Calling All Clinicians to Chicago for Hemodialysis University!

This blog post was made by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute on September 1, 2016.
Calling All Clinicians to Chicago for Hemodialysis University!

Dear readers,

I am sharing this message from Dr. John Daugirdas below with you in the spirit of improving clinician education about how hemodialysis works and how to deliver it as well as possible—including home hemodialysis. And, the Medical Education Institute has a longstanding partnership with the International Society for Hemodialysis (which brings you the terrific Implementing Hemodialysis in the Home: A Practical Manual. Please attend this program!

The International Society for Hemodialysis (ISHD) is hosting the 6th Hemodialysis University (HDU) in Chicago on September 9-10, 2016 at the Marriott Hotel located conveniently just north of O'Hare airport. Please join us!! Registration closes tomorrow, September 2. (visit for details)

The ISHD is a society dedicated to education and training in the field of hemodialysis, with a special emphasis on home hemodialysis. It’s annual Chicago Hemodialysis University programs are meant to help dialysis providers, including nephrologists, nurse practitioners, and nephrology nurses, deal with problems commonly encountered in their patients. Audience participation and polling is widely used throughout the program using a novel cellphone-based response system.

The conference sets aside plenty of time for discussion of each topic, and the relatively small number of attendees leaves many opportunities for one-on-one interaction with faculty and other dialysis caregivers. Clinicians who have been thinking of starting a home hemodialysis program should find HDU a good source of networking and contacts, and for discussion of practical issues with peers.

This year’s program addresses a variety of important clinical issues, including volume control, management of phosphorus and acid-base, and common problems manifesting during dialysis. There also will be a focus on assessing quality of care, including methods of gathering data on patient reported outcomes.

As always, there is a session focusing on home hemodialysis, this year lead by Drs. Brent Miller and Michael Kraus. You can see the entire program here at the ISHD website: and at the following direct link:

The ISHD Chicago HDU offers up to 14 hours of CME and CEU contact hours. So, it’s also a good opportunity to maintain your continuing education status.

This is going to be a great educational event, not to be missed! If you have the opportunity to come to Chicago this weekend, you will not be disappointed!


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