All those attending the 2021 World Congress of Nephrology are encouraged to join us for a special discussion focused on transitions of care in chronic kidney disease.

The CANA/Can-SOLVE CKD/CSN Joint Symposium takes place on Saturday, April 17 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. PDT and will examine three crucial periods of transition for individuals receiving renal replacement therapies: from adolescent to adult care, from failed transplant back to dialysis, and transitioning to virtual care.

Session description:

Transitions between different types of renal replacement therapies and the transition of care from pediatric to adult care teams are risky times in the life of patients with kidney disease. Managing these transitions during the pandemic has posed further challenges, but also provided teams with the opportunity to innovate in a virtual care setting.

Learning objectives:

To understand the main challenges in these transitional processes from the perspective of patients, their families, and care providers, to highlight stories of success, and areas in need of improvement in patient care.


  • The session will be moderated by Dr. Michael Zappitelli and will include presentations by Dr. Susan Samuel (transition from adolescent to adult care), Dr. Marie-Chantal Fortin (transition from failed transplant back to dialysis), and Dr. John Pawlovich (transition to virtual care)
  • Following the presentations, a live fireside chat will take place with six panelists:
    • Dr. Michael Zappitelli
    • Dr. Susan Samuel
    • Dr. Marie-Chantal Fortin
    • Dr. John Pawlovich
    • Janet Graham
    • Sean Delaney
  • This symposium is a joint presentation of Can-SOLVE CKD, the Canadian Association of Nephrology Administrators, and the Canadian Society of Nephrology

WCN’21 Program at a Glance

*Please note session is available to WCN registrants only

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