Baxter’s Peritoneal Dialysis University (PDU) consists of an in-person classroom component as well as on-line courses.The classroom component of PDU takes place at least once a year at various locations across Canada. Each PDU session lasts one day and a half.

The next PD University will take place in the spring of 2019. Please register below if you would like to join the mailing list to receive information once the date and location are set.

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Baxter partners with a number of institutions to educate healthcare practitioners about PD catheter access.

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Each brief module provides in-depth information on a specific topic to help you manage your Peritoneal Dialysis patients.

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PDU faculty

Dr. Bargman received her MD cum laude from the University of Toronto, and completed postdoctoral studies in Australia and at Stanford University in the United States. She is director of the Peritoneal Dialysis Program, and co-director of the Renal-Rheumatology Lupus Clinic, at the University Health Network in Toronto. Dr. Bargman has a longstanding interest in peritoneal dialysis and has published numerous papers and book chapters on this topic. She is co-author of the chapter on Chronic Kidney Disease in the seventeenth and eighteenth editions of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Bargman also sits on the editorial boards of many journals, including the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. She has won numerous teaching awards at the departmental level, as well as faculty-wide awards for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Dr. Bargman is also a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Jeffrey Perl graduated from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine in 2003. He completed his postgraduate training in both internal medicine and nephrology at the University of Toronto in 2008. He also received his master’s in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Currently a nephrologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Dr. Perl has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications and has presented extensively at professional conferences around the world. A member of the International Society of Nephrology’s Peritoneal Dialysis Advocacy Committee, his primary research interest and his clinical practice focus on improving the survival, quality of life and technique survival for patients on peritoneal dialysis. Dr. Perl is also a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and a primary investigator in the Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS).
Dr. Rob Quinn is a nephrologist and Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. He received his MD from Western University in London, trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology in Calgary, and completed his PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. He is currently the Medical Director of Chronic Kidney Disease and Medical Lead for Data Management for the Southern Alberta Renal Program.  Current research interests include the collection and use of data for quality improvement, the outcomes of patients treated with different dialysis therapies, and dialysis access.
Dr. Jain is an assistant professor at the London Health Science Centre at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), in Ontario, Canada. He graduated in medicine from the University of Toronto in 2002, and completed postgraduate training at UWO, in both internal medicine and nephrology. In 2007, Dr. Jain continued his research training at UWO, receiving research fellowships and completing a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology in 2010.

Dr. Jain has received numerous awards for his research, including a top trainee distinction from the Canadian Society of Nephrology and top abstract from the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, North American Chapter. Dr. Jain has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles relating to chronic kidney disease and dialysis in medical/scientific journals, and is regularly invited to give congress presentations.