CiDA 2017  | NOVEMBER 9-10, 2017

SoDA 2017 | NOVEMBER 8, 2017

The Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA



CiDA's accredited scientific program provides the highest quality of comprehensive, interactive education for all clinicians involved in the care and treatment of dialysis patients.




CiDA registration includes admission to scientific sessions, exhibit hall access, industry sessions, course materials, online access to presentations, and the CiDA Welcome Reception.



SoDA aims to improve your surgical and interventional skills through hands-on training with live patients, models with lifelike vessels and simulators. SoDA will be held on November 8, 2017.

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CiDA and SoDA 2017 will take place at the magnificent Manchester Grand Hyatt. Join us this fall in the heart of "America's Finest City", beautiful San Diego, CA.

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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

Ingemar Davidson

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

Bart L. Dolmatch

 Bart L. Dolmatch, M.D., FSIR
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Mountain View, CA


The Simulation of Dialysis Access (SoDA)

is an intensive one-day hands-on course teaches improved surgical and interventional skills, as well as confidence in physician decision making. SoDA includes the following training programs:

  • Cannulation
  • Hemodialysis (HD) Essentials 
  • Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Essentials
  • Interventional Tools, Techniques & Expert Takeaways 
  • Surgical Tools, Techniques & Expert Takeaways 
  • Conduit Suture for Vascular Anastamosis
  • Further Learning and Future Training