In 2018, the first KDIGO dialysis Controversies Conference, Dialysis Initiation, Modality Choice, Access, and Prescription, cemented the understanding that choice of dialysis modality plays a central role in an individualized and goal-directed approach to initiating kidney replacement therapy. The second KDIGO dialysis Controversies Conference, held in 2019, addressed Blood Pressure and Volume Management in Dialysis, both of which are significantly, and variably, impacted by dialysis modality. The third meeting of the KDIGO dialysis Controversies Conference series focused on the utility and adoption of Home Dialysis, and was held in 2021. This will be the fourth conference in the dialysis series which seeks to identify the optimal means for the diagnosis, management and treatment of symptom-based complications in patients undergoing dialysis therapy.
Drs. Edwina Brown (Imperial College London, UK) and Raj Mehrotra (University of Washington, USA) will co-chair this conference.
In the lead-up to the May 2022 conference, KDIGO also produced a series of webinars focused on Symptom-Based Complications in Dialysis. The series was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Vifor Pharma and Cara Therapeutics.