Electrolyte Imbalances – Kurt Tarwater, MD

12:50 pm         Unusual Catheter Complications – Prem Chandran, MD, FRCPE, FRCPC

1:10 pm           Uncommon PD Peritonitis & Consequences – Kunal Chaudhary, MD

1:30 pm           Gastroparesis in PD – Mayuri Trivedi, DM (Nephrology)

1:50 pm           Q and A

2:00 pm           Break

Implementing Evidence-based Clinical Practice

Presented in Cooperation with Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO)

12:30 pm         Blood Pressure Management in Dialysis – Jennifer Flythe, MD, MPH

12:55 pm         KDIGO Blood Pressure Guideline – Alfred Cheung, MD

1:20 pm           Optimal Management in Anemia – Jodie Babitt, MD

1:45 pm           Discussion

2:00 pm           Break

2:00 – 4:00 Exhibit Hall and Virtual Posters

Dialysis in the Covid-19 Patient

4:00 pm           Management of AKI in a COVID Patient - Chris McIntyre, MD

4:25 pm           Role of Novel Extracorporeal Therapies – Thiago Reis, MD

4:50 pm           Anticoagulation Challenges in Dialyzing a COVID Patient – Andrew Davenport, MD

5:15 pm           Infection Control in Dialysis Units in the Era of Coronavirus – Alan Kliger, MD

5:40 pm           Discussion

6:00 pm           Adjourn

Maintaining Patients on Home Hemodialysis

4:00 pm           The Significance of an Effective Initial Education and Training - Shawna McMichael, RN

4:30 pm           How Can We Keep Patients at Home? Follow-up Strategies – Cheryl Cress. BSN, RN

5:00 pm           Clinical Management: What are the Challenges?  - Lisa Koester, MSN, CS, CNN-NP

5:30 pm           Discussion

6:00 pm           Adjourn

PD Fundamentals: Key Components of a Successful Home Program

4:00 pm           The Benefits of PD Champions in Dialysis Programs -   Graham Abra, MD

4:20 pm           Proactive PD Access Management: Catheter Insertion Planning, Access Assessment, Diagnostics and Management of Catheter Problems – Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD

4:40 pm           Clinical Management – Preethi Yerram, MD and Kimberly Vanderveen, BSN, RN

5:00 pm           Hypoalbuminemia in PD Patients (causes: protein leak, poor eating, eating inadequate protein, urinary losses; consequences, Management) – David Ward, MD

5:20 pm           Length of Time on PD: Is There a Limit? – Edwina Brown, MD

5:40 pm           Discussion

6:00 pm           Adjourn

Telemedicine and Covid-19

4:00 pm           The Explosive Growth of Telemedicine as an Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic: What Have We Learned? - Martin Schreiber, MD

4:30 pm           Essential Components Telehealth Platform Must Provide –Prakash Gudsoorkar, MD, FASN, FNKF

5:15 pm           Virtual Visits with Home Patients: What Are the Critical Components and How Do We Involve the Interdisciplinary Team? – Wael Hussein, MBBS, MSc, MRCPI

5:45 pm           Discussion

6:00 pm           Adjourn

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