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Live webinar series

Live webinars

Register for a live webinar to learn more about the clinical aspects of Peritoneal Dialysis

Upcoming clinical webinars

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Infectious Complications in PD

Infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in dialysis patients. This presentation reviews the physiologic consequences of peritonitis, pathways of infection and presents the latest guidelines for prevention and treatment of peritonitis in PD.

Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify key recommendations for preventing PD-related infections
  • Recognize signs and symptoms associated with the diagnosis of exit site infections, catheter tunnel infections and peritonitis
  • Describe possible treatment interventions for infectious complications

Presented by:
Lauren Stern, MD
Assistant Professor (Renal Section), Boston University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Boston DaVita Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, Boston, Massachusetts

Date: June 5, 2020
Click here to register, Times: 9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST

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PD Clinical questions and answers with Dr. Marcos Rothstein featuring Peritoneal Membrane Physiology and Prescription Management

This is a chance for you to bring all of your clinical questions to the table and have a 1:1 conversation with Dr. Rothstein, one of the PD industry’s leading key opinion leaders. We noticed that our national webinar’s audience had more questions than our Q&A session allowed time for, so this is a brand new offering allowing us to focus more time on directly addressing your clinical needs. In addition, Dr. Rothstein will present key concepts from our Peritoneal Membrane Physiology and Prescription Management presentation.

During this time, you’ll have the opportunity to ask specific questions, hear case studies, as well as learn key concepts on the following:

  • Describe the PET and ultrafiltration profiles
  • Identify PD prescription goals
  • Discuss the relationship between aquaporins and sodium sieving to a PD prescription
  • Tailor a PD prescription to an individual patient’s peritoneal vascularity

Presented by:
Marcos Rothstein, MD
Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine
Medical Director of Dialysis Services
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri

Date: June 11, 2020
Click here to register, Times: 10:00 am PST, 11:00 am MST, 12:00 pm CST, 1:00 pm EST

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PD Clinical Q&A with Dr. Stern featuring Non-Infectious Complications in PD

This is a chance for you to bring all of your clinical questions to the table and have a 1:1 conversation with Dr. Stern, one of the PD industry’s leading key opinion leaders. We noticed our webinar audience had more questions than our typical Q&A sessions allowed time for, so this is a new offering that allows us to focus more time on directly addressing your clinical questions. This webinar will feature highlights from the Non-Infectious Complications in PD in the first half of the hour. Knowledge and recognition of these complications, along with key management strategies can reduce unnecessary patient morbidity and enhance long-term technique success. The second half of the webinar will be dedicated to Q&A discussion.

This session will cover the following topics:

  • Describe assessment and clinical interventions for the following non-infectious complications:
    • Peritoneal boundary defects: hernias, leaks, hydrothorax
    • Intraperitoneal complications: drain pain, hemoperitoneum, effluent color changes, catheter malfunction, encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis, and eosinophilic peritonitis

Presented by:
Lauren Stern, MD
Assistant Professor (Renal Section), Boston University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Boston DaVita Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, Boston, Massachusetts

Date: June 12, 2020
Click here to register, Times: 9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST

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PD Clinical questions and answers with Dr. Marcos Rothstein featuring Reducing PD Dropout

This is a chance for you to bring all of your clinical questions to the table and have a 1:1 conversation with Dr. Rothstein, one of the PD industry’s leading key opinion leaders. We noticed that our national webinar’s audience had more questions than our Q&A session allowed time for, so this is a brand new offering allowing us to focus more time on directly addressing your clinical needs. In addition, Dr. Rothstein will present key concepts from our Reducing PD Drop Out presentation.

During this time, you’ll have the opportunity to ask specific questions, hear case studies, as well as learn key concepts on the following:

  • Explain potential contributors to PD patient dropout
  • Identify possible interventions which include:
    • Prevention of infectious complications
    • Utilization of best practices for catheter placement
    • Optimization of PD regimens to reach adequacy targets

Presented by:
Marcos Rothstein, MD
Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine
Medical Director of Dialysis Services
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri

Date: June 18, 2020
Click here to register, Times: 10:00 am PST, 11:00 am MST, 12:00 pm CST, 1:00 pm EST

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Step Into Home: Incremental Peritoneal Dialysis

Incremental PD involves the gradual introduction of renal replacement therapy for ESRD patients with substantial residual kidney function. This presentation covers an overview of the incremental PD approach, survival trends, review of the literature, discussion of lifestyle implications and choosing appropriate patients.

Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between this type of therapy and traditional full-dose regimens
  • Identify the role of residual kidney function in Incremental PD
  • Discuss how to utilize Incremental PD as a progressive dialysis regimen based on individual patient condition and need

Presented by:
Shweta Bansal, MBBS, MD, FASN
Staff Physician, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX
Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology, Dept. of Medicine
Medical Director, Home Dialysis Program University of Texas Health at San Antonio,
San Antonio, TX

Date: June 19, 2020
Click here to register, Times: 9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST

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Managing PD Catheter Dysfunction

Catheter dysfunction is a frequent cause of technique failure and a common reason for transfer from PD to HD. Catheter dysfunction occurs when there is not the proper dialysate flow needed for dialysis. This presentation addresses the causes and treatment approaches to catheter dysfunction.

Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to assess, manage and prevent the following types of PD catheter dysfunction:
    • Flow disturbances
    • Inflow/outflow pain
    • Catheter migration and occlusion

Presented by:
Anjay Rastogi, MD, PHD
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Date: June 23, 2020
Click here to register, Times: 12pm PST, 1pm MST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST

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Urgent Start Peritoneal Dialysis in the Late – Referred ESRD Patient

This is a chance for you to bring all of your clinical questions to the table and have a 1:1 conversation with Dr. Rastogi, one of the PD industry’s leading key opinion leaders. We noticed that our national webinar’s audience had more questions than our Q&A session allowed time for, so this is a brand new offering allowing us to focus more time on directly addressing your clinical needs. In addition, Dr. Rastogi will present key concepts from our Urgent Start Peritoneal Dialysis in the Late – Referred ESRD Patient presentation.

During this time, you will have the opportunity to ask specific questions, hear case studies as well as learn key concepts on the following:

  • Define urgent-start PD
  • Identify appropriate clinical situations where urgent-start PD would be a good choice
  • Review infrastructure requirements and key elements of a successful urgent-start PD program

Presented by:
Anjay Rastogi, MD, PHD
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Date: June 25, 2020
Click here to register, Times: 9:00 am PST, 10:00 am MST, 11:00 am CST, 12:00 pm EST

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PD Clinical Question and Answers with Dr. Jeffrey Perl featuring Urgent Start PD

This is a chance for you to bring all of your questions to the table and have a 1:1 conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Perl, one of the PD industry’s most prominent key opinion leaders. Dr. Perl is leading the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) conversations around PD care during COVID-19 and he’s taking the time to share his insights with our PD communities. We noticed that our national webinar’s audience had more questions than our Q&A session allowed time for, so this is a brand new offering allowing us to focus more time on directly addressing your clinical needs. This particular series will focus on Urgent Start PD in the Late-referred ESRD Patient. As this topic becomes more prevalent in current events with COVID-19, we wanted to facilitate this discussion and address your clinical curiosities.

During this time, you’ll have the opportunity to ask specific questions, hear case studies, as well as learn key concepts on the following:

  • Define urgent-start PD
  • Identify appropriate clinical situations where urgent-start PD would be a good choice
  • Review infrastructure requirements and key elements of a successful urgent-start PD program

Presented by:
Jeffrey Perl, MD, SM, FRCP
Staff Nephrologist, St. Michael’s Hospital
Medical Director, Kidney Care Center Associate Professor of Medicine,
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Date: July 10, 2020
Click here to register, Times: 9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST