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Registration is now open for the 2024 UAB CRRT Academy

The event will be held live, in-person, September 4th-6th, 2024 in Birmingham, Alabama at the HILTON BIRMINGHAM AT UAB 808 20th Street South Birmingham, AL 35205.

Abstract Submission link

2024 CRRT Registration Link

Hilton Birmingham Reservation Link

To purchase videos from last years conference please follow the link below:

2023 CRRT Conference Recordings Purchase Form
Once you have completed the form and payment you will receive an email with a link to view the recordings from 2023


Conference Agenda

CRRT Academy Objective
To provide medical professionals (RN, MD, Pharmacist) with the knowledge and understanding for decision making for the effective utilization of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) and to allow them to practice key management strategies using hands-on workshops and simulation.
The UAB CRRT Academy was founded by Dr. Ashita Tolwani and has been an annual event since 2007 and it is a two-and-a-half-day international conference with attendees coming from all over the United States as well as from overseas. In addition to lectures, we have hands-on workshops, simulations, and problem-solving sessions to allow an in-depth understanding of CRRT.
Conference Layout
The symposium is a two-and-a-half-day event, plus a half-day Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) pre-course. After a day of didactic content and case studies, participants spend the second-viewing hands-on using simulation.


-Pre-course: POCUS to assist fluid management with CRRT. Hands-on module rotations with human models to gather skills in (1) lung ultrasound, (2) inferior vena cava ultrasound, (3) venous excess ultrasonography (VExUS), and (4) pulsed wave Doppler of the left ventricular outflow track to estimate stroke volume (i.e., velocity time integral).
-Main course: Didactic and interactive sessions to cover basics of CRRT (e.g., patient selection, modality, timing, dose, prescription, anticoagulation, access, membrane, circuit, alarms, troubleshooting) and advanced sessions to learn about specific solute control calculations, nutrition and medication dosing considerations, quality assurance, and novel therapies of blood purification. 
CRRT modalities Tolwani

This annual symposium is open to nephrology and pulmonary/critical care fellows, clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, and anyone interested in obtaining a practical understanding of CRRT.

Hotel Accommodations:
          Hilton Birmingham Downtown at UAB
          808 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205
          (205) 933-9000 
          REGISTRATION WEBSITE: Make A Hotel Reservation

Educational Credit – CME, CEU, and pharmacy educational credit provided.
Day One 3.0
Day Two 7.0
Day Three 5.10
Total of 15.10 for three days

Conference Evaluation
At the beginning of the symposium the participants will be given a pre-test through PowerPoint. Participants will also be given a digital copy of the test to work on throughout the symposium. The same test will be administered again at the end of the symposium to assess improvement in the participants’ knowledge base. The answers will then be discussed, and explanations provided.

Event Information:

Registration Fees
$675 for MDs
$475 for Fellows, Students
$575 for other Specialties
$175 for POCUS Pre-course 

Please address questions by email to Haley Cagle (hbcagle@uabmc.edu) or to Ashita Tolwani, MD (atolwani@uab.edu).

CRRT Machines Tolwani

Previous year's programs
2013 CRRT Academy program
2014 CRRT Academy Program
2015 CRRT Academy Program 
2016 CRRT Academy Program
2017 CRRT Academy Program
2018 CRRT Academy Program
2019 CRRT Academy Program
2020 CRRT Academy Program
2021 CRRT Academy Program
2022 CRRT Academy Program
2023 CRRT Academy Program 
2024 CRRT Academy Program