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  Immune mechanisms involved in CV complications of CKD
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  Infectious diseases in CKD, HD and transplantation 
  Management of depression in CKD patients
  Discussion
  Ethnicity and renal failure - an international question
  How is having Chronic Kidney Disease like taking the Boards?
  The gastro-intestinal system: a void in understanding of uremic toxicity?
  Phosphate elimination in modalities of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  Glucose in PD: glucose reduced diet, glucose toxicity
  Discussion
  Does PD modality choice make a difference to peritonitis occurrence?
  Keynote Address : Scaling in human biology relevance for health and disease
  EPC and EPC vesicles: what is their significance for CKD patients?


  Potassium control in CKD with specific emphasis on
  ACE/ARB/mineralocorticoid receptor blocker
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  Non-erythropoietic effects of ESAs
  Special considerations for use of anti-hypertensive agents in dialysis patients
  Debate: Calcium balance in dialysis is best managed by changing Dialysate calcium - YES
  Debate: Calcium balance in dialysis is best managed by changing Dialysate calcium - NO
  Aldosterone in uremia beyond blood pressure



  Wearable artificial kidney - from holy grail to reality
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  Bioartificial kidney - ready for prime time?
  Citrate anticoagulation for RRT in acute kidney injury
  Citrate anticoagulation in chronic hemodialysis
  Citrate anticoagulation technical barriers and potential solutions
  Using affinity plasmapheresis to markedly improve antiviral drug treatments for hepatitis C:
  A new approach
  Discussion
  Evidence based nephrology - what has been achieved up to now?
  Novel insights into the pathobiology of vascular access -
  Do they translate into improved care?
  Debate:
  Are there optimal fistula and catheter rates and should these be mandandated? - YES
  Debate:
  Are there optimal fistula and catheter rates and should these be mandandated? - NO
  Discussion

  Welcome
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  What a nephrologist should understand about a dialysis machine?
  How changes in dialysate water quality, sodium, calcium, potassium and bicarbonate
  affect clinical outcomes?
  What is expected of a medical director in the new CMS Conditions of Coverage?
  How bundling will affect hemodialysis?
  How should we prescribe dialysis?
  Discussion
  Keynote Address : Guidelines for the management of kidney transplant recipients
  Intradialytic hypotension - how to deal with a frequent problem
  Gelsolin: biology and clinical correlates
  Discussion
  How to successfully achieve salt restriction in HD patients; what are the outcomes?
  The cardio-renal substrate leading to sudden death in dialysis patients
  Myocardial stunning in CKD - a new aspect of cardiovascular disease




 







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