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Western Canada PD Days


April 6 - 7, 2017 
Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Vancouver, BC

Event Overview
Western Canada PD Days is a showcase for innovative projects and cutting-edge approaches to the delivery of peritoneal dialysis as experienced by the four western provinces. National and international PD experts will be on hand to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for peritoneal dialysis.

WCPD Days 2017 was held on Thursday April 6 and Friday April 7, 2017 at the Simon Fraser Wosk Center for Dialogue

Thursday April 6

ISPD Peritonitis Recommendations: 2016 Update on Prevention and Treatment

Speaker: Dr. Mauro Verrelli

Microbiology in PD

Speaker: Dr. Sheryl Zelenitsky

Obesity Here and Now

Speaker: Dr. Ali Zentner

Obesity Management and Treatment: Special Consideration in the PD Population

Speaker: Dr. Judy Shiau 

Rural/Remote PD

Speakers: Bonnie Futros and Rupinder Sandhu

Rural/Remote PD

Speaker: Tammy Rizmayer

Friday April 7

Effective Use of Laparoscopy for Peritoneal Dialysis Access

Speaker: Dr. John Crabtree 

PD Access is Access PD

Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Perl

End of Life in Peritoneal Dialysis

Speaker: Dr. Sara Davison

Peritoneal Dialysis as a Palliative Therapy

Speaker: Dr. Gaylene Hargrove

Provincial Updates

AB: Sandi Vanderzee and Frances Reintjes

BC: Dr. Suneet Singh and Sushila Saunders

MB: Dr. Mauro Verrelli and Berlene Villanueva

SK: Dr. Rod Stryker


Registration Info

Registration Info

Registration Option

Allied Health


Day 1 only$150.00$175.00
Day 2 only$100.00$125.00
Both days$225.00$270.00

Nephrologist Fellow or Student (On-Site and Live stream): $30.00

Live Streaming: $75.00

Rules and Regulations

Cancelling your registration

Cancellations made previous to March 23, 2017 will be subject to an administration fee totalling 25% of your registration fee. Cancellations after March 23, 2017 will be subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of your registration fee.

If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Jennie Huang. For all other registration inquiries, please contact Clair Hsieh.

Payment options 

We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. We will accept cheques; however, there is a $10 cheque handling fee.

Please make cheques payable to: Provincial Health Services Authority, WCPD Days. Cheques must be received on or before March 28th, 2017 to be considered "on time" or an additional $10 fee will be charged. You will be notified via email when your cheque has arrived.

IMPORTANT: Please keep a copy of the registration receipt you receive via email as you will need to present it at the conference registration desk to be admitted to the event. Registration fees charges will show up as BC Renal.

Session selection

Please note that the online registration form will only ask you to select the meals and breakout sessions you wish to attend. 


Sponsors.PNGIf you would like to sponsor future Western Canada PD Days, please contact Sidonie Buicliu by email or phone 604-875-7381. 

Events like Western Canada PD Days are only possible with the help of our valued sponsors.

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