Nephrologists and Radiologists who place catheters are Invited to Register to Attend


Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) University


Wake Forest School of Medicine and The International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) is pleased to announce that we will be jointly providing the Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) University for Interventional Nephrologists and Interventional Radiologists Courses.


These courses will run from approximately 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. 


Course Topics Including:

         Peritoneal Dialysis as Renal Replacement Therapy and Medical and Economic Issues of Dialysis Therapies

         Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters and Preoperative Assessment and Preparation of the Patient

         Peritoneal Catheter Insertion by Percutaneous Needle-Guidewire Approach

         Peritoneal Catheter Insertion by Image-Guided Percutaneous Needle-Guidewire Approach and Radiological Salvage Procedures

         Interdisciplinary Approach to Salvage of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters from Infectious and Mechanical Complications

         Surgical Laboratory Orientation


Hands-On Experience Including:

         Station I: Preoperative Mapping to Determine Appropriate Selection of Catheter Type, Insertion Type, and Exit-Site Location (Live Human Model)

         Station II: Use of Ultrasound in Peritoneal Dialysis Access (Live Human Model)

         Station III: Percutaneous Catheter Insertion without Image Guidance (High Fidelity Simulator)

         Station IV: Image-Guided Catheter Insertion with Ultrasound and C-Arm Fluoroscopy (Animal Model)

         Station V: Primary Catheter Exteriorization, Immobilization, and Dressings and Delayed Exteriorization (Embedding) Procedure (High Fidelity Simulator)


The course material will be delivered by renowned experts in the field.

There is limited availability for this program, so attendance will be determined on a first come, first serve basis.


A similar course is available for General Surgeons.  For more information, please visit



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