HD Fundamentals

HD Fundamentals

Welcome:  Madhukar Misra, MD, FRCP (UK), FACP, FASN

Moderator: Madhukar Misra, MD, FRCP (UK), FACP, FASN

8:30 am-5:00 pm

8:30     Intradialytic Hypotension – John Daugirdas, MD FASN

9:15     Understanding Flux in Dialysis – Madhukar Misra, MD, FRCP (UK), FASN

10:00    Vascular Access Monitoring – Anil Agarwal, MD, FASN, FNKF, FASDIN

10:45    Break

Moderator: ANIL AGARWAL 

11:15    Management of High Flow AVF – Viraj Pandit, MD

12:00    Hyponatremia in HD: Newer Concepts – Bernard Canaud, MD, PhD

12:30    Lunch

Moderator: G SAAB

1:30     Potassium Control in Dialysis Patients: Does it Matter? – Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD PhD, MPH

2:15     How to Add Residual Renal Function to Dialysis Dose – John Daugirdas, MD, FASN

3:00     Eating During Hemodialysis and in the Dialysis Unit – Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD PhD, MPH

3:30     Essentials of Managing a Hypertensive HD Patient – Edward Horwitz, MD

4:15     Discussion

5:00     Adjourn

Home Dialysis

Home Dialysis Pre-conference

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Welcome: Leonor Ponferrada, BSN, RN

Moderator:  Eugene Lin, MD

8:00     Past, Present and Future of Home Dialysis-Related Policies and Legislation – Eugene Lin, MD

8:30     Panel Discussion: Understanding and Successfully Implementing New Policy Initiatives

Panelists:  Brent Miller, MD; Eric Weinhandl, PhD; Suzanne Watnick, MD, FASN

9:30     Break

Moderator: Susanne Watnick, MD, FASN

10:00    Reshaping Dialysis Care for Decades to Come – Brigitte Schiller, MD, FACP, FASN

10:45    Transformation of Nephrology Practice  to Improve Care- Leslie Wong, MD, MBA, FACP, FASN

11:15    Panel Discussion:  Leslie Wong, MD, MBA, FACP, FASN, Brigitte Schiller, MD, FACP, FASN, Mark Shapiro, MD

12:00    Lunch

Moderator: Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD

1:00     Forum on the Role of the ESKD Team

Discussants:  Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD; Graham Abra, MD; Lisa Koester, ANP, CNN-NP; Mihran Naljayan, MD, FASN, FNKF

2:00     Effective Education and Training of Home Dialysis Care Providers

Nephrology Fellows – Maria Camilla Bermudez, MD

Nurses – Lisa Koester, ANP, CNN-NP

Physicians – Christopher Chan, MD, FRCPC

3:00     Break

Moderator:  Brigitte Schiller, MD, FACP, FASN

3:15     Recent Breaking Trends in Home Dialysis – Eric Weinhandl, PhD

3:45     Best of the Home Dialysis Literature – Graham Abra, MD

4:15     Value-based Home Dialysis Care – Growing a Home Program: Adding Value for Patients, Care Partners, and Providers – Michael Kraus, MD, FACP

4:45     Discussion

5:00     Adjourn

Special Session: To the Hospital and Beyond: A Special Program on Child Life and Dialysis

To The Hospital and Beyond: A Special Program on Child Life and Dialysis

Program Description:  Child Life Specialists (CLS) are members of the health care team who provide support for patients and their family members throughout their hospital journey. Their services and support vary depending on the needs of each individual patient and family that they encounter. CLS have special expertise to educate and work alongside the interdisciplinary team.  Some of their activities include utilizing therapeutic play to allow the child to understand their time in the hospital system,  preparing patients for what they are going to experience in the hospital to promote positive coping, assisting with pain management techniques and how to empower a patient to do difficult tasks in addition to supporting the family throughout this journey.  All these interactions are guided by the CLS’s knowledge of child development.

The goal of this special program is to provide a forum to share information of the roles of Child Life Specialists (CLS) in Nephrology with fellow Nephrology Practitioners and foster an exchange of ideas on how this group of professionals can best support and serve the unique patient population they care for.

8:00-5:00 pm 

Topics and Presentations 

  • Hope for Henry: Empowering Children to be Actively Engaged in their Care – Carolyn Fung, CCLS, and Kelly Beck, CCLS

Hope for Henry is a non-profit organization that utilizes incentive-based systems to empower children with serious illnesses to actively participate in their own care.

  • Professional Collaboration in Managing Psychosocial Issues in Chronically Ill Children – Cortney Zimmerman, PhD
    • Psychosocial
    • Social Services
    • Child Life Specialists
  • Patient Panel: The Patients’ Stories – Robin Davis, CCLS, and Amanda Porter, MS, CCLS
    • Patients from both Texas Children’s and Children’s Mercy in Kansas City will be providing pre-recorded conversations.
  • Strategies to Improve Transition to Adult Care – Robin Davis, CCLS
    • Texas Children’s Transition Pathway
  • Integrating the Roles of a CLS in Nephrology Care – Amanda Porter, MS, CCLS
    • Defining the different roles of a CLS in Nephrology

Session 4 

Session 4

3:00-4:30 pm

Moderators(s): Alicia Neu, MD, Brandy Begin, BSN, MBA, RN, CNN

3:00     Major Infectious Complications – Mahima Keswani, MD
3:30     Renal Anemia: The Basics – Meredith Atkinson, MD
4:00     Non-infectious Complications – Elizabeth Harvey, MD
4:30     Adjourn

Nursing Breakout I:

Nursing Breakout I

Round Table: What Nurses Need to Know

1:00-2:45 pm

Moderator(s): Katie Plomaritas, BSN, RN

1:00     HD Catheters – Jessica Geer, MSN, C-PNP, CNN, NP, RN
1:30     AVF/AVGs/Vein Preservation – Tyson Moore, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
2:00     PD Catheters – Brandy Begin, BSN, MBA, RN, CNN
2:30     Discussion

Session 3:  Breakout Sessions I

Session 3:  Breakout Sessions I

1:00-2:45 pm 

Fellows Case Conference – Stump the Consultants

Moderator(s): John Mahan, MD 

Consultants: Jordan Symons, MD, Meredith Atkinson, MD, Cherry Mammen, MD, Annabelle Chua, MD, Elizabeth Harvey, MD

1:00pm   Welcome: John Mahan, MD

1:05pm  Case #1: Nick Selvathesan, MD – The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids),  University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1:30pm  Case #2:  Paola Zayas, MD – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1:55pm Case #3: Jenn Nhan, MD – Children’s National, Washington, DC, USA

2:20pm Case 4:  Mary Hauswirth Borst, MD – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Session 2 

Session 2

10:30-12:00 pm

Moderator(s): Steven Alexander, MD and Amy Nau, MBA, MSN, RN, CNN, NE-BC

10:30    Cardiovascular Complications – Franz Schaefer, MD
11:00    Pediatric Dialysis Nutrition Guidelines – Kirsten McFadyen, RD
11:30    Management of CKD-MBD in Pediatric Patients- The Basics – Justine Bacchetta, MD
12:00    Break

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

Optimizing Home Dialysis Management and Patient Retention

Optimizing Home Dialysis Management and Patient Retention

4:00-6:00 pm

Moderator: LaVonne Burrows, MSN, RN

4:00     Providing the Right Prescription – Brent Miller, MD

4:30     Implementing a Consistent and Flexible Training Program for Patients and Care Partners – Lisa Koester, MSN, RN

5:00     Interdisciplinary Team Participation in Managing Patients – Frank O’Brien, MD

5:30     Alleviating Patient and Care Partner Burden: Experience from the First US-based Staff Assisted Program – Wael Hussein, MD

6:00     Adjourn