August 22nd-24th, 2021

Hosted Virtually from Seattle, WA

IDEAS 2021 Virtual Conference

After careful consideration of the ongoing global health situation, for the safety of our community, we have decided to host IDEAS 2021 as a virtual conference.


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 in the 1960s 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

The program for the IDEAS 2021 Virtual Conference is being added continuously. Check back later for more updates!

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

2021 Speakers

2020 Speakers

2019 Speakers

2018 Speakers