Vascular Access Cannulation for Home Dialysis

Vascular Access Cannulation for Home Dialysis

10:30 – 12:00

Moderator: Brent Miller, MD

10:30    Overview of Cannulation Techniques – Brent Miller, MD

10:50    Are Buttonholes Making a Comeback?  Maria Camilla Bermudez, MD

11:20    Cannulation Made Easy: Hands-on Demonstration – Michelle Carver, BSN, RN

12:00    Break

Workshop: Electrolyte Balance in PD Patients

Workshop: Electrolyte Balance in PD Patients


Moderator: Kunal Malhotra, MD

Speaker: Ramesh Khanna, MD

This is a case-based workshop focusing on electrolytes transport across the peritoneal membrane during PD exchanges. You will learn that the volume of ultrafiltration predominantly determines the extent of Na losses during an exchange, whereas potassium losses are predominantly determined by the total drain volume. In a PD exchange, electrolytes and base net loss or gain is determined by both their gradient between capillary blood and dialysis solution and the net ultrafiltration volume. Understanding these concepts will allow you to develop a physiology-based PD prescription, including the type of PD solution to be used, and appropriate prescription when dietary changes are made and what PD prescription changes should be made when residual kidney function is reduced or lost.  

Accreditation 2023

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Accreditation Statement  

Logo Description automatically generated with medium confidence In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and the University of Missouri. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team


Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)


Physician Credit


Nursing Credit


Pharmacy Credit


Registered Dietitians


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. 

Behavioral Health Professionals Credit (Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists)

Missouri Institute of Mental Health Accreditation Statement


Session 4

Session 4


4:30     ISPD Business Meeting

5:00     Zellerman Award Presentation and Talk – Mortality Trends After Transfer from Home Dialysis: Can We Do Better? – Simon Davies, MBBS, MD, FRCP

5:45     Adjourn

Session 3

Session 3


Moderator: Thomas Golper, MD

2:00     Progress in Tackling Barriers to Home Dialysis in the United States – Osama El Shamy, MD

2:30     Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Home Dialysis – Katherine Rizzolo, MD

3:00     Early Nephrologist Performance in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System – Kevin Erickson, MD

3:45     Discussion

4:00     Break

Session 2

Session 2


Moderator: Osama El Shamy

10:30    Supporting Home Dialysis Patients: What Can We Do Better? – Vesh Srivatana, MD

11:00    Perceptions of the Renal Team Members Towards Home Dialysis – TBD

11:30    Q&A Panel Discussion

12:00    Lunch

ISPD-NAC Program

ISPD-NAC Program

Presented in Cooperation with the North American Chapter of ISPD (NAC)


Moderator: Vesh Srivatana, MD

8:00     Presidential Address – Thomas Golper, MD

8:20     ISPD Peritonitis, 2022 Update on Prevention and Treatment – Matthew Rivara, MD

9:00     Standardizing Outcomes in Peritoneal Dialysis: What Does It All Mean? – Daniil Shiminov, MD

9:30     Q&A Panel Discussion

10:00    Break

Managing Clinical Challenges in Dialysis: Case-based Presentations

Managing Clinical Challenges in PD: Case-based Presentations


Moderator: Preethi Yerram, MD

10:30    PD Without Residual Renal Function: Should We Keep Going?  Shweta Bansal, MD, FASN

11:00    How to Start the Difficult Conversation:  When the PD Patient is Failing to Thrive – Peter Blake, MD, FRCPC, FRCPI

11:30    PD in Patients with Ascites – Nupur Gupta, MD

12:00    Adjourn