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Scientific Programme Highlights

A key feature of our Conference continues to be patient involvement.

Guest Speakers discussing a range of topics include:

Frantisek Lopot (Czech Republic)

S 04 Extended approach to haemodialysis treatment adequacy
S 14 Technology-related clinical risks and problems in haemodialysis

D.G. Struijk (The Netherlands)

S 05 Peritoneal Dialysis – State of the art

Phil Kalra (UK)

S 08 Diabetes and chronic kidney disease – educating staff and patients
S 15 What is the best pre dialysis care we can give our patients?

Jan Malik (Czech Republic)

S 13 Duplex Doppler ultrasonography of vascular access: diagnosis of complications and its role in surveillance

Aine Burns (UK)

S 16 End of life care

Mike Kelly (UK)

S 19 Patient-centred Renal Care – psychosocial care for patients with renal disease

Bruno Gianoglio (Italy)

S 21 Care of the child with end stage renal disease

Lucien Engelen (The Netherlands)

S 23 New colleagues in Healthcare: patients & Google

Francesco Garzotto (Italy)

S 28 The evolution of pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy

Josipa Radic (Croatia)

S 31 Cardiovascular Risk in patients with end stage renal disease

Denis Fouque (France)

S 34 The spectrum of malnutrition in ESRD

Ugnė Šakūnienė (Lithuania)

S 35 The experience of patients with kidney disease in Lithuania

Several Workshops will be held at the Conference:

S 07 Transplantation – Presenting results and experiences from work to improve TP situation in Sweden

Peter Carstedt (Sweden)
Omega 2, Sunday, 7th September 2014, 11:00

S 10 Greek Workshop

Acute Renal Failure (ARF) – Renal Replacement Therapy
John Stefanidis, Professor of Pathology – Nephrology Director of Nephrology Clinical, University General Hospital of Larissa
Acute Renal Failure (ARF) – The nursing approach
Niki Oustampasidou, Head Nurse, Haemodialysis Unit, University General Hospital of Larissa
Omega 2, Sunday, 7th September 2014, 12:45

S 24 Dementia in kidney diseases

Aine Burns with Karen Jenkins and Lesley Bennett (UK)
Beta, Monday, 8th September 2014, 11:00

S 33 Enhancing your team’s performance through effective leadership practice

John Sedgewick (Saudi Arabia)
Beta, Monday, 8th September 2014, 16:00

The programme also includes Masterclasses:

S 17 User Involvement

Nicola Thomas (UK)
Shared Decision Making
Beta, Sunday, 7th September 2014, 16:00

S 29 The patient experience

Mike Kelly (Ireland) and Tai Mooi Ho Wong (Spain)
Psychological care and culture diversity; what we should be aware of
Omega 2, Monday, 8th September 2014, 14:00

S 32 Vascular access

Jan Malik (Czech Republic)
Vascular access and the heart: haemodynamic and clinical relationships
Omega 2, Monday, 8th September 2014, 16:00

Lunchtime sessions include:

S 09 The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) Programme: In-Center Hemodialysis and Beyond

Omega 1, Sunday, 7th September 2014, 12:30
Introduction: J. Albert (Extending the scope and reach of the DOPPS projects)
A. Marti (Vascular access: global trends, associated practices, and outcomes use)
J. King (Have recent policy changes in Europe impacted clinical practice in dialysis?)
L. Gesualdo (Improving patient-centered outcomes in hemodialysis: What are the next steps?)

S 25 Complex Case Management

CASE STUDY – Dr. Gianoglio
Omega 1, Monday, 8th September 2014, 12:30

S 26 EDTNA/ERCA Renal Education Accreditation – What’s Involved

Omega 2, Monday, 8th September 2014, 12:30

S 27 WORKSHOP (National Presidents)

Beta, Monday, 8th September 2014, 12:30

Short Orals

At the ‘Short Orals’ session ten successful abstract writers are asked to present their work in three minutes using three PowerPoint
slides with 2 minutes for questions. This fast paced session will allow you to get up to date quickly with a number of initiatives
being developed throughout Europe. Please join us on Monday, 8th September 2014 at the Beta room, 14:00.