Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Symposium on AKI, which took place at the Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Over the course of two days, the Symposium reviewed the current standard of care for children with AKI, delved into specific disease states that lead to AKI, and for the first time, hosted a special session dedicated to neonatal AKI. Presentations were featured from leading industry representatives and the Food and Drug Administration, which we hope helped to identify challenges and solutions to bringing diagnostics, therapeutics, and devices to the bedside in support of children with AKI.

We aim to provide a collaborative venue to share concepts, experiences, and challenges with the intent of succeeding in the mutual mission to provide the best care possible to the critically ill child with AKI.

Recorded Presentations

Check back each month as we release new recordings of our speakers’ presentations from the 2018 Symposium.

— Keynote —

AKI from a Global Perspective: What the Developed and Developing World can Teach Each Other
Ravindra Mehta, MD

— AKI: How We Practice Today —

Scott Sutherland, MD

Renal Replacement Therapy
Stuart Goldstein, MD

Lakhmir Chawla, MD

What is New in Adult AKI Studies
Sean Bagshaw, MD, MSc

— AKI in the picu —

AKI Epidemiology and Outcomes (AWARE)
Stuart Goldstein, MD

 AKI in Liver Disease
Akash Deep, MD

Predicting AKI in the PICU
Rajit Basu, MD

AKI Biomarkers in the ICU
Michael Zappitelli, MD

AKI Therapeutics
Prasad Devarajan, MD


Integration of NGAL Refines Prediction of AKY Phenotypes
Natalja Stanski, MD

 AKI and Fluid Overload in Critically Ill Children
Rashid Alobaidi, MD

— AKI in the nicu —

AKI in Newborns: AWAKENing in a New Frontier in Neonatal Nephrology
David Askenazi, MD

 Neonatal AKI RRT Technology
Zaccaria Ricci, MD

 Neonates are Not Just Little Children: What We Need to Learn to Improve Renal Outcomes
Ronnie Guillet, MD

— AKI in the Cicu —

Cardiopulmonary Bypass: AKI is Bad, so Let’s Get Beyond the Diagnosis
Catherine Krawczeski, MD

 Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Biomarkers to Predict Post-Operative AKI
Prasad Devaranjan, MD

 Mechanical Support: LVADs and ECMO and AKI
David Cooper, MD

— special topics: Simple concepts that change the outcome —

Oliguria: The Cheapest and Most Impactful AKI Biomarker
Stuart Goldstein, MD

Fluid Overload, Epidemiology, and Outcomes in Pediatric AKI
David Selewski, MD

The Furosemide Stress Test
David Cooper, MD


— innovation in pediatric AKI and crrt therapies —

Industry Perspective on the Opportunities and Barriers to Innovation in Children with AKI
Lakhmir Chawla, MD

AKI Device Sponsor’s Journey from an Adult to Pediatric Indication
H. David Humes, MD

FDA Perspective on Thresholds for Pediatric Device Development
Douglas Silverstein, MD

Financial Impact of AKI
Sean Bagshaw, MD, MSc

Contact Us


CRRT University
Jolyn Morgan

Sponsorships and Exhibits
Ali Barnes


CRRT University
(Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy)


CRRT University™ is designed for health care providers caring for infants, children and/or adults receiving Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT). This one and one-half day course combines interactive didactic small course instruction (6 hours) with a full day simulation course.

Medical professionals (RN and MD) are provided with an integrated platform to acquire new skills and abilities that will:

  • Improve aptitude in caring for CRRT patients

  • Increase working knowledge of the CRRT machine and ability to troubleshoot alarms

  • Enhance abilities to navigate and adapt to complex situations involving CRRT

  • Develop strategies for addressing challenging communication issues and program structure.

For additional information on CRRT University™, please contact:

Jolyn Morgan, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CDN
Advanced Practice Nurse


What CRRT University™ participants are saying
about their experience

  • “I thought the training provided a 'realistic' view.”

  • “The ONE most important thing learned was troubleshooting CRRT alarms, evidence to initiate procedure earlier in renal failure patients, pre-dilution vs post-dilution fluids, and alarm management.”

  • “I learned many tips about trouble shooting the machine.”  

  • “I now know how to better address alarms. Sometimes you simply don’t have a CRRT orientation experience that allows you to do much "troubleshooting" so the course allowed me to practice a lot of that, for example, the dialysate weight alarm troubleshooting.”  

  • “The ONE most important thing learned was developing a yearly competency surrounding CRRT for all PICU nurses.”

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