ISHD Hemodialysis University™
Oak Lawn, IL USA  September 8 - 9, 2017
HDCN free zone registration is required.
Critical Solutions for Dialysis Care
Closing Remarks and Summaries
Madhukar Misra, MD
Chronic Pain and Symptom Management / Narcotics Management of Insomnia, Restless Legs, and Pruritis In Dialysis Patients
Rupesh Raina, MD
Management of Insomnia, Restless Legs, and Pruritis
Sara A. Combs, MD
Panel Discussions
Drs. Raina, and Combs
THE CHALLENGING PATIENT - Challenges beyond Clinical Leadership as a Medical Director: Legal Issues
Brigitte Schiller, MD
THE CHALLENGING PATIENT - Frail Elder Assessment / Predicting Poor Outcomes
Kirsten Johansen, MD
Panel Discussions
Drs. Schiller, and Johansen
Parathyroidectomy: Medical Issues
Georges Saab, MD
Calciphylaxis: An Update
Sagar Nigwekar, MD
Panel Discussions
Drs. Saab, and Nigwekar
KDIGO guidelines on HCV: Translating Guidelines into Practice
Craig E. Gordon, MD
Questions and Answers
ACCESS SURVEILLANCE - DEBATE: Prophylactic PTA for AV Fistula Venous Stenosis
Anil K. Agarwal, MD
Loay Salman, MD
Panel Discussion
ACCESS SURVEILLANCE - Placement of A/V Fistulas in Elderly Patients / When a Venous Catheter May Be Indicated
Tushar Vachharajani, MD
Questions and Answers
Management of Hyperkalemia in Hemodialysis Patients
Patrick H Pun MD
CARDIOVASCULAR RISK MANAGEMENT - What Blood Pressure Medicines to Use, and Measurements to Follow
Rajiv Agarwal, MD
CARDIOVASCULAR RISK MANAGEMENT - Use of Statins: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Dialysis Patients
Bertram Kasiske, MD
James L. Pirkle, Jr., MD
Panel Discussion
Drs. Agarwal, Kasiske, and Pirkle
Recognizing and Treating Volume Overload in Dialysis Patients: A Case-Based Approach
Rajiv Agarwal, MD
Technology To Improve Volume Control Crit-Line
Paul Balter, MD
Panel Discussion
Drs. Agarwal, and Balter
“Dead” A/V Grafts and Kidney Transplants
Steven G. Achinger, MD
INFECTION PREVENTION - Locks and Ointments
Ladan Golestaneh, MD
Panel Discussion
Drs. Achinger, and Golestaneh
Infection Prevention: Quality Improvement Through Infection Prevention: The Medical Director’s Role
Brigitte Schiller, MD
Infection Prevention: Treatment of Catheter-Related Infections: Infectious Disease Guidelines
Michele Mokrzycki, MD
Panel Discussion
Drs. Schiller, and Mokrzycki
ISHD 2017 - Opening Remarks
Madhukar Misra, MD
Breakfast Symposium: Better Phosphorus Control in CKD
Daniel Coyne, MD
Questions and Answers

Madhukar Misra, MD (ISHD President and Course Director)
Professor of Medicine,
University of Missouri Columbia,
School of Medicine. Columbia, MO

John T. Daugirdas, MD (Course Director)
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois. USA

Steven Achinger, MD
Department of Nephrology
Watson Clinic, LLP
Lakeland, Florida

Anil Agarwal, MD
Chief, Section of Nephrology at OSU East
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Rajiv Agarwal, MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Paul Balter, MD
Oak Brook, IL

Daniel W. Coyne MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Washington University in St. Louis

Ladan Golestaneh, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine (Nephrolog)
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY 10467

Craig E. Gordon, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Bertram L. Kasiske MD
Professor of Medicine
University Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Michele Mokrzycki, MD MS
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York

Sagar Nigwekar MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Jamed L. Pirkle MD
Assistant Professor
Wake Forest School of Medicine in Nephrology
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Patrick H. Pun MD, MHS
Division of Nephrology
Duke University

Georges Saab MD
MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Loay Salman, MD
Chief, Division of Nephrology
Thomas Ordway Distinguished Professor in Medicine
Albany Medical College
Albany, NY

Brigitte Schiller, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Satellite Healthcare, San Jose, CA

Tushar Vachharajani, MD
Professor of Medicine, VCOM
Chief, Nephrology Section
Salisbury VA Healthcare System
North Carolina

This educational activity is an video recording with accompanying slides of a live presentation held on September 8-9, 2017, at Oak Lawn, IL USA.

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Program Overview:

Target Audience:
This program is intended for practicing Nephrologists, nephrology fellows, dialysis technologists, interventional nephrologists, vascular access surgeons, and health professionals involved in dialysis programs.
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