Dear colleagues and friends,
We would like to invite you to join us for the upcoming 2nd Asia Pacific AKI CRRT Congress 2018 in Taipei.
To improve the care quality and prognosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the Asia-Pacific region, the Asia Pacific AKI CRRT Congress has been launched since 2017. It is a great honor for us to host the 2nd Asia Pacific AKI CRRT Congress, and, by historic collaboration of 11 societies related to the treatment of AKI in Taiwan, we aim to broadcast up-to-date knowledge of AKI treatment and provide a platform for regional experience exchange.
In 2014, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) proposed a visionary 0by25 project, aiming to eliminate avoidable deaths due to AKI by 2025. This project involved 72 countries from 6 continents, and, by the efforts of Taiwan Consortium for Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Diseases, more than one in twenty of total cases were contributed by Taiwan.
In addition to plenary lectures, interactive workshops, panel discussions and poster sessions in the field of critical care nephrology, AKI, and CRRT, the 2nd Asia Pacific AKI CRRT Congress will highlight some special issues regarding the impact from our environment, including:
- Heat: AKI caused by heat stroke
- Earthquake: AKI due to rhabdomyolysis and crush injury
- Explosion: AKI in burn patients
- Typhoon: leptospirosis-associated AKI
Many distinguished experts have joined the faculty and will share with us their knowledge and experience. We look forward to seeing you in our beautiful and energetic city - Taipei.
Kuo-Cheng Lu, MD, PhD
Chair, Organizing Committee
President, Taiwan Society of Nephrology
Ji-Tseng Fang, MD
Co-Chair, Organizing Committee
Chair, AKI Committee of TSN
Chong-Jen Yu, MD, PhD
Co-Chair, Organizing Committee
President, Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine
Welcome message for 2nd Asia Pacific AKI and CRRT conference Taipei, Taiwan Sep 21-24 2018
We would like to invite you to join us for the upcoming 2nd APAC conference on AKI and CRRT presented by the Taiwan Society of Nephrology in collaboration with the CRRT Inc that hosts the annual International Conference on Advances in Critical Care Nephrology – AKI & CRRT which is in its 23rd year in 2018. The APAC conference brings the highlights of the San Diego Conference to provide a comprehensive coverage of the rapidly developing field of Critical Care Nephrology, AKI and CRRT. It highlights the recent advances in our understanding of pathophysiology of critical illness, acute kidney injury, emerging strategies in the management of sepsis, multi-organ failure, development and use of biomarkers, technical advances in CRRT and the appropriate utilization of these techniques. A mix of invited lectures, controversies, interactive workshops, tutorials, poster sessions and panel discussions and meet the expert sessions are planned to continue the tradition of multidisciplinary interactions throughout the conference. The conference is enhanced with two Pre-Conference workshops focused on current topics in AKI management targeted at physicians and CRRT training workshops for both physicians and nurses offering case based hands on training to optimize the delivery of CRRT.
2018 Conference Topic Highlights:
Meet The Experts Sessions
Interact and Learn from Experts on How to Evaluate and Manage ICU Patients with Difficult Clinical Problems
Plenary Speech Sessions
Hear from world-renowned speakers addressing an overview of new advance or biomarker based management for AKI as well as subsequent progression to CKD
Pathophysiology of AKI
Understand molecular pathophysiology of AKI and update therapeutic targets and damage biomarker in AKI
Organ Dysfunction and AKI in the Critically Ill Patients
Emerging Concepts in nutritional changes and Organ Cross-talk in ARDS with AKI.
Challenges in ICU Management
Controversies in diuretic use for AKI, how to optimize organ perfusion and prevent AKI, and the impact of cytokine adsorption
Novel Strategies in AKI Management
How to predict AKI and use of intradialytic blood pressure prediction, and how to manage of hypertension post AKI
Burden of AKI
Update global burden in AKI, obstertric and community AKI
AKI in the Tropics
Overwhelming epidemiology and renal pathology in AKI in the tropics
New Trials in AKI
Updated AKI trials including the STOP, STAART, Athos 2 Trails and quality improvement study and critical care nephrology
TSN symposium and Northeast
Asia AKI Forum Address disaster nephrology and update in management and treatment post AKI in Northeast Asia
We believe the conference provides a unique environment to foster learning and mutually beneficial communications and collaborations. An international faculty coupled with local experts has been engaged to share their knowledge and bring a wealth of experience to define best practices for managing patients with AKI and CRRT. We hope that you will join us to share your knowledge and experience.
We look forward to welcoming you to Taipei.
Ravindra Mehta, MBBS, MD, DM, FACP
President, CRRT Inc.
APSN President’s Message
As the President of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN), I would like to invite all of you to 2nd Asia Pacific AKI-CRRT Congress 2018 Taipei
APSN is happy to be the Co-Organizer for this event.
Acute Kidney Injury is one of the most serious kidney problems that can cause major morbidity and mortality in the Asian Pacific region and the world.
It is also one that can be prevented, in both the developing and developed world. We think this congress can help to enhance the capacity building to have better prevention and management of AKI in the region.
APSN invite your participation for both abstract submission and attendance.
Look forward to seeing you all in the beautiful city of Taipei
Prof. Philip K.T. LI
President, Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology
I am Wen-je Ko, Mayor of Taipei City. I would like to express my most sincere greetings to all of you to join the 2nd Asian Pacific AKI-CRRT meeting in Taipei. As you may know, I was a surgeon in National Taiwan University Hospital before being the mayor and devoted myself in Critical Care Medicine for decades. I am previously responsible for the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation supporting and blood purification team. Taking care of the critical patients, I realize it is important for all the critical team to cooperate in all field. Thus, it is with great pleasure to invite critical care experts seeking and learning updated knowledge of AKI and CRRT, a very important issue in Critical Care Nephrology. I am more than honored that Taipei is ready for the city in Asia to host such an important meeting.
Please take the opportunity to be our guests and experience the rich and diverse cultures in Taipei.
Welcome to the 2018 AKI-CRRT meeting in Taipei! Thank you!
Mayor of Taipei City