Peritoneal Dialysis University for
Interventional Nephrologists
and Interventional Radiologists

Program Description

Program Description

PD (Peritoneal Dialysis) University for Interventionalists provides a two-step approach to training Interventional Nephrologists and Interventional Radiologists to place catheters for peritoneal dialysis using image guided techniques. The first step is a series of comprehensive lectures covering all aspects of creating and maintaining PD access. The second step is Hands-on Training Course with stations designed to provide the interventionalist with a comprehensive overview of placing PD catheters. The first step is required to advance to the Hands-on Training portion.

For the Didactic portion, we are offering the Virtual Webinar. The Virtual Webinar is on-demand pre-recorded lectures. The lecture topics are organized in a logical fashion, one subject building upon the previous, and therefore we suggest that they be viewed in the prescribed sequence.

Upon completion of the Virtual Webinar, invitations to register for the Hands-on Training will be issued. Participants will have the opportunity in small groups to learn how to assess patients for the correct PD catheter, insertion and exit sites; use ultrasound and fluoroscopic image guided techniques available to Interventional Nephrologists and Interventional Radiologists to place PD catheters; execute proper techniques for primary externalization of catheters and embedding catheters for delayed exteriorization; and learn to make appropriate catheter tubing attachments and properly immobilize the catheter at the time of surgery.

Upon completion of each step, the learner may request CME credits.

This course is designed for Interventional Nephrologists and Interventional Radiologist without regard to PD catheter placement experience.


Virtual Course

  • Didactic Lectures On-Demand
  • CME
  • Complete to qualify to attend Hands-on Training

More Information Coming Soon
Hands on Training

  • Hands-on learning sessions for image guided PD Catheter insertion
  • Date and time to be determined
  • Maximum capacity of 20 physicians per course
  • Course held in Tampa, Florida
  • CME
  • Invitation to register will be extended upon completion of Virtual Course


Lecture Title


Peritoneal Dialysis: A Review

Arsh Jain, MD

Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters and Preoperative Assessment and Preparation

Venkat Krishnamurthy, MD

Urgent Peritoneal Dialysis Program

Sean Armstrong, MD

Image-Guided Percutaneous Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement

Peter Hathaway, MD

Managing PD Complications: An Interventionalist-Surgeon Collaborative Approach to Management of Infectious and Mechanical Complications

John Crabtree, MD

Station I

Preoperative Mapping and PD Catheter Selection

Station II

PD Catheter Placement using Ultrasound and Percutaneous techniques

Station III

Catheter Insertion using Fluoroscopy

Station IV

PD Catheter Embedding, Externalization, Device Connections, and Dressings

For the Virtual Course and Webinar:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through a joint providership of USF Health and ISPD – International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME details for the Hands-on Training Course will be provided with registration.

Activity begins May 8, 2023 and ends January 31, 2024.

We gratefully acknowledge the following
for their support of this activity

Baxter Healthcare - Unrestricted Educational Grant

Medtronics – Unrestricted Educational Grant

This Program Jointly provided by


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