Session 1

7:55 am Welcome – Steven Alexander, MD 

Session 1

8:00 am-10:00 am

Moderator(s):  Bradley Warady, MD, Jessica Geer, MSN, C-PNP, CNN, NP, RN

8:00     Peritoneal and Vascular Access – Mary Brandt, MD
8:30     Physiology of Blood Purification – Jordan Symons, MD
9:00     PD Prescription & Adequacy MonitoringAnnabelle Chua, MD
9:30     HD Prescription & Adequacy Monitoring – Cherry Mammen, MD
10:00    Break

General Session – Keynote Presentations 

General Session:  Awards and Keynote Presentations

8:00 am-10:00 am

8:00     Welcome – Ramesh Khanna, MD, Conference Chair

8:15     Tribute to Christopher Blagg – Suzanne Watnick, MD, FASN

8:30     Awards Presentation


Keynote Presentations:

8:50     Health Disparities in Chronic Kidney Disease – Unini Odama, MD, MPH

9:20     The Electronic Health Record: The Thing We Love to Hate and What it Means for Clinician Well-being – Robert Pauly, MD

10:00    Break

Outset Medical

Outset Medical is a medical technology company pioneering a first-of-its-kind technology to reduce the cost and complexity of dialysis. The Tablo Hemodialysis System is an enterprise solution approved for use across the entire continuum of care — from hospital to home, allowing dialysis to be delivered anytime, anywhere, by anyone.


Vifor Pharma

Vifor Pharma Group is a global pharmaceutical company. It aims to become the global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology, and cardio-renal therapies. The company is the partner of choice for pharmaceuticals and innovative patient-focused solutions. Vifor Pharma Group strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases lead better, healthier lives.


Fellow (Adult) Case Submissions

Nephrology Fellows (non-pediatric)

Case Summary

Nephrology fellows (non-pediatric)  are invited to submit a 1-page case summary of a challenging or unusual dialysis experience.  Authors of the top 6-8 cases will be selected to present their cases in the Fellows Forum session of the main conference. Case summaries should be organized like an abstract and be written in a manner to entice audience interaction.

Requirements for Grant Consideration

    • Must be a nephrology fellow(non-pediatric) in an ACGME approved nephrology training program.
    • A letter must be submitted indicating your desire to apply for the case summary grant. The letter needs to be signed by your nephrology fellowship program director and verify that you are a fellow.
    • A conflict of interest form needs to be submitted (click here for form).
    • A 1-page case summary.
    • Be sure to include a title of your case, your name and affiliation.
    • All documents need to be submitted by the submission deadline to Claire Oser via email ( or fax (573-884-4820).

 Selected Fellows will present their cases to a panel of judges and the winner will receive a $500 award.  Fellows will receive free registration dependent on funding. Fellows submitting an abstract will not be considered as a Case Summary.  Please follow the abstract submission guidelines for submitting an abstract.


The case summary submission deadline has been extended to December 15, 2022.

Fellow (Pediatric) Case Submissions

PEDIATRIC FELLOWS’ SCHOLARSHIPS:  case summaries for “Stump the Consultants”

    • Pediatric Nephrology Fellows training in a pediatric or medicine/pediatrics training program are invited to submit 1 to 3 page case summaries describing a problem PD, HD or CRRT case. Scholarships consisting of $500 will be awarded to 3 Fellows whose cases are chosen for presentation in the Fundamentals of Dialysis in Children Fellows’ Case Conference (“Stump the Consultants”) on Friday, March 3, 2023. In addition, pending availability of funds, all Fellows submitting cases, whether selected for presentation or not, will have registration fees waived.  Cases should be organized so that they lead to one or more management questions that can be posed to the consultants and the audience. Please include a title to your case along with your name and affiliation. Program Director letters are not required for pediatric case summaries. All submissions need a conflict of interest form to be submitted (click here for form).

The deadline for case summary submission is 12:00 midnight, December 6, 2023.

Please note: Pediatric Fellows submitting abstracts to pediatric slide forums or poster sessions are NOT eligible for consideration for a waiver of registration fees. Waiver of registration is limited to pediatric nephrology fellows who submit case summaries to the Stump the Consultants session.

Pediatric case summaries should be submitted via email to BOTH Kim Sands and John Mahan, MD, at the addresses below by midnight, December 6, 2022

Kim Sands

John Mahan, MD


For urgent questions, please call Kimberly Sands at (650)723-7903



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Pentec Health

For over 35 years, Pentec Health has been a leading provider of Intradialytic Parenteral Nutrition (IDPN) and Intraperitoneal Nutrition (IPN) protein therapies for malnourished dialysis patients. In addition, we offer patient-specific medications that are delivered by surgically implanted, programmable intrathecal pumps. What’s more, our team of highly trained and caring nurses can refill these pumps in the comfort of a patient’s home and monitor for side effects of the medication. In each of our practices, we aim to provide the best service and quality in the business.


TTNT Moborg International Limited

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