Conference Information


AKI & CRRT 2018 Conference Login
For access to Conference Syllabus, Presentation Slides and CME Surveys

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Save the Date – AKI & CRRT 2019 – February 26 – March 1!!
Multimedia Package
If you purchased the conference multimedia package with registration, an email was sent to you on March 26 with instructions on how to access the presentation videos.


Online Registration CLOSED
Abstract Submission CLOSED
Deadline for Abstracts December 12, 2017
Notification of Abstract Acceptance January 5, 2018
Postmark deadline for early bird registration January 19, 2018
Hotel Reservation Deadline February 3, 2018
On-site Registration Fees Begin February 17, 2018
Pre-Conference Elective AKI Symposium March 6, 2018
Pre-Conference Elective CRRT Workshop March 6, 2018
Poster Mounting and Viewing March 6, 2018
Plenary and Workshop Sessions March 7-9, 2018

The inclusive dates for all scientific sessions of the TWENTY THIRD INTERNATIONAL AKI & CRRT CONFERENCE (AKI & CRRT 2018) are March 6-9, 2018. There will be elective workshops held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. 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 these Dates for future AKI & CRRT Conferences!!
2019 – February 26 – March 1, 2019
2020 – February 25-28, 2020
2021 – March 2-5, 2021

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 5, 2018. Poster Viewing will begin on Tuesday evening March 6, 2018. 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, 2018
Jan. 20 –
Feb. 16, 2018
On-Site Reg.
Feb. 17 –
Mar. 9, 2018
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), Breakfast/Lunch Symposia options (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – seating limited) and all conference breaks. Conference Registration Fee does not include Elective Workshops on Tuesday, or Meet the Experts breakfasts.


Early Bird Reg
On or before
Jan. 19, 20187
Jan. 20 –
Feb. 16, 2018
On-Site Reg.
Feb. 17 –
Mar. 9, 2018
AKI SYMPOSIUM w/ Conference Registration
With Multimedia Package
With Multimedia Package
CRRT-Practiced Based Learning $240 $260 $280


View Demo – Featured Lecture
We have teamed up with Source of Knowledge 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 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.

Symposium will take place on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
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 6, 2018.

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, faculty and times to be announced.

Breakfast and Lunch symposia are included with registration, but seating is limited so please sign up early. There are 2 Breakfast options on Wednesday and Thursday and 4 Luncheon options on Wednesday and Thursday, each of these is for CME credit.  See info below for optional Non-CME Industry Lunches and Breakfast. RSVP is required and is completed during registration. See Program for descriptions and faculty. Descriptions are also available during registration process.

Optional Industry Sessions (Non-CME)
Luncheon Sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, Breakfast Session on Friday. Selections made during registration.
More Information

IMPORTANT NOTE: 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.

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 6, 2018 and Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

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 and simulation based workshops. Attendees have an opportunity to interact with the faculty through focused panel discussions and symposia.

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 32.25 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 32.25 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 6, 2018,  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 7, 2018, 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, 2018. 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

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