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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Pediatric Dialysis: Innovations, (Quality) Improvements, and Insights

November 05, 2022 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: W240, Orange County Convention Center‚ West Building

Session Description

Dialysis can be challenging in young patients. Comorbidities related to congenital anomalies, small size, inability to tolerate fluid shifts, and dependence on caregivers are ubiquitous in the pediatric population, requiring innovation and adaptation for optimal results. Advances in technology, updated medical and psychosocial approaches, and sharing of best practices has led to substantial improvements in the care of infants, children, and adolescents undergoing peritoneal and hemodialysis.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe new technology and approaches to implementing and monitoring dialysis in youth
  • Discuss the effect of dialysis on the cardiovascular system and approaches to maintain normal BP in children on dialysis
  • List improvements in dialysis care resulting from quality improvement initiatives
  • Identify the psychosocial concerns specific to children on dialysis, including caregiver burden

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Dialysis


  • Vimal Chadha, MD
  • Vivian Shih, MD


  • New Innovations in Pediatric Dialysis
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Ayse Akcan Arikan, MD
  • Dialysis as a CVD Risk Factor in Children: Mechanism and Management
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Donald J. Weaver, MD, PhD
  • Improvements in Dialysis Care Related to Quality Improvement Initiatives
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Rebecca Ruebner, MD, MS
  • Children and Adolescents on Dialysis: Psychosocial Concerns and Caregiver Burden
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Aaron G. Wightman, MA, MD
    Taylor R. House, MD, MS