HDC 2020 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
- 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.
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The program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.
Wednesday 26th February 2020
Thursday 27th February 2020
|Dialysis Australia Breakfast Symposium | National Ballroom 4|
Click here for more information. Bookings can be made during the registration process or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
|0730||Registration Desk Open|
|Plenary 3: Home Network Initiative | National Ballroom 2|
|0800-0850||10 years of the Home Network: Lessons learned
|Vascular Access | National Ballroom 2
|0900-0950||Vascular access models of care
Dr Andrea Viecelli
Dr Andrea Viecelli is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland and nephrologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. She completed her PhD on strategies to improve vascular access outcomes in patients on haemodialysis through the University of Queensland in 2019. She is a clinical trialist of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network and a lead investigator of the FAVOURED study, an international, multicentre randomised controlled trial of fish oil and aspirin for preventing arteriovenous fistula failure. Full biography.
|0950-1020||Morning Tea | Exhibition Area, National Ballroom 3|
|Plenary 4: New Technology | National Ballroom 2|
|1020-1050||New Technology and remote monitoring to help improve home dialysis|
|1050-1055||Move to breakout sessions|
|Breakout Session C
|Interventional Nephrology to Facilitate Home Dialysis | National Ballroom 1
||Improving Uptake & Duration of PD | National Ballroom 2|
|1055-1225||Cairns PD insertion and vascular
|Does Pre-dialysis Education Work
Place of urgent start PD
Managing transitions PD to HD
Teaching PD in the home
Doing PD in the nursing home
|1225-1325||Lunch | Exhibition Area, National Ballroom 3|
|Plenary 5: Health Literacy | National Ballroom 2|
|1325-1410||Health literacy in renal. Overcoming non-adherence
Professor Ann Bonner, PhD, MA, BAppSc, Renal Cert, RN, MACN
Ann Bonner is a Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing at Queensland University of Technology and leads the Renal Nursing Professorial Unit at Metro North Hospital and Health Service. She has 30 years’ experience as a nephrology nursing in clinical, education and research roles. Ann’s research interests are symptom management, kidney supportive care, self-management and advanced practice nursing roles.
|1410-1455||Health literacy and development of patient education materials
|1455-1525||Afternoon Tea | Exhibition Area, National Ballroom 3|
|Plenary 6: Making Home Dialysis Safer | National Ballroom 2|
|1525-1625||Making Home Dialysis Safer|
|1630-1730||Awards Oral Session – Best 5 Abstracts|
It is with great pleasure that the Organising Committee of the 2020 HDC Conference invite you to attend the Conference Dinner in Members’ Dining Room 2 at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Tickets are $98 and include three courses and drinks on arrival. Book during registration or by emailing email@example.com.
Friday 28th February 2020
|0730||Registration Desk Open|
|Plenary 7: Psychology | National Ballroom 2|
|0800-0900||The Road Home – Finding our way with home haemodialysis
Jane Nearhos is a Psychologist with over 20 years experience in disability, rehabilitation, mental health, and health care. She has also worked with diabetes care and chronic pain management. Her current role is with the multidisciplinary team providing psychology interventions to renal patients at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Her research interests are in the psychological adjustment of people with chronic illness, particularly kidney disease.
|Indigenous Health | National Ballroom 2|
|0905-1030||The Top End Renal Services – New Start Dialysis Transition Program
Dr Jaquelyne Hughes
Dr Jaquelyne Hughes is a Torres Strait Islander woman. Her family come from Mabuiag Island in the near west Torres Strait. She is a nephrologist at Royal Darwin Hospital and Senior Research Fellow at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. Some of the key and impactful clinical research she has led includes the eGFR Study, focussed on validating the eGFR kidney function test and confirming a rapid progression in loss of kidney function in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and Acute Kidney Injury study- confirming characteristics at incident haemodialysis and survival following incident haemodialysis. Full biography.
|1030-1100||Morning Tea | Exhibition Area, National Ballroom 3|
|Breakout Session D|
|Supportive Care| National Ballroom 1
||Green Nephrology & Water Quality | National Ballroom 2|
|1100-1215||Nomenclature supportive care, palliative care, PROMS/PREMS Home Dialysis vs Non-Home setting
Symptom Management in Home Dialysis
Incorporating Patient related outcome measures into research
Jason Wei, Amanda Biddle
|1215-1220||Move to plenary session|
|Plenary 8: Research | National Ballroom 2
|1240-1300||Close | Aron Chakera, Chair Dialysis Advisory Committee|
|1300-1400||Farewell Lunch | Exhibition Area, National Ballroom 3|
|1400-1700||Exhibition Bump Out|