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Hemodialysis in the 21st Century

(Nephrology fellows, nephrologists, nephrology nurses and nephrology technicians)

WHEN: September 23 & 24, 2000

WHERE: The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL

Presented By: The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

In Partnership With:

The Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Hines VA Hospital , The Regional Organ Bank of Illinois

The International Society for Hemodialysis & The Renal Network, Inc.

PURPOSE: Hemodialysis in the 21st Century is an intensive two-day course geared specifically for the needs of nephrology fellows, nephrologists, nephrology nurses, and nephrology technicians.

This unique symposium offers lectures by internationally acclaimed hemodialysis specialists. In addition to the basic aspects of hemodialysis, recent advances and cutting-edge technology will be presented.

The course should be of particular interest to attendees who are preparing for their board or license examinations. After completion of the course, participants are expected to better understand the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of renal failure, with emphasis on the practical management of acute and chronic dialysis patients. Finally, the participants are also expected to know enough about the intricacies of hemodialysis so as to be at home in any hemodialysis setting.

CME: CME credits will be obtained via the Regional Organ Bank of Illinois


  • Principles of Hemodialysis – Claudio Ronco, M.D.
  • Practical Guidelines for Drug Dosing in Renal Impairment – George Aronoff, M.D.
  • Anemia and the ESRD Patient – Allen Nissenson, M.D.
  • Adequacy of Hemodialysis – John T. Daugirdas, M.D.
  • Blood Pressure and Hemodialysis – Karen Griffin, M.D.
  • Demonstration of dialysis machines, dialyzer, dialysates, and dialysis catheters
  • Acid-Base and Hemodialysis – Robert G. Narins, M.D.
  • Conventional Hemodialysis: Unphysiological Process? – Carl M. Kjellstrand, M.D.
  • Continuous Dialytic Therapies – Harold Bregman, M.D.
  • Nutrition in the ESRD Patient – Michael V. Rocco, M.D.
  • Vascular Access – Rasib Raja, M.D.
  • Diabetes and ESRD – Eli A. Friedman, M.D.
  • Uremic Osteodystrophy & The Effect of Renal Transplantation – Suhail Ahmad, M.D.
  • Demonstration of novel vascular access devices
  • Treatment of Poisoning by Extracorporeal Measures – James Winchester, M.D.
  • Daily Hemodialysis: Modality of Choice in the 21st Century? – Christopher Blagg, M.D.

REGISTRATION: More information on registration and fees is available from the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, Inc.,

TELEPHONE: (312)663-3103

EMAIL: [email protected]

ADDRESS: 600 S. Federal St., Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60605-1824

FAX: (312)663-5729

This workshop is sponsored by Amgen, Inc., and supported by Abbott Renal Care, Aksys, Baxter Healthcare, Biolink, Fresenius Medical Care, Gambro Renal Products, Gambro Renal Care, Schein Pharmaceuticals and Vasca.

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