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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Facilitating Change with Patient-Centered Interventions in Hemodialysis

October 23, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

Millions of patients with ESKD are kept alive with maintenance hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Continued attempts to improve outcomes in this cohort require interventions beyond the typical clinical efforts. Emerging barriers include workforce changes among nephrology clinicians and the US goal of having 80% of patients with incident ESKD receive RRT at home or undergo a transplant by 2025. This session discusses the innovative nonclinical and clinical interventions needed to meet these challenges.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss the concept of the continuum from in-center shared care to self-care hemodialysis
  • Define alternate approaches to dialysis initiation (e.g., transitional care, incremental dialysis, urgent-start peritoneal dialysis)
  • Outline challenges and advances in home hemodialysis

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Dialysis


  • Rasheed A. Balogun, MD, FASN
  • Jane O. Schell, MD


  • Shared-Care Dialysis Improves Patient Outcomes: What Is the Evidence?
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Martin E. Wilkie, MD 
  • Initiating Hemodialysis: Alternatives to Usual Schedules
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Connie Rhee, MD, MS 
  • Hurdles for Home-Based Dialysis Programs
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Carmel Hawley, MBBS 
  • Public Policy and Access to Home Dialysis Programs
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Kerri L. Cavanaugh, MD, MPH