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2023 IRC & ARA Physician Meeting

Feb. 1-3, 2023
Don CeSar
St. Pete Beach, FL

Come together to enjoy expansive water views and catered luxuries at the fully renovated Don CeSar – a crown jewel of Florida’s Gulf Coast since 1928. The beachfront gem is located 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport.


The meeting will commence with an opening reception at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, and will finish early Friday afternoon, Feb. 3. The full, detailed schedule will be released closer to the event

Welcome: Wednesday, Feb. 1

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception // Havana Nights theme with hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and entertainment
Beach Pavilion

Day 1: Thursday, Feb. 2

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meeting and Sessions
Grand Ballroom

Session 1: Reducing Peritoneal Dialysis Infections: What We Know and What We Need to Know
Jeffrey Perl, MD from Unity Health 

Session 2: Optimal PD Initiation Plan: Standard, Incremental, Acute and Urgent Start
Susie Q. Lew, MD, FASN from George Washington University 

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
The Courtyard

1:30 p.m.
Adjourn for Afternoon
(activities on your own)

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception and Dinner
South Terrace Ballroom

Day 2: Friday, Feb. 3

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meeting and Sessions
Grand Ballroom

Session 3: Changes in Nephrology and the Economic Impact on Nephrologists
Ankur Shah, MD from Brown Medicine  

Session 4: Taking It Offline: Policy and Financial Implications for Telehealth Growth in Nephrology
Katherine Westin Kwon, MD, FASN from Lake Michigan Nephrology  

12:00 p.m.
Meeting Adjourns. Safe Travels!

The Don CeSar offers beautiful grounds and a relaxing beach to enjoy. There are also a lot of fun destinations and things to do in the St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg and Tampa area including museums, world-class golf courses, shopping and great dining.

More About the Venue

Travel Information

Please book your own travel to and from the 2023 Physician Meeting.

The Don CeSar is located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It is just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport and 25 minutes from St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport, which is approximately a $30 – $40 Uber or Lyft ride.

If you choose to drive to the meeting, hotel guests are required to pay a self-parking fee of $24 plus tax or $31 plus tax for valet per day.

Don CeSar information:
3400 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706


Reimbursements for meeting-related travel and expenses will be paid out to those attending the 2023 Physician Meeting. We will follow the Travel & Entertainment Expense Reimbursement policy set forth by American Renal Management. You can view the policy here.

Reimbursable expenses include:

  • Roundtrip airline fees for attendees only – coach fare
  • Food allowance of $200
  • Ground transportation to and from the airport and hotel only – taxi/Uber/Lyft
  • Parking at home airport
  • Parking at Don CeSar (if not traveling by plane)
  • Tolls (if applicable)
  • Mileage to/from home to airport ($0.625 per mile)

You are welcome to bring a spouse or companion along with you to the event, however, we will only be able to cover expenses for the IRC or ARA employee, physician partner or medical director.

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RSVP now to let us know if you can attend the 2023 Physician Meeting