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Ramesh Khanna, MD, professor of medicine and the Karl D. Nolph, MD, Chair in Nephrology at MU, serves as conference chair for the world’s largest dialysis conference.

MU Hosts World’s Largest Dialysis Conference for 35th Year

Event has brought in nearly 65,000 attendees representing 60 countries

The 35th Annual Dialysis Conference kicks off this weekend in New Orleans. Presented by the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s Division of Nephrology, the event begins with pre-conferences Saturday, Jan. 31, and will conclude Tuesday, Feb. 3.

The largest international dialysis conference in the world, the Annual Dialysis Conference has brought in nearly 65,000 attendees representing 60 countries through the years. It has featured more than 7,100 invited talks, 4,800 poster presentations and 1,700 proceeding papers. It is endorsed by 16 national and international foundations and societies and rotated each year to various cities throughout the United States.

The conference brings together an international group of health professionals and researchers to discuss current developments in dialysis. It is designed for individuals in established dialysis programs as well as those in new and developing programs. The conference includes the 26th annual Symposium on Pediatric Dialysis and the 21st International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis. These are organized and held in cooperation with the North American Chapter of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis and the International Society for Hemodialysis (ISHD). Madhukar Misra, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, serves as president of the ISHD.

Ramesh Khanna, MD, professor of medicine and the Karl D. Nolph, MD, Chair in Nephrology at MU, serves as the conference chair. The event is planned by a committee of more than 20 health professionals and an external advisory group.

The Division of Nephrology is nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in teaching, patient care and research. It has been home to trailblazers in the field of nephrology, including Karl Nolph, MD, and Zbylut Twardoski, MD, PhD.

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Posted Jan. 30, 2015

MU Health Magazine


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