Make Life Better For People On Dialysis

IDEAS brings together innovators of wearable, portable and implantable dialysis technologies, as well as industry professionals, bioengineers, nephrologists, government officials and more to discuss one goal: transform dialysis.

Nearly 500,000 Americans have kidney failure treated with dialysis and 50,000 die each year from kidney disease. While there has been limited progress since chronic hemodialysis was launched 57 years ago in Seattle, there have been significant innovations advancing dialysis technology. IDEAS brings together researchers, physicians, industry representatives and government officials committed to improving outcomes and reducing costs for people with end stage kidney disease.

Topics & Keynote Addresses

Keynote talks and panel discussions will include:
• The landscape of dialysis today
• How governments and foundations look at dialysis
• Vascular access challenges and advances
• Bio and cell-based approaches
• Portable dialysis
• Membranes and toxin separation

2018 Speakers