ISPD 2018 Preliminary Program


Saturday 5 May 2018 – Pre Congress Workshops

Registration and Information Desk Opens – East Convention Level Lobby
Basic Science Patient & Family Support/Education Day PD: From The Basics and Beyond
Chairs: Asher Mendelson, Martin Wilkie Chairs: Gillian Brunier, Gurjit Cheema Chair: Jeff Perl
East Ballroom A East Ballroom B East Ballroom C
Chair: Simon DaviesPeritoneal Fluid Transport and Dialysis Vintage of PD Patients. Speaker: Jacek Waniewski


Laughter Yoga Therapy: A West Coast Vibe

Speaker: Yoga instructor – TBC

Managing Bumps Along the Road (Symptom Management)
Speaker: TBC

The Peritoneal Membrane and Solute and Water Transport: From Bench to Bedside


Speaker: Isaac Teitelbaum

10:00-10:30am COFFEE BREAK 10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
Chair: Olivier Devuyst
Cellular Pathways of Inflammation and Fibrosis in PD: Complex Landscape and Search for Therapeutic Targets
Speaker: Peter MargettsMacrophage Biology, Infection, and Host Immunity in PD
Speaker: Donald Fraser
Mindfulness Meditation Speaker: TBC11:45-1230pm
Around the World in 40 Minutes (Travel with PD)
Speakers: Panel: Patients (2-3) Nurses (2-3) Query PD Rep?
The Ins and Outs of Volume Management In PD


Speaker: Roberto Pecoits Filho

Chair: Javier de Arteaga
Optimizing APD Using an Extended Three-Pore Model
Speaker: Carl Oberg
Understanding and Treating Alterations in Water Transport in PD
Speaker: Johann Morelle
PD Infection Prevention Strategies – The ISPD Guidelines and Beyond
Speaker: David Johnson
1230-1330 LUNCH


Chair: Bengt Lindholm

Update on Noval Osmotic Agents and Glucose-sparing PD
Speaker: Asher Mendelson


Cytoprotection and Cellular Stress Responses in PD Patients
Speaker: Klaus Kratochwill

PD & Intimacy
Speaker: TBC1415-1500
PD & Intimacy
Panel DiscussionSpeakers:Nurse (2)
Patient’s + Caregiver
Social Worker
Insights into The Diagnosis and Treatment of Peritonitis  Speaker: Sharon Nessim
Chair: Ray Krediet
Utilizing Transport Modelling Effectively in the Clinic
3 Best Abstracts
Speaker: Dirk Struij
Lumps, Bumps and Leaks: Noninfectious Complications of PD  
Speaker: Joanne Bargman30 minutes
Key Considerations in dialysis modality selection –  


Speaker: Eric Wallace

wrap up Q and A – all

Opening Ceremony  ISPD 2018 Congress 4:00pm Start time


Plenary Session 1 

Patient Centered Care

The Nature of the Centre Effect in PD

The SCOPE Initiative – Alicia Neu

Plenary Session 2

Bengt Lindholm “Bengt Rippe –  A Lifetime of Dedication to PD Science”

“The Search for the Third Pore – Bringing Theory into Practice”

“What Bengt Rippe taught us about Clinical Practice of PD”

Plenary Session 3

Highlighting Young Talent in PD Research

First Debate 

For and against the motion “Urgent Start PD should be more widely used”

Pro – Arsh Jain
Con – Daniel Schwartz

Followed by Panel Discussion 

Second Debate

PD has a major role to play in non-uremic refractory CHF

6 sets of 5 concurrent sessions | 5 themes with 6 Sessions each

  • Peritoneal catheter

Acknowledgement of late Dr Henry Tenchkoff (5) – Session Chair
Patient perspective
Early catheter failure/ISPD NAC Registry – Rob Quinn
The Catheter in PDOPPS and other international databases – Isaac Teitelbaum
Catheter placement
PD catheters outcome in children – the IPPN data
Open Discussion

  • Peritonitis

Peritonitis – why it is important
Patient perspective
Reducing Peritonitis by Translating Evidence into Practice – David Johnson
Anti-microbial prescription and resistance in PD
Rapid Diagnosis of Peritonitis – Martin Wilkie
Open Forum

  • Volume Status in PD

Overview – Simon Davies
IPOD – Wim Van Biesen
Fluid Study
Dietary Sodium Intake in PD – Is it important?
Dietary Sodium Intake in PD – Is it challenging? Patient perspective
Open discussion 

  • Clinical Complications of PD 

EPS – What is New
Calciphylaxis – a PD perspective
Obesity in PD – Raj Mehrotra
RAS Blockade for Cardiac Disease in PD Patients

  • Low GDP normal pH Solution Controversies

Do low GDP fluids cause less inflammation – systemic or local?
Do low GDP solutions preserve residual renal function by causing less ultrafiltration?
Do low GDP fluids prevent EPS?
Do low GDP fluids reduce peritonitis? 

  • Clinical Controversies

Is Home HD better than PD or is it all case mix differences?
Are outcomes on APD superior to those on CAPD?
How can PD use be increased in African Americans?
Hyponatremia in PD – too much water or malnutrition?

  • Acute PD/ KI /ISN

AKI/Zero by 25 – the role of acute PD  – Fred Finkelstein
Low cost high quality acute PD
PD for AKI in Africa
Open Forum 

  • Assisted PD

Assisted PD – Is it cost effective? Does it grow PD use?
Models of assisted PD internationally
Role of domestic employees in assisting PD in Asia
Should patients and family members be paid to do PD?
Patient / Family Perspective- is Assisted PD enough to make a difference?
Panel Discussion

  • PD Patient Outcomes That Matter

Research Setting Priorities of Patients-
SONG – Allison Tong
PROMS in research and practice
Benchmarking for Quality Initiative – Wim Van Biesen
Patient panel / Open Forum 

  • Initiatives to grow PD

A decade of PD First in Thailand
The RTS model in Colombia
PD after five years of the US Bundles
Ontario Renal Network Home Dialysis Initiative – Peter Blake 

  • International PD Stories

PD in HIV positive patients – South Africa
PD in displaced populations in Middle East
Short is Beautiful – PD with a novel short catheter
Big is Beautiful – PD in Guangzhou story
Surgery for EPS

PD in First Nations

Problems of Disadvantaged Populations in general
PD in the Canadian First Nations populations
Yukon Clinic – Paul Taylor
Mauricio Sanabria’s Amazon PD story
Innovative Ways of Addressing Disadvantage on PD

  • Patient Centered Peritoneal Dialysis

Patient Reported Outcomes in Clinical Practice
Patient Experience – Fred Finkelstein
Role of Peer Support –KFOC Representative
A Patient Centered PD Unit
Open Forum

  • Symptom Management in PD

Anxiety / depression in PD – Raj Mehtotra
Profound Fatigue in a PD Patient
Panel discussion

  • Pain Management in PD Patients

Pain management in PD/ESRD
Opiates are often overused in PD vs Opiates are often underused in PD debate
Non-conventional approaches to pain
Patient and family perspectives on pain
Open forum 

  • Helping the Dying PD Patient

End of life discussions and stopping dialysis
Palliative PD prescription – Peter Blake
Helping the dying PD patient
Caregiver burden/Bereaved caregivers

  • Technique Failure

Definition and Classification of TF
Variation in TF – why it occurs and how to decrease it
The INTEGRATED project
Patient Speaker/Panel – cumulative burden of doing PD, psychological and physical impact of TF on patient

  • Modality Selection

The modality education/ process overview – Jeff Perl
Shared decision making in modality selection – barriers and reality
Panel / Couch Discussion on whether free choice of modality is fiscally justifiable and on whether Home Dialysis First is ethically justifiable 

  • Less is More in PD

Broad talk on de-adoption across medical services
Choosing Wisely in PD
Polypharmacy / Deprescribing in PD
Incremental PD
Patient perspective

  • Translational Research in PD

Moderator: Asher Mendelson

Top two translational PD abstracts
Therapeutic Modulation of PD solutions
Strategic Priorities in Basic Science and Translational PD Research (Round Table format) 

  • Novel Technologies to Support PD Patients

Telehealth and Remote Monitoring – Arsh Jain
Social Media/Blogs
The dark side of social media and other novel technologies

  • Making the PD Clinic Better

Opening Talk – How to run a high quality time efficient Clinic
Patient perspective on PD Clinic
PD Clinic Challenges – perspective from patient, nurse, physician, allied health
The Beijing Model
Couch session

  • PDI session – “strengthening the role of PDI”

The context of PDI – Martin Wilkie, Editor-in-Chief
Clinical Research
Bench Science
Reporting research in a meaningful way
Actively engaging patient experience – Allison Tong
Disseminating the results of research beyond conventional journals
General discussion – strengthening the impact of PDI
Summing up, action points and direction of travel for PDI – Martin Wilkie

  • PD Clinical Trial Design

Introduction – the challenge of research waste
Agreeing on research outcomes that matter – Alison Tong
Study design for maximal impact
The central place of patient engagement in research
Working together with industry to answer key questions
General discussion – study design to optimize impact

  • CQI at a PD Program Level

Diagnosing a Quality and Safety Problem in your PD Unit
Root Cause Analysis, Process maps, Fishbone diagrams.

How to Design and Implement a Quality Improvement Project

Measuring quality and performance in the PD Unit
Quantitative methods: Run charts and control charts  Qualitative methods


The Peritoneal Dialysis Practice Patterns and Outcomes Study: Boldly Going Where No PD Study Has Gone Before

  1. Overview of The PDOPPS Program:  A Global View of PD Technique Survival
  2.  PDOPPS: What Have We Learnt About Peritonitis
  3. The Patients’ Voice in PDOPPS Preliminary Findings
  •  PD Patient Education

Addressing low health literacy in PD patients
Successful educational strategies for PD nurses and patients – Gillian Brunier
Patient Perspective on Teaching
Updates on SCOPE, PEPS and Jie Dongs study and Australian PD TEACH trials
Open Forum

Brag and Steal Session

 Meet Up Session

 Iron Chef Session

Two “chefs” will compete.
Each chef will make three recipes using ingredients that are within the kidney diet recommendations.
Everyone will learn about the renal diet and how to enjoy food despite limitations.
Judges will taste the food the chefs have made and will determine who the winner is.

Two kidney-friendly recipes and food samples will be handed out to attendees at the end of the session.

ISPD 2018 Preliminary Program


Updated: October 30, 2017 Subject to change


Saturday, May 5, 2018

16.00-16.25 Opening Ceremony Exhibit Hall A
16.25 – 17.05 Oreopoulos lecture
Simon Davies
Exhibit Hall A
17.05 – 17.20 Award Ceremony

  1. Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos Award (Lifetime Achievement)
  2. Jonas Bergstrom Award (Best Abstract)
  3. John Maher Award (Young Investigator)
Exhibit Hall A
17.20 –17.50 John Maher Lecture Exhibit Hall A
17.50 – 19.00 Welcome Reception & E-Poster Presentations/Viewing Exhibit Hall B
Sunday, May 6, 2018
07.30 – 08.25 Breakfast Symposium 1 Meeting room 1-3
08.30 – 10.00 Plenary 1

  • Patient-Centered Care:
    Andreas Laupacis  (Canada)
    The Nature of the Center-Effect in PD David Johnson (Australia)
  • The SCOPE Initiative-In Honour of Colin White. Alicia Neu (USA)
Exhibit Hall A
10.00 – 10.25 Coffee Break Exhibit Hall B
10.30 – 12.00
90 min concurrent
Peritoneal Catheter
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch Symposium 1 Meeting room 1-3
13.00 – 13.55 Poster Presentations 2 Exhibit Hall B
14.00 – 15.30
90 min concurrent
  1. Technique Failure –
  2. Iron Chef –
  3. Patient Centered PD –
  4. Growing PD –
  5. Meet ups session  –
Ballroom A
Ballroom B
Ballroom C
15.30 – 15.55 Coffee Break Exhibit Hall B
16.00 – 18.00
120 min concurrent
  1. Catheter
  2. Education
  3. Pain
  4. International PD Stories
  5. Translational
Ballroom A
Ballroom B
Ballroom C
19.30 President’s Dinner TBC
Monday, May 7, 2018
07.00 – 07.55 Breakfast Symposium 2 Meeting room 1-3
8.00 – 9.30 Plenary 2

  • Bengt Rippe – A Lifetime of Dedication to PD Science
    Bengt Lindholm
  • The Search for the Third Pore – Bringing Theory into Practice
    Olivier Devuyst
  • What Bengt Rippe Taught us about the Clinical Practice of PD
    Simon Davies
Exhibit Hall A
9.30 – 9.55 Coffee Break Exhibit Hall B
10.00 – 12.00
120 min concurrent
  1. Peritonitis
  2. CQI
  3. First Nations
  4. Modality Selection
  5. Volume status
Ballroom A
Ballroom B
Ballroom C
12.10 – 13.10 Lunch Symposium 2 2nd floor Meeting room 1-3
13.10 – 14.10 Poster Presentations 3 Exhibit Hall B
14.15 – 15.15 Debate 1

For and Against the Motion: Urgent Start PD should be more widely used.

Pro – Arsh Jain

Con – Daniel Schwartz

Followed by a talk show format involving PD nurse(s), patient(s)

Exhibit Hall A
15.15 – 15.40 Coffee Break Exhibit Hall B
15.45 – 17.30
105 min concurrent
  1. Outcomes that matter
  2. Novel Technologies
  3. Less is More – Jenny Shen
  4. PDOPPS – Jenny Shen
  5. Brag and Steal session
Ballroom A
Ballroom B
Ballroom C
17.30 – 18:30 ISPD General Assembly TBC
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
8.00 – 09.00 Plenary 3

Highlighting Young Talent in PD Research

  • Johann Morelle
  • Yeoungjee Cho
  1. Thiago Moraes
  2. Survival in home dialysis and center-related predictors of peritoneal dialysis complications.
    Annie-Claire Nadeau-Fredette
Exhibit Hall A
9.05 – 10.35
90 minute concurrent
  1. Clinical Controversies
  2. PD Clinic
  3. Symptoms
  4. PDI
  5. Low GDP Solutions
Ballroom A
Ballroom B
Ballroom C
10.35 – 11.00 Coffee Exhibit Hall B
11.05– 12.05 Debate 2

For and Against the Motion: PD has a major role to play in non-uremic refractory CHF.

Pro – Christopher McIntyre  

Con – Martin Wilkie

Exhibit Hall A
12.05 – 12.30 Closing Ceremony Exhibit Hall A

This Program is a CSN-approved Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

CSN designates this live activity for Category 1 Credits. Hours to be confirmed.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Please note that CSN is not tracking specifically the hours attended by each member. It is the responsibility of the member to claim credits based on the number of sessions attended.

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