ISPD 2018 Program

Saturday 5 May 2018 – Pre Congress Workshops

07:00 Registration and Information Desk Opens – East Convention Level Lobby

Basic & Translational Science Patient & Family Support/Education Day PD: From The Basics and Beyond
Leads: Asher Mendelson, Martin Wilke, Bengt Lingholm Lead: Gurjit Pawar Lead: Jeff Perl
East Ballroom C East Ballroom A East Ballroom B
Chair: Simon Davies
Peritoneal Fluid Transport and Dialysis Vintage of PD Patients.Jacek Waniewski
Peritoneal Inflammation, IL-6, and the Global PD Study
Mark Lambie
Opening Remarks
Gurjit Pawar  

Chair Michelle Canales Holmes



Laughter Yoga Therapy: A West Coast Vibe
Nancy Verdin


Chair Catherine Cheung

Herbal Medicines in CKD Patients are Safe…Fake News?
Judith Marin


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

The Ins and Outs of Volume Management In PD
Roberto Pecoits Filho

10:00-10:30am COFFEE BREAK 10:30-11:00 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
Peter Margetts


Macrophage Biology, Infection, and Host Immunity in PD
Chia-Te Liao


Jill VanHuizen

Around the world in 90 minutes (Travel with PD)

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Gillian Brunier. Panel: Two patients from BC, Nurse (Gurjit Pawar), Pharmacist (Robin Cho), Kidney Foundation of Canada representative, industry representatives (Baxter and Fresenius)

PD Infection Prevention Strategies – The ISPD Guidelines and Beyond David Johnson

Chair: Javier De Arteaga Optimizing APD Using an Extended Three-Pore Model
Carl Oberg


Understanding and Treating Alterations in Water Transport in PD
Johann Morelle


Insights into The Diagnosis and Treatment of Peritonitis Neil Boudville
1230-1330 LUNCH
Chair: Bengt Lindholm Update on Novel Osmotic Agents and Glucose-sparing PD
Asher Mendelson


Cytoprotection and Cellular Stress Responses in PD Patients
Klaus Kratochwill

Chair: Gurjit Pawar
PD & Intimacy
Maureen McGrath

(registered nurse and host of the CKNW Sunday Night Sex Show, a listener call-in radio show on AM980)


1415 – 1515
PD & Intimacy Panel Discussion

Moderator: Michelle Canales Holmes.

Panel: Patient and Spouse/caregiver, Nurse (Monique Leblanc), Pharmacist (Clifford Lo)

Lumps, Bumps and Leaks: Noninfectious Complications of PD  
Joanne Bargman
Chair: Ray KredietUtilizing Transport Modelling Effectively in the Clinic
Dirk Struijk


3 Best Abstracts

Closing Remarks
Gillian Brunier
Key Considerations in Dialysis Modality Selection
Jeff Perl 

Wrap Up / Q & A

Opening Ceremony  ISPD 2018 Congress 4:00pm Start time

ISPD 2018 Program

The material presented at this congress represents the opinion of the speakers and not the views of the ISPD and/or CSN.  Attendees participating in this medical education program do so with full knowledge that they waive any claim they may have against the ISPD and/or CSN for reliance on any information presented during these educational activities.  The ISPD 2018 Congress does not guarantee, warrant or endorse any commercial products or services.

Saturday, May 5, 2018


Opening Ceremony
Exhibit Hall A
Opening Remarks
Daniel Schwartz, ISPD Co-Chair

Welcome to the ISPD 2018 Congress
Isaac Teitelbaum, ISPD President (USA)

16.15-16.45 Introduction & Award Presentation:
John Maher Award (Young Investigator)
Isaac Teitelbaum (USA)John Maher Lecture
Jie Dong (China)  

Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos Award and Lecture
Presented by Peter Blake (Canada)

Individuals, providers, countries and continents:  The Challenges ahead for Peritoneal Dialysis
Simon Davies (United Kingdom)

17.20 – 17.50 Introduction
Paul Taylor

Setting the stage for the Congress: Patient-Centered Care 
William Stewart (Patient and Actor) shares his story & Kidney Kids perform!
17.50 –18.00

Award Presentation
Jonas Bergstrom Award (Best abstract)
Presented by Asher Mendelson (Canada)Presented to:
Li Fan (China)

Closing Remarks
Amit Garg, Canadian Society of Nephrology, President (Canada) 

18.00 – 19.30 Top 10 E-Poster Presentations & Welcome Reception
Move to Exhibit Hall B

Sunday, May 6, 2018

07.30 – 08.25 Coffee & Morning Snacks
Exhibit Hall B
08.30 – 10.00

Plenary 1
Exhibit Hall A
Daniel Schwartz & Peter Blake

    • Patient-Centered Care
      Andreas Laupacis (Canada)
      The Nature of the Center-Effect in PD
      David Johnson
      ISPD President Elect (Australia)
      The SCOPE Collaborative
      Alicia Neu (USA) 
10.00 – 10.25 Coffee Break, ePoster Viewing and Exhibits
Exhibit Hall B
10.30 – 12.00

Clinical Complications of PD
Ballroom A
Isaac Teitelbaum

EPS – What is New?
Edwina BrownCalciphylaxis – A PD Perspective
Sagar Nigwekar

Obesity in PD
Raj Mehrotra

RAS Blockade for Cardiac Disease in PD Patients
Scott Brimble

Assisted PD
Ballroom C

Suneet Singh & Marjorie Neely

Is it cost effective? Does it grow PD use?
Matt Oliver

Models of Assisted PD Internationally
Thierry Lobbedez

Role of Domestic Employees in Assisting PD in Asia  
CC Szeto

Should Patients and Family Members be Paid to do PD?
Braden Manns

Is Assisted PD Enough to Make a Difference?
Patient Perspective by Marjorie Neely

Panel Discussion

Helping the Dying PD Patient
Ballroom B

Peter Blake and Teresa Stewart

End of Life Discussions and Stopping Dialysis
Vanita Jassal

Palliative PD Prescription
Peter Blake

Helping the Dying PD Patient
Helen Hurst

Caregiver Burden/Bereaved Caregivers
Caregiver perspective – Teresa Stewart

Acute PD, Co-Presented by ISN
Room 11/12

Karen Yeates & 
Thyago Moraes

Acute PD/ KI
Karen Yeates

AKI/Zero by 25 – The Role of Acute PD
Fred Finkelstein

Low Cost High Quality Acute PD
Georgi Abraham

PD for AKI in an African Country
Karen Yeates
Patient Perspective

Open Forum

PD Clinical Trial Design
Room 8/15

Martin Wilkie and Rob Quinn

Introduction – The Challenge of Research Waste
Martin Wilkie

Agreeing on Research Outcomes that Matter
Allison Tong

Study Design for Maximum Impact
David Johnson

Opportunities for Registry Design to Contribute High Quality Research
Mark Lambie

Working Together with Industry to Answer Key Questions
James Sloand

General Discussion – Study Design to Optimize Impact
Including patient perspective from Ken Hook

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch Symposium: Harnessing remote patient management in peritoneal dialysis to improve patient centered care
Meeting room 1-3
13.00 – 13.55 Poster Presentations 2
Exhibit Hall B
14.00 – 15.30
90 min concurrent

Technique Failure
Ballroom B

Brendan McCormick and Annette Spence
Definition and Classification of TF
Neil Boudville

Variation in Technique Failure – Why it Occurs and How to Decrease it
Brendan McCormick

Annie-Claire Nadeau Fredette

Cumulative Burden of doing PD, Psychological and Physical Impact of Technique Failure on Patients
Panel including patient perspective by Annette Spence

Iron Chef meets the Renal Diet
Ballroom A

Chair: Jill VanHuizen
Anjali Saxena, Jeff Perl, Yee Jee Tso, Laura Nelson, Angie Chen, Asher Mendelson, Gurjit Pawar, Katie Cave & Emily Milln

An interactive session loosely inspired by the television show “Iron Chef”.  In this fun-filled hour, you’ll watch a Vancouver local celebrity, an ISPD executive member and others compete to make the best renal-friendly food.   Not only will you be entertained, but you’ll also learn how easy it can be to cook kidney-friendly foods!

Patient Centered PD
Co-Presented with the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch and Western PD Days
Ballroom C

Mauro Verrelli and Pia Schindler

Patient Reported Outcomes in Clinical Practice
Mike Walsh

Patient Experience
Fred Finkelstein

Role of Peer Support
Brian McLaren

A Patient Centered PD Unit
Daniel & Judy Preston

Travelling for Work & Pleasure on PD
Robert Eakin

Open Forum

International PD Stories
Room 11/12

Rajnish Mehrotra & CC Szeto

PD in HIV Positive Patients – South Africa
Peter Nourse

PD in Displaced Populations in Middle East
Ali Abu Alfa

Short is Beautiful – PD with a Novel Short Catheter
Abdullah Al-Hwiesh

Surgery for EPS
Hideki Kawanishi

Meet Ups Session
Chaired by: Ilan Lenga

Attendees can sign-up at

Current meet-up times and locations:

  • Financial Burden of Dialysis Meet-Up
    May 6, 2018 – 2:00 pm  Room 1-3

  • Kidney Foundation Meet-up
    May 6, 2018 – 2:00 pm Room 8/15
    • PD Assist Program Meet-up
      May 6, 2018 – 2:00 pm  Room 8/15
    • PD Clinic Flow & Efficiency Meet-Up
      May 6, 2018 – 2:00 pm  Room 1-3
    • Serious Illness Conversation Guide Meet-Up
      May 6, 2018 – 2:00 pm  Room 1-3
    • Tour of St. Paul’s Hospital Renal Program
      May 6, 2018 – 2:00 pm – SOLD OUT.  Meet at the front door of St. Paul’s Hospital located at 1081 Burrard Street
    • Virtual Care Meet-Up
      May 6, 2018 – 2:00 pm Room 1-3
    • Renal Dietitian Meet-Up
      May 7, 2018 – 12:10 pm – East Meeting Room 10 on Level 2
15.30 – 15.55 Coffee Break, ePoster Viewing and Exhibits
Exhibit Hall B
16.00 – 18.00
120 min concurrent

Peritoneal Catheter
Ballroom C
Chair & Tribute to Dr. Henry Tenchkoff
Matt Oliver

Patient perspective
Sharon Kidwell

Early Catheter Failure/ISPD NAC Registry
Rob Quinn

The Catheter in PDOPPS and Other International Databases
Isaac Teitelbaum

Catheter Placement
Suneet Singh, Peter Kenneally, Ana Figueiredo

PD Catheters Outcome in Children The IPPN Data
Dagmara Borzych-Duzalka

Open Discussion

PD Patient Education
Ballroom B

Neil Boudville & Dennis McCann

Addressing Low Health Literacy in PD Patients
Kerri Cavanaugh

Successful Educational and Support Strategies for PD Nurses and Patients
Gillian Brunier

Updates on SCOPE
Alicia Neu

Different Retraining Methods vs Usual Care on the Prevention of Peritonitis in PD
Jie Dong

Josephine Chow

Open Forum including Dennis McCann representing the patient perspective

Less is More in PD
Ballroom A

Daniel Schwartz & Teresa Stewart

De-adoption Across Medical Services
James McCormack

Choosing Wisely in PD
Joanne Bargman

Polypharmacy / Deprescribing in PD
Marisa Battistella

Incremental PD
Jenny Shen

Less is More in PD – the Patient & Family Perspective
Teresa Stewart

Initiatives to Grow PD
Co-Presented by CANNT
Room 11/12

Michele Trask and Sharon Nessim

A Decade of PD First in Thailand
Nalinee Saiprasertkit

The RTS Model in Colombia
Mauricio Sanabria

Big is Beautiful –  The Guangzhou Model for PD
Xueqing Yu

PD after Five Years of the US Bundles
Anjali Saxena

Ontario Renal Network Home Dialysis Initiative
Peter Blake

Translational Research in PD
Room 8/15

Co-Presented by ISPD & EuroPD

Co-Chair & Moderators: Asher Mendelson & Ray Krediet

Inflammatory Responses
Donald Fraser

Drug Delivery to Peritoneal Membrane
Olle Heimburger

Animal Models in PD
Manuel Lopez-Cabrera

ROUND TABLE FORMAT – Strategic Priorities in Basic Science and Translational PD Research
Peter Margetts / Jacek Waniewski / Olivier Devuyst

19.30 President’s Dinner (by invitation only)

Monday, May 7, 2018

8.00 – 9.30

Plenary 2
Exhibit Hall A

Raymond Krediet & Olof Heimburger

  • 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
9.30 – 9.55 Coffee Break, ePoster Viewing, Exhibits & Technology Showcase (Point of Care Clinical Decision Support)
Exhibit Hall B
10.00 – 12.00
120 min concurrent

Ballroom B
Chair & Tribute to Dr. Henry Tenchkoff
Philip Li

Peritonitis – Why it is Important?
Patient Perspective by Ken Hook

Reducing Peritonitis by Translating Evidence into Practice
David Johnson

Anti-microbial Prescription and Resistance in PD
CC Szeto  

Rapid Diagnosis of Peritonitis
Martin Wilkie

Open Forum 

CQI at a PD Program Level
Room 8/15

Ilan Lenga & Gillian Brunier

Diagnosing a Quality and Safety Problem in your PD Unit
Sam Silver

Implementing a Quality Improvement Project (Case Study)
Michelle Donoghue

Continuous Quality Improvement in the PD Unit – The Singapore Perspective
Adrian Liew

PD in First Nations
Ballroom C

Karen Yeates & Paul Taylor

Unique Challenges in Specific Populations
Shannon McDonald, (Deputy Chief Medical Officer, FNHA)

PD in the Canadian First Nations Populations
Karen Yeates

Yukon Clinic
Paul Taylor & Miranda Blanchard

Amazon PD story
Mauricio Sanabria

Innovative Ways of Improving PD Outcomes in Specific Populations
Scott Brimble

Modality Selection
Ballroom A

Peter Blake & Lori d’Agincourt-Canning

Modality Education/ Process Overview
Jeff Perl

Shared Decision Making in Modality Selection – Barriers and Realities
Mike Walsh

Panel Discussion
Is Free Choice of Modality Fiscally Justifiable?
Is Home Dialysis First is Ethically Justifiable?

Patient: Gwen Harrington, Nephrologists: Mike Walsh, Jeff Perl & Paul Komenda, Social Worker: Jody Max, VA nurse Rick Luscombe, and PD nurse Katie Cave.

Volume status in PD
Room 11/12

Co-Presented by Canadian Association of Nephrology Dietitians

Christine Nash & James Heaf

Simon Davies

Fluid Study
Scott Brimble

James Heaf

Dietary Sodium Intake in PD – Is it important?
Christine Nash RD 

Dietary Sodium Intake in PD – Is it challenging?
Patient Perspective by Victor Paredes

Open discussion

12.10 – 13.10 Lunch Symposium: The Patient Journey on Home Dialysis
Meeting room 1-3
13.10 – 14.10 Poster Presentations 3
Exhibit Hall B
14.15 – 15.15

Debate 1
Exhibit Hall A
Gillian Brunier & Raj Mehrotra 
For and Against the Motion:
Urgent Start PD should be more widely used.

Pro – Arsh Jain
Con – Daniel Schwartz

Followed by a panel discussion with Daniel Schwartz, Arsh Jain, Sue Bal (Urgent Start PD nurse & Patient Care Co-ordinator) & Patient Perspective by Biagio Marra

Special Session I: Translational Science
Room 8/15

Manuel Lòpez-Cabrera

miRNA signaling, EMT and Fibrosis
Susan Yung

Preventing Tissue Fibrosis with Local Biomaterials
Jean Philip St. Peirre

The Role of Macrophages in Peritoneal Fibrosis
Yi-Ting Chen

15.15 – 15.40 Coffee Break, ePoster Viewing and Exhibits
Exhibit Hall B
15.45 – 17.30
105 min concurrent

PD Patient Outcomes That Matter
Room 11/12

Allison Tong & Nichole Jefferson

Research Setting Priorities of Patients
Braden  MannsSONG -PD
Karine Manera

PROMS in Research and Practice

Mike Walsh

Benchmarking for Quality Initiative
Martin Wilkie

Patient Panel / Open Forum

Novel Technologies to Support PD Patients
Ballroom B

KS Nayak & Alicia Neu

What’s new with remote monitoring in PD?
KS Nayak

Telehealth and Remote Monitoring – Study update
Arsh Jain

Social Media & Blogs
Chris Coello

The Bright and the Dark side of Social Media and other Novel Technologies
Joel Topf

Open Discussion

Pain Management in PD Patients
Ballroom C

Peter Blake

Pain Management in PD/ESRD
Sara Davison

Opiates are Often Overused in PD vs Opiates are often Underused in PD debate
Edwina Brown v Daniel Lam

Non-conventional approaches to pain
Pippa Hawley

Patient perspective
Gwen Herrington

Open forum

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

David Johnson & Simon Davies

The Peritoneal Dialysis Practice Patterns and Outcomes Study: Boldly Going Where No PD Study Has Gone Before
Intro and Overview of the PDOPPS Program: A Global View of PD Technique Survival:
Jeff Perl

PDOPPS: What Have We Learned About Peritonitis
Neil Boudville

The Patient’s Voice in PDOPPS: Preliminary Findings:
Jenny Shen

Novel Insights in PD Practice From Asia:
Hideki Kawanishi & Talerngsak Kanjanabuch

Q and A: Panel

Brag and Steal session
Room 8/15

  • This session is intended to showcase interesting projects, successful quality initiatives, patient centered research, or unique processes from your PD program, from which you think other programs could learn.
  • Presentations are intended to be very brief (less than 5 minutes long), including a chance for Q&A
  • Presenting a “Brag & Steal” is open to both attendees with or without abstracts accepted at ISPD

Sign up – it’s simple!

17.30 – 18:30 ISPD General Assembly
Room 16

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

8.00 – 9.00

Plenary 3
Exhibit Hall A
Highlighting Young Talent in PD Research

Olivier Devuyst & David Johnson
Mechanisms and regulation of water transport across the peritoneal membrane
Johann Morelle

Towards Improving Early Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes 
Yeoungjee Cho 

Outcomes of PD Patients in a Developing Country
Thyago Moraes 

Comparative Survival in Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Hemodialysis
Annie-Claire Nadeau-Fredette 

9.05 – 10.35
90 minute concurrent

Clinical Controversies
Ballroom C
Isaac TeitelbaumIs Home HD better than PD or is it all case mix differences?
Sharon Nessim

Are outcomes on APD Superior to those on CAPD?
Scott Bieber

The role of calcimetics in PD
Sagar Nigwekar

Hyponatremia in PD – too Much Water or Malnutrition?
Javier de Arteaga

Making the PD Clinic Better
Ballroom B

Ilan Lenga & Chris Coello

Opening Talk – How to Run a high quality time efficient Clinic
Joanna Neumann

Patient perspective on PD Clinic
Chris Coello

The Beijing Model
Jie Dong

On the Couch session – PD Clinic Challenges
Facilitated by Ilan Lenga
Perspective from Chris Coello (patient),  Joanna Neumann (nurse), Vicky Ngo (dietitian) and Jie Dong (physician)

Symptoms Management in PD
Ballroom A

Paul Taylor and Debby Ryan

Anxiety / depression in PD
Raj Mehrotra

Profound Fatigue in a PD Patient
Roberto Pecoits Filho

Catherine Cheung, Raj Mehrotra, Roberto Pecoits Filho, Christine SchellenbergTatiana Cavalca, Debby Ryan

Strengthening the Role of PDI
Room 16

Introduction – the context of PDI
Martin Wilkie, Editor in Chief

Clinical Research in PDI – The High points from the Last 2 Years
Dirk Struijk

The Place of Bench Science in PDI
Donald Fraser

Emerging trends in biomedical publishing
Raj Mehrotra

How Should Patient Experience be Incorporated Better in PDI?
Allison Tong

General Discussion – Strengthening the Impact of PDI    

Summarize Action Points and Direction of Travel for PDI
Martin Wilkie

Low GDP normal pH Solution Controversies
Room 8/15

Joanne Bargman

Do low GDP Fluids Cause Less Inflammation – Systemic or Local?
Mark Lambie

Do low GDP Solutions Preserve Residual Renal Function by Causing Less Ultrafiltration?
Yeoungjee Cho

Do Low GDP Fluids Prevent EPS?
Hideki Kawanishi

Do Low GDP Fluids Reduce Peritonitis?
Philip Li

10.35 – 11.00 Coffee Break, ePoster Viewing and Exhibits
Exhibit Hall B
11.05 – 12.05

Debate: For and Against the Motion: PD has a Major Role to Play in Non-Uremic Refractory CHF
Exhibit Hall A

Moderators: Mark Lambie & Joanne Bargman
Pro: Christopher McIntyre
Con: Martin Wilkie

Special Session II
Room 8/15

Key Clinical Concepts

Javier de Arteaga

Cardiac Failure in Peritoneal Dialysis
Angela Wang

The Nature of Inflammation in Peritoneal Dialysis
Olle Heimburger

12.05 – 1.05

Plenary 4 – Late Breaking Trials
Exhibit Hall A

Martin Wilkie & Daniel Schwartz  

      1. ChinaQ Study (PD vs HD RCT)
        Xueqing Yu
      2. The PD-protec Study (Alanylglutamine – Containing PD Fluid)
        Andreas Vychytil
      3. International Pediatric Peritoneal Biopsy Study
        Maria Bartosova
1.05-1.10 Closing Remarks and Invitation to ISPD 2020
Exhibit Hall A
Daniel Schwartz, Co-Chair Local Organizing Committee  


The ISPD 2018 Congress is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Society of Nephrology.

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