Invitation to Attend

On behalf of the Organising Committee I am pleased to invite you to attend the Home Dialysis Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology from 26 – 28 February 2020.

The Home Dialysis Conference is an official conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.  It will bring together health care professionals, carers and patients from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific focussing on building and developing home based dialysis therapies. This biennial event attracts 200+ attendees and provides an opportunity for anyone interested in home dialysis, to collaborate, share ideas, discuss their research and to lead innovative change to enhance quality patient care.

We look forward to meeting you in Canberra in 2020.

Important Dates

01 March 2019

Call for Abstracts Open

01 June 2019

Registration Open

15 September 2019

Call for Abstracts Closes

13 December 2019

Early Bird Registration Closes

26 - 28 February 2020

Conference Dates


Dr Andrea Viecelli

Professor Ann Bonner

Jane Nearhos

Dr Jaquelyne Hughes

Dr Jason Wei

Dr Peter Mount

Professor Josephine Chow

Dr Murty Mantha

Neale Roberts

To view all speaker biogreaphies and photos please visit the speakers page.












2020 HDC Program Topics

The conference program will focus on, but will not be restricted to, the following topics:

  • Home dialysis research
  • Motivational interviewing to breakdown psychological barriers to home dialysis
  • Disaster planning in dialysis
  • Ethical issues in home dialysis
  • Innovative models of care to increase uptake
  • New technologies in home dialysis
  • Government policy
  • Managing conflicts of interest
  • Greener dialysis.

ISN Endorsement

The 2020 Home Dialysis Conference is proudly endorsed by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN.

For more information and to join, visit the ISN website at

About Hotel Realm

Hotel Realm is a 5 Star Canberra hotel on National Circuit Barton, located next to the Parliamentary Triangle. The hotel is located within walking distance to national icons including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Library of Australia. On site facilities include fine and casual dining, lounge bars, wholefoods cafe, hair salon, health club, day spa and virtual service offices.

In 2017, Hotel Realm was awarded by the ACT Australian Hotels Association, the Best Meetings & Event Hotel and Best Deluxe Accommodation in Canberra.


About Barton

Named after Sir Edmund Barton, Australia’s first Prime Minister, Barton is a precinct increasingly known for its convenient location, gorgeous surrounds and foodie delights. From the stunning Realm Precinct, home to a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars, to the leafy surrounds of Telopea Park, Barton is a great base for a visit to Canberra, whether it’s for work or play.

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Local Organising Committee

  • Dr Richard Singer (chair)
    Renal Physician,The Canberra Hospital
  • Allyson Calvin
  • Megan Hughes
  • Jane Creighton
  • Krishna Karpe
  • Alice Kennard
  • Anne Maguire
  • Helen McFarlene
  • Robyn Facchini
  • Girish Talaulikar
  • Julie Voutos
  • Alison Winsbury

Dialysis Advisory Committee

  • Aron Chakera (Chair)
  • Richard Singer (LOC 2020 HDC)
  • Doris Chan
  • David Semple
  • Yvonne Shen
  • Shilpa Jesudason
  • Martine Allars
  • Richard Yann
  • Rob Kikalis
  • Carmel Gregan-Ford
  • Kelly Lambert
  • Maria Safe
  • Monique Borlace
  • Anne Durkan
  • Rachael Morton
  • Tim Spicer
  • Jeffrey Wong

Participating in the ASM

Participation is open to all persons interested in nephrology. Professionals from a range of fields will be attending the conference including:

  • Nephrologists
  • Senior scientists
  • Trainees in nephrology
  • Scientists undertaking higher degrees
  • Allied health professionals
  • Nurses with an interest in dialysis or chronic kidney disease
  • Patients and carers of patients involved in dialysis


The ASM is hosted by Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

The aims of the Society are to promote and support the study of the kidney and urinary tract in health and disease, and to ensure the highest professional standards for the practice of nephrology in Australia and New Zealand.

Conference Managers

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