Annual Dialysis Conference

Sunday, March 7

Presentation times shown below are in Central Standard Time

8:00 am to 10:00 am

PD Excellence Academy

8:00 am  The Science and Art of Prescription Management in PD: A Workshop – Michelle Hofmann

PD Excellence Academy CEU credit will be issued from another provider outside of the Annual Dialysis Conference.  Please make sure to follow instructions in that session to acquire CEU credit.

A Peek Into the Future of HD

Moderator: Charuhas Thakar, MD, FASN

10:00 am         Removal of High Molecular Weight (20-45 Kd) Middle Molecules: Is It Evidence-based? – Daniel Weiner, MD

10:25 am         Dialysis Induced Systemic Stress: How Future Management Will Look Like? – Chris McIntyre, MD

10:50 am         Artificial Intelligence in Kidney Care:  Prospects and Challenges – Peter Kotanko, MD, FASN

11:15 am         Revisiting Sodium As the Uremic Toxin – Bernard Canaud, MD

11:45 am         Discussion

12:00 pm         Break

Moderator: John Daugirdas, MD, FASN, FACP

10:00 am         Are the Apparent Survival Benefits of HDF Due to Changes in Extracorporeal Circuit Temperature? - Bernard Canaud, MD

10:30 am          Crush Injury and Beyond: Disaster Nephrology – Norbert Lameire, MD, PhD

11:10 am          Uremic Toxins: Gut-Kidney Interaction – Raymond Vanholder, MD

11:40 am          Discussion

12:00 pm         Break

ISPD-NAC Session

Moderators: Scott Liebman, MD, MPH and Peter Blake, MB, FRCPC

10:00 am         NAC Address: Insights and Innovation – Matthew Oliver, MD, MHS, FRCP

10:30 am         PD Use in Non-Traditional Patients – Jenny Shen, MD

11:00 am         New Models of PD Education - Shweta Bansal, MD

11:30 am         Advanced PD Training – Joanna Neumann, RN, CNN

12:00 pm         Break

Best Practices on Preventing the Spread of Infections During the Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond

 Moderator: Bridget Pfaff, MS

10:00 am         Dialysis Facility Experience and Adaptation of Policy Changes – Bridget Pfaff, MS

10:20 am         CDC’s Role in Making Dialysis Safer During a Pandemic – Shannon Novosad, MD, MPH

10:40 am         Collaborating with SNF in Dealing with the Vulnerable Patient Population – Maria Regnier, MSN, RN, CNN

11:00 am         Rationing Care: Decision-making Strategies and Ethical Considerations – Elizabeth Cogbill, MD 

11:20 am         Discussion

12:00 pm         Break

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

Economics and Dialysis

Moderator - Jay Wish, MD

12:30 pm         Economic Evaluation of Dialysis Therapies: Real and Hidden Costs – Kathleen Lester, JD, MPH

12:55 pm         CMS’s Proposed Medicare Payment Changes to Support Innovation of an Increased Access for Dialysis in the Home Setting – Eugene Lin, MD

1:20 pm          Impact of Economic Incentives on Dialysis Patient Care – Bruce Culleton, MD

1:50 pm           Discussion

2:00 pm           Break

New Approaches to Education in the Current Healthcare Environment

Moderator: Theresa Mottes, MSN, APRN, CPNP/AC

12:30 pm         Innovations in Healthcare Education – Malford Tyson Pillow, MD

1:15 pm           Case Presentations and Interactive Discussion

  • Case # 1 - Patient/Family Case: Newly diagnosed patient requiring dialysis whose family members are trying to understand the situation.
  • Case #2 - Patient with multiple PD-related peritonitis episodes requiring addition education.
  • Case #3 - Virtual Home Visit for New PD: Patient to assess suitability of the home for home dialysis.

2:00 pm           Break

ISPD-NAC Session

Moderators: Matthew Oliver, MD, MHS, FRCP and Jeffrey Perl, MD, SM, FRCP(C)

12:30 pm          Patient Focused PD Prescriptions – Peter Blake, MB, FRCPC

1:00 pm            Predicting PD Success – Robert Quinn, MD

1:30 pm           Acute PD for AKI – Vesh Srivatana, MD

2:00 pm           Break

Anemia Management

Moderator: Anil Agarwal, MD

12:30 pm         The Pivotal Trial-Role of IV Iron in Renal Anemia – Iain MacDougall, MD, FRCP

1:10 pm           HIF – Stabilizers: A Viable Option for Managing Renal Anemia in 2020 – Steven Fishbane, MD

1:40 pm            Discussion

2:00 pm           Break

Emerging Dialysis Techniques

Moderator: Ray Vanholder, MD

12:30 pm         Does Everyone Need to be on Thrice Weekly HD or Less? - Kam Kalantar-Zadeh MD, MPH, PhD

1:10 pm          Allo-Hemodialysis: What Is It? - Peter Kotanko MD, FASN

1:40 pm           Discussion

2:00 pm           Break

Fellows Forum

12:30-2:00 pm

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

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

PD Excellence Academy

3:00 pm  Non-infectious Complications: Escape the Exam Room Game – Lori Campbell

4:00 pm Infection Prevention: Strategies for PD Nurses – Lori Campbell

PD Excellence Academy CEU credit will be issued from another provider outside of the Annual Dialysis Conference.  Please make sure to follow instructions in that session to acquire CEU credit.

Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Home Patients and Care Partners 

Moderator: Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

4:00 pm              How Grief and Depression Intersect and Diverge: Helping your Patients Navigate Emotional Distress – Melissa McCool, MSW

4:40 pm              Addressing the Burden of Home Dialysis on Patients and Care Partners – Emilie Trinh, MD

5:10 pm              Understanding the Views of Care Partners – Patient Interviews by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

5:50 pm             Discussion

6:00 pm              Break

Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Research Methods Applied to Home Dialysis

Moderator: Robert Pauly, MD

4:00 pm           Comparative Effectiveness of Home Dialysis Modalities: Methods and Mistakes – Eric Weinhandl, PhD, MS

4:30 pm           Trial Design for Home Dialysis Machines and Equipment –Michael Aragon, MD

5:00 pm           Understanding Patient Perspectives to Inform a Strengths-based Approach to Home Dialysis – Amanda Baumgart

5:30 pm           Discussion

6:00 pm           Adjourn

ISPD-NAC Session

Moderators: Robert Quinn, MD and Scott Liebman, MD, MPH

4:00 pm           Percutaneous PD Catheter Insertion – Arsh Jain, MD

4:30 pm           Surgical PD Catheter Insertion and Treatment of Complications – Peter Kennealey, MD

5:00 pm           Creating Long Term PD Success – Anjali Saxena, MD

5:30 pm           Unusual PD Complications - Jeff Perl, MD, SM, FRCP(C)

6:00 pm           Adjourn

Fellows Forum

4:00-6:00 pm

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