Access Symposium

Wednesday 26th September, 2018

Dialysis Access Pre-conference Symposium

Courtesy of BARD,NMC and QDC – conf

 0700hrs to 1800hrs


Special Breakfast Meeting – Invitation only


Time Topic Presenter
0700 – 0745hrs Interactive session: Identifying learning gaps  in nephrology nursing in Kenya/Eastern Africa Region Marie Richards


Meet the WHO Task force on organ donation and transplantation (TFDT) – Invitation only

Time Topic Host
0700 – 0745hrs Identifying gaps, challenges and opportunities in organ/kidney transplantation in Kenya/Eastern Africa Region KRA and WHO TFDT


Session Topic: Access Preparation

Session Chairs: Ahmed Sokwala/Jie Tang/Andrew Sule

  Topic Presenter
08:00-8:30 Approach to vascular anatomy in AVF Creation  Hardeep Gill
08:30- 9:00 Considerations for an optimal site for vacular access (AVF/Graft/Catheter) Anil Agarwal
09:00 – 9:30 Ultrasound application in vascular imaging and cannulation Chacha Magabe
09:30-10:00 Impact of vascular access on HD adequacy Tushar Vachharajani
10:00 – 11:00 Tea Break


Session Topic: Access and complications

Session Chairs: Hardeep Gill/Chacha Magabe


Time Topic Presenter
11:00 – 11:30 Updates in innovations in vascular access Tushar Vachharajani
11:30 – 12:00 Minimizing CRBSI – bedside practical innovations Thandiwe Ngcobo
12:00 – 12:30 The science behind failing arterial venous fistulae: is there an exit strategy? Anil Agarwal
12:30 – 13:00 Techniques to preserve and maintain  AVF integrity : Nursing perspective Ali Kapusia
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break


Session Topic: Hands on experience: AVF Salvage and access practicals

Session Chairs: Joe Ruturi/Tushar Vachharajani/ Hardeep Gill


Time Topic Presenter
14:00-14:30 AVF/AVG dysfunction – Salvage techniques Chacha Magabe

14:30 – 16:00


Demonstrations/hands on experience

Kidney biopsy

CVC Model




Sponsored By BARD


All Faculty


15:30 – 16:00



16:00 – 16:30

Parallel Nursing Workshop

  1. Nephrology nursing training:  current and future challenges



  1. Panel Discussion: Practical aspects of nephrology nursing in the 21st century



Diviner Nyarera



Marie Richards

Thandiwe Ngcobo

16:30-17:30 Tea Break


Industry Sponsored Evening Session


Time Topic Sponsor
1900  – 2100hrs Less frequent erythropoietic therapy: Darbepoetin alfa has an advantage

Ahmed Sokwala

Hetero Pharma

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