HD Symposium

KRACON 2018 Pre-conference Programme

Wednesday 26th September, 2018

 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: Hemodialysis I

Session Chairs: Ahmed Twahir/Julius Okell/Boniface Ganda

  Topic Presenter
08:00-08:30 Hemodialysis Dialysis membranes: what the future holds Sudhir Bowry
08:30- 9:00 Anemia management in dialysis – Part I Manini Vishwanath
09:00 – 9:30 Anemia management in dialysis – Part II Ifeoma Okadigbo


09:30-10:00 Quality control procedures in water treatment for HDF Sudhir Bowry
10:00-11:00                                                          Tea Break


Session Topic: Hemodialysis II

Session Chairs: Mohamed Abdallah/Michael Owiti/ Diviner Nyarera

Time Topic Presenter
11:00 – 11:30 Online Haemodiafiltration Stefano Sabattini
11:30 – 12:00 High volume haemodiafiltration, will this be the new standard of treatment in HD Sudhir Bowry
12:00 – 12:30 Free Communication

  1. Evaluating outpatient care among ambulatory hemodialysis patients at Kenyatta National Hospital


  1. Exploration of  Factors influencing nurses’ performance in the care of hemodialysis patients at selected nephrology units in Rwanda

Kabinga Samuel



Marie Tuyisenge

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break  


Session Topic: Hemodialysis III: Demonstrations

Session Chairs: FMC and Angelica Teams

Time Fresenius Angelica
14:00 – 15.00 Demo I Demo I
15:00 – 15:15 Change Over Change Over
15:15 – 16:15 Demo II Demo II



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

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