It is our pleasure to welcome you to Cincinnati for the 1st International Symposium on AKI in Children (PAKI) at the 7th International Conference on Pediatric Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (PCRRT). The previous six PCRRT conferences served as the only venue to present and discuss state of the art methods for CRRT delivery, focusing solely on CRRT application across multiple diseases in children. Given the expanding discoveries and transformation in pediatric AKI epidemiology, outcomes, biomarkers, and multi-organ illness over the past decade, we have broadened the scope of PCRRT to provide cutting edge pediatric focused presentations from clinical, translational and basic science experts in AKI. In addition, we have augmented PCRRT with a hands-on workshop incorporating simulation center scenarios to put the didactic concepts into tangible practice.
We hope that you will find PAKI-PCRRT 2012 a collaborative venue where we can share concepts, experiences and challenges. We look forward to a beneficial exchange to further our mutual mission to provide the best care possible to the critically ill child with AKI.