Conference Chair


Ramesh Khanna, MD
Conference Chair; Peritoneal Dialysis Co-Chair
Professor, Director, Chair – the Karl D Nolph, MD Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine – School of Medicine
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri
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Program Director

Chair, Nursing and Interdisciplinary Programs

Leonor Ponferrada, BSN, BSHM, RN, CNN
Education Coordinator – the Karl D Nolph, MD Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine – School of Medicine
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri

Hemodialysis Chair


Madhukar Misra, MD, FRCP (UK)
Hemodialysis Chair
Professor – the Karl D Nolph, MD Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine – School of Medicine
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri
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Peritoneal Dialysis Chairs

Ramesh Khanna, MD
Peritoneal Dialysis Chair
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ISPD, North American Chapter (NAC) Program

Matthew Oliver, MD MHS, FRCPC
Associate Professor
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Pediatric Co-Chairs


Steven R. Alexander, MD
Professor and Chief, Pediatric Nephrology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital
Stanford, California

 


Bradley Warady, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Director, Division of Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation
Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri

 


Jessica Geer, MSN, C-PNP, CNN-NP, RN
Nurse Practitioner
Texas Children’s Hospital
Instructor, Renal Services, Dept. of Pediatrics
Team Lead- Renal Advanced Practice Providers
Baylor College of Medicine

Planning Committee

LaVonne Burrows, APRN, BC, CNN – Springfield, MO
Lisa Koester, MSN, RN, CS, ANP – St. Louis, MO
Amy Nau, MBA, MSN, RN, CNN – Kansas City, MO
Alicia Neu, MD – Baltimore, MD
Joanna Neumann, RN, CNN – San Jose, CA
Nonnie Polderman, RD – Vancouver, BC-CA
Franz Schaefer, MD – Heidelberg, Germany
Kirsten Thompson, MPH, RDN, CSR, CD – Seattle, WA
Beth Witten, MSW ACSW LSCSW – Kansas City, MO

Conference Planning and Logistics

Claire Oser
Administrative Assistant
University of Missouri Department of Medicine
Columbia, Missouri

Kelly Gregory
Director of Professional Education
University of Missouri St. Louis
Missouri Institute of Mental Health

Megan Finnegan
Project Director
University of Missouri St. Louis
Missouri Institute of Mental Health

Karen Rhodes
Program Project Support Coordinator II
University of Missouri St. Louis
Missouri Institute of Mental Health

Birda Lewis
Office Support Assistant II
University of Missouri St. Louis
Missouri Institute of Mental Health