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MARCH 16-19, 2019 • SHERATON DALLAS HOTEL
an annualdialysisconference.org

Presented by

School of Medicine | School of Nursing | Extension

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2019 Exhibitor Information
Please visit the Grand Hall to check out exciting new
products and to network with exhibitors and fellow
attendees.
Exhibit Hall Hours
Saturday, March 16

5:30 - 7:30

Reception

Sunday, March 17

7:00 - 9:00am
12:30 - 2:00pm
5:30 - 7:00pm

Breakfast
Lunch

Monday, March 18

7:00 - 9:00am
12:30 - 2:00pm
5:00 - 6:30pm

Breakfast
Lunch

2019 EXHIBITORS
.Outset
ACHC
AHS RenalStat
Ameriwater
Amgen
Angelini Pharma
ANNA
AvKARE HealthKARE
Solutions for Tomorrow
AstraZeneca
Baxter Healthcare
B. Braun Medical, Inc.
CDC Foundation - Making
Dialysis Safer for Patients
Coalition
Christopher Kidd
& Associates
DaVita
DCI
EHRC Technologies
Fist Assist Devices, LLC
Fresenius Medical CareHome Therapies
Home Dialyzers United
JMS North America

Medical Education
Institute
Medtronic
National Dialysis
Accreditation
Commission
Nipro Medical
Corporation
NNCC
NRAA
NxStage Medical, Inc
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
Patient Care America
Pentec Health
Physician Software System
Relypsa Pharmaceuticals
Renal Billing
Retrophin
Rockwell Medical
Sceptre Management
Solutions
Sanofi Genzyme
TNT Moborg
Total Quality Medical, Inc
Wolters Kluwer

Please refer to the Conference App for exhibitor booth
number and location (information listed under
Exhibitor icon)

Photos used in this program are courtesy Dallas CVB

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We are grateful for
educational grants from
the following companies:
American Society
of Pediatric Nephrology
Baxter Healthcare
Corporation
Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
We appreciate the full cooperation of these
companies in observing the standards of the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (ACCME) regarding commercial
support for CME conference.
The ACCME standards require that companies
providing financial support may not determine
the content of the conference.
The Annual Dialysis Conference Chairs and
the Planning Committee make speaker and
topic selections independently of commercial
supporters.

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The Annual Dialysis Conference convenes an international group of practitioners and researches to discuss
current developments in the field of dialysis. It is designed for health professionals involved in dialysis
programs. It covers all aspects of dialysis with sessions on Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis in both Adult
and Pediatric Programs.
The target audience includes physicians, fellows, nurses, social workers, dietitians, dialysis technicians and
those involved in industry related to dialysis and the care of renal patients. Sessions in this conference are
planned with consideration to the multidisciplinary nature of caring for patients on dialysis.

COURSE DESCRIPITION

T

he Annual Dialysis Conference: The thirty-ninth
Annual Conference on Dialysis, and thirtieth
Annual Symposium on Pediatric Dialysis are presented
by the University of Missouri School of Medicine,
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology;
Continuing Medical Education and Physician Lifelong
Learning; the University of Missouri Sinclair School
of Nursing; and the Academy for Postgraduate Health
Care Education.
This conference convenes an international group
of practitioners and researchers to discuss current
developments in the field of dialysis. The conference is
designed for health professionals involved in established
dialysis programs, as well as those working in new and
developing programs. Both researchers and clinicians
will find sessions of interest to them. Extensive
commercial exhibits give participants a chance to see for
themselves what is new in PD and HD products and
services.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
1. Review appropriate dialysis therapies to meet the
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

medical and psychosocial needs of CKD patients
and their families.
Describe current trends and established strategies
in the management of the full range of services
required by adult and pediatric dialysis patients.
Compare and contrast research findings related to
improving the quality of care for dialysis patients.
Evaluate the latest evidence concerning the
prevention and management of complications of
CKD and dialysis.
Discuss major controversies and new developments
in PD, HD, and pediatric dialysis.
Review fundamental knowledge of dialysis.

March 16-19, 2019
Dallas, Texas
Sheraton Dallas Hotel

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CONFERENCE CHAIR
Ramesh Khanna, MD, Professor of Medicine, Karl D.
Nolph, MD, Chair in Nephrology, Director, Division of
Nephrology, University of Missouri School of Medicine,
Columbia, Missouri
PERITONEAL DIALYSIS CO-CHAIRS
Kunal Chaudhary, MD, Professor, Division of Nephrology,
University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia,
Missouri
Ramesh Khanna, MD

The Annual Dialysis Conference
has been endorsed
by the following organizations
(Endorsement is for the promotion of education in general,
therefore the specific content of the event/course
is the responsibility of the organizer)

HEMODIALYSIS CHAIR
Madhukar Misra, MD, FRCP (UK), Professor, Division
of Nephrology, University of Missouri School of
Medicine, Columbia, Missouri
NURSING & HEALTH RELATED PROGRAMS CHAIR
Leonor Ponferrada, BSN, BSHM, RN, CNN, Education
Coordinator, Division of Nephrology, University of
Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri
PEDIATRIC CO-CHAIRS
Steven R. Alexander, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford
University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
Helen Currier, MA, BSN, RN, CENP, CNN, Director,
Renal and Pheresis Services, Texas Children’s Hospital,
Houston, Texas
Bradley Warady, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s
Mercy, Kansas City, Missouri
PLANNING COMMITTEE
Kathryn Aebel-Groesch, MSW, LCSW
Danilo Concepcion, CBNT, CCHT-A, FNKF
Shirley Farrah, PhD, RN-BC
Jessica Geer, MSN, C-PNP, CNN-NP
Marijo Johnson, BSN, RN, CNN
Lisa Koester, MSN, RN, CS, ANP
Maria Luongo, MSN, BA, RN
Kunal Malhotra, MD
Camille B. May, RN, CNN
Theresa Mottes, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CDN
Amy Nau, MSN, MBA, BS, RN, CNN
Alicia Neu, MD
Joanna Neumann, BSN, RN
Glenda Payne, MS, RN, CNN
Nonnie Polderman, RD
Franz Schaefer, MD
Kurtis Tarwater, MD
Haridas Thankappan, MBA, BSN, RN, CNN, CPHQ
Kirsten Thompson, MPH, RDCD
Karen Wiesen, MS, RND, LDN, FNKF
Rosanne Woloschuk, RD
Preethi Yerram, MD, MS, FASN
EXTERNAL ADVISORY GROUP
Venkatesh K. Ariyamuthu, MD, FASN
Andrew Davenport, MD
Joel Glickman, MD
Thomas Golper, MD
Raymond T. Krediet, MD, PhD
Robert S. Lockridge, Jr., MD
Brent Miller, MD
Robert Pauly, MD, MSc
Jeffrey Perl, MD, SM, FRCP(C)
Anjali Saxena, MD
Ramesh Saxena, MD, PhD, FASN
Anupkumar Shetty, MD, FASN

For more information on our listed endorsers,
please visit our website annualdialysisconference.org

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PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAMS • SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019
PROGRAM KEY
Room: Session Location
M=Physician credit; N=Nursing Credit
CHALLENGES IN HOME HEMODIALYSIS
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Room: Lone Star C1 • M=8.25; N=8.25
Presented in Cooperation with the International Society for
Hemodialysis
8:00 am Welcome - Leonor Ponferrada, BSN, BSHM, RN, CNN
Session 1
Presider: Brent Miller, MD
8:10
Keynote: Why I Still Like Nocturnal Hemodialysis
and Why Aren’t More People Doing It?
Robert Pauly, MD, MSc
8:50
Life Plan Decision-Making for the CKD
Patient: What We Can Learn from a PhysicianPatient Interaction - Jeffrey Perl, MD, SM, FRCP (C);
Sam Trevino
9:30
Effective Use of Technology and Social Media
Dori Schatell, MS
9:45
Discussion
10:00 Break
Session 2
Planning for Home HD and Implementation of Plan
Presider: Lisa Koester, MSN, RN, CS, ANP
10:20 Overview - Lisa Koester, MSN, RN, CS, ANP
10:40 Initial Home Visit to Prepare for Home Dialysis
Danilo Concepcion, CBNT, CCHT-A, FNKF
11:00 Individualizing Training and Follow-up care: How Often
Should we be in the Patient’s Home and How Can
Technology Assist - Sylvia Donato-Moore, BSN, RN, CNN
11:20 What Physicians Need to Know About Home Training
and the Interdisciplinary Home Dialysis Team
Michael Kraus, MD; Debbie Allen, RN
11:40 Discussion
12:00 Lunch
12:20 - 1:15
Please pick up your lunch and return to the meeting room.
Session 3
Luncheon Session: Reimbursement, Efficiency and

Effectiveness of Home Dialysis Operations: How to Make it
Worthwhile for all Stakeholders
Moderator: Brent Miller, MD
Panelists: Joel Glickman, MD; Debbie Allen, RN; Page Salenger, MD
Session 3 will provide attendees an opportunity for an interactive
discussion and to ask questions from a panel of experts about Home
HD-related issues. The major thrusts of discussion during this luncheon
session are reimbursement issues as well as strategies to effectively and
efficiently utilize patient, staff time and resources in the home dialysis
program. You will have an opportunity to share your experiences and
join exchange of ideas so we can learn from each other.
Session 4
Clinical Management Challenges and Solutions
Presider: Joel Glickman, MD
1:30
Follow-up Clinic Visit: Essential Elements
Joel Glickman, MD
2:00
Modification of Home Hemodialysis Prescriptions and
Care Management - Michael Kraus, MD
2:30
Practical Strategies in Maintaining Vascular Access
Integrity for Home HD Patients - Page Salenger, MD
2:50
Summary and Discussion - Joel Glickman, MD
3:10
Break
Session 5
Multidisciplinary Clinical Team Meeting
Presider: Robert Pauly, MD, MSc
3:20
Overview - Robert Pauly, MD, MSc
3:40
Psychosocial Interventions to Prevent Patient and Caregiver Burnout - Kathryn Aebel-Groesch, MSW, LCSW
4:00
When the Patient is Failing To Thrive: What Next?
Robert Pauly, MD, MSc
4:20
Palliative Care: When is the Appropriate Time to
Introduce to a Patient’s Care? - Edwina Brown, MD
4:40
Determining and Prioritizing Quality Improvement
Projects to Improve Program Outcomes - Glenda Harbert,
ADN, RN, CNN, CPHQ
5:00
Discussion
5:30
Adjourn

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PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAMS • SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019
PERITONEAL DIALYSIS MANAGEMENT:
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Room: Lone Star C2 • M=8.67; N=8.66
7:50 am Welcome - Preethi Yerram, MD, MS, FASN
8:00

Keynote: Patient and Caregiver Priorities for Outcomes
in PD - Edwina Brown, MD

PD Basics
8:30-10:15
Presider: Preethi Yerram, MD, MS, FASN
8:30
Modification of PD Prescription to Meet Kt/V and UF
Targets: Case-based Studies - Anjali Saxena, MD
9:30
Tidal PD: What, When and Why? - Arsh Jain, MD
10:00 Discussion
10:15 Break
Increasing PD Uptake: Challenges and Opportunities
10:30-12:10
Presider: Peter Blake, MB, FRCPC
10:30 Overcoming Barriers to Increasing Use of PD
Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, MS
11:00 Can Transitional Care Units Increase PD Uptake?
Peter Blake, MB, FRCPC
11:30 Impact of CKD Education on PD Penetration and
Admissions - Marijo Johnson, BSN, RN, CNN
12:00 Discussion
12:10 • Lunch (provided)
Quiz the Experts
12:15-1:00
Moderator: Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, MS
Panelists: Marijo Johnson, BSN, RN, CNN; Lisa Gutekunst,
MSEd, RD, CSR, CDN; Sagar Nigwekar, MD, MMSc
This session will provide attendees an opportunity for an interactive
discussion and ask questions from a panel of experts about
PD- related issues that may or may not be covered in any of the
presentations in today’s program.
Nutrition and PD
1:15-3:15
Presider: Lisa Gutekunst, MSEd, RD, CSR, CDN
1:15
Hypoalbuminemia in PD patients: Causes, Implications
and Treatment Strategies - Lisa Gutekunst, MSEd, RD,
CSR, CDN
2:00
“PD Causes Weight Gain”: What’s the Evidence?
Gautam Phadke, MD
2:30
Strategies for Phosphate Control in PD, Newer
Phosphate Binders - Sagar Nigwekar, MD, MMSc
3:00
Discussion
3:15
Break

Patient Care Issues
3:30-5:30
Presider: Ramesh Khanna, MD
3:30
Improving Retention in PD - Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD
4:10
Optimizing Self-Care: Do Home Visits Make a
Difference? - Maria Luongo, MSN, BA, RN
4:50
The Life Plan Approach to Integrated Care: Is This
Realistic in the US? - Martin Schreiber, MD
5:20
Discussion
5:30
Adjourn

FUNDAMENTALS OF
EXTRACORPOREAL THERAPY
Room: Lone Star C3 • M=7; N=6.91
Hemodialysis: Prescription and Monitoring
8:00-10:00
Presider: Madhukar Misra, MD
8:00
Introduction - Madhukar Misra, MD
8:05
Essentials of HD Prescription - John Daugirdas, MD
8:45
Anticoagulation Prescription in Hemodialysis
Andrew Davenport, MD
9:30
Water Treatment: The Essentials Every Nephrologist
Needs to Know - Jay Wish, MD
10:00 Break
Hemodialysis: Management of Clinical Issues
10:30-12:00
Presider: Andrew Davenport, MD
10:30 Practical Management of Dry Weight Using Clinical
Skills and Technical Tools - Daniel Coyne, MD
10:55 Managing and Preventing Infections: The Role of the
Nephrologist - Brigitte Schiller, MD, FACP, FASN
11:20 Managing Mineral Bone Disease in 2019
Michael Shoemaker-Moyle, MD
11:45 Discussion
Lunch • 12:00-1:00
Hemodialysis Access: Practical Aspects
1:00-3:00
Presider: Anil Agarwal, MD
1:00
Catheters for Acute and Chronic HD
Tushar Vachharajani, MD, FASN
1:35
Catheter Care and Use - Lesley Dinwiddie, MSN, RN,
FNP, CNNe
2:10
Cannulation of Grafts and Fistulas - Rosa Marticorena,
RN, BScN, CNeph
2:45
Discussion
3:00
Break

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PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAMS • SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019
Hemodialysis: Anemia Management
3:30-5:00
Presider: John Van Stone, MD
3:30
Iron Administration in HD Patients: Basic Concepts
and Newer Advances - Daniel Coyne, MD
4:10
ESA Use in HD Patients: Where Are We in 2019?
Jay Wish, MD
4:40
Discussion
5:00
Adjourn

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DIALYSIS
IN CHILDREN
Room: Lone Star A3 • M=8.08; N=8.08
7:55 am Welcome - Steven Alexander, MD
Session 1
8:00-10:05
Presiders: Helen Currier, MA, BSN, RN, CENP, CNN;
Bradley Warady, MD
8:00
Peritoneal & Vascular Access - Mary Brandt, MD
8:40
Physiology of Blood Purification (Dialysis and Pheresis)
Jordan Symons, MD
9:20
PD Prescription and Adequacy Monitoring
Raymond Quigley, MD
Break • 10:05-10:20
Session II
10:20-12:20 • Room: Lone Star A3
Presiders: Franz Schaefer, MD; Nonnie Polderman, RD
10:20 HD Prescription and Adequacy Monitoring
Cherry Mammen, MD
11:00 Pediatric Dialysis Nutrition Guidelines
Rosanne Woloschuk, RD
11:40 Growth and Recombinant Growth Hormone Therapy
John Mahan, MD
Breakout Sesisons • 10:20-12:20
• Nursing Breakout • Room: Lone Star A2
Presider: Amy Nau, MSN, MBA, BS, RN, CNN
10:20 Inventory Management for Value-added:
Home and In-center - Sophie Fuller-Lafreniere,
MPH
11:00 Interpreting the PET - Jennifer Spies, BSN, RN,
CPN
11:40 Non-infectious Complications of PD
Mouin Seikaly, MD
• Pediatric Advanced Practice Provider
Room: Lone Star A4
Presider: Jessica Geer, MSN, C-PNP, CNN-NP
Facilitated Discussion on Practice Issues for the Pediatric
Dialysis Advanced Practice Provider

12:20 • Lunch (Provided)
Session III – Luncheon Sessions
12:30-1:45
• Fellows Case Conference – Stump the Consultants
Room: Lone Star A3
Presider: John Mahan, MD
Consultants: Raymond Quigley, MD; Jordan Symons, MD;
Meredith Atkinson, MD; Cherry Mammen, MD;
Raj Munshi, MD
Presenters: Meredith Harris, MD, Cincinnati Children’s
Hospital; Sudha Mannemuddhu, MD, University of Florida,
Shands Children’s Hospital; Douglas Stewart, MD, The
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
• Pediatric Dialysis Nurses and Advanced Practice Providers
Luncheon • Room: Lone Star A2
Presider: Theresa Mottes, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CDN
- Atypical HUS - Eileen Brewer, MD
• Pediatric Renal Dietitian Luncheon
Room: Lone Star A4
Presider: Kirsten Thompson, MPH, RDCD
- Pediatric Renal Nutrition Case Study
Amanda Stavinoha, MS, RD, CSR, LD
- Introduction to Resources - Nonnie Polderman, RD
Break • 1:45-2:00
Session IV
2:00- 3:30
Presiding: Amy Nau, MSN, MBA, BS, RN, CNN;
Steven Alexander, MD
2:00
Renal Bone Disease - Michelle Denburg, MD
2:45
Renal Anemia: The Basics - Meredith Atkinson, MD
Break • 3:30-3:45
Session V
3:45 - 5:00
Presiding: Jordan Symons, MD; Jessica Geer, MSN, C-PNP,
CNN-NP
3:45
Major Infectious Complications - Raj Munshi, MD
4:20
Cardiovascular Complications - Franz Schaefer, MD
5:00
Adjourn

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SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019
ADC TECHNICIAN PROGRAM
Room: Pearl 5 • M=8.83; N=8.83

D

ialysis Technicians are essential members of the
interdisciplinary team who interact closely with patients and
other healthcare providers. This program is designed specifically
for this group of dialysis caregivers and other healthcare providers
who participate in providing care for patients on dialysis.
8:00 am Welcome - Leonor Ponferrada, BSN, BSHM, RN,
CNN; Charles Johnson, CHT
Session 1
Presider: Danilo Concepcion, CBNT, CCHT-A, FNKF
8:10
Group Learning Activity: Test Your Knowledge
of Dialysis
Facilitators: Danilo Concepcion, CBNT, CCHT-A,
FNKF; Glenda Payne, MS, RN, CNN;
LaVonne Burrows, APRN-BC, CNN
Start your day with this group activity that promises to be
informative and fun. Bring out your competitive spirit and
win exciting prizes.
Challenging Work and Life Situations: Coping Strategies
9:10
Overview - Kathryn Aebel-Groesch, MSW, LCSW
9:20
Help!!!! I Love My Job but I am Exhausted!
Kathryn Aebel-Groesch, MSW, LCSW
9:40
Dealing with Difficult Patient-Staff Interactions
Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
10:00 Maintaining Professional Boundaries in Patient-centered
Care - Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC
10:20 Discussion
10:30 Break
Session 2
10:45 Barbara Prowant Lectureship: Nursing Keynote
Presiders: Leonor Ponferrada, BSN, BSHM, RN,
CNN; Shirley Farrah, PhD, RN-BC
Patient Safety and Patient Safety Culture: Foundations
of Excellent Healthcare - Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN,
FACHE, FAAN
Session 3
12:15-1:00
Lunch with the Experts (Please pick up your lunch and return to
the meeting room).
Moderator: LaVonne Burrows, APRN-BC, CNN
Panelists: Danilo Concepcion, CBNT, CCHT-A, FNKF;
Karen Wiesen, MS, RDN, LDN, FNKF; Ronald Johnstone, RN
Session 3 will provide you an opportunity for an interactive discussion
and ask questions from a panel of experienced practitioners about
your workplace and your role in the dialysis interdisciplinary team.
You will also have an opportunity to share your own experiences and
join the exchange of ideas so we all can learn from each other.

Exhibits and Posters • 1:00-2:00
Session 4
Presider: Camille May, RN, CNN
2:00
Vascular Access (VA): What Dialysis Caregivers Need
to Know and Do to Prolong the Life of the VA
Christie Gooden, MD; Diane Anderson, BSN, RN
3:00
Volume Management: Reviewing the Evidence behind
the Ultrafiltration Recommendations - LaVonne Burrows,
APRN-BC, CNN
3:40
Is This Okay for Me to Eat? Be Knowledgeable When
Interacting with Patients about Their Nutritional Needs
Karen Wiesen, MS, RDN, LDN, FNKF
4:00
Break
Session 5
4:15
Panel Discussion: What Can We Learn from Our Patients?
Moderator: Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Panelist: Tracy Johnston, CCHT; Camille May, RN, CNN;
Otis J. Harris; Alrick Warner; Lavern Morgan
Issues to be discussed will include:
• Making me feel safe during dialysis treatments.
• Offering information and continuing education.
• Referral to the right team member.
• Promoting participation in care and care planning
• Reducing boredom and discomfort during dialysis
treatments.
• Identifying and reaching rehabilitation and quality of
life goals.
• My best and/or worst staff interaction. How did it
make me feel?
5:15
Discussion and Summary
5:30
Adjourn
Exhibits and Posters • 5:30-7:00

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ADC PROGRAM • SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019

PROGRAM KEY
[###] denotes session number
Room: Session Location
M=Physician credit; N=Nursing Credit
EARLY MORNING SESSIONS
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:00-9:00
[09A] Welcome and Keynote Presentations
9:00-10:30 • Room: Lone Star B • M=1.33, N=1.33
9:00
Welcome - Ramesh Khanna, MD; Madhukar Misra, MD;
Leonor Ponferrada, BSN, BSHM, RN, CNN
9:10
Big Data! Past Limitations and the Future
Kevin Erickson, MD
9:50
Practice of Modern Medicine: Population Based or
Personalized? - Bernard Canaud, MD, PhD
Break • 10:30-10:45
LATE MORNING SESSIONS
[10A] Barbara Prowant Lectureship: Nursing Keynote
10:45-12:00 • Room: Lone Star B • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presiders: Leonor Ponferrada, BSN, BSHM, RN, CNN;
Shirley Farrah, PhD, RN-BC
Patient Safety and Patient Safety Culture: Foundations of
Excellent Healthcare - Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN
Patient safety, nurse safety, and a safety culture are major foundations
of excellent health care. This presentation will discuss the components
of these interrelated foundations and offer strategies for creating and
maintaining a culture of safety in nephrology settings.
[10N] Policy Issues
10:45-12:00 • Room: Lone Star C4 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Ramesh Khanna, MD
10:45 Evaluating the Evidence Behind Policy Mandates in US
Dialysis Care - Kevin Erickson, MD
11:15 Patient Power - Mark E. Neumann, MA
11:45 Discussion
12:00 Lunch

[10B] QOL in PD Patients
10:45-12:00 • Room: Lone Star C1 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Frederic Finkelstein, MD
10:45 Preventing Physician/Provider Burnout - Usha Peri, MD
11:05 Preventing PD Patient Burnout - Anupkumar Shetty,
MD, FASN
11:25 “YES” Culture – Preserving an Unusual Hobby in a PD
Patient - Kunal Malhotra, MD
11:45 Discussion
12:00 Lunch
[10C] PD Access I – Workshop: Catheter Placement Techniques
10:45-12:00 • Room: Lone Star C2 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Michelle Hofmann, RN, BSN, CNN
10:45 Advanced Catheter Placement Techniques
John Crabtree, MD
11:15 IR Catheter Placement for Acute and Urgent PD
Rajeev Narayan, MD
11:45 Discussion
12:00 Lunch
[10D] The Dark Side of Hemodialysis
10:45-12:00 • Room: Lone Star C3 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Barnard Canaud, MD, PhD
10:45 Insights into Tissue Hypoxia during HD
Peter Kotanko, MD
11:15 Three Central Challenges in HD and What Do We
Know About Them? - Christopher McIntyre, MBBS, DM
11:45 Discussion
12:00 Lunch
[12A] Lunch Session: Advancing Your Role as a Nephrology Nurse
12:15-1:15 • Room: Dallas D • M=1, N=1
(This program is presented as part of the Barbara Prowant Lecture Series).
Topics will include developing and submitting a conference abstract,
implementing evidence-based practice and submitting a research
proposal.
Moderator: Cynthia Russell, PhD, RN
- Developing a Career Plan - Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC
- Pathways to Improving Patient Outcomes
Cynthia Russell, PhD, RN
- Sharing and Communicating your Results - Jeannine Farina,
MSN, RN, CNN

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ADC PROGRAM • SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
[01A] Poster sessions • 1:00-2:00
Room: Lone Star Preconvene • M=1, N=1
[02A] PD Nursing Fundamentals
2:00-4:00 • Room: Austin 1 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Maria Luongo, MSN, BA, RN
2:00
Peritoneal Membrane Physiology: Implications for Long
Term PD - Steven Guest, MD
2:45
The Role of Aquaporins in Peritoneal Transport and
Ultrafiltration - Steven Guest, MD
3:10
Peritoneal Dialysis Prescription: Case Management and
Interactive Discussion - Maria Luongo, MSN, BA, RN;
Steven Guest, MD
4:00
Break
[02B] PD Access II
2:00-4:00 • Room: Lone Star C1 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Preethi Yerram, MD, MS, FASN
2:00
Does Catheter Type, Pelvic Position, and Exit Site
Location Matter? - John Crabtree, MD
2:20
Exit Site Assessment and Catheter Care
Joanna Neumann, BSN, RN
2:50
Exit Site/Tunnel Infections: Prevention and
Management - Isaac Teitelbaum, MD
3:15
When to Remove/Replace the PD Catheter
Fredric Finkelstein, MD
3:40
Salvage Procedures for Non-functioning PD Catheters
John Crabtree, MD
4:00
Break
[02C] Clinical Topics
2:00-4:00 • Room: Seminar • M=2, N=2
Presider: Lisa Koester, MSN, RN, CS, ANP
2:00
Understanding Bone Mineral Disease in CKD
Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC
2:40
New and Old Medications: What are the Indications?
Lisa Koester, MSN, RN, CS, ANP
3:20
Update on Anemia Management - Debra Hain, PhD,
ARNP-BC, FAANP
3:50
Discussion
4:00
Break
[02D] Renal Replacement Therapy: Can We Do Better in
Presenting Patient Modality Choices?
2:00-4:00 • Room: Lone Star C2 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Jeffrey Perl, MD SM, FRCP (C)
2:00
Health Care Providers are Objective
Thomas Golper, MD
2:20
Health Care Providers are Biased - Joanne Bargman,
MD, FRCPC
2:40
Discussion

My Renal Replacement Choice: Patient Panel
3:00
In-Center HD - Lavern Morgan
3:10
Home HD - Otis J. Harris
3:20
PD - Alrick Warner
3:30
Kidney Transplant - Trey Jordan
3:40
Discussion
4:00
Break
[02E] Home Hemodialysis
2:00-4:00 • Room: Lone Star C3 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Michelle Carver, BSN, RN, CNN
2:00
Solo Dialysis: Pros and Cons - Melissa Herman, BSN, RN, MBA
2:25
Buttonhole Practices: Should We Abandon this for Home
HD Patients? - Diane Ramsey, BSN, RN, MBA, CNN
2:50
Teaching Patients How to Cannulate: Practical Strategies
Sylvia Donato-Moore, BSN, RN, CNN
3:15
Unsafe Practices: What to Do with Patients When They
Don’t Do What is Prescribed - Debbie Allen, RN
3:50
Discussion
4:00
Break
[02F] Management of Clinical Problems on CRRT
2:00-4:00 • Room: Austin 2 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Michael Shoemaker-Moyle, MD
2:00
CRRT in Sepsis Induced AKI - Charuhas Thakar, MD
2:30
Anticoagulation in CRRT- Clinical Pearls
Andrew Davenport, MD
3:00
Managing Hyponatremia on CRRT - Mitchell Rosner, MD
3:30
Discussion
4:00
Break
[02G] An Update on Vascular Access
2:00-4:00 • Room: Pearl 4 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Prabir Roy-Chowdhary, MD
2:00
Vessel Preservation for Access Planning - Tushar Vachharajani,
MD, FASN
2:25
Strategies to Avoid Catheters - Anil Agarwal, MD
2:50
Urgent Vascular Access for HD- ec AVGs or Tunneled
CVCs? - Tushar Vachharajani, MD, FASN
3:15
An Update on the Management of Central Venous
Stenosis - Anil Agarwal, MD
3:40
Discussion
4:00
Break
[02I] PD in Challenging Clinical Situations
2:00-4:00 • Room: Austin 3 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Kunal Chaudhary, MD
2:00
Does PD belong in the ICU? - Lauren McDonald, MD
2:30
PD in Patients with Stomas, Feeding Tubes - Shani Shastri,
MD, MPH
3:00
PD in Post-abdominal Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Richard Dickerman, MD
3:30
Interactive Discussion on Challenging PD Clinical Situations
Panelist: Lauren McDonald, MD; Shani Shastri, MD, MPH;
Richard Dickerman, MD
4:00
Break

11

ADC PROGRAM • SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019
[02K] An Update on Volume Assessment in HD
2:00-4:00 • Room: Lone Star C4 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Madhukar Misra, MD
2:00
Bio-impedance - Mitchell Rosner, MD
2:30
Relative Blood Volume - Peter Kotanko, MD
3:00
Cardiac/endothelial Biomarkers - Bernard Canaud, MD,
PhD
3:30
Discussion
4:00
Break
Break • 4:00-4:15
LATE AFTERNOON SESSIONS
[04A] PD Access III - Optimizing Access Outcomes
4:15-5:30 • Room: Lone Star C1 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Preethi Yerram, MD, MS, FASN
4:15
Strategies to Optimize PD Access Outcomes
Sharon Nessim, MD, MSc
4:45
Role of Telehealth to Manage PD Catheter Problems
Susie Lew, MD
5:15
Discussion
5:30
Adjourn
[04B] Dealing with Complex and Puzzling Nursing
Challenges in the Workplace
4:15-5:30 • Room: Lone Star C2 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Donna Painter, MSN, RN
4:15
Overview: Evidence-based Framework to Optimize
Interdisciplinary Team Performance - Maria Luongo,
MSN, BA, RN
4:30
Clinical Scenario: Solutions to Prescription Conflicts
Maria Luongo, MSN, BA, RN
5:00
Clinical Scenario: Working Through Complicated
Infection Treatment Regimens - Donna Painter, MSN, RN
5:30
Adjourn
[04C] HD Session
4:15-5:30 • Room: Lone Star C4 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Jay Wish, MD
4:15
Twice Weekly HD: Observations from China DOPPS
Shuchi Anand, MD
4:45
RRF in Twice Weekly HD- Role in Controlling
Secreted Solute Levels - John Daugirdas, MD
5:15
Discussion
5:30
Adjourn

[04D] Vascular Access ll
4:15-5:30 • Room: Austin 3 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Karen Wiesen, MS, RDN, LDN, FNKF
4:15
Selecting or Identifying the Right Access for the Right
Patient: Beyond the Guidelines
Lesley Dinwiddie - MSN, RN, FNP, CNNe
4:45
Catheter Care: Best Practices? - Rosa Marticorena, RN,
BScN, CNeph
5:15
Discussion
5:30
Adjourn
[04E] Assisted Home Therapy: What Is the Future
for this Therapy?
4:15-5:30 • Room: Lone Star C3 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Debbie Allen, RN
4:15
Home Assisted Therapy for Home Hemodialysis
Page Salenger, MD
4:45
Home Assisted Therapy for PD - Matthew Oliver, MD,
MHS
5:15
Discussion
5:30
Adjourn

ADC PROGRAM • SUNDAY, MARCH 17,
2019

12

ADC PROGRAM • MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019
EARLY MORNING SESSIONS
Breakfast Spotlight • 6:45-8:45 • Room: Dallas D
Sponsored by Amgen
Limited to first 100 participants
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall • 7:00-9:00
[09B] Free Communications (Abstract presentations)
9:00-12:15 • Room: Austin 2 • M=3, N=3
Presider: Peter Van Buren, MD, MSCS
9:00
Potassium Removal With a 1 Meq/L Potassium Bath In Low
Dialysate Volume Home Hemodialysis - Brent Miller, MD
9:15
Artificial Intelligence Derived Imminent Hospitalization
Risk in Hemodialysis Patients - Hao Han, MS
9:30
Dialysate Induced Mesothelial Senescence - Protective
Effect of Glutathione - Andrzej Breborowicz, MD, PhD
9:45
Effects of Interferon-λ3 Gene Polymorphic Variants in
Response to HBV Vaccination and Outcome of HBV and
HCV Infections in Hemodialysis Patients
Alicja E. Grzegorzewska, MD, PhD
10:00 Different Effect of Uremia and Hemodialysis on Venous and
Arterial Endothelial Cells - Andrzej Breborowicz, MD, PhD
10:15 “A Model to Estimate Glucose Absorption in Peritoneal
Dialysis: A Pilot Study” - Suman Krishna Kotla, MD
10:30 Break
10:45-12:15
Presider: TBD
10:45 Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis of the Frequent
Hemodialysis Network Trials: Comparing Diurnal and
Nocturnal Hemodialysis - Kristine Kubisiak, MS
11:00 Colitis Induces Intraperitoneal Inflammation and Loss
of Ultrafiltration During Peritoneal Dialysis - Protective
Effect of Hyaluronan - Andrzej Breborowicz, MD, PhD
11:15 The CKD Express© Program: The Value Contribution to
Chronic Kidney Disease Care of an Innovative Remote
EMR-based Monitoring System - A Vermont Population
Health Initiative - Nneoma Agbasi
11:30 Effect of Hemodiafiltration on Sclerostin Level and Bone
Specific Alkaline Phosphatase in Comparison with High
Flux Dialysis - Magdy El Sharkawy, MD, PhD
11:45 Single Ascending Dose Study of Intraperitoneal Triferic® in
Patients on Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis - Raymond Pratt, MD
12:00 Ferric Pyrophosphate Citrate Administered via Dialysate
Provides 6.5 Mg of Iron at Each Treatment
Raymond Pratt, MD

[09C] Are You Creating a Culture of Safety for Your Home Patients?
9:00-10:30 • Room: Lone Star C4 • M=1.5, N=1.5
Presider: Marijo Johnson, BSN, RN, CNN
9:00
Establishing and Maintaining a Safe Home Environment:
Technical Considerations - Danilo Concepcion, CBNT,
CNNT-A, FNKF
9:25
Clinical and Training Considerations - Michelle Cassin, RN
9:50
When Enough Becomes Enough in Home Dialysis
Robert Pauly, MD, MSc
10:15 Discussion
10:30 Break
[09D] Patient Education
9:00-10:30 • Room: Lone Star C3 • M=1.5, N=1.5
Presider: Lesley Dinwiddie, MSN, RN, CNNe
9:00
What Patients Need to Know about Their Dialysis Access
Dori Schatel, MS
9:20
Fluid Balance - LaVonne Burrows, APRN-BC, CNN
9:40
Preparing for Emergencies and Disasters - Glenda Payne,
MS, RN, CNN
10:00 Vaccination: What Are the Recommendations?
Harold Manley, Pharm D
10:20 Discussion
10:30 Break
[09E] Telehealth in Nephrology
9:00-10:30 • Room: Lone Star C2 • M=1.5, N=1.5
Presider: Michael Kraus, MD
9:00
Telehealth in Nephrology: Overview
Michael Kraus, MD
9:10
Providing a Continuum of Care in CKD Through
Telehealth - Emaad Abdel-Rahman, MD, PhD
9:45
Measuring Quality and Impact of Telehealth Services
Susie Lew, MD
10:20 Panel Discussion: Future Directions of Telehealth in
Nephrology - Susie Lew, MD; Emaad Abdel-Rahman,
MD, PhD; Linda Upchurch, MBA, MHA
10:30 Break
[09F] Patient-Centered Start to PD
9:20-10:30 • Room: Lone Star C1 • M=1.16, N=1.16
Presider: Jenny Shen, MD
9:20
Assisted PD - Matthew Oliver, MD, MHS
9:45
Urgent Start - Arsh Jain, MD
10:10 Incremental PD - Joanne Bargman, MD, FRCPC
10:30 Break
Break • 10:30-10:45

13

ADC PROGRAM • MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019
LATE MORNING SESSIONS
[10E] Workshop: Non-infectious PD Complications
10:45-12:00 • Room: Lone Star C2 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Sharon Chinnock, BSN, RN
Joanna Neumann, BSN, RN
This is a fun and interactive session that will focus on the diagnosis
and management of non-infectious complications in peritoneal
dialysis including inflow and outflow problems, pneumoperitoneum,
abdominal leaks, hernias, etc. The discussion will center on the
etiologies, management and outcomes. Be prepared to participate!!
[10F] Update on Renal Transplantation
10:45-12:00 • Room: Lone Star C3 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Cynthia Russell, PhD, RN
10:45 Bariatric Surgery: Is It Appropriate as Prep for Renal
Transplant? - Christie Gooden, MD
11:15 Are Your Patients Well Prepared for Kidney Transplant?
Venkatesh Kumar Ariyamuthu, MD, FASN
11:45 Discussion
12:00 Lunch
[10G] An Update on Phosphorous Management
10:45-12:00 • Room: Lone Star C4 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Robert Lockridge, MD
10:45 Modeled Daily Absorbable Phosphorus and Protein
Catabolic Rate, Relationship to Patient Dietary
Questionnaires - John Daugirdas, MD
11:15 Hyperphosphatemia: ‘Why It’s Often Not the Patient’s
Fault’ - Richard Sherman, MD
12:00 Lunch
[10H] Patient-Centered Outcomes in PD
10:45-12:15 • Room: Lone Star C1 • M=1.5, N=1.5
Presider: Sharon Nessim, MD, MSc
10:45 SONG PD - Jenny Shen, MD
11:10 Depression, Anxiety and Burnout in PD
Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, MS
11:35 Symptom Management in PD - Eric Wallace, MD
12:00 Discussion
12:15 Lunch
12:00-1:00 • Lunch • Room: Dallas C
[12B] Luncheon Session: Learn From Your Colleagues Panel
Discussion: Practical Solutions to Practical Problems in Dialysis
12:00-1:00 • Room: Dallas D • M=1, N=1
Moderator: Debra Hain, PhD, ARNP-BC, FAANP
Panelists: Maria Luongo, MSN, BA, RN; Karen Wiesen, MS, RDN,
LDN, FNKF; Tushar Vachharajani, MD, FASN; Brent Miller, MD;
LaVonne Burrows, APRN-BC, CNN, John Crabtree, MD
Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to network with
experienced Dialysis practitioners, hear case presentations and ask
questions about dialysis issues including: Patient Care Management,
Ultrafiltration, Infections, Technical Issues, Home Therapies, PD and
Vascular Access, Nutrition, etc.

AFTERNOON SESSIONS
[01B] Poster sessions • 1:00-2:00
Room: Lone Star Preconvene • M=1, N=1
[02J] Fellows Forum
2:00-5:15 • Austin 1 • M=3, N=3
Special Lecture
2:00
Motivating and Sustaining Scientific Interest Among
Nephrology Fellows - Christopher McIntyre, MBBS, DM
Fellows Presentations
Judges: Suhail Ahmad, MD; Christopher McIntyre, MBBS, DM;
Robert Taylor, MD
2:30
Gastric Mucosal Calcinosis - Sri Lekha Tummalapalli, MD
2:45
A Case of Calciphylaxis in a Patient on PD Involving the
PD Catheter Site - Vineet Veitla, MD
3:00
An Uncommon Cause of Unilateral Pleural Effusion and
Upper Extremity Edema in a Dialysis Patient
Ahmad Ziadeh, MD
3:15
An Unusual Case of Hepatomegaly in a Patient on PD
Sarah McCloskey, MD
3:30
AV Fistula, Even a Rose has Thorns, Severe Orthostasis
after AV Fistula Creation - Mohammad Abuzeineh, MD
3:45
Becoming a Centenarian after a Decade of Dialysis
Initiation: What Are the Odds? - Nattawat Klomjit, MD
4:00
Break
4:15
Can Hypertonic CRRT Protocols Affect Development
of Cerebral Edema after Prolonged Cardiac Arrest? A
Treatment Paradigm - Jorge O.Chabrier-Rosello, MD
4:30
Treatment of Severe Hypercalcemia Using Calcium-free
Fluid in CRRT - Prerna Kumar, MD
4:45
Stage 4 CKD Secondary to Bladder-Ureter Reflux
Sergio Vazquez Olvera, MD
5:00
Judges Discussion, Winner Announced
5:15
Adjourn
[02L] PD Session
2:00-4:00 • Room: Lone Star C2 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Kunal Chaudhary, MD
200
Hypertension in PD Patient - Ramesh Saxena, MD, PhD,
FASN
2:20
Hypotension in PD Patient - Laura Hesemann, MD,
MSCI, FASN
2:40
Management of Coronary Artery Disease in PD Patients,
Including CABG - Kul Aggarwal, MD
3:00
24-hour Ambulatory BP Monitoring – Is It Underutilized
in Dialysis Patients? - Ramesh Saxena, MD, PhD, FASN
3:20
NOACs (Newer oral anticoagulation) in Dialysis Patients,
Benefits and Risks - Kul Aggarwal, MD
3:40
Sudden Cardiac Deaths in PD/HD Patients
Peter Van Buren, MD, MSCS
4:00
Break

14

ADC PROGRAM • MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019
[02M] Clinical Nutrition in CKD
2:00-4:00 • Room: Austin 1 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Lisa Gutekunst, MSEd, RD, CSR, CDN
2:00
UPDATE: 2018 KDOQI Nutrition Guidelines
Laura Byham-Gray, PhD, RDN
2:45
Eating on Dialysis: Myths and Facts - David St Jules,
RD, PhD
3:30
Summary and Clinical Application
Lisa Gutekunst, MSEd, RD, CSR, CDN
3:45
Discussion
4:00
Break
[02N] Panel Discussion: Dilemmas when Clinical Practice
Guidelines Do Not Support Patient-Centered Care
2:00-4:00 • Room: Lone Star C3 • M=2, N=2
Moderator: Jo Ann A. Otts, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
2:00
Overview - Jo Ann A. Otts, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
2:20
My Patient Refuses to have AVF/AVG: What Should
I Do? - Jo Ann A. Otts, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
2:50
My Patient Wants to Continue Home Dialysis, but the
Interdisciplinary Team Does Not Feel It Is Safe
Glenda Harbert, ADN, RN, CNN, CPHQ
3:20
My Patient is Always Fluid Overloaded and Misses
Dialysis Treatments on a Regular Basis
Debra Hain, PhD, ARNP-BC, FAANP
4:00
Break
[02O] Patient Based Applied Physiology Workshop I
2:00-4:00 • Room: Austin 3 • M=2, N=2
PD Prescription Writing, Adjusting for Electrolytes, Including
Sodium, Calcium and Phosphorus Control, Solute Clearance and
Ultrafiltration - Ramesh Khanna, MD; Raymond T. Krediet, MD
[02P] Peritonitis Challenges
2:00-4:00 • Room: Lone Star C4 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Kurt Tarwater, MD
2:00
Top 10 Mistakes in Treating PD Peritonitis
Jeffrey Perl, MD, SM, FRCP (C)
2:20
PD Peritonitis Four Decades Later – What Has
Changed? - Thomas Golper, MD
2:40
Peritonitis Prevention Strategies – What are the Benefits
and Tradeoffs? - Gautam Phadke, MD
3:00
Peritonitis with Atypical Organisms - Gurwant Kaur, MD
3:20
Discussion
4:00
Break

[02Q] Patient-Centered Choices/Transitions in Therapy
2:00-4:00 • Room: Lone Star C1 • M=2, N=2
2:00
Debate: PD vs Home HD
Moderator: Sharon Nessim, MD, MSc
• Pro Home HD - Joel Glickman, MD
• Pro PD - Annie-Claire Nadeau-Fredette, MD, MSc
2:30
Discussion
2:40
Round Table 1- How to Integrate Home HD with PD
Moderator: Peter Blake, MB, FRCPC
Panelists: Jeffrey Perl, MD, SM, FRCP (C);
Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, MS; Anjali Saxena, MD;
Joanne Bargman, MD, FRCPC; Martin Schreiber, MD
3:10
Transitional Units: The Next Frontier - Martin Schreiber, MD
3:30
Round Table 2 - How to Build Your PD Program
with Transitional Units
Moderator: Peter Blake, MB, FRCPC
Panelists: Jeffrey Perl, MD, SM, FRCP (C);
Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, MS; Anjali Saxena, MD;
Joanne Bargman, MD, FRCPC; Martin Schreiber, MD
4:00
Break
[04H] Home Dialysis Machines
2:00-5:30 • Room: Dallas A3 • M=3.25, N=3.25
Presider: Robert Lockridge, MD
2:00
Fresenius 2008K@Home - Robert Kossmann, MD
2:15
NxStage System One - Jose Molina, MBA
2:30
Outset - Tablo - Luis Alvarez, MD, PhD; Michael Aragon
NAC Sessions
2:45
Physidia S3 - Steve Haupt, MBA
Peritoneal
Dialysis
in North
America
3:00
Quanta
SC+ - Paul
Komenda,
MD, MHA
9:00 am-5:30
3:15
Wearablepm
Artificial Kidney (WAK) - Victor Gura, MD
3:30
Summary and Discussion - Robert S. Lockridge, MD
3:45
Demonstration of the devices
5:30
Adjourn
4:00-4:15 Break
LATE AFTERNOON SESSIONS
[04F] Peritonitis II
4:15-5:30 • Room: Lone Star C2 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Kathryn Renee Williams, BSN, RN, CNN
4:15
Peritoneal Fluid Analysis and Result Interpretation:
Implications for Care - Isaac Teitelbaum, MD
4:45
Repeat, Recurrent, Relapse: Differences and Treatment
Recommendations - Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD
5:15
Discussion
5:30
Adjourn
[04G] Dialysis in Low-Resource Countries
4:15-5:30 • Room: Pearl 4 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Debra Hain, PhD, ARNP-BC, FAANP
4:15
Hemodialysis: Dialysis Access and Sustainability
John Ball, MD
4:50
Saving Young Lives – PD for AKI - Fredric Finkelstein, MD
5:20
Discussion
5:30
Adjourn

15

ADC PROGRAM • MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019
[04I] Patient-Based Applied Physiology Workshop II
4:15-5:30 • Room: Austin 3 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Icodextrin Physiology Explained - Ramesh Khanna, MD;
Raymond T. Krediet, MD
[04J] Accreditation for Dialysis Facilities: What, Why and How?
4:15-5:30 • Room: Lone Star C3 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Camille May, RN, CNN
Glenda Payne, MSN, RN, CNN; Jennifer Vavrinchik, MSN, RN,
CNN
The recently passed Dialysis Access Improvement Act would
give dialysis clinics the option to seek certification from an
ACCREDITATION ORGANIZATION and will allow dialysis care
facilities to utilize similar accreditation processes available to other
Medicare providers.
What is “DEEMED STATUS?” What are the benefits of choosing
accreditation, what is the impact on dialysis facilities, how is an
accreditation survey different from a state survey? What is the cost?
Join this session to get answers to these questions and more!
[04K] Roundtable Discussion: Dialysis in the Era of Digital
Medicine: Are We Ready?
4:15-5:30 • Room: Austin 2 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Panelist: Hanjie Zhang, PhD; Len Usvyat, MD, PhD;
Bernard Canaud, MD, PhD
This novel session will address topics like, artificial intelligence and
support decision tools for nephrologist and/or caregiver, learning and
improving care from big data etc. in a round table format
[04L] Compare and Contrast Various Home Dialysis Therapies
4:15-5:30 • Room: Lone Star C4 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: John Van Stone, MD
4:15
Small and Middle Molecule Clearances in PD vs HHD
Andrew Davenport, MD
4:35
Peak Concentration Hypothesis Explained
John Daugirdas, MD
4:55
APD vs CAPD - Electrolytes Removal
Kurtis Tarwater, MD
5:15
Do Home Therapy Patients Require Less ESA, Phosphate
Binders and BP Medications? - Brent Miller, MD
5:30
Adjourn
[04M] Common Myths in PD Practice
4:15-5:30 • Room: Lone Star C1 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Jenny Shen, MD
4:15
Myths Related to PD Patient Selection - Peter Blake,
MB, FRCPC
4:35
Myths Related to PD Infection - Sharon Nessim, MD,
MSc
4:55
Myths Related to Surgical Procedures in PD Patients
Jeffrey Perl, MD, SM, FRCP (C)
5:15
Discussion/Conclusion
5:30
Adjourn

NAC Sessions: Peritoneal Dialysis in North America
9:00 am-5:30 pm • Room: Lone Star C1
9:00
9:05

Welcome - Sharon Nessim, MD, MSc; Jenny Shen, MD
NAC-ISPD Presidential Address: What Does Patient-centered
Care Mean for PD - Anjali Saxena, MD (M=.25, N=.25)

[09F] Patient-Centered Start to PD
9:20-10:30 • M=1.16, N=1.16
Presider: Jenny Shen, MD
9:20
Assisted PD - Matthew Oliver, MD, MHS
9:45
Urgent Start - Arsh Jain, MD
10:10 Incremental PD - Joanne Bargman, MD, FRCPC
10:30 Break
[10H] Patient-Centered Outcomes in PD
10:45-12:15 • M=1.5, N=1.5
Presider: Sharon Nessim, MD, MSc
10:45 SONG PD - Jenny Shen, MD
11:10 Depression, Anxiety and Burnout in PD
Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, MS
11:35 Symptom Management in PD - Eric Wallace, MD
12:00 Discussion
12:15 Lunch
[02Q] Patient-Centered Choices/Transitions in Therapy
2:00-4:00 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Sharon Nessim, MD, MSc
2:00
PD vs HHD: Are Hard Outcomes and Quality of Life
More Favorable on HHD, or Is It All Just Patient Selection?
• Pro Home HD - Joel Glickman, MD
• Pro PD - Annie-Claire Nadeau-Fredette, MD, MSc
2:30
Discussion
2:40
Round Table 1- How to Integrate Home HD with PD
Moderator: Peter Blake, MB, FRCPC
Panelists: Jeffrey Perl, MD, SM, FRCP (C); Rajnish Mehrotra,
MD, MS; Anjali Saxena, MD; Joanne Bargman, MD, FRCPC;
Martin Schreiber, MD
3:10
Transitional Units: The Next Frontier - Martin Schreiber, MD
3:30
Round Table 2 - How to Build Your PD Program with
Transitional Units
Moderator: Peter Blake, MB, FRCPC
Panelists: Jeffrey Perl, MD, SM, FRCP (C); Rajnish Mehrotra,
MD, MS; Anjali Saxena, MD; Joanne Bargman, MD, FRCPC;
Martin Schreiber, MD
4:00
Break
[04M] Common Myths in PD Practice
4:15-5:30 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presider: Jenny Shen, MD
4:15
Myths Related to PD Patient Selection - Peter Blake, MB,
FRCPC
4:35
Myths Related to PD Infection - Sharon Nessim, MD, MSc
4:55
Myths Related to Surgical Procedures in PD Patients
Jeffrey Perl, MD, SM, FRCP (C)
5:15
Discussion/Conclusion
5:30
Adjourn

16

ADC PROGRAM • TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019
EARLY MORNING SESSIONS
[08A] Cardiac Arrhythmias in HD Patients
8:00-10:00 • Room: Lone Star C1 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Richard Sherman, MD
8:00
Key Messages from the MiD Study
Prabir Roy-Chowdhary, MD
8:30
The Role of Implantable Defibrillators - Greg Flaker, MD
9:00
Reducing the Risk of Arrhythmias during Dialysis by
Adjusting Dialysate Composition - Suhail Ahmad, MD
9:30
Discussion
10:00 Break
[08B] Peritonitis III
8:00-10:00 • Room: Lone Star C2 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Jeannine Farina, MSN, RN, CNN
8:00
Creating a Culture of Infection Prevention in PD
Alicia Neu, MD
8:35
A Review of the ISPD Guidelines: A Closer Look
Ann Mancini, RN, MSN, FNP
9:50
Discussion
10:00 Break
[08C] Clinical Topics
8:00-10:00 • Room: Lone Star C3 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Donna Painter, MSN, RN
8:00
Incremental Dialysis: Can It Make a Difference for
Residual Renal Function? - Emaad Abdel-Rahman, MD,
PhD
8:45
Dialysis Recovery Time: Implications for Care
Wael Hussein, MBBS, MSc, MRCPI
9:15
Medicaid Expansion: The Affordable Care Act and
Kidney Care Outcomes - Yoshio Hall, MD, MS
9:45
Discussion
[08D] Survey Preparedness: Is Your Dialysis Facility in
Compliance with CMS Requirements?
Presented in Cooperation with the National Renal
Administration Association (NRAA)
8:00-10:00 • Room: Lone Star C4 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Deborah Cote, MSN, RN, CNN, NE-BC
8:00
Update: CMS Survey and Regulations Affecting Dialysis
Facilities - Deborah Cote, MSN, RN, CNN, NE-BC
8:25
Strategies to Reduce Anxiety Regarding Surveys: How to
Prepare the Interdisciplinary Team - Kim Deaver, MSN,
RN, CNN
8:50
Emergency Preparedness: Are you in Compliance with
CMS Regulations? - Bridget Pfaff, MS
9:15
Practical Tips in Developing POC to Correct
Deficiencies - Julie Williams, BSA
9:40
Discussion
10:00 Break
Break • 10:00-10:15

LATE MORNING SESSION
[10I] Plenary Session: Are We Doing Enough to Assist Vulnerable Patients with Broad Social Needs? Recommendations for
Integrating Social Determinants into Clinical Care and Delivery
Settings
10:15-12:00 • Room: Lone Star B • M=1.75, N=1.75
Moderator: Yoshio Hall, MD, MS
The American Bioethicist Edmund Pellegrino stated, “No matter what
happens in the social, political, or cultural milieu, a universal reality in
the predicament of illness imposes obligations on anyone who professes to
be a healer. Across history, culture, and nation, ill persons are vulnerable, dependent, nervous, fearful and exploitable.” How are we addressing these issues in nephrology?
10:15 Overview - Yoshio Hall, MD, MS
10:45 Panel Discussion to address selected social issues
including patients who are uninsured or underinsured,
undocumented patients, mentally ill and or those rejected
by most facilities and patients traveling who require care
while in transit.
Panelist: Henry Quinones, MD; Joseph Berger, MD;
Anupkumar Shetty, MD, FASN; Nubia Torres
12:00 Adjourn

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SYMPOSIUM ON PEDIATRIC DIALYSIS
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
LATE MORNING SESSION
[10J] Session I - Hot Topics I
10:45-12:15 • Room: Lone Star A3 • M=1.5, N=1.5
Presiding: Alicia Neu, MD; Nonnie Polderman, RD
10:45 Food Insecurity in Dialysis Patients - Michelle Starr,
MD, MPH
11:15 Dialysis in Special Conditions (e.g., ARPJD)
Franz Schaefer, MD
11:45 PD Adequacy Guidelines: What’s New
Bradley Warady, MD
[10A] Barbara Prowant Lectureship: Nursing Keynote
10:45-12:00 • Room: Lone Star B • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presiders: Leonor Ponferrada, BSN, BSHM, RN, CNN;
Shirley Farrah, PhD, RN-BC
Patient Safety and Patient Safety Culture: Foundations of
Excellent Healthcare - Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN
AFTERNOON SESSION
Session II - Pediatric Breakout Luncheons (Lunch Provided)
12:15-1:15 • Room: Lone Star C1 • M=1, N=1
Note: Pediatric MD’s who are not fellows will be invited to network
in the main luncheon hall. A separate area will be reserved for
Pediatricians.
• [12C] Fellows Luncheon and Dialysis Competency Exam
Room: Lone Star A1 • M=1, N=1
Presider: John Mahan, MD
• [12D] Pediatric Advanced Practice Providers Luncheon
Room: Lone Star A4 • M=1, N=1
Presider: Jessica Geer, MSN, C-PNP, CNN-NP
Using the Transformational Advanced Professional Practice
Model - Elizabeth Elliott, PhD
• [12E] Pediatric Nurses Luncheon
Room: Lone Star A3 • M=1, N=1
Presider: Helen Currier, MA, BSN, RN, CENP, CNN
Learn from Your Colleagues: Practical Solutions for Practical
Problems
- Emergency Preparedness - Pam Heise, MSN, RN, CNN
• [12F] Pediatric Renal Nutrition Luncheon
Room: Lone Star A2 • M=1, N=1
Presiding: Rosanne Woloschuk, RD
Nutrition Hot Topic #1 - Reflecting on Practice: Pediatric
Renal Nutrition Calculations - Kirsten McFadyen, RD;
Nonnie Polderman, RD
[01C] Faculty Guided Tours of the Pediatric Posters
1:15-2:00 • Room: Lone Star Preconvene • M=.75, N=.75

[02R] Session III - Pediatric Dialysis Keynote Addresses
2:00-4:00 • Room: Lone Star A3 • M=2, N=2
Presiders: Bradley Warady, MD; Helen Currier, MA, BSN, RN,
CENP, CNN
2:00
Update on Myocardial Stunning During Hemodialysis
Christopher McIntyre, MBBS, DM
2:45
The Social Media Revolution in Nephrology Education
Joel Topf, MD, FACP
3:30
Best Abstract #1: Continued Reduction in Peritonitis
Rates in US Pediatric Dialysis Units: Results of the
SCOPE Collaborative - Alicia Neu, MD
3:45
Best Abstract #2: Can Online Clearance Monitoring
(OCM Kt/V) Substitute for Monthly Laboratory Kt/V
Measurement in Pediatric Hemodialysis Patients?
Arulkumar Natarajan, BSc, PGDDT,
4:00
Break
[02S] Pediatric Nutrition Symposium I
2:00-4:00 • Room: Lone Star A2 • M=2, N=2
Presiders: Kirsten Thompson, MPH, RDCD
2:00
There’s an App for That - Molly Vega, MS, RDN, CSP,
CSSD, LD
3:00
Magic in the Measures: Tools, Types, and Techniques
Leah Oladitan, PG Dip, RD, CSP, LD
4:00
Break
Break • 4:00-4:15
LATE AFTERNOON SESSION
[04N] Session IV - The Value of Disease-Specific Camping – Our
Most Important Work
4:15-6:00 • Room: Lone Star A3 • M=1.75, N=1.75
Presiding: Bradley Warady, MD; Haridas Thankappan, MBA,
BSN, RN, CNN, CPHQ
4:15
Medical Preparedness and the Role of the Camp Medical
Director - Raymond Quigley, MD
4:50
Common Psychosocial Issues Associated with DiseaseSpecific Camping - Robin Davis, CCLS
5:25
Camp Operations: From Set up to Day-to-Day
Amy Nau, MSN, MBA, BS, RN, CNN
6:00
Adjourn
[04P] Pediatric Nutrition Symposium II
4:15-6:00 • Room: Lone Star A2 • M=1.75, N=1.75
Presider: Nonnie Polderman, RD
Mindfulness - Maggie Murphy, PhD, RD, LD, FAND

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SYMPOSIUM ON PEDIATRIC DIALYSIS
MONDAY, MARCH 18
EARLY MORNING SESSIONS
[08E] Session I - Transition is a Team Sport
8:00-10:00 • Room: Lone Star A3 • M=2, N=2
Presiders: Jessica Geer, MSN, C-PNP, CNN-NP;
Bradley Warady, MD
8:00
The Patient Perspective - Allison Tong, PhD
8:30
The Pediatric Dialysis Provider Perspective
Cozumel Pruette, MD
9:00
The Internal Medicine Dialysis Provider Perspective
Joseph Ghata, MD
9:30
Panel Discussion
Panelist: Jessica Geer, MSN, C-PNP, CNN-NP;
Allison Tong, PhD; Cozumel Pruette, MD;
Joseph Ghata, MD
[08F] Pediatric Nutrition Symposium III
8:00-10:00 • Room: Lone Star A2 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Nonnie Polderman, RD
Fluid Management in the Pediatric Renal Patient
Cherry Mammen, MD; Kirsten McFadyen, RD
Break • 10:00-10:15
LATE MORNING SESSIONS
[10K] Session II - Vascular Access for the Long Haul:
Preservation and Restoration
10:15-12:25 • Room: Lone Star A3 • M=2.16, N=2.16
Presiders: Steven Alexander, MD; Haridas Thankappan,
MBA, BSN, RN, CNN, CPHQ
10:15 Successful Save the Vein Programs - Cynthia Wong, MD;
JoLynn Grimes, RN, BSN
10:50 Opening Chronically Stenotic Vascular Access –
Extending Life - Henri Justino, MD
11:25 Best Abstract #3: Reduction of Catheter-Associated
Blood Stream Infections in Children on Chronic
Hemodialysis: Results from the SCOPE Collaborative
Olivera Marsenic
11:40 Best Abstract #4: Peritoneal Fluid Expression of
Antimicrobial Ribonucleases in Chronic Peritoneal
Dialysis Patients During Peritonitis - Neha Pottanat,
MD
11:55 Best Abstract #5: Vitamin D Insufficiency and Bone
Findings in Pediatric Patients with Severe Acute Kidney
Injury on Prolonged Continuous Renal Replacement
Therapy - Peace Imani, MB, ChB
12:10 Best Abstract #6: Higher Normalized Protein Catabolic
Rate Is Associated with Mortality in Pediatric Patients
Receiving Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
Molly Wong Vega, MS, RDN

[10L] Pediatric Nutrition Symposium IV
10:15-12:15 • Room: Lone Star A2 • M=2, N=2
Presider: Kirsten Thompson, MPH, RDCD
10:15 Food Insecurity…The RD Perspective
Maggie Murphy, PhD, RD, LD, FAND
11:15 The Calcium Conundrum: When, What and How to Give
Calcium in Pediatric CKD/ESRD - Jessica Tower, MS, RD,
LD
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Session III – Pediatric Breakout Luncheons
12:25-1:15
• [12G] Pediatric Dialysis Nursing Luncheon
Room: Lone Star A3 • M=.84, N=.83
FOKIS (Fluid Overload and Kidney Injury Score T)
Ayse Arikan, MD
• [12H] Pediatric Advanced Practice Provider Luncheon
Room: Lone Star A1 • M=.84, N=.83
Presider: Jessica Geer, MSN, C-PNP, CNN-NP
The APP’s Role in Establishing a Transition Program
Tamara Hill, MSN, DNP, CRNP-AC
• [12I] Pediatric Renal Nutrition Luncheon
Room: Lone Star A2 • M=.84, N=.83
Presider: Rosanne Woloschuk, RD
How to Guide: Intradialytic Intralipid
Kirsten Thompson, MPH, RDCD
• [12J] Pediatric Dialysis, MD (Fellows and Attendings)
Networking Luncheon
Room: Lone Star A4 • M=.84, N=.83
Presider: Alicia Neu, MD
New CMS Rules for E&M and Telehealth Coding and
Documentation: Is It Good News for a Change?
Mark Joseph, MD
[01D] Faculty Guided Tours of the Pediatric Posters
1:15-2:00 • Room: Lone Star Preconvene • M=.75, N=.75
[02T] Session IV - Workshop on Continuous Renal
Replacement Therapy (CRRT) – Part 1
2:00-4:00 • Room: Lone Star A3 • M=2, N=2
Presiders: Jordan Symons, MD; Theresa Mottes, MSN, RN,
CPNP-AC, CDN
2:00
The Epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
Raj Basu, MD, MS, FCCM
3:00
Prescribing and Monitoring CRRT
Michael Zappitelli, MD
3:30
Current AKI Research - Ayse Arikan, MD
4:00 Break

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SYMPOSIUM ON PEDIATRIC DIALYSIS
[040] Session V - Workshop on Continuous Renal
Replacement Therapy (CRRT) – Part 2
4:10-5:10 • Room: Lone Star A3 • M=1, N=1
Presiding: Kirsten Thompson, MPH, RDCD; Alicia Neu, MD
4:10
Nutrition for the Pediatric CRRT Patient
Molly Vega, RD, MS, RDN, CSSD, CSP, LD
4:40
Quality Improvement for CRRT: The Time is Now
Theresa Mottes, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CDN
5:10
Adjourn
[05A] Tour of the Center of Pediatric Dialysis at Children’s
Medical Center, Dallas
5:30-6:30 • M=1; N=1
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
EARLY MORNING SESSIONS
[08G] Session I: Education Strategies: Simulation
8:00-9:30 • Room: Lone Star A3 • M=1.5, N=1.5
Presiders: Helen Currier, MA, BSN, RN, CENP, CNN;
Raymond Quigley, MD
8:00
Mastering Simulation - Kelly Wallin, MS, RN, CHSE
8:45
Simulation Demonstration: How to Do It
Theresa Mottes, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CDN
[09G] Session II - Hot Topics II
9:30-10:30 • Room: Lone Star A3 • M=1, N=1
Presiding: Steven Alexander, MD; Helen Currier, MA, BSN,
RN, CENP, CNN
9:30
Infection Prevention - Cheri T. Grigg, DVM, MPH,
DACVPM
10:00 Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology (SONG)
Allison Tong, PhD
[09H] Pediatric Nutrition Symposium V
9:30-10:00 • Room: Lone Star A2 • M=.5, N=.5
Presider: Rosanne Woloschuk, RD
Protein: Quality and Quantity - Leah Oladitan, PG Dip, RD.
CSP, LD; Jessica Tower, MS, RD, LD
Break • 10:30-10:45
LATE MORNING SESSION
[10M] Session III: My Favorite Paper
10:45-12:00 • Room: Lone Star A3 • M=1.25, N=1.25
Presiders: Steven Alexander, MD; Haridas Thankappan, MBA,
BSN, RN, CNN, CPHQ
10:45 Clinical Nephrology/Dialysis - Meredith Atkinson, MD
11:00 AKI - Raj Basu, MD, MS, FCCM
11:15 Nursing - Tamara Hill, MSN, DNP, CRNP-AC
11:30 CRRT - Ayse Arikan, MD
11:45 Nutrition - Amanda Stavinoha, MS, RD, CSR, LD
12:00 Adjourn

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

ACCREDITATION
PHYSICIANS
The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University
of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical
education for physicians.
The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine,
University of Missouri designates these live educational activities,
based on the preliminary agenda, the following hours of AMA
PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™:
• 39th Annual Dialysis Conference (March 17-19) up to 21.08
hours
• 30th Annual Symposium on Pediatric Dialysis (March 17-19)
up to 20.5 hours
• Challenges in Home Hemodialysis Management (March 16)
up to 8.25 hours
• Peritoneal Dialysis Management: Challenges & Opportunities
(March 16) up to 8.67 hours
• Fundamentals of Extracorporeal Therapy (March 16) up to
7.0 hours
• The Fundamentals of Dialysis in Children (March 16) up to
8.08 hours
• Technician Program (March 17) up to 8.83 hours
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent
of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this
CME activity, which includes
participation in the evaluation
component, enables the
participant to earn up to 30.83 Medical Knowledge points in the
American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of
Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s
responsibility to submit participant completion information to
ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Successful completion of this CME activity,
which includes participation in the activity
and individual assessment of and feedback
MOC
THE AMERICAN BOARD of PEDIATRICS
to the learner, enables the learner to earn
up to 29.07 MOC points in the American
Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit
learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of
granting ABP MOC credit.

PART 2

NURSES
The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is an approved
provider of continuing education by the Midwest Multistate Division,
an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s
Commission on Accreditation.
Midwest Multistate Division Provider Number MO 1019-7.
This approval is reciprocal in all states and for all specialty
organizations that recognize the ANCC approval process. Contact
Hours will be awarded for the following offerings, based on the
preliminary agenda:
• 39th Annual Dialysis Conference (March 17-19) up to 21.08
hours
• 30th Annual Symposium on Pediatric Dialysis (March 17-19)
up to 20.49 hours
• Challenges in Home Hemodialysis Management (March 16)
up to 8.25 hours
• Peritoneal Dialysis Management: Challenges & Opportunities
(March 16) up to 8.66 hours
• Fundamentals of Extracorporeal Therapy (March 16) up to 6.91
hours
• The Fundamentals of Dialysis in Children (March 16) up to 8.08
hours
• Technician Program (March 17) up to 8.83 hours
SOCIAL WORKERS
The Program has been submitted to the University of Missouri,
School of Social Work - credit pending.
CERTIFICATES
A certificate of attendance can be downloaded and printed at the
time you complete your online evaluation.

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POSTER SESSIONS • SUNDAY, MARCH 17 & MONDAY, MARCH 18
CLINICAL EXPERIENCES

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Educational Flipcharts to Improve Patient’s Understanding of
Arteriovenous Fistula Creation - Jugjeet Aywal, PM
Association between Serum Complement Anaphylatoxin C5a
and Thrombotic Events in Patients Receiving Maintenance
Hemodialysis - Haitham Ezzat, MD
Comparison of Outcomes after Tunneled Cuffed Catheter
ACCREDITATION
Insertions into the Femoral Vein and Internal Jugular Vein for
Hemodialysis - Rie Fujishima, MD
Comparison of Outcomes after Tunneled Cuffed Catheter
Insertions into the Femoral Vein and versus Internal Jugular Vein
for Hemodialysis - Rie Fujishima, MD
Is Graft Elongation Effective in AVG Failure? A Five-center
Investigation in Japan - Masahito Miyamoto, MD, PhD
Diagnosis and Treatments of Infections in Arteriovenous Graft
of Hemodialysis Patients: A Single-center Retrospective Study Shina Sueki, MD
Functional Assessment of the Peritoneal Catheter by
Ecocolordoppler - Roberto Summa, MD
Multidisciplinary Approach to Remove Barriers to Increase AVF/
AVG in Incident Hemodialysis Patients - Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD,
FASN

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ACUTE RENAL FAILURE
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Incidence of AKI in HCV Infected Patients Receiving DAAs Haitham Ezzat, MD
Peritoneal Dialysis in a Patient with Acute Kidney Injury and
Thrombocytopenia in the Course of Sepsis and Liver Cirrhosis Case Report - Alicja E. Grzegorzewska, MD, PhD
Treatment of Severe Hyperkalemia and Hyponatremia Using
Continuous Venovenous Hemodialysis - Prerna Kumar, MD
A Prospective Randomized Double-blind Controlled Trial of the
Effect of Two Intraoperative Systolic Blood Pressure Levels on
Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury - Macaulay Onuigbo, MD,
MSc, MBA
Blood Compatibilities of Various Membranes for Continuous
Renal Replacement Therapy - Konomi Togo, PhD

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ADEQUACY
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Safety and Adequacy of NxStage® Home Dialysis Machine
Providing Acute Dialysis in a Rural Hospital - Mirjana
Dimitrijevic, MD
Hemodialysis Prescription Outcomes in HD Patients in Egypt Magdy Elsharkawy, MD, PhD
Urea Clearance Results in Patients Dialysed Thrice Weekly Using
a Dialysate Flow Rate of 300 ML/min - Luis Alvarez, MD

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CALCIUM
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Prevalence of Vascular Calcification in Predialysis Diabetic
Chronic Kidney Haitham Ezzat, MD
Treatment of Severe Hypercalcemia Using Calcium-Free Fluid in
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy: A Case Report - Prerna
Kumar, MD

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Management of Hydrothorax after Peritoneal Dialysis - Enrique
Acosta, MD
Blood Pressure Stability in Patients Dialyzed on the Tablo® HD
System - Luis Alverez, MD
Omental Wrap: Radiographic Diagnosis Confirmed Surgically Richard Amerling, MD
Removing the Additional Flush from the Peritoneal Dialysis
Transfer Set Procedure - Pon Anantiyo, RN, MBA
De Novo MPGN Pattern of Injury with CMV Viremia - Ezzideen
Barjes Alrawi, MD
Logistics of International Travel on Peritoneal Dialysis - Keyla
Davila-Marcano, MD
Effects of Intradialytic Exercise on Hemodialysis Efficacy and
Function in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease - Barbara
Ehrmann, DPT
Effect of Hemodialysis on Visual Acuity And Intraocular Pressure
In Patients with End Stage Renal Disease - Haitham Ezzat, MD
Remote Patient Monitoring and Longevity on Peritoneal Dialysis Linda Ficociello, DSc
Incidence and Etiology of Falls in a Rural Dialysis Unit - Eric
Haugen, MD
Study of the Relation of Degree of Tubulo-interstitial Fibrosis in
Renal Biopsies to Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Creatinine
Based, Cystatin Based and Combined Cystatin and Creatinine
Based Equations - Mohamed Ibrahim, MD, PhD
Memory Changes in Non Elderly Stable Prevalent Hemodialysis
Patients - Mohamed Ibrahim, MD, PhD
Catheter Repair by the Nephrologist’s Forefinger for Catheter
Dysfunction: Experiences at Two Centers - Kaori Kohatsu, MD
Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis Comparing Cardiovascular
Outcomes by Dialysis Modality - Matthew Lozier, MD
Peritoneal Function with Low GDP Peritoneal Dialysis Solution Misaki Moriishi, MD
The Effect of Initial Dialysis Modality in Peritoneal Dialysis on
Technique and Patient Survival - Hironori Nakamura, MD
Symptomatic Icodextrin Right Pleural Effusion from Suspected
Pleuroperitoneal Communication: The Utility of Simultaneous
Biochemical Fingerprint Analysis of Drained Pleural Fluid and
Peritoneal Dialysis Fluid - Macaulay Onuigbo, MD, MSc, MBA
Automated Peritoneal Dialysis as a Substitutive Emergency Therapy
in Subject With Factor V of Leiden - Fulvio Sammartino, MD
Study the Response of Qurevo (Ombitasvir, Paritaprevir and
Ritonavir) in End Stage Renal Disease Patients with Hepatitis C
Virus infection - Iman Sarhan, MD
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair for Severe Mitral Regurgitation in
a Patient Undergoing Hemodialysis - Hirotaka Sato, MD
Preserved Peritoneal Function by Short-term Two-day Peritoneal
Rest. A Preliminary Study in Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis
Combination Therapy Patients - Atsushi Ueda, MD, PhD
Electrolyte-Related Events in US Veterans with Dialysis-Dependent
ESRD and Hyperkalemia - Steven D. Woods, PhamD
Improvement of Clinical Symptoms by Applying Pre-dilution
On-line Hemodiafiltration with Various Commercial Diafilters Akihiro Yamashita, PhD
Re-embedding Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters: A New Approach Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD, FASN

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POSTER SESSIONS • SUNDAY, MARCH 17 & MONDAY, MARCH 18
METABOLISM

DIALYSIS
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Remote Control of Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Utilizing Twodimensional Barcode. - Takuo Hirose, PhD
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Cycler with Graphic User Interface Enhances Training
Effectiveness - John Snowwhite, RN, BSN
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Influence of Module Diameter on the Flow Condition in
Dialysate Fluid - Narumi Tomisawa, PhD
45ACCREDITATION
Effect of Electric Charge of the Dialysis Membrane on the
Transport of Charged and Non-charged Molecules - Akihiro
Yamashita, PhD

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Efficacy of L-carnitine Supplementation for Improving Lean Body
Mass and Physical Function in Patients on Hemodialysis - Masanori
Abe, MD, PhD
Effect of Peritoneal Dialysis for Over 3 Years on Change in Visceral
Fat Area: A Single Center Experience - Mari Ikeda, MD
Beneficial Role of Hybrid Therapy with Hemodialysis and
Peritoneal Dialysis on Uremic Toxins and Dialysis Modality - Yukari
Kikuchi, RN
Peritoneal Dialysis Patient Experiences Rapid Response to
Intraperitoneal Nutrition Resulting in Improved Nutrition and
Quality of Life after Several Months of Therapy - Stephanie Paul,
RN

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HOME DIALYSIS
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Teaching Self-Cannulation for Home Hemodialysis Patients:
Keys to Success - Sylvia Donato-Moore, BSN, RN, CNN
Roadmap to a Successful PD Program - Dreama Kelly, RN
A Recent Success: Home Hemodialysis Training in Norway’s
Largest Dialysis Unit - Helga Skaare, MD
Hospitalizations before Conversion from Home to In-center
Hemodialysis - Eric Weinhandl, PhD, MS
The Kidney Disease Education Benefit and Home Dialysis
Utilization - Eric Weinhandl, PhD, MS
Self-Care Deficit: Concept Analysis of Theory in Nursing
Yunique Wilson, RN, BSN
“Home Sweet Home” Assisted Home Hemodialysis Program in
a Subacute Care Facility for ESRD Patients with Tracheostomy
Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD

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Ewingella Americana Peritonitis in a Patient on Peritoneal
Dialysis: A Case Report - Christina Chemmachel, MS, APRN,
ACNPC-AG
Association of Circulating Sclerostin Levels with Carotid
Artery Atherosclerosis and Endothelial Function In Prevalent
Haemodialysis Patients - Haitham Ezzat, MD
Eradication of Relapsing/Repeat Coagulase- Negative
Staphylococcal Peritonitis: A Multipronged Approach - ClaudiaDenise Haivas, MD
Peritonitis in a Peritoneal Dialysis Patient Due to Moraxella
Osloensis and Staphylococcus Epidermidis - Haruka Harano, MD
Secondary Peritonitis Related to Mucormycosis in a Peritoneal
Dialysis Patient: A Case Report - Soken Hattori, MD
Direct Antivirus Agents Therapy Reduce Beta2 Microglobulin
Levels of the Hemodialysis Patients With Hepatitis C Virus
Infection - Minoru Ito, MD
Incidence and Risk Factors Associated with Calciphylaxis
in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease and Hemodialysis
Treatment - Bogdan Matei, MD
9 Years Infection Control in Buttonhole using the Scrubber
Technique - Stuart Mott, BS
Short Catheter Lock and Post-Antibiotic Effect: A New Way to
Treat Peritoneal Infection with Aminoglycosides - Dominique
Pagniez, MD
Management of Peritoneal Catheter with Tunnel Infection from
Pseudomonas A. - Fulvio Antonio Sammartino, MD
Showering in Hemodialysis Catheter Patients: Risk of Infection
and Catheter Protection Products - Rachel Snyder, BS

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
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Healthcare Outcomes and Utilization for Uninsured Patients with
End Stage Renal Disease in a Safety-Net Hospital: An Evaluation to
Support Improvement Planning - Kavita Bhavan, MPH
Hypokalemia Prevalence and the Management in Peritoneal
Dialysis Patients in Qatar - Mohammed Ezzat Hussain, MD
Peritoneal Dialysis Modality: Engaging Staff to Enhance
Competency to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Outcome
Chechamma George, RN, BSN
Relationships Between Use of an Electronic Patient Care Plan and
Health Markers in Dialysis Patients - Hao Han, MS
Comparison of QOL between Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
and Peritoneal Dialysis Patients Who Additionally Undergo
Hemodialysis Once a Week - Etsuko Harada, RN
Cellulose Triacetate Membrane has Longer Circuit Life than
Polysulfone Membrane in CRRT after Cardiac Surgery - Naoya
Kamae
Simple Hand-made Simulator for the Peritoneal Dialysis Surgical
Training. - Takefumi Mori, MD, PhD
Patient Satisfaction is Superior in Combination Therapy with
Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis over Conventional
Hemodialysis - Hironori Nakamura, MD

PEDIATRICS
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Not Your Typical, Atypical HUS - Joseph Alge, MD
Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Cycler Training on the AMIA Cycler
Misty Amweg, BSN, RN, CPN
Real Estate Management in Dialysis - Christine Bakhoum, MD
Acute Kidney Injury from Acetaminophen Toxicity - Shanthi
Balani, MD
Optimization of Blood Pressure Management in Pediatric Patients
on the Baxter AMIA Peritoneal Dialysis Cycler - Brandy Begin,
BSN, RN, CNN
IP Vancomycin Dosing for PD Associated Peritonitis: Should
Guidelines Be Changed? - Nadine Benador, MD
The Effects of Education on Cannulation Experience in the
Pediatric Dialysis Population - Kaitlyn G. Campbell, BSN
Incorporating the Pediatric Malnutrition Screening Tool into our
Monthly PD Clinic Visits as an Alternate Method to using Serum
Albumin as a Nutritional Marker per CMS Guidelines - Dallas
Carnahan, MS, RD, CSP, LD
Promoting Renal Diet Adherence Utilizing a “Red Light/Green
Light” Renal Menu among Pediatric Dialysis Patients - Gabriel
Clement, RN, MSN, CNN

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Mindfulness-based Virtual Reality App For Youths on Dialysis:
Lessons Learned from a Pilot Study - Katharine Dahl, PhD
86
Coordinating En Masse Patient Move on CRRT - Anthony De
Jesus, BSN, RN
87
Long Term Outcomes of Tunneled Hemodialysis Catheters in
Pediatric Patients Maintained on Chronic Hemodialysis - Juan
Delgado, MD
88
Practical Approach to Home PD Training Utilizing an
ACCREDITATION
Operational Model Mary Duffy, RN, BSN, CPN
89
Ace The Space to Improve Care in Pediatric Dialysis Patients
Maryann Duva, MBA, BSN, BS, RN, LHRM, CPN
90
Dyspnea and Cough in an 11-year-old Female with ESKD with
Crescentic GN - Rim El Chaki, MD
91
Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Survival Rate and Outcomes after
Libyan Civil War: 5 Years Developing Country Experience
Muhammed Elhadi,
92
Paving the Road to Discharge for Inpatient Peritoneal Dialysis
Patients - Michelle Espiritu, RN, MSN
93
HD Line Management in a 3yo Boy - Christina Farkas, MD
94
Protocol to Prevent Hypocalcemia after Parathyroidectomy for
Children with Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism on Dialysis - Sahar
Fathallah-Shaykh, MD
95
An Unusual Pathogen Causing PD Peritonitis - Kristen Favel, MD
96
Peritoneal Catheter Erosion after Three Years on Peritoneal
Dialysis - Jessica Greco, MD
97
Difficult to Control Hypercalcemia in a Peritoneal Dialysis
Patient - Meredith Harris, MD
98
Operations 360° -Creating Operational Excellence within a
Pediatric Dialysis Unit - Kelly Hoover, MSN-BC, RN
99
Renal Replacement Therapy in Pediatric Patients after
Continuous-Flow Ventricular Assist Device Implantation:
Unique Challenges - Alexandra Idrovo, MD
100
Intermittent Rash in a Patient with Polycystic Kidneys on
Peritoneal Dialysis - Katherine Jones, MD
101
Use of Cinacalcet in Patients Under 5 Years of Age with End
Stage Renal Disease - Catherine Joseph, MD
102
Management of Pediatric Hemodialysis Patients during
Hurricane Harvey - Marisa Juarez, MPH
103
Analysis of Bio Impedance Spectroscopy in Children Undergoing
Peritoneal Dialysis - Pratichi Kadam, MD
104
Study of Two Different Methods of Blood Purification, Both
Performed Simultaneously on Newborn Babies Weighing 3kg Yuki Kanayama, MS
105
Dental Education and Care Initiative in Children on Dialysis Nicole Kelley, MSN, RN, CPNP
106
Azotemia in a Hemodialysis Patient - Sara Kibrom, MD
107
Hypernatremia in a Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
Patient - Jill Krissberg, MD
108
Dialysis School Teacher to Help Protect Pediatric Hemodialysis
Patients’ Federal Rights to Free and Appropriate Public Education
Patricia Lawson, MEd
109
Improving Pediatric Dialysis CLABSI Rates after Joining SCOPE
Collaborative - Gregory Lewis, RN, BSN
110
Improving Competency Assessment for Pediatric Nephrology
Nurses: Utilizing Donna Wright’s Competency Assessment
Model - Paul Lomas, BSN, RN, CNN
111
Acquired Hypothyroidism in a 3 yo on Cycler Peritoneal Dialysis
Sudha Mannemuddhu, MD
112
Feasibility and Acceptability of Music Therapy in Pediatric
Hemodialysis Unit - Rebekah Martin, MT-BC

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Acute Onset Abdominal Pain in a Peritoneal Dialysis Pediatric
Patient - Ahmad Mashmoushi, MD
Using the A3 Quality Improvement Approach to Decrease
Peritonitis Rates in the Outpatient Pediatric Setting - Lonisa
Mccabe, RN, BSN, CNN
Reflecting on Current Clinical Nutrition Prescription Practice
Kirsten Mcfadyen, RD
Unexplained Hyperparathyroidism in an Infant on Peritoneal
Dialysis - Nadia McLean, MD
HD Case Report - Kumail Merchant, MD
Diagnostic Challenges of Appendicitis in a Pediatric Patient with
Culture-Negative Peritonitis - Tahagod Mohamed, MD
Fluid Removal Rate in Pediatric Patients During Hemodialysis
Tyson Moore, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
PD Catheter Mishap - Heather Morgans, MD
Anemia in the Chronic Kidney Disease Patient - Ejiki
Oluwadamilola, MD
Meet and Greet: A Welcome Strategy to Ease Transition from
Inpatient to Outpatient Pediatric Hemodialysis - Vivien Paquia,
BSN, RN, CNN
Patching the Leak: Surgical Management of Hydrothorax using
VATS in Pediatric CCPD Patients - Yonique Petgrave, MD
Atypical Presentation of Infection Associated Hemolytic Uremic
Syndrome - Auda Plaud, MD
Developmentally Appropriate Hemodialysis Machine to Promote
Positive Coping and Mastery Over Uncontrollable Environment
Amanda Porter, MS, CCLS
An Ophthalmologic Finding Leads to Discovery of Rare Renal
Failure Cause Ashley Rawson, MD
Risk Factors Associated with Frequent Hemodialysis Catheter
Exchanges in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease - Eric Rosenfeld,
MD, MPH
Hypermagnesemia in a Child on Peritoneal Dialysis - Ibrahim
Sandokji, MD
Use of GlitterBug® Ultraviolet Light in Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis
Jennifer Spies, BSN, RN, CPN
Not All Milky PD Fluid is Concerning - Elizabeth Spiwak, MD
The Quality of Life Journey from Dialysis to Transplant in Pediatric
End-Stage Renal Disease Patients - Poyyapakkam Srivaths, MD
Anemia in End-Stage Renal Disease Secondary to Granulomatosis
with Polyangitis - Douglas Stewart, MD
Trouble Shooting Renal Replacement Therapy in a Preterm Infant
Emily Stonebrook, MD
Actigraphy Assessment of Sleep Quality in Children with End Stage
Renal Failure on Dialysis - Katie Sullivan, MD
Multifocal Uremic Tumoral Calcinosis in a Child with ESRD on
Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis - Hua Sun, MD
Using the AMIA Cycler to Improve Patient Experience and
Satisfaction for Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Patients - Karri Taylor,
MN, BSN, RN, CPN
Operant Learning Improves Fluid Overload in Children on
Chronic Hemodialysis - Avram Traum, MD
Persistent Hyperammonemia Despite Continuous Renal
Replacement Therapy - Amanda Uber, DO
Update: Multidisciplinary Approach to Control Core Bone Mineral
Metabolism Outcomes in Pediatric Hemodialysis Patients - Linda
Walker, RD, CSP, CD
World Wide Experience with Peritonitis in Children: A Report
from the International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network
Bradley Warady, MD

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BREAKFAST SPOTLIGHT
Monday, March 18 • 6:45-8:45 • Room: Dallas D
Sponsored by Amgen
The role of Parsabiv® in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) in adult patients
on hemodialysis - Dr. Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD
Anjay Rastogi, M.D., Ph.D, is Professor and Clinical Chief of Nephrology at the David
Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Rastogi is board
certified in Nephrology and has a doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Pharmacology. Dr. Rastogi
did his Internal Medicine residency and Nephrology fellowship at UCLA; he completed
his graduate training under the mentorship of Nobel Laureate Professor, Louis Ignarro
also at UCLA. Besides the Clinical Chief, he also serves as the Director of Nephrology
Clinical Research Program, Medical Director of the ESRD | Dialysis Program, Living
Kidney Donor Program, Fabry Program and PKD Program at UCLA. His research
interests include cardiovascular disease, ADPKD, Fabry disease, anemia, diabetes and
hypertension, especially in the CKD population; he has several ongoing clinical trials
and studies including the NIH sponsored SPRINT study. He founded the CORE Kidney
Program and the Bruin Beans Health Club at UCLA. He was awarded the UCLA Exceptional MD of the Year
Award in 2014 for his demonstration of the UCLA values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Discovery,
Integrity, and Teamwork.

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