9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
12th International Conference on Dialysis
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
12th International Conference on Dialysis 

Schedule of Presentations:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
07:15:00 Breakfafast
07:55:00 Welcome Peter Kotanko
08:00:00 What a nephrologist should understand about a dialysis machine Richard A. Ward
08:20:00 How changes in dialysate water quality, sodium, calcium, potassium and bicarbonate affect clinical outcomes Nicholas A. Hoenich
08:40:00 What is expected of a medical director in the new CMS Conditions of Coverage? Peter B. De Oreo
09:00:00 How bundling will affect hemodialysis Ronald J. Kuerbitz
09:20:00 How should we prescribe dialysis? Robert A. Gutman
09:40:00 Discussion
10:00:00 Break
10:20:00 Keynote Address: Guidelines for the management of kidney transplant recipients Bertram L. Kasiske
11:05:00 Potassium control in CKD with specific emphasis on ACE/ARB/mineralocorticoid receptor blocker Sheldon Hirsch
11:25:00 Non-erythropoietic effects of ESAs Michael Brines
11:45:00 Special considerations for use of anti-hypertensive agents in dialysis patients Josep Redon
12:05:00 Discussion
12:20:00 lunch
13:20:00 Intradialytic hypotension - how to deal with a frequent problem Frank van der Sande
13:40:00 Gelsolin: biology and clinical correlates Ravi Thadhani
14:00:00 FGF23 - Its emerging role in the bone-vessel axis Susan C. Schiavi
14:20:00 Analysis of the reciprocal nature of inflammation and cardiovascular disease; what are the outcomes? Miguel C. Riella
14:40:00 Discussion
15:00:00 Break
15:20:00 How to successfully achieve dietary salt restriction in HD patients; what are the outcomes? Ercan Ok
15:40:00 The cardio-renal substrate leading to sudden death in dialysis patients Charles A. Herzog
16:00:00 Myocardial stunning in CKD - a new aspect of cardiovascular disease Chris W. McIntyre
16:20:00 Aldosterone in uremia – beyond blood pressure Eberhard Ritz
16:40:00 Discussion
17:30:00 Welcome Reception for all attendees
Thursday, January 21, 2010
07:15:00 Breakfafast
08:00:00 Immune mechanisms involved in CV complications of CKD R Pecoits-Filho
08:20:00 Blood pressure in HD: when, where and what to measure? What are the targets for control? R Agarwal
08:40:00 Infectious diseases in CKD, HD and transplantation Warren Kupin
09:00:00 CKD and poverty Meguid El Nahas
09:20:00 Discussion
09:40:00 Management of depression in CKD patients Fredric O. Finkelstein
10:00:00 Break
10:20:00 Ethnicity and renal failure - an international question John Feehaly
10:40:00 How is having Chronic Kidney Disease like taking the Boards? Klemens Meyer
11:00:00 The gastro-intestinal system: a void in understanding of uremic toxicity? Raymond C. Vanholder
11:20:00 Discussion
11:40:00 lunch
12:40:00 Phosphate elimination in modalities of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis Martin Kuhlmann
13:00:00 Glucose in PD: glucose reduced diet, glucose toxicity John Burkart
13:20:00 Does PD modality choice make a difference to peritonitis occurrence? Beth Piraino
13:40:00 Keynote Address: Scaling IN human Biology relevance for health and and disease
14:25:00 EPC and EPC vesicles: what is their significance for CKD patients? Mark S. Segal
14:45:00 Dialysis dosing in 2010: Kt/??, how long and how often? Physiology, technology and outcomes John Daugirdas
15:05:00 Discussion
15:25:00 Break
15:45:00 Home therapies: relative merits of nocturnal HD variants and PD - analysis of outcomes Michael V. Rocco
16:05:00 Debate: Calcium balance in dialysis is best managed by changing Dialysate calcium Frank Gotch
17:05:00 Extracorporeal therapies in the management of acute heart failure Sean A. Virani
17:25:00 Discussion
18:00:00 Refresher on physics of hemodialysis therapy Hans-Dietrich Polaschegg
Friday, January 22, 2010
07:15:00 Breakfafast
08:00:00 Wearable artificial kidney - from holy grail to reality Victor Gura
08:20:00 Bioartificial kidney - ready for prime time? H. David Humes
08:40:00 Citrate anticoagulation for RRT in acute kidney injury Heleen M. Oudemans-van Straaten
08:55:00 Citrate anticoagulation in chronic hemodialysis Stephan Thijssen
09:10:00 Citrate anticoagulation technical barriers and potential solutions Balazs Szamosfalvi
09:25:00 Using affinity plasmapheresis to markedly improve antiviral drug treatments for hepatitis C; a new approach Richard H. Tullis
09:40:00 Discussion
10:00:00 Break
10:20:00 Oral presentation of the three best abstracts
10:50:00 Evidence based nephrology - what has been achieved up to now? Jonathan C. Craig
11:10:00 Novel insights into the pathobiology of vascular access - do they translate into improved care? Charles J. Diskin
11:30:00 Discussion
11:50:00 Debate: Are there optimal fistula and catheter rates and should these be mandated? Arif Asif
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