October 12-14, 2018
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Cincinnati Children's Heart Institute and Center for Acute Care Nephrology are pleased to announce the 3rd International Symposium on Acute Kidney Injury in Children will take place October 12-14, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

The 2018 symposium will commence with a keynote lecture by Ravindra Mehta, MD, titled Acute Kidney Injury from A Global Perspective: What the Developed and Developing Worlds Can Learn from Each Other. An international faculty of pediatric and adult AKI researchers has committed to present at the 2018 Symposium.


Registration for the 3rd International Symposium on AKI in Children is now open at the early rate. Advance online registration is required.


Program Topics

The 2018 AKI Symposium will provide a comprehensive curriculum featuring state-of-the-art advancements significant to pediatric and neonatal acute kidney injury (AKI) epidemiology and treatment.

Topics will include:

  1. Interrogation of the Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury, Renal Angina and Epidemiology (AWARE) datasets representing the largest pediatric AKI study. Novel insights will include:
    • Effect of fluid overload on AKI ascertainment and outcomes
    • Assessment of creatinine and urine output AKI criteria
    • Risk stratification and biomarker integration for AKI prediction
    • Specific disease populations in each cohort
  2. Interrogation of the Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury and Epidemiology in Neonates (AWAKEN) datasets representing the largest neonatal AKI study. Novel insights will include:
    • Neonatal AKI risk factors and prevention strategies
    • Neonatal AKI definitions
    • Impact of fluid overload on neonatal outcomes
    • Association of AKI with chronic lung and brain disease
  3. Innovations in pediatric and CRRT therapies with speakers from the FDA and industry sponsors focused on AKI therapeutics and devices 
  4. Algorithms to predict AKI development and strategy
  5. Design, development and validation of neonatal and pediatric specific acute renal replacement therapy technologies
  6. Prospective randomized studies of therapies for AKI after cardiac surgery for children with, or at-risk for, AKI electronic health record driven clinical decision support in AKI

Program curriculum and activities will provide an interactive educational platform for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for children with, or at-risk for, AKI. Physician specialties represented will include nephrology, critical care medicine, cardiology and neonatology.


CRRT University

CRRT University™ courses will be offered to attendees after the symposium. CRRT University™ combines a half-day didactic course on the basics of CRRT on day one followed by a full day intensive high fidelity CRRT simulation course on day two. Both sessions will be hosted at Cincinnati Children’s Burnet campus. CRRT University™ will be limited to 12 participants per session based on first come registration basis.

  • Session one: October 15-16, 2018
  • Session two: October 16-17, 2018

To register for CRRT University™, please visit www.cincinnatichildrens.org/CRRT.

CRRT University™ is funded through an educational grant from Baxter Healthcare.


Physician Credit
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Nursing Credit
Contact hours will be awarded to nurses who attend the entire program and complete an evaluation tool. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-046, 9/1/2018)


Located adjacent to Fountain Square, the AAA Four-Diamond Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is situated in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. As a National Historic Landmark, the hotel is one of the world’s finest examples of French Art Deco.

A block of stylish guest rooms including generous work space has been reserved at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza to accommodate participants attending the 3rd International Symposium on AKI in Children.


Attendees may also make reservations by calling 1-800-HILTONS and referring to the group code AKI Symposium.