Integrated Hemodialysis/Peritoneal Dialysis Course

Tuesday, April 22, 7:00am - 5:00pm
Director: Joanne Bargman, MD, FRCPC
Session 221, 8.0 credits

Target Audience:
Designed for nephrologists, nephrology fellows, advanced practitioners, and nephrology nurses.

Course Description:
This course will deliver an integrated and comprehensive approach to the physiologic underpinnings and "nuts and bolts" of chronic dialysis therapy. Approach to the optimal management of chronic dialysis patients with respect to extracellular fluid volume control, solute removal, access complications, and other infectious and non-infectious complications will be discussed for both peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the physics and techniques of hemodialysis
  • Discuss the physiology and techniques of peritoneal dialysis
  • Describe the importance of proper access in both peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis and potential complications of access problems.
  • Discuss the basis and practical application of dialysis does prescription in peritoneal and hemodialysis
  • Discuss the management of ultrafiltration and volume control in peritoneal dialysis
  • Discuss infectious complications of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Identify special issues pertaining to dialysis in infants and children
  • Identify and describe the noninfectious complications of hemodialysis.
  • Describe how a home dialysis modality can improve Quality of Life for both the patient and physician


Time Topic Faculty

7:00am – 7:30am

Continental Breakfast


7:30am – 7:45am

Introduction – Why Are We Here?

Joanne Bargman, MD, FRCPC

7:45am – 8:15am

How Hemodialysis Works

Daniel Coyne, MD

8:15am – 8:45am

The Physiology of Peritoneal Dialysis

Joanne Bargman, MD, FRCPC

8:45am – 9:15am

Access in Hemodialysis

Charmaine Lok, MD, MSc, FNKF

9:15am – 9:45am

Access in Peritoneal Dialysis

Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, MBBS, FNKF

9:45am – 10:30am

Hemodialysis Prescription and Adequacy (Including Volume Control)

Daniel Coyne, MD

10:30am – 10:45am



10:45am – 11:30am

Peritoneal Dialysis Prescription and Adequacy

Beth Piraino, MD, FNKF

11:30am – 12:15pm

Ultrafiltration and Volume Control in PD

Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, MBBS, FNKF

12:15pm – 1:15pm



1:15pm – 1:45pm

Prevention and Management of Infections in Hemodialysis

Michael Allon, MD

1:45pm – 2:15pm

Prevention and Management of Infections in Peritoneal Dialysis

Beth Piraino, MD, FNKF

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Special Considerations in Infants and Children

Bradley Warady, MD, FNKF

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Non-Infectious Complications of Hemodialysis

Michael Allon, MD

3:15pm – 3:30pm



3:30pm – 4:00pm

Non-Infectious Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis

Joanne Bargman, MD, FRCPC

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Home Dialysis: Improved Quality of Life for Both Patient and Physician

Brigitte Schiller, MD

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Q&A and Evaluations


Required: Separate registration fee of $200 for NKF Members, $225 for Non-Members, $100 for Fellows and Residents. Includes syllabus, light breakfast, box lunch, and CME credits. Participation is limited, so register early.

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