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Creating a sustainable PD Program for the future
Welcome to The Nordic PD Course on Evolving PD - Creating a sustainable PD program for the future. (Approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 7 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).)

DATES/TIMES: 16:00 - 18:30 CET
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Thursday, 23 September 2021
With the current change in the landscape of clinical management of people with Chronic Kidney disease using Peritoneal Dialysis as a modality of kidney replacement therapy, this course is organized with the goal to establish a successful PD program, with specific focus on the current post-pandemic period. The sessions are held by Nordic and international experts who have paved the path in several aspects of Peritoneal Dialysis.
The Nordic PD course is divided into three afternoon sessions with topics of high actuality in peritoneal dialysis:
  1. Day one is focused on the topic of removing barriers of adaptation of Home Therapy with shared best practices from the COVID-19 period from Nordics and around the world
  2. Day 2 is focused on the 2020 International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis practice recommendations: Prescribing high-quality goal-directed Peritoneal Dialysis
  3. Day 3 is focused on the catheter insertion guidelines from ISPD as well as shared best practice from European countries on catheter insertion program and experience from COVID-19 pandemic
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Dr. Rita Nohra
Medical Manager
Baxter Renal Care Nordics

Prof. Bengt Lindholm
Adjunct Professor of Karolinska Institutet

Dr. Jeffrey Perl
Staff Nephrologist at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto

Dr. James Heaf
Associate Professor, Chief Physician, Dept. Medicine, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark

Dr. Virpi Rauta
Nephrologist in charge of Home dialysis and Dialysis Training Center in the Helsinki University Central Hospital in Finland

Prof. Peter Blake
Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Division of Nephrology at the University of Western Ontario and London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario

Dr.Håkan Hedman
Head of patient organisation Swedish Kidney Association

Prof. Patrik Finne
Helsinki University Central Hospital Division of Nephrology

Prof. Edwina Brown

Professor of Renal Medicine Imperial College London
Consultant Nephrologist, Imperial College Renal & Transplant Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London

Dr. Olof Heimburger

Karolinska Institute
Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology

Dr. Carla Avesani

Karolinska Institutet
Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology

Prof. Beata Naumnik

Medical University of Bialystok-Poland Department of Nephrology

Prof. Martin Wilkie

Honorary professor at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Consultant Nephrologist

Prof. Monika Lichodziejewska-Niemierko

Head of the Peritoneal Dialysis Ward in the Department of Nephrology Transplantology and Internal Medicine Medical University of GdaƄsk

Dr. Jon Softeland

Surgeon at Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Dr. Brett Cullis

Nephrologist and Intensive Care Physician
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, Afrique du Sud

Prof. Mathew Oliver

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
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