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 involves an online series of comprehensive lectures covering all aspects of creating and maintaining PD access. 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.

This Webinar offers an interactive Q&A session following each pre-recorded lecture with PDU Faculty. The lectures and recorded Q&A sessions will be available upon demand after the conclusion of the scheduled event.

Upon completion of the series, the learner may request CME credits.

Completion of the didactic lecture portion of this program also qualifies the participant to register for the CME accredited second step of the course comprised of a hands-on workshop of PD access techniques. Participation in the hands-on training will be by invitation only and will follow completion of this portion of the course.

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
  • Select Virtual Course OR Webinar


  • Didactic Lectures followed by interactive Q&A with Faculty
  • September 26-30, 1 lecture each evening, beginning at 7:00 PM Central Time
  • CME
  • Complete to qualify to attend Hands-on Training
  • Select Virtual Course OR Webinar

Hands on Training

  • Hands-on learning sessions for image guided PD Catheter insertion
  • Monday, February 6, 2023
    8:30AM-12:30PM – Tampa, Florida
  • Maximum capacity of 25 physicians per course
  • CME
  • Invitation to register will be extended upon completion of Virtual Course OR Webinar


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 to Determine Catheter Type Selection and Exit-Site Location (Live Patient Model)

Station II

Ultrasonography in Peritoneal Dialysis--The Basics & IN Catheter Insertion with Veress Needle (Live Patient Model and Simulator)

Station III

IR Catheter Insertion (Porcine Models)

Station IV

Primary Catheter Externalization and Catheter Embedding (Simulator)

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 April 25, 2021 and ends February 15, 2023.

We gratefully acknowledge the following
for their support of this activity

Baxter Healthcare - Unrestricted Educational Grant

DaVita – Unrestricted Educational Grant

Fresenius Medical Care - Unrestricted Educational Grant

This Program Jointly provided by

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