Building a Successful Comprehensive Home Dialysis Program

Date & Location
Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:00 AM - Friday, September 15, 2017 4:30 PM   Indianapolis, IN



IU Health/Indiana University Hospital, one of the leading home dialysis programs in the United States, invites you to participate in it’s 8th dialysis symposium and workshop. Come share experiences and learn from peers as well as established experts in growing, thriving, comprehensive home dialysis programs that optimize the benefits for patients, partners, physicians, the care team, and the facilities alike.

The focus of this program is on the physician and lead home training nurse from facilities that are seeking to start up a home program as well a those that have an active home   program including both home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis and a strong commitment to significantly growing the size of that program. Due to the symposium’s focus on cross-functional collaboration, best value will be obtained if both the key physician and home training nurse for the program are in  attendance.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Recognize the evidence supporting the benefits of a home dialysis progtam on the mortality and morbidity of increased frequency dialysis therapy in the U.S.
  2. How to lead successful home dialysis programs and begin a mentality towards Home First and In-center Last
  3. To identify the financial and programmatic needs of starting and maintaining a program
  4. To improve recruitment, education and retention of patients and staff
  5. Discuss techniques for empowering the patient in decision making and how empowerment improves recruitment and retention
  6. To identify the social impacts, benefits of peer mentoring and end of life peritoneal dialysis programs
  7. Identify the benefits of a comprehensive home dialysis program and present how to integrate home dialysis and peritoneal dialysis programs
  8. Develop and action plan for success


The Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity qualifies for 16.75 Category I Continuing Education Units for Social Workers, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapy Associates, Mental Health Counselors, Mental Health Counselor Associates, Addiction Counselors, and Clinical Addiction Counselors as outlined by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board.

IU Health, Indianapolis (OH–412, 6/1/2019) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Participants will receive 16 contact hours for attendance for both days and submission of an evaluation.  

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact the CME office at 317-274-0104 or One week advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access. Please ensure to specify the accommodations you need in order to participate.