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Conference sessions take place March 15th, please join us on the evening of March 14th for a networking reception.


5:00 - 7:00 PM

Registration Desk Open

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Alberta Kidney Days Opening Reception


7:30 - 4:30 pm

Registration Desk Open

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Breakfast & Registrations

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Welcome & Introductions

8:15 - 9:00 am

Partnerships in our Family’s Journey with Kidney Disease
Kali Lehman, Patient Partner

9:00 - 9:45 AM


Annual Baay Chair Lecture - Hang On, Those Data Are About Me: Making the UK Renal Registry Work for Patients, Funders and Healthcare Professionals
Dr. Fergus Caskey, Bristol, UK

Since the 1960s, renal registries have provided invaluable information for advocacy, planning, quality assurance and research. By their very nature they rely on personal and sensitive individual patient data being transferred from renal units to a central coordinating office where it can be analyzed and used to improve (and demonstrate improvements in) patient and population health. In this talk, Dr Fergus Caskey will explore how the UK Renal Registry has been evolving to include patients and funders, as well as healthcare professionals, in setting the priorities for what it does with patients’ personal and sensitive data.

9:45 - 10:15 AM

Networking Break & Exhibit Review

10:15 - 11:00 AM

Plenary Panel - The Financial Burden of Chronic Kidney Disease

While there is a lot of focus on the cost of end stage kidney disease from the health care system perspective, there is less known about the economic consequences on patients and families. The results of a Canada wide survey determining the economic impact of end stage kidney disease on patients will be presented here, along with discussion of implications and potential policies.


11:15 - 11:50 Am

Concurrent Sessions

11:55 - 12:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

1:15 - 1:50 PM

Concurrent Sessions

1:55 - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

3:00 - 3:50 PM

Kidney Care Cafe

During this session, conference attendees will have the opportunity to listen to short updates on the work being done by Alberta Kidney Care and the Kidney Health Strategic Clinical Network in a world café-style session.

Confirmed (12):

  • Amputation Prevention in Hemodialysis Patients: Improving Quality of Care Pathways
    Natalie Ilkiw

  • Improving Medication Safety in Hemodialysis Patients
    Jenny Wichart

  • Latent TB Screening
    Dr. Jennifer MacRae, Leila Barss, Clinton Richmond

  • START Project
    Anita Kozinski and Kin Tam

  • Progresses of the Living Donor Kidney Transplant Working Group
    Terry Smith, Colette Longworth

  • Potential Benefits, Consequences, and System Requirements of a Home-Based Electronic Visit Model in Rural Hemodialysis Care
    Meaghan Lunney

  • Development and Implementation of an Electronic Clinical Decision Support System for Recognizing and Responding to Hospital-Acquired Acute Kidney Injury
    Meha Bhatt

  • Using NT-proBNP and BNP to Predict Clinical Outcomes in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease: A systematic Review and Prognostic Meta-Analysis
    Tyrone Harrison

  • Electronic Advice Request System for Nephrology in Alberta: Pilot Results and Implementation
    Deenaz Zaidi

  • Current State of CKD Care in Canadian Primary Care: A Retrospective Analysis of CPCSSN Database Study
    Mohamed Osman

3:50 - 4:20 PM

Keynote Presentation:
Kidney Health and Disease in Canada and Globally: Opportunities and Challenges
Dr. Adeera Levin, University of British Columbia

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the overall state of kidney care in Canada and globally

  2. Explain some of the key opportunities and challenges in care delivery

  3. Appreciate key challenges and opportunities in conducting quality improvement projects and kidney research

4:20 - 4:30 PM

Closing Remarks