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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Moving Toward Excellence in the Provision of Peritoneal Dialysis

November 09, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: 146 A/B, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

The increased use of peritoneal dialysis highlights the importance of improving clinical outcomes for managing these patients. This session discusses the improvement of technique survival, fluid management, nutrition, preservation of the peritoneal membrane, and processes for the early and urgent start of peritoneal dialysis.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss how to improve nutrition in peritoneal dialysis and the clinical outcome
  • Discuss fluid management in peritoneal dialysis and highlight the use of bioimpedance spectroscopy
  • Describe both the scientific and clinical evidence for enhancing peritoneal membrane longevity
  • Describe the early and urgent start of peritoneal dialysis

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Dialysis


  • J. Kevin Tucker, MD
  • Andrzej Wiecek, MD, PhD, FASN


  • Food as Medicine: Can It Improve Outcome in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients?
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Peter Stenvinkel, MD, PhD, FASN
  • Fluid Management in Peritoneal Dialysis
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Philip K.T. Li, MD 
  • How to Enhance Membrane Longevity
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Olivier Devuyst, MD, PhD
  • Early and Urgent Start for Peritoneal Dialysis
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Anjali B. Saxena, MD, FASN