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Webinar: Dialysis in Elderly Patients (ISN Dialysis Series)

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This webinar is part of the ISN Dialysis Webinar Series. 

Description of the Webinar

The widespread availability of dialysis, particularly across the developed world, has revolutionized care of individuals with end-stage renal disease. However, its increased acceptance as a chronic therapy has also resulted in a large number of older patients being initiated and maintained on chronic dialysis therapies. While younger patients may be able to adapt their life, and incorporate dialysis into their day to day living, recent data suggest the impact on how older patients live is dramatic. In this presentation we will discuss why it may be appropriate to take a different approach to renal care for the older patient, how to evaluate an older patient quickly and effectively, and what strategies can be used to mitigate the geriatric burden that may be associated with both the disease and the treatments used to alleviate the symptoms of disease.

In this webinar, the participant will learn:

  1. To be able to evaluate an older patient quickly and effectively
  2. To have strategies to mitigate the geriatric burden that may be associated with renal interventions
  3. To understand why older patients may benefit from a different approach to renal care

Webinar Webcast: 

This webinar was held on Friday, February 24th from 9AM - 10AM EST (New York time).

 For those who missed the live version, the webinar recording is now available below for viewing:  


About the Facilitator

V Jassal 

Sarbjit Vanita Jassal - Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto; Staff Nephrologist, University Health Network

Dr. S. Vanita Jassal is currently a Staff Nephrologist at the University Health Network and a Clinician Investigator and Professor at the University of Toronto. She has training in clinical nephrology, geriatric medicine, and clinical epidemiology. Vanita has an active interest all aspects of care of seniors with kidney disease and in palliative renal care. Her research has a strong clinical focus.


Additional Info

  • Language: English
  • Contains Audio: Yes
  • Content Type: Webinars
  • Source: ISN
  • Year: 2016
  • Members Only: No
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