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.  

Professional Empowerment Through Leadership

Professional Empowerment Through Leadership

Joint Session with Renal Healthcare Association (RHA)

8:00-10:00 am

Moderator: Julie Williams, BSA

8:00     Professional Networking and Mentorship – Bridget Pfaff, MS

8:30     Key Elements in Leadership Development – William Poirer, MBA, RN

9:00     Delegation: Is This an Essential Skill in Leadership – Caprice Vanderkolk, RN, MS, BC-NE

9:30     Interactive Discussion

10:00    Break

Session on HDF

Session on HDF


Moderator: Preethi Yerram, MD

4:30     Unrecognized Benefits of HDF – Andrew Davenport, MD FRCP

5:00     Why is Adoption of HDF Lagging in the US? Thomas Golper

5:30     Adjourn

ICU Dialysis

ICU Dialysis


Moderator: Georges Saab, MD

10:30    CRRT Fundamentals: An Evidence Based Journey-When, What, How Much?  Charuhas Thakar, MD

11:00    Management of AKI Due to Sepsis – Andrew Davenport, MD FRCP

11:30    Dialysis-Induced Systemic Stress: Pathogenesis and Risk Mitigation – Bernard Canaud, MD, PhD

12:00    Lunch

Patient Reported Outcomes in HD

Patient Reported Outcomes in HD


Moderator: Andrew Davenport, MD

8:00     Evolution of Patient-reported Outcomes and HD Practice – Mark Unruh, MD, MS

8:30     Depression on HD: Are We Managing It Better? – Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, FASN

9:00     Offering Conservative Care: Perceptions and Barriers – Edwina Brown, MD

9:30     Discussion

10:00    Break

Implementing Evidence-based Clinical Practice

Implementing Evidence-based Clinical Practice


Presented in Cooperation with Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO)

Moderator: Ramesh Khanna, MD

2:00     Symptom Assessment in Dialysis Patients – Jenny Flythe, MD

2:30     Q and A

2:40     Reducing the Burden of Symptoms – Rajnish Mehrotra, MD

3:10     Q and A

3:20     Systems-Level Opportunities Symptom Management – Mark Unruh, MD

3:50     Q and A

4:00     Adjourn

PD Fundamentals

PD Fundamentals


Moderator: Graham Abra, MD

10:30   Is PET Still Relevant in Current Clinical Practice? Peter Blake, MD, FRCPC, FRCPI

11:00   Pathophysiology of PD Membrane Fibrosis and Best Practices for Membrane Preservation – Simon Davies, MBBS, MD, FRCP

11:30   PD Adequacy and Beyond: What Should We Measure? – Jeffrey Perl, MD, FRCP

12:00   Break

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

Session 11 – My Favorite Paper

Session 11 – My Favorite Paper 

10:30-12:00 pm 

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

10:30    My Favorite Clinical Dialysis Paper – Mahima Keswani, MD
10:45    My Favorite Clinical Nutrition Paper – Laura Quenneville, RD
11:00    My Favorite Child Life Therapy Paper – Amanda Porter, MS, CCLS
11:15    My Favorite Dialysis Nursing Paper – Katie Plomaritas, BSN, RN
11:30    My Favorite Dialysis AAP Paper – Tyson Moore, MSN, RN
12:00 – Adjourn

Session 10 – Symposium on Managing Obese Patients on Dialysis

Session 10 – Symposium on Managing Obese Patients on Dialysis 

8:00 – 10:00 am  

Moderator(s): Alicia Neu, MD; Nonnie Polderman, BSc, RD

8:00     The Impact of Obesity on Dialysis and Transplant Management: The Adult Experience. – Amit Govil, MD
8:40     Balancing Nutritional Needs in the Pediatric Dialysis Patient with Obesity– Caroline Anderson, PhD, RD
9:20     Bariatric Surgery: What Are the Options for Adolescents? Gina Adrales, MD