Deadline for Receipt
December 9, 2013
Notification of Abstract Acceptance
January 17, 2014
Postmark deadline for early bird registration
January 26, 2014
Hotel Reservation Deadline
February 9, 2014
On-site Registration Fees Begin
February 24, 2014
Poster Mounting and Viewing
March 4, 2014
Conference and Workshop Sessions
March 4-7, 2014
Pre-Conference AKI Elective Symposium
March 4, 2014
March 4, 2014
CONFERENCE DATES AND LOCATION
The inclusive dates for all scientific sessions of the NINETEENTH INTERNATIONAL
CRRT CONFERENCE (CRRT 2014) are March 4-7, 2014. There will be elective
workshops held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The Conference will be held at the
Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101, Tel: (619) 232-1234.
Please visit the Hotel
Information page for the Hyatt's reservations link and more information
about the hotel. Group reservations of 5 or more hotel rooms need to contact
the conference administration directly at 1-858-272-1018.
All participants must register and pay the appropriate fee. Conference registrants
will have access to all scientific sessions and poster sessions. The registration
fee includes general sessions, conference workshops, CME accreditation, conference
syllabus on digital media (hardcopy booklets will be available for purchase
during registration and on-site, continental breakfasts on Thursday and Friday,
coffee breaks, receptions on Tuesday and Wednesday and lunches on Wednesday
and Thursday. Registration check-in will begin on the evening of Monday, March
3, 2014. Poster Viewing will begin on Tuesday evening March 4, 2014. For additional
registration times see the program.
MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE: With registration you now have the option
to include (at a discounted price) access to a multimedia package containing
all Plenary Sessions and selected Standard Workshops
(view list). Purchase
of this package enables you to review presentations online in a state-of-the-art
format that includes streaming audio and video, and synchronized slides. Conference
registrants can SAVE significantly over onsite and post-conference
purchase of individual plenary sessions and workshops. View
*Fellows and Residents - Letter of verification from Department Head required.
Conference Registration Fee Includes: Access to all general sessions (Wednesday-Friday),
workshop lectures (Wednesday-Thursday), Exhibit Area, Welcome Reception & Poster
Session (Tuesday), Exhibit Reception (Wednesday), two lunches (Wednesday/Thursday)
and all conference breaks. Conference Registration Fee does not include
Elective Workshops on Tuesday.
GUEST FEE -$185-
Includes: Access to Exhibit Area, Welcome Reception (Tuesday), Exhibit Reception
(Wednesday) and two Lunches (Wednesday and Thursday). Guests are not admitted
to the General Sessions or Workshops.
ONLINE MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS
PLENARY and STANDARD WORKSHOPS
We have teamed up with Bluesky Broadcast to capture all
Plenary Sessions and selected Standard Workshops
for post-conference viewing online. Purchase of this package enables you
to review presentations in a state-of-the-art format that includes streaming
audio and video, and synchronized slides. Add this to your registration
and SAVE significantly over post-conference purchase
of individual plenary sessions and workshops.
TUESDAY'S ELECTIVE WORKSHOPS
Tuesday's Pre-Conference AKI Workshop (PW1) or the
Fundamentals of CRRT Workshop (HW1) will also be available for purchase.
Please note that all media will be posted online March 30. Those registered
will receive email notification with login and coupon information.
Missed CRRT 2013? Online review available:
CRRT 2013 E-Learning Multimedia Presentations
PRE-CONFERENCE AKI SYMPOSIUM
The UAB-UCSD O’Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney
Changing Paradigms in Acute Kidney Injury:
From Mechanisms to Management
Acute Kidney Injury is a rapidly evolving area where several advances have been
made in understanding the mechanisms and pathways of AKI and its effects on
other organs. Recent identification of biomarkers has provided new tools and
techniques to characterize this disorder. This pre-course workshop will provide
a comprehensive review of the most recent developments in the field and describe
emerging knowledge from basic and translational research. Results from clinical
trials will be discussed to define the best strategies for effective management
of patients and define the criteria for future studies.
*CRRT Conference Registration NOT Required for this
symposium. A $30 discount will be given to attendees that register for the CRRT
Conference. To receive the discount you must sign up for this workshop at the
same time you register for the conference (valid for full price registrations
A variety of elective workshops are available and will have limited enrollment
to maximize opportunity for each participant. These workshops are a unique opportunity
to acquire or refresh skills with different CRRT techniques and equipment. Workshops
will take place on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, see program for times.
HW1: Fundamentals of CRRT
This workshop offers an introduction to CRRT techniques and is developed to
provide a core set of information on the principles and practice of CRRT. The
operating characteristics of CRRT techniques for solute and fluid management,
drug management will be discussed along with the potential applications of these
techniques. Requirements for developing a successful CRRT program and selecting
machines will also be described.
HW2: Pediatric Hands-On Workshop
This workshop will focus upon the practical aspects of care including clinical
program development, discussion of various models of ICU and Nephrology medical
nursing care and hands on machine setup and operation.
HW3: Hemodynamic Monitoring and Use of Drugs
Critically ill Patients require frequent assessments and monitoring of hemodynamic
and respiratory parameters to optimize stability and guide ventilator support.
Several techniques are now available and utilized to manage patients including
devices to assess the microcirculation, volume responsiveness and cardiac performance.
This workshop will cover the principles and strategies for hemodynamic and microcirculatory
monitoring in critically ill patients.
ELECTIVE INDUSTRY WORKSHOP (Non-CME)
IND1: Gambro Hands-On Physician’s Workshop:
Practical CRRT - The Nuts and Bolts
Through case studies, lecture and Prismaflex System hands-on practice, this workshop will
provide practical approaches to prescribing and delivering CRRT with Gambro’s leading CRRT system.
Half Day - Non-CME
Lunches will be added on Wednesday and Thursday are included with registration. RSVP is required
and is completed during registration. Seating is limited in Forum and Focus
Group Luncheons (these luncheons are in addition to the standard conference
TRAVEL AND REGISTRATION AWARDS FOR FELLOWS IN
TRAINING AND ISN FELLOWS
Fellows and ISN Fellows in an accredited training
program who submit a poster abstract to be presented at the CRRT Conference
may be eligible to apply for Registration and Travel Awards for the conference.
Sponsorship for the awards is currently being sought and will be announced soon.
Awards will be based on the quality and relevance of the research as judged
by the abstract review committee. Recipients are required to be present at their
poster sessions on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 and Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
CONFERENCE LEARNER OBJECTIVES
The CRRT conference provides a comprehensive review of advances in clinical
care, research and technology in critical care medicine with a focus on the
kidney and renal support techniques. The conference is designed to facilitate
interdisciplinary interactions among caregivers involved in the management of
patients in intensive care units. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists
and other allied personnel from industry have opportunities to learn from each
other. The conference utilizes a combination of invited lectures; case based
small group workshops, debates, hands on interactive workshops and focused panel
discussions coupled with oral and poster presentations to provide a wide variety
of opportunities for CME credits.
At the end of this conference attendees should be able to:
1. Describe the recent advances in the management of critically ill patients
with sepsis, acute kidney injury and multiorgan failure
2. Discuss the optimal ways to diagnose, treat and follow up patients with acute
3. Recognize the best practices for utilizing CRRT techniques for renal support
in critically ill patients
This activity will be planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential
Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
through the joint sponsorship of CRRT, Inc. and a CME Credit Provider (TBA)
that is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for
This live activity will be designated for a maximum of TBA
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate
with the extent of their participation in the activity.
BRN: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center
accepts TBA AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by
organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California
Board of Registered Nursing accepts TBA AMA PRA Category
1 Credits™ (report up to TBA hours of credit and list
"CME Category 1" as the provider number).
IMPORTANT NOTICE: CME credits may not apply to specific Industry
The needs assessment for the CRRT conference is to increase knowledge and enhance
competencies in the management of ICU patients particularly those who require
renal support. The content of this conference was based on an assessment of
areas with the greatest practice variations where new information is available.
Sources include feedback from participants in prior programs, expert faculty
opinion, literature review, clinical practice and new medical knowledge.
The CRRT target audience includes: MD/DOs, NP/PA/Nurses, Dieticians, Industry,
Pharmacists, Residents and Fellows. Specialties include: Anesthesiology, Cellular
& Molecular Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Family & Preventive
Medicine, Geriatrics, and Internal Medicine.
Cultural and Linguistic Competency
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires
continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include
curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency
is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables
health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients
from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined
as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak
English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in
the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was
incorporated into the planning of this activity.
Poster Review and Reception
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 6:00pm-7:30pm
All attendees are invited to review the CRRT poster presentations
including fellows in training and meet the presenters and faculty.
This is a great opportunity to pick-up credentials, register on-site,
organize your workshops and prepare for the upcoming CRRT meeting.
Exhibit Reception and Poster Session
Wednesay, March 5, 6:15pm-7:30pm
Meet and interact with the CRRT poster
presenters while you review the latest in equipment and products in the exhibit
area. This is a great opportunity to network and meet your colleagues.
Tours are being planned now and will be posted soon!
All tours are based on availability and subject
If your registration must be cancelled, your fee, less $100 U.S. for administrative
costs, will be refunded upon your written request. No refunds will be made afterFebruary
1, 2014. Allow 6-8 weeks for refund.
4425 Cass Street, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92109
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