Wed. 09/26
Session Corporate Member Symposium / KTS Katharinenhall / 4.00 - 6.00 pm
From bench to bedside – developments to improve patient outcomes
Chairman 1: Peter Rutherford, Baxter Healthcare SA / Chairman 2: Gustav Steinhoff, Rostock, Germany

4.00 - 04.30 pm   What drives dialysis development?
Ingrid Ledebo (Honoured Corporate Guest speaker)
4.30 - 04.50 pm   Is the obvious need for artificial organs a peril or a promise?
Joerg Vienken, Fresenius Medical Care
4.50 - 05.20 pm   Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) as a mass therapy: Can we learn from the development of hemodialysis?
Ed Leonhard, Columbia University, New York, USA and Heinz Schima, Medical University Vienna, Austria
5.20 - 05.40 pm   Citrate in dialysis fluids
Gunilla Grundström, Gambro Lundia AB
5.40 - 6.00 pm   Meeting patient needs – scientists and doctors working together
Peter Rutherford, Baxter Healthcare SA