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COVID-19 and chronic dialysis in the US

What’s happened so far and what’s next? An open conversation.
ANN ARBOR, MI – Investigators from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) Program will host a web conference on Thursday July 2, 2020 from 3-4 pm EDT. The roundtable discussion will be moderated by Dr. Jeffrey Perl from the University of Toronto, Canada.  Dr. Perl is a member of ASN’s COVID-19 Response Team and Chair of its Home Dialysis subcommittee. Registration for the event is required, so please click here to reserve your spot now.
Dr. Bruce Robinson from the DOPPS Coordinating Center at Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor, MI will provide brief preliminary results from an international DOPPS survey on chronic dialysis practice in the COVID era. The roundtable discussion will include US nephrologists, clinical staff, and patients on the front lines of the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. The list of panelists includes:
Jeffrey Perl, MD, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Rachel Perlman, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Vesh Srivatana, MD, Rogosin Institute, New York City
Suzanne Watnick, MD, Northwest Kidney Centers, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Jerry Yee, MD, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Additional panelists
Both in-center and home dialysis will be discussed, with topics including: What’s worked well, what hasn’t? What were some unexpected challenges? What would you do if facing a new wave now? How will dialysis practice change longer-term?
We encourage questions and perspective from the audience. We are also offering the chance for you to submit questions or comments ahead of the event. Please do so at the registration link, or by email to with the subject line “Web Conference Question” by July 2020.
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