Vienna, Austria


Renaissance Wien Hotel

Linke Wienzelle/Ullmannstrasse 71

Vienna, 1150 Austria






October 8, 2018


7:30 AM -​ 5:00 PM

General Surgeons who place catheters using laparoscopic techniques are invited to register to attend


ISPD European PD University for Surgeons



Program Description

ISPD European PD (Peritoneal Dialysis) University for Surgeons is a two-​fold approach to training general, transplant, and vascular surgeons to place catheters for peritoneal dialysis using laparoscopic techniques. The course consists of didactic lectures followed by comprehensive hands-​on workshops. The hands on workshop sessions are designed to take the surgeon through the entire process of catheter placement; including pre-​operative catheter exit site selection, catheter implantation, and exteriorization and dressing. The course is limited in size to maximize the learning experience and time for collaboration with the faculty.


Target Audience

This course is designed for surgeons involved in peritoneal catheter insertions, ranging from trainees to senior surgeons. The course is specifically designed for developing laparoscopic PD catheter insertion skills, especially for those surgeons who wish to change their insertion technique from open to laparoscopic.



Although there are no prerequisites for this course, it is designed for surgeons who have (some) experience with PD catheter insertions, or are aspiring to do so.



Registration Fee: €400.00



Registration Fee Includes

The registration fee for this course includes course content, hands on simulation procedure training, program materials, and lunch.


Registration Cancellation

Cancellations received in writing 30 business days prior to the start of the meeting will receive a refund minus a €40 administrative fee. Cancellations after this date will not receive a refund.


ISPD reserves the right to cancel this activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event that this activity is cancelled, ISPD and PDU will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by the participant.


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Further Information

The course material will be delivered by renowned experts in the field. See the Faculty tab for information on faculty for specific courses.


There is limited availability for this program, so attendance will be determined on a first come, first serve basis.


If you have activity related questions please contact Jennifer Heald at or call +1 630-​408-​0736.

Please contact Jennifer Heald at or 630-​408-​0736 with any questions or for assistance with registration.