General Surgeons who place catheters using laparoscopic techniques are Invited to Register to Attend


PD University for Surgeons 


University of Southern Florida Health and The International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) are pleased to announce that we will be jointly providing the PD University for Surgeons Courses.


Program Description

PD (Peritoneal Dialysis) University for Surgeons is a two-fold approach to training general surgeons to place catheters for peritoneal dialysis using laparoscopic techniques. The course consists of didactic lectures followed by comprehensive hands-on workshops. The hands on workshop sessions are designed to take the general surgeon through the entire process of catheter placement; including pre-operative catheter exit site selection, catheter implantation, and exteriorization and dressing. The course is limited in size to maximize the learning experience and time for collaboration with the faculty.


Target Audience

This course is designed for surgeons with basic surgical experience, including sterile techniques (glove/gowning) and administering topical anesthetic, dissection and suturing.



Although there are no prerequisites for this course, it is designed for general surgeons with basic laparoscopic surgery experience.



Registration Fee: $600.00 USD


Registration Fee Includes

The registration fee for this course includes course content, hands on simulation procedure training, program materials, lunch, group arranged transfers from group hotel and CME credit.


Registration Cancellation

Cancellations received in writing 30 business days prior to the start of the meeting will receive a refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations after this date will not receive a refund.

USF Health Office of Continuing Professional Development PDU reserve(s) the right to cancel this activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event that this activity is cancelled, USF Health and PDU will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by the participant.


Important Links



CME Accreditation


Further Information

The course material will be delivered by renowned experts in the field. See the Faculty tab for information on faculty for specific courses.


There is limited availability for this program, so attendance will be determined on a first come, first serve basis.


A similar course is available for Interventional Nephrologists and Interventional Radiologists. For more information, please visit


If you have activity related questions please contact Jennifer Heald at or call 630-416-8801.




Vancouver, BC

CESEI (Center of Excellence for Simutation Education)
910 W. 10th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E3


November 5, 2016

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM