conference overview

The Controversies Conference on Home Dialysis will be the third meeting in the KDIGO dialysis conference series. Participants will consider a critical, in-depth review of factors that either positively or negatively impact home dialysis utilization while considering existing evidence that explores criteria for candidacy, eligibility and outcomes associated with home dialysis. Attendees will further identify approaches and strategies that expands the use of home dialysis while considering efforts to limit escalating ESKD-associated costs. A particular consideration will be an exploration of the factors that differentiate between jurisdictions that impact on home dialysis uptake. Moreover, ramifications of increasing the utilization of home dialysis from both individual and societal perspective will be explored. In particular, the conference will explore factors that impact the patient and carer experience of home dialysis and the most-effective support mechanisms that enable its use. Included will be the impact of increasing home dialysis utilization on clinical and patient reported outcomes for patients receiving dialysis, financial implications to ESKD therapy costs, including patient and carer direct costs and impact of increasing the use of home dialysis on increasing access to RRT.

Drs. Jeff Perl (Canada) and Martin Wilkie (UK) will co-chair this conference.