Conference Information

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AKI & CRRT 2017 Final Program

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On-Site Registration Closed
Abstract Submission Closed
Deadline for Abstracts December 12, 2016
Notification of Abstract Acceptance December 30, 2016
Postmark deadline for early bird registration January 19, 2017
Hotel Reservation Deadline February 3, 2017
On-site Registration Fees Begin February 17, 2017
Pre-Conference Elective AKI Symposium March 7, 2017
Pre-Conference Elective CRRT Workshop March 7, 2017
Poster Mounting and Viewing March 7, 2017
Plenary and Workshop Sessions March 8-10, 2017

The inclusive dates for all scientific sessions of the TWENTY SECOND INTERNATIONAL AKI & CRRT CONFERENCE (AKI & CRRT 2017) are March 7-10, 2017. There will be elective workshops held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. 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.

Also… Save the Dates for 2018 – March 6-9, 2018!

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), coffee breaks, receptions on Tuesday and Wednesday and lunches on Wednesday and Thursday (seating is limited). Continental breakfasts are available Wednesday and Thursday but seating is very limited and not guarenteed. Registration check-in will begin on the evening of Monday, March 6, 2017. Poster Viewing will begin on Tuesday evening March 7, 2017. 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 7 Plenary Sessions and additional recorded material (TBD). 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. The media will be available to you 30 days after the conference. An email will be sent with access information 2 weeks after the conference.  View Demo – Free Featured Lecture

Rates Subject to Change Early Bird Reg
On or before
Jan. 19, 2017
Jan. 20 –
Feb. 16, 2017
On-Site Reg.
Feb. 17 –
Mar. 10, 2017
Physicians / Other
With Multimedia Package
Physicians In Training*
With Multimedia Package
With Multimedia Package
Allied Personnel (Dieticians, Pharmacists)
With Multimedia Package
Industry Professional
With Multimedia Package
*Fellows/Residents – Letter of verification from Department Head required.

Conference Registration Fee Includes: Access to all general Plenary Sessions (Wednesday-Friday), Standard Workshops (Wednesday & Thursday), Exhibit Area, Welcome Reception & Poster Session (Tuesday), Exhibit Reception (Wednesday), Lunch symposia options (Wednesday & Thursday – seating limited) and all conference breaks. Conference Registration Fee does not include Elective Workshops on Tuesday, or Meet the Experts breakfasts. Breakfast Sessions are available Wednesday and Thursday, but seating is very limited and not guaranteed.


Early Bird Reg
On or before
Jan. 19, 2017
Jan. 20 –
Feb. 16, 2017
On-Site Reg.
Feb. 17 –
Mar. 10, 2017
AKI SYMPOSIUM w/ Conference Registration
With Multimedia Package
With Multimedia Package
CRRT-Practiced Based Learning $230 $250 $270


View Demo – Featured Lecture

We have teamed up with Bluesky Broadcast to capture all 7 Plenary Sessions and additional presentations (see descriptions below) for post-conference on-demand 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. TUESDAY’S ELECTIVE WORKSHOP Tuesday’s Pre-Conference AKI Workshop (PW1) will also be available for purchase. Please note that all media will be posted 30 days after the conference. Those registered will receive email notification with login and coupon information. Missed AKI & CRRT 2016? Online review available:
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sponsored by:
The UAB-UCSD O’Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research

PW1: 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.

Workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, see Program page for full schedule.

PW2: Practice Based Learning in CRRT: The Science and the Art
This workshop is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and understanding for decision making for the effective utilization of CRRT to manage critically ill patients. The workshop will utilize case based discussions to illustrate the underlying concepts for application of CRRT. Delegates will participate in group exercises to apply their learning for the management of complex cases. At the end of this workshop participants will have an improved understanding of how to utilize CRRT for optimizing renal support. A quiz will be administered pre-and post-course for assessment.
Full Day

Limited to the first 30 delegates per session, includes breakfast. These sessions (choose from 2 on Wed. & Thurs.) allow participants to meet and interact with internationally renowned experts in an informal setting over breakfast. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions, learn how these experts manage patients, get guidance for projects and network. Cost is $50 per session.

ME1 – How I Assess Patients in the ICU and My Approach to Oliguria
Glenn Chertow, MD and John Louis Vincent, MD PhD

ME2 – Getting Published: What Does It Take?
Amit Garg, MD and Karl Nath, MD

ME3 – How I Use the KDIGO AKI Guidelines to Manage Patients
John A. Kellum, MD and Claudio Ronco, MD

ME4 – Forget the Evidence: When Do I Start CRRT?
Lui Forni, MD and Kathleen Liu, MD, PhD, MAS

These symposia are included with registration, but seating is limited so please sign up early. RSVP is required and is completed during registration.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Seating is LIMITED to both Breakfasts and Lunches.  Only the breakfast and lunch symposia listed will be available during the conference.  NO alternate conference lunches will be provided on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Breakfast Symposium A
Fluids and Vasopressor Management in the ICU
Luis Juncos and Michael Connor (Moderators)
Andrew Shaw and Lakhmir Chawla (Discussants)
This symposium will highlight the practical aspects of fluid and vasopressor management in critically ill patients. What is the goal. How to titrate the vasopressors. When to combine ionotropes.

Breakfast Symposium B
Management of AKI in Sepsis: Are we Ready?
Miet Schetz and Kent Doi (Moderators)
Pathophysiology of AKI in Sepsis – Matthieu Legrand
Role of the Microcirculation in Sepsis – Jacques Duranteau
Therapeutic Targets and Interventions – Peter Pickkers

W1 – Measuring Renal Function: Which Biomarkers? (Non-CME)
Moderator: Alan Maisel and Patrick Murray
Pro-enkephalin – Peter Pickkers
Cystatin C and Creatinine – John Prowle
Real Time GFR – Bruce Molitoris

W2 – Fluid Management of the Critically Ill Patient:
Crystalloids, Colloids and Blood Products
Moderators: Michael Connor and Kathleen Liu
Discussants: Jean Louis Vincent, Miet Schetz and Andrew Shaw

W3 – Extracorporeal Support for Multiorgan Failure: Emerging Strategies
Moderators: Patrick Honoré
Sorbents from Bench to Bedside – Claudio Ronco
ECMO and CRRT – David Askenazi
Sorbent Based Therapy – John Kellum

W4 – Establishing and Maintaining Core Competencies for Nurses for CRRT
Moderators: Linda Awdishu and Judy Davidson
Discussants: Eileen Lischer, Theresa Mottes and Patti Graham

Breakfast Symposium C
Innovations in Caring for Patients with Hyponatremia
James Tumlin and Lise Bankir (Moderators)
Mitch Rosner and Ravi Thadhani (Discussants)
This symposium will cover the pathophysiology of hyponatremia and discuss the practical issues for management of these disorders with novel agents using urea.

Breakfast Symposium D
Measuring Outcomes in AKI and CRRT:
Which Benchmarks Should We Use?
Marlies Ostermann and Ashita Tolwani (Moderators)
Ron Wald, Sean Bagshaw and Etienne Macedo (Discussants)

T1 – Biomarker Guided Management of AKI: Strategies for Improving Care
Moderators: Lakhmir Chawla and John Kellum
Discussants: Alex Zarbock, Kianoush Kashani and Azra Bihorac

T2 – Hydration and Kidney Health Moderators: Raj Chakaravarthi and Andrew Lewington
Pathophysiology of Water Handling by the Kidney – Lise Bankir
The Role of Dehydration in AKI – Emmanuel Burdmann
Hydration Status and Kidney Disease: What is the Evidence – William F. Clark

T3 – Imaging Modalities for Patients with AKI and CKD
Moderators: Steve Alexander and Vincenzo Cantaluppi
Discussants: Paul Palevsky, Jacques Duranteau and Richard Solomon

T4 – Therapeutic Challenges in AKI and CKD: Managing Acid Base and Electrolyte Problems
Discussants: Mitch Rosner, Ravi Thadhani and James Tumlin

There are two optional industry sessions – lunch on Thursday and breakfast on Friday (Full).
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Fellows in an accredited training program, Nurses and Allied Professionals who submit a poster abstract to be presented at the CRRT Conference may be eligible to apply for Registration 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 7, 2017 and Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

The AKI & 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 based workshops. Attendees have an opportunity to interact with the faculty through focused panel discussions and symposia. Oral and poster presentations and pre-conference hands-on workshops provide a wide variety of opportunities to earn credits.

At the end of this conference attendees should be able to:

1. Describe the recent advances in the pathophysiology and management of critically ill
patients with a focus on sepsis, multi-organ failure, infections, lung and kidney injury in
different settings.
2. Discuss the best ways to identify, treat and follow up patients with acute kidney injury (AKI)
resulting from different causes utilizing biomarkers, imaging and lab studies and applying
educational tools to  raise awareness of AKI.
3. Describe the principles and practice of renal replacement techniques including CRRT, IHD
and plasma exchange and demonstrate how to setup and use these techniques for managing
critically ill patients.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and CRRT, Inc. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

BRN: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report up to 31.5 hours of credit and list “CME Category 1” as the provider number).

Several sources of information were utilized to identify the practice gaps prompting this educational conference. These include literature review of multiple publications in Pubmed, publications from the American Society of Nephrology, International Society of Nephrology, published KDIGO and European Best Practice and NICE guidelines and feedback from participants and faculty at prior CRRT conferences and discussions with the organizing committee.

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.

Poster Review and Reception
Tuesday, March 7, 2017,  5:30pm-7:00pm
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 8, 2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm
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.

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 after February 7, 2017. Allow 6-8 weeks for refund.

RES Seminars
4425 Cass Street, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92109

Tel: 858-272-1018
Fax: 858-272-7687

Also… Save the Dates for 2018 & 2019!!!
March 6-9, 2018
February 26- March 1, 2019