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Kaiser Permanente Northern California Home Dialysis Program

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Home Dialysis Program

Presenter:

Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD, FASN - Medical Director of Wellbound Home Dialysis, Kaiser Permanente

Biography:

Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD, FASN, is a staff nephrologist and senior partner for The Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Permanente since 2008. He is the medical director of WellBound Emeryville home dialysis clinic. He is the chair of the Northern California National Kidney Foundation (NKF) annual scientific symposium, which brings together nephrologists, nurses, dieticians, and social workers from around the country to discuss the latest information on patient care. Additionally, he has been the chair of the NKF East Bay Area Journal Club since 2014, which brings physicians from universities and private practice together to discuss cases and recent advances in nephrology.

Presentation Objectives:

The presenter will:

  • Help attendees understand the home dialysis first approach: Why not home dialysis during COVID-19?
  • Describe how to support patients at home after training for peritoneal or home hemodialysis.
  • Explore the advantages of telehealth during the pandemic.

One CEU will be provided for attending this meeting.