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17th Congress of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
•    City, Country: Vancouver, Canada
•    Dates: 5-8 May 2018
The 17th Congress of ISPD plans to use novel perspectives to look at Peritoneal Dialysis in the modern era. There will be a major emphasis on the patient viewpoint and experience and a general focus on how the principles of Patient Centered Care can be applied to clinical practice, research and education in peritoneal dialysis. Patients and their family members will be invited to participate in many of the sessions and the combination of this patient perspective with state of the art talks from international experts will be very stimulating. While all major peritoneal dialysis topics will be addressed both in the main meeting and in the pre-course, there will be a particular focus on topics that matter most to patients and on novel technologies and research methodologies that have the potential to improve quality of care, symptom management and patient engagement. In addition to conventional plenary sessions and expert lectures there will be debates, panel discussions and increased opportunity for audience participation, as well as more novel approaches. With all this in mind the Organizing Committee will be promoting this exciting Congress as “A Different Kind of Meeting”.

Some of our guiding principles as we plan this event:
o    Ensure every attendee can truly say they learned new information that changes practice
o    Attendees will discover & meet up with colleagues who share similar interests, while making new professional connections that will last well beyond the meeting
o    Empower storytellers, innovators and fantastic speakers to share their  experience, stories & successes
o    Use debate, controversy & novel session formats to drive engagement
o     Provide unique experiences & opportunities to gain practical skills
•    Register today! Take advantage of the early bird rate while it lasts.

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