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McMaster PD Access Centre by SJHH (MPACS) Intro PD Catheter Insertion Course 2018

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2018-09-28 (September 28 - 29, 2018)

This is a two-day, high-tech simulation course that will provide physicians hands-on experience with PD catheter insertions.  Attendees will learn both the unguided and the US-guided techniques. On day one, attendees will be in the anatomy lab at McMaster University to review the relevant human anatomy before proceeding to practice insertions on human cadavers in the afternoon.  On day two, attendees will continue to practice insertions in the wet lab, hosted by the Centre for Minimal Access Surgery (CMAS).

Target Audience

  • Practicing nephrologists, radiologists, surgeons, and  nurses interested in setting up a non-surgical PD catheter insertion program.  Due to the hands-on nature of this program, the maximum group size will be limited to four (4) physicians and one (1) nurse per instructor.

  • For more information on the wet lab facilities, please contact CMAS at or 905-522-1155 x35144.

Program Details

  • Learning Objectives
  • Agenda
  • Faculty
  • Planning Committee
  • Contact Us
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  • Cost

Learning Objectives

P H Y S I C I A N   O B J E C T I V E S : 

•To review human anatomy relevant to the insertion of PD catheters

•To learn the bedside unguided and US-guided PD catheter insertion techniques
•To gain hands-on experience performing insertions in a high-fidelity simulation environment


N U R S I N G  O B J E C T I V E S :

•To learn how to set-up sterile environment and instruments for a PD catheter insertion

•To learn how to assist physicians during an insertion


Day 1

08:00      Registration and Continental Breakfast
09:00      Presentations (3)
                       Anatomy Review, Unguided Insertion, Guided Insertion
11:45      Lunch Break
12:30      Hands-on Experience in Anatomy lab
                       Unguided Insertion with Dr. To (2 hours)
                       Ultrasound-guided Insertion with Dr. Yang (2 hours)
16:30      Wrap up

Day 2

08:30      Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
08:50      Q&A Session
09:10      Presentations (3)
                        Setting up an Insertion Program, Patient Selection, Complications
11:00       Wet Lab Orientation
11:30       Lunch (flexible)
12:00       Hands-on Experience in the Wet lab
                       Unguided Insertion with Dr. To (2 hours)
                       Ultrasound-guided with Dr. Yang (2 hours)
16:00       Wrap up and Evaluations

*Subject to change without notice.


Dr. Karen To, MD, FRCPC 
Associate Professor
Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Dr. Robert Yang, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Planning Committee

Associate Professor
Karen To, MD FRCPC
McMaster University

Associate Professor
Robert Yang, MSc, MD, FRCPC
McMaster University


Director of Hemodiaylsis
Rick Badzioch
St. Joseph's Healthcare

Nurse Manager  
Yolanda Berghegen , RN, BSN, CNEPH(C)
St. Joseph's Healthcare

CMAS Manager
Marie Fairgrieve
McMaster University /St. Joseph's Healthcare

Education Coordinator
Magda Gillies
St. Joseph's Healthcare

Contact Us

Need some assistance or have any questions on this event?

CMAS  Education Coordinator


Phone:   905-522-1155  x35144



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McMaster University | Anatomy Lab

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David Braley Research Institute   |  CMAS

Hamilton, ON


$1500 per Physician

$500 per Nurse

* Please note that each registration is under the discretion of the Program Directors since there is a strict limit to the number of participants attending this program.

** Once you complete your registration, an email will follow from the Education Coordinator confirming participation.