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

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 – Jeffrey Perl, MD, FASN

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

The Nephrology Workforce: Problems and Potential Solutions

The Nephrology Workforce: Problems and Potential Solutions


Moderator: LaVonne Burrows, MS, RN

4:30     Implications of Nephrology Workforce Shortage for Dialysis Patient Care – Andrew Webb, DNP, FNP

4:50     Panel Discussion: Strategies to Overcome Staffing and Personnel Issues

Discussion will focus on potential solutions to staffing shortage and rapid turnover including time management, utilization of non-nursing staff in home programs, creative patient education strategies, etc.

Panelists:  Sharon Ayers, RN; Joanna Neumann, BSN, RN; Myra Becker, RN, CDN

5:30     Adjourn

Dealing with Challenges Non-traditional Patients Present

Dealing with Challenges Non-traditional Patients Present


Moderator: LaVonne Burrows, MS, RN

2:00     Overview and Case Presentation – Lisa Koester, ANP, CNN-NP

2:15     Understanding the Provider Perspective:  Quality Metrics Facilities Are Measured for Reimbursement, Safety of Staff – Julie Williams, BSA

2:45     Understanding the Patient Perspective – Amy Staples

3:15     Social Worker Role – Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW

3:40     Panel Discussion

4:00     Break

Fellows Forum

Fellows Forum



Judges: Vikram Aggarwal, MD; Maria Camilla Bermudez, MD

2:00-2:15 A Missed Cause of High Output Cardiac Failure in a Kidney Transplant Recipient – Srilekha Sridhara, MD

2:15-2:20 Questions

2:20-2:35 Potential Value of Cystatin C as a Biomarker for Monitoring Renal Function in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – Muddassar Mahboob, MD

2:35-2:40 Questions

2:40-2:55 Hemodialysis Induced Asthma Exacerbation: Case Report – Sameena Hameed

2:55-3:00 Questions

3:00-3:15 Recurrent Pleural Effusions in a Peritoneal Dialysis Patient Requiring Pleurodesis – Maggy Marie Spolnik, MD

3:15-3:20 Questions

3:20-3:35 Outcome of Hemodialysis in Amyloidosis, Experience, and the Future – Zaid Al-Dahabrah, MD

3:35-3:40 Questions

3:40-3:55 Robina Lee, MD

3:55-4:00 Questions

4:00-4:05 Judges Convene

4:05 Announce Winner/Adjourn