Vascular Access

Vascular Access


Moderator: Loay Salman, MD

4:00     Snuffbox AVF- A Debate – Pro/Con

Pro – Viraj Pandit MD, RPVI

Con – Tan Tze-Woei, MD

4:40     Vascular Access Preservation Strategy in AKI – Tushar Vachharajan, MD

5:10     Cannulating Endovascular Accesses – Neghae Mawla, MD, FASDIN

5:25     Role of Ultrasound in Guiding Difficult Access Cannulation – Vandana Dua Niyyar, MD, FNKF

6:00     Adjourn


Mitigating Cardiovascular Risk on HD 

4:00-6:00 pm

Mitigating Cardiovascular Risk on HD 

Moderator: Madhukar Misra, MD

4:00    Cardio Protection in HD by Pharmacotherapy: State of the Art – Carmine Zoccali, MD

4:30     Harnessing Technology for Predicting Intradialytic Hypotension – Chris McIntyre, MBBS, DM

5:00     Disturbing the Rhythm- Intradialytic Hypotension and Its Consequences -Finnian R. Mc Causland, MD

5:30     How to Remove All That Fluid?:  Novel Strategies – Jennifer Flythe, MD, MPH, FASN

6:00     Break


Nursing Breakout II (RN and APPs) 

Nursing Breakout II (RN and APPs)

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Infants on Dialysis- the In’s and Out’s of Dialyzing the Itty Bitty’s

Moderators: Theresa Mottes, MSN, APRN, CPNP/AC and Rachel Galimberti, BSN, RN

4:00     Peritoneal Dialysis – Jennifer Ehrlich, MHA, BSN, RN, CDN

4:30      Hemodialysis – Wendy Reed, BSN, RN

5:00      Access Complications – Rebekah Sims, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC

5:30      Optimizing Infant Growth – Andrea Aquillina, RD

6:00      Adjourn

Nursing Workshop 

Nursing Workshop


Moderator: Lisa Koester, MSN, RN

This session will discuss some of the most difficult situations nurses encounter in their clinical practice.  Panelists will offer strategies on how nurses should utilize evidence-based practice and how patients can better be engaged in their medical care.  Topics to be discussed will include:

4:00 pm. Obtaining Kinetic Measurements in PD Patients – Amanda Northrup, RN

4:30 pm Home Records: Why Do We Need Them? – Jennifer Ravert, RN

5:00 pm Practical Strategies to Implement Best Practices to Reduce Infections in PD and Home HD – Sharon Ayers, RN

5:30 pm Discussion

Nursing Breakout I: (Nursing Round Table Discussion)

Nursing Breakout I: (Nursing Round Table Discussion)

2:30-3:45 pm

Moderator: Brandy Begin, BSN, MBAc. RN, CNN

2:30      Crit Line Update – Jessica Geer, MSN, C-PNP, CNN-NP, RN

2:55      Child Life Overview – Kirsten Cotton-Sheldon, CCLS, CTRS

3:20      Bowel Management – Kathleen Mallett, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CNN-NP

3:45      Break

PD Access Management

PD Access Management


Moderator: George Jarad, MD

12:30    PD Access Placement Techniques: Surgical, Laparoscopic, Percutaneous Techniques – John Crabtree, MD

1:15     Trouble Shooting a Non-functioning PD Catheter – Nupur Gupta, MD

1:45     Q and A

2:00     Break

Educating Patients and Care Providers

Educating Patients and Care Providers


Moderator: Graham Abra, MD

1:30     Advancing American Kidney Health Improve Engagement between Patients and Providers – Eugene Lin, MD

2:00     National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDE) and Alternative Models: What Works Best? – Vanessa Ratcliff, FNP-BC, CNN

2:30     Kidney Life Plan: An Effective Tool in Making the Right Decisions – Dori Schatell, MS

3:00     Home Dialysis Project ECHO Program – Christopher Chan, MD

3:30     Break

Nursing Breakout Ill (RN and APPs) 

Nursing Breakout Ill (RN and APPs)

10:00-12:00 pm

Moderators: Rachel Galimberti, BSN, RN and Amy Nau, MBA, MSN, RN, CNN, NE-BC

10:00    Renal Education Series for Hospital Staff: (Various Programs Presenting Best Practices in Providing Education, Training and Maintaining Competency for In-patient Staff)

    • Stanford’s Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Nephrology Program – Lonisa McCabe, BSN, RN, CNN
    • Kansas City Children’s Mercy Hospital Dialysis Program – Jennifer Spies, BSN, RN, CPN
    • Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Nephrology Program – Amanda Scott, BSN, RN, CPN

11:00    Collaborating in Providing Palliative Care: When to Refer?  – Jared Rubenstein, MD and Gina Santucci, MSN, FNP, APN-BC

12:00   Break

HD Fundamentals

HD Fundamentals

8:55 am-12:00 pm

Moderator: Andrew Davenport, MD

8:55-  Welcome – Madhukar Misra, MD

9:00      Practical Considerations in the Management of CRRT – Ashita Tolwani, MD

9:30     Maximizing AV Fistula Longevity –  Loay H Salman, MD

10:00    Covid 19 in the Dialysis Unit: Lessons Learned- Jeffrey Silberzweig, MD

10:30    Essentials of Phosphate management via HD prescription- John Daugirdas, MD

11:00    A practical approach to anemia management in maintenance HD- Jeffrey  Berns, MD

11:30    Discussion

12:00    Adjourn