6th Annual Controversies in Dialysis Access (CIDA)

Venue: The Westin St. Francis Hotel

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 12, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 13, 2009
Early Registration Date: Nov 05, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 14, 2009
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Now in its sixth year, CIDA has earned a reputation for its comprehensive coverage of the hottest topics and its fresh perspectives on the latest research, patient care, approaches, techniques and devices.

Course Directors:
Ingemar Davidson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas

Bart Dolmatch, M.D.
Professor, Department of Radiology
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas

•The Controversy in AVF Prevalence (FFBI Target Goal of 66%)
•The Controversy in Cephalic Arch Stenosis - What to Do?
•The Controversy in Forearm AVG When an Upper Arm AVF Could be Created
•The Controversy in the Treatment of AVG Venous Anastomotic Stenosis
•The Controversy in Who Is Unwilling or Unable to Use PD, the Nephrologist or the Patient?
•The Controversy in Subclavian Vein Angioplasty and Stenting
•The Controversy in Hemodialysis Catheter Prevalence
•Clinic: Adoption of New Access Technology in the Dialysis Unit
•Clinic: Duplex Exam of Arteries, Veins and AV Access
•Clinic: Technical Aspects of Access Intervention
•CaseReviews With Expert Panels
•Interactive Audience Polling With Instant On-Screen Results
•Special Edition of Journal Vascular Access featuring abstracts from CIDA Faculty
•Attendee Access to Course Presentations During and Post Meeting
•Intensive 30-minute Debate Sessions on the Most Controversial Topics
•Session Topics: AVF Maturity, Access Creation and Maintenance, AV Grafts and
•Graft-Covered Stents, Peritoneal Dialysis, Hand Ischemia, Thrombosed AV Access, Central Vein Obstruction in AV Access, Catheters for Hemodialysis


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Additional Information

Controversies in Dialysis Access is committed to providing quality education through inclusion and interaction. In keeping with this commitment, registered attendees of CIDA are invited to participate in an open Call for Cases. Cases of the highest educational value will be carefully selected for presentation at CIDA 2009. Those registrants selected will have their tuition waived and will be recognized as course faculty members. Attendees wishing to submit a case will be required to complete a financial relationships disclosure form. Questions can be addressed to Jonas Nash of Complete Conference Management at (305) 279-2263 or via email at jnash@ccmcme.com.