The CiDA 2014 Scientific Program provides the highest quality of interactive education for everyone involved in the care and treatment of dialysis patients.

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The CiDA 2014 registration includes: Admission to scientific sessions, exhibit hall access, industry sessions, social events, course materials and online access to presentations.

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This intensive simulation course offers improved surgical and interventional skills through hands-on training with realistic arms that feature lifelike blood vessels.

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The CiDA 2014 meeting will take place at the awe-inspiring Five Diamond Grand America Hotel in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah! 

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The Controversies in Dialysis Access (CiDA) meeting is the leading educational forum for surgeons, radiologists, nephrologists and medical staff who care for dialysis access patients. We embrace controversy, reject bias and invite input from faculty and attendees alike…This is what sets CiDA apart.

CiDA was founded on the belief that continuing medical education must also be entertaining and enjoyable. To keep things interesting, more than half of the CiDA meeting comprises lively debates and case presentations during which audience participation drives discussion to the heart of controversy. Question-and-answer sessions and interactive real-time audience polling ensure that all attendees have a voice during the meeting and can add their own experiences to the conversation.

Course Directors

Session Directors


Ingemar Davidson, M.D., Ph.D.
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA


Charmaine Lok, M.D., Ph.D
Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, ON

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Bart L. Dolmatch, M.D., FSIR
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Mountain View, CA
urbanes Aris Urbanes, M.D.
Lifeline Vascular Access
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
John R. Ross, M.D.
The Regional Medical Center
Orangeburg, SC