The KDIGO Controversies Conference on Potassium Management gathered a global panel of multidisciplinary clinical and scientific expertise, including nephrology, cardiology, endocrinology, general internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, family medicine, transplantation, emergency, anesthesia, pharmacology, pharmacy, basic science, dietetics and epidemiology, who identified key issues in potassium management. The objective of this conference was to identify optimal management of disturbances in serum potassium, both hypo- and hyper-kalaemia, acutely and chronically, in a variety of circumstances, and to describe what is known about diet and health outcomes, including dietary interventions and potassium supplementation.

Roberto Pecoits Filho (professor of nephrology at the School of Medicine, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil) and Catherine Clase (associate professor of medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada) co-chaired this conference.