27 Apr Dialysis Clinic, Inc. to Present on Integrated Care Models, Medication Management, and Research Findings at the National Kidney Foundation 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings

Dialysis Clinic, Inc., (DCI) the nation’s largest nonprofit dialysis provider, announced today that Doug Johnson, MD, director and vice chairman of the board, will be presenting on integrated care models in the dialysis field at the National Kidney Foundation 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings on Thursday, April 27.

In addition, abstracts from the following DCI physicians and staff will be presented to more than 3,000 kidney care professionals at the conference from April 27 through May 1:

  • Multidisciplinary Medication Therapy Management Programs for Hemodialysis Patients
    • Harold Manley, PharmD, director of medication management and pharmacovigilance at DCI
  • Relationships of Serum and Dialysate Potassium Concentrations to Hospitalizations and Mortality among Dialysis Patients
    • Ambreen Gul, MD, of DCI
  • Time for a Trial of Intensive Blood Pressure Control in Hemodialysis Patients
    • Philip Zager, MD, of DCI
  • Pragmatic Drug Dosing Across the Continuum in Kidney Disease
    • Katie Cardone, PharmD, of DCI
  • Successful Dialysis: Who, What, Where, When and How
    • Klemens Meyer, MD, of DCI


“It’s important for DCI to present the insights derived from research projects that are completed each year,” said Jessica Emler, public information manager.  “DCI has invested more than $200 million into research and education in the kidney care field to fulfill its not-for-profit mission. A conference of this caliber is the perfect opportunity to share our vision and insights, so as a community, we can continue to enhance the lives of every person affected by kidney disease.”

Through these presentations, DCI seeks to demonstrate that kidney care can be improved from the current patient experience through innovation and collaboration in the kidney care field.  



About Dialysis Clinic, Inc.

Founded in 1971, Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) is the nation’s largest non-profit dialysis provider with over 230 outpatient dialysis clinics in 28 states. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, DCI employs more than 5,000 people serving approximately 15,000 dialysis patients. DCI’s services include in-center hemodialysis, in-center self-care hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD), and Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD). Acute dialysis facilities are located within hospitals around the US. The United States Renal Data System has found DCI to have the lowest patient mortality and hospitalization rates among the national dialysis providers for the last 13 years. DCI operates under the mission “We are a non-profit service organization. The care of the patient is our reason for existence.” For more information on the USRDS information, visit www.usrds.org. For more information about DCI, visit www.dciinc.org.


About the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings

For 25 years, nephrology healthcare professionals from across the country have come to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinical Meetings to learn about the newest developments related to all aspects of nephrology practice, network with colleagues, and present their research findings. The NKF Spring Clinical Meetings is designed for meaningful change in the multidisciplinary healthcare teams’ skills, performance, and patient health outcomes. It is the only conference of its kind that focuses on translating science into practice for the entire healthcare team. For more information about the society, visit https://www.kidney.org/.