ISPD 2018 Preliminary 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 M, Martin W, Bengt L Leads: Gillian B, Gurjit C, Michele Lead: Jeff Perl
East Ballroom A East Ballroom B East Ballroom C


Chair: Simon DaviesPeritoneal Fluid Transport and Dialysis Vintage of PD Patients.
Jacek Waniewski

Peritoneal Inflammation, IL-6, and the Global PD Study
Mark Lambie

9:00am Opening Remarks
Gurjit Cheema

Chair: Michelle Canales HolmesLaughter Yoga Therapy: A West Coast Vibe
Nancy Verdin

Chair: Catherine Cheung
Natural Health Products in Dialysis Patients”
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

Chair: Jill VanHuizen

“Around the World in 90 Minutes”Panel: Patients (2 from St. Paul’s), nurse (Gurjit), pharmacist (Robin), Industry representatives
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  
Sharon Nessim

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

PD & Intimacy
Panel Discussion Nurse (Monique Leblanc), patient and spouse/caregiver, social worker


Lumps, Bumps and Leaks: Noninfectious Complications of PD  
Joanne Bargman

Chair: Ray Krediet Utilizing Transport Modelling Effectively in the Clinic
Dirk Struijk

3 Best Abstracts

Closing Remarks: Gillian Brunier


Key Considerations in Dialysis Modality Selection –  

Eric Wallace

Wrap Up Q and A – all

Opening Ceremony  ISPD 2018 Congress 4:00pm Start time


ISPD 2018 Program



Updated: Feb 8, 2018 Subject to change 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

16.00-16.10 Opening Ceremony



Opening Remarks from ISPD LOC  

 Daniel Schwartz

Acknowledgment/recognition to the First Nation’s people

Dr. Adeera Levin

Exhibit Hall A
16.10-16.20 Welcome to the ISPD 2018 Congress

Amit Garg CSN President  & Isaac Teitelbaum ISPD President

Exhibit Hall A
16.20-16.55 Introduction & Award Presentation: John Maher Award (Young Investigator)
Isaac Teitelbaum John Maher Lecture   


Speaker TBD 

Exhibit Hall A
16.50-17.25 Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos Award and Lecture  
Simon Davies 


Exhibit Hall A
17.25 – 17.55 Introduction
Dr. Paul Taylor
Setting the stage for the Congress: Patient-Centered Care  William Stuart (Patient and Actor) tells his story & Kidney Kids Dance


Award Presentation

Jonas Bergstrom Award (Best abstract) 

Exhibit Hall A
17.55 –18.00 Closing Remarks
Daniel Schwartz 
Exhibit Hall A
18.00 – 19.30 Top 10 E-Poster Presentations & Welcome Reception    Exhibit Hall B
Sunday, May 6, 2018
07.30 – 08.30 Breakfast Symposium 1 Meeting room 1-3
08.30 – 10.00 Plenary 1

  • Patient-Centered Care
    Andreas Laupacis (Toronto)

    The Nature of the Center-Effect in PD
    David Johnson ISPD President Elect (Australia)

  • The SCOPE Initiative

      Alicia Neu (USA) (In Honour of Colin White)   

Exhibit Hall A
10.00 – 10.25 Coffee Break Exhibit Hall B
10.30 – 12.00
5, 90 minute concurrent sessions
1. Clinical Complications of PD
“EPS – What is New”
Edwina Brown Calciphylaxis – A PD Perspective
Sagar Nigwekar


Obesity in PD
Raj Mehrotra

RAS Blockade for Cardiac Disease in PD Patients  Scott Brimble

2. Assisted PD
Chair: Suneet Singh

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
Patient / Family Perspective – Is Assisted PD Enough to Make a Difference?

Panel Discussion

3.Helping the Dying PD Patient

End of Life Discussions and Stopping Dialysis

Palliative PD Prescription
Peter Blake

Helping the Dying PD Patient
Helen Hurst

Caregiver Burden/Bereaved Caregivers
Caregiver perspective

4. Acute PD ISN Joint Session
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
KG Kilonzo
PD for AKI in African country

Patient testimony
Open Forum

5.PD Clinical Trial Design

Introduction – The Challenge of Research Waste
Martin Wilkie

Agreeing Research Outcomes that Matter
Allison Tong

Study Design for Maximum Impact
David Johnson

The Central Place of Patient Engagement in Research?

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

Ballroom A




Ballroom B


Ballroom C


Room 11/12


Room 8/15

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


Definition and Classification of TF
Neil Boudville

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

Annie-Claire Nadeau Fredette

Cumulative Burden of doing PD, Psychological and Physical Impact of TF on Patient
Patient Speaker/Panel

2. Iron Chef

Chair: Jill VanHuizen
Anjali Saxena & Laura Nelson

3. Patient Centered PD
Kidney Foundation BC Branch Supported Session

Patient Reported Outcomes in Clinical Practice
Mike Walsh

Patient Experience
Fred Finkelstein

Role of Peer Support

A Patient Centered PD Unit
Gurjit Cheema

Open Forum

4. International PD Stories

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
Dr. Al-Howeish
(Saudi Arabia)

Big is Beautiful –  The Guangzhou Model for PD
Xueqing Yu

Surgery for EPS
Hideki Kawanishi

5. Meet Ups Session
Chaired by: Ilan Lenga

Ballroom A





Ballroom C


Ballroom B


15.30 – 15.55 Coffee Break Exhibit Hall B
16.00 – 18.00
120 min concurrent
1.Peritoneal Catheter

Acknowledgement of the late Dr. Henry Tenchkoff
Session Chair
Patient perspective

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

2. PD Patient Education

Addressing Low Health Literacy in PD Patients
Kerri Cavanaugh

Successful Educational Strategies for PD Nurses and Patients
Gillian Brunier

Patient Perspective on Teaching
Updates on SCOPE
Alicia Neu

Jie Dongs study

Australian PD TEACH Trials
Josephine Chow

Open Forum

3.  Less is More in PD

Broad talk on De-adoption Across Medical Services
James McCormack

Choosing Wisely in PD
Joanne Bargman

Polypharmacy / Deprescribing in PD

Incremental PD
Jenny Shen

Patient input

4.Initiatives to Grow PD

A Decade of PD First in Thailand
Nalinee Saiprasertkit

The RTS Model in Colombia
Mauricio Sanabria

PD after Five Years of the US Bundles
Anjali Saxena

Ontario Renal Network Home Dialysis Initiative
Peter Blake

5. Translational Research in PD
Co-Sponsored by ISPD & EuroPD

Moderator: Asher Mendelson

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

Ballroom A




Ballroom B


Ballroom C





19.30 President’s Dinner OFF SITE
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

Chair Philip Li

Peritonitis – Why it is Important?
Patient Perspective

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 

2.  CQI at a PD Program Level

Chair Ilan Lenga

Measuring Quality and Performance in the PD Unit
Ziv Harel

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

Implementing a Quality Improvement Project (Case Study)
Michelle Donoghue, RN

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

3. PD in First Nations

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

PD in the Canadian First Nations Populations
Karen Yeates and First Nations patient

Yukon Clinic
Paul Taylor

Mauricio Sanabria’s Amazon PD story

Innovative Ways of Improving PD Outcomes in Specific Populations


4. Modality Selection

The Modality Education/ Process Overview Talk
Jeff Perl

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

Panel / Couch Discussion on whether Free Choice of Modality is Fiscally Justifiable and on whether Home Dialysis First is Ethically Justifiable

Chaired by Bashir J.

5. Volume status in PD

Simon Davies

James Heaf

Fluid Study
Scott Brimble

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

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

Open discussion

Ballroom A




Ballroom B


Ballroom C





12.10 – 13.10 Lunch Symposium 2 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)

Special Session I

Translational Science:

miRNA signaling, EMT and Fibrosis
Han Ming Wan

Preventing Tissue Fibrosis with Local Biomaterials
Jean Philip St. Peirre

Best EMT / Fibrosis Abstract (10)

Exhibit Hall A




15.15 – 15.40 Coffee Break Exhibit Hall B
15.45 – 17.30
105 min concurrent
1. PD Patient Outcomes That Matter
Research Setting Priorities of Patients
Braden  Manns + PatienSONG -PD
Karine Manera

PROMS in Research and Practice
Mike Walsh

Benchmarking for Quality Initiative
Martin Wilkie

Patient Panel / Open Forum

2.  Novel Technologies to Support PD Patients

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

Telehealth and Remote Monitoring – Study update
Arsh Jain

Social Media/Blogs – A Patient

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

Open Discussion

3. Pain Management in PD Patients

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

Patient and family perspectives on pain

Open forum


Chair – Jeff Perl and 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

5. Brag and Steal session

Daniel Schwartz & Ilan Lenga

Ballroom A




Ballroom B


Ballroom C





17.30 – 18:30 ISPD General Assembly 11/12
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
8.00 – 09.00 Plenary 3


Highlighting Young Talent in PD Research

  • Johann Morelle
  • Yeoungjee Cho
  1. Outcomes of PD Patients in a Developing Country
    Thyago 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

Chair Isaac Teitelbaum

Is 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

How can PD use be Increased in African Americans?
Eric Wallace

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

2. Making the PD Clinic Better

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

Patient perspective on PD Clinic

PD Clinic Challenges – Perspective from Patient, Nurse, Physician, Allied health

The Beijing Mode
Jie Dong

On the Couch session
Ilan Lenga

3. Symptoms Management in PD

Anxiety / depression in PD
Raj Mehrotra

Profound Fatigue in a PD Patient
Roberto Pecoits Filho

4. PDI session – “Strengthening the role of PDI”

Introduction – the context of PDI
Martin Wilkie EIC

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

5. Low GDP normal pH Solution Controversies

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

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

Do Low GDP Fluids Prevent EPS?
Hideki Kawanishi

Do Low GDP Fluids Reduce Peritonitis?
Philip Li

Ballroom A




Ballroom B


Ballroom C





10.35 – 11.00 Coffee Exhibit Hall B
11.05– 12.05 Debate 2

  1. For and Against the Motion: PD has a Major Role to Play in Non-Uremic Refractory CHF.

Pro – Christopher McIntyre  

Con – Martin Wilkie

Special Session II

Key Clinical Concepts

Cardiac Failure in Peritoneal Dialysis
Angela Wang

The Nature of Inflammation in Peritoneal Dialysis

Olle Heimburger

Exhibit Hall A



8/15 or 11/12

12.05 – 1.05 Plenary 4 – Late Breaking Trials

    1. TBA
    2. “The PD-protec study” or “Alanylglutamine – Containing PD Fluid
      Andreas Vychytil
    3. TBA
Exhibit Hall A
1.05-1.35 Closing Ceremony Exhibit Hall A








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