Publications & Presentations


Drs. Oliver and Quinn are frequently invited speakers at international conferences.

Previous presentations:

University of Toronto Nephrology, Academic Program

2017 University of Toronto Nephrology, Academic Program

Optimizing Peritoneal Dialysis: An Update for 2017, Dr. Matthew Oliver, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Medical Director of predialysis, vascular access, and peritoneal dialysis at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.


Upcoming presentations:

ANNA 2017 National Symposium

ANNA 2017 National Symposium

The ANNA National Symposium provides you the opportunity to Collaborate, Network, and Learn with your nephrology nurse colleagues from across the nation and the world. Spark your professional development and energize your practice while learning from experts in the field. Join us in the historic and vibrant setting of Washington, DC, and help us raise the volume of the nephrology nurse’s voice in health care today!

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Annual Dialysis Conference

2017 Annual Dialysis Conference

This conference is designed for health professionals involved in dialysis programs. It covers all aspects of dialysis with sessions on Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Pediatrics, Nursing, and Nutrition

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2017 Canadian PD University

2017 Canadian PD University

Baxter’s Peritoneal Dialysis University (PDU) was created for nephrologists in 2004 as a national peer-to-peer forum, with the goal of building understanding of PD and sharing ideas for the improvement of access to the therapy.

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Drs. Oliver and Quinn publish their work in high impact peer reviewed journals.

A list of DMAR related publications include:

  1. MacRae JM, Clarke A, Ahmed SB, Elliott M, Quinn RR, James M, King-Shier K, Hiremath S, Oliver MJ, Hemmelgarn B, Scott-Douglas N, and Ravani P on behalf of Alberta Kidney Disease Network. Sex differences in the vascular access of hemodialysis patients: A cohort study. Clinical Kidney Journal. 2020 May 23. In Press. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  2. Oliver MJ, J. Perl, R. McQuillan, P. G. Blake, A. K. Jain, B. McCormick, R. Yang, J. L. Pirkle, Jr., R. B. Fissell, T. A. Golper, J. I. Shen, S. L. Hu, B. Pellegrino, S. E. Liebman, V. N. Krishna, P. Ravani, A. Clarke, and R. R. Quinn. Quantifying the risk of insertion-related peritoneal dialysis catheter complications following laparoscopic placement: Results from the North American PD Catheter Registry. Perit.Dial.Int. 40 (2):185-192, 2020.
  3. F. Ladak, P. Ravani, Oliver MJ, F. Kamar, A. Clarke, S. Hiremath, J. MacRae, P. Blake, L. M. Moist, A. X. Garg, N. Lam, C. Dumaine, and R. R. Quinn. The Influence of Age on the Likelihood of Catheter-Free Fistula Use in Hemodialysis Patients. Can.J Kidney Health Dis 6:2054358119861943, 2019.
  4. Clarke A, P. Ravani, M. J. Oliver, S. Hiremath, P. G. Blake, L. M. Moist, A. X. Garg, N. N. Lam, and R. R. Quinn. Timing of Fistula Creation and the Probability of Catheter-Free Use: A Cohort Study. Can.J Kidney Health Dis 6:2054358119843139, 2019.
  5. K Poinen, R. R. Quinn, A. Clarke, P. Ravani, S. Hiremath, L. M. Miller, P. G. Blake, and M. J. Oliver. Complications From Tunneled Hemodialysis Catheters: A Canadian Observational Cohort Study. Am J Kidney Dis 73 (4):467-475, 2019.
  6. Kamar F, Quinn RR, Oliver MJ, Viecelli AK, Hiremath S, MacRae J, Miller L, Blake P, Moist L, Garg AX, Lam NN, Kabani R, Clarke A, Liu P, Gillespie B, Ravani P. Outcomes of the First and Second Hemodialysis Fistula: A Cohort Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018 Aug 16
  7. Liu P, Quinn RR, Oliver MJ, Ronksley PE, Hemmelgarn BR, Quan H, Hiremath S, Bello AK, Blake PG, Garg AX, Verrelli M, Zacharias JM, Adb El Hafeez S, Tonelli M, Ravani P. Association between duration of predialysis care and mortality after dialysis start. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018
  8. Gill S, Quinn R, Oliver MJ, Kamar F, Kabani R, Devoe D, Mysore P, Pannu N, MacRae J, Manns B, Hemmelgarn B, James M, Tonelli M, Lewin A, Liu P, Ravani P. Multi-Disciplinary Vascular Access Care and Access Outcomes in People Starting Hemodialysis Therapy. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017
  9. Dumaine CS, Brown RS, MacRae JM, Oliver MJ, Ravani P, and Quinn RR. Central venous catheters for chronic hemodialysis: Is “last choice” never the “right choice”? Seminars in Dialysis. 2017 Nov 20
  10. Wong B, Ravani P, Oliver MJ, Holroyd-Leduc J, Venturato L, Garg AX, Quinn RR. Comparison of Patient Survival Between Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Among Patients Eligible for Both Modalities. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Nov 22. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  11. Quinn RR, Oliver MJ, Devoe D, Poinen K, Kabani R, Kamar F, Mysore P, Lewin AM, Hiremath S, MacRae J, Matthew James MT, Miller L, Hemmelgarn BR, Moist LM , Garg AX, Chowdhury TT, Ravani P. The impact of fistula attempt on risk of access-related death. Journal of Am Soc Nephrology. 2016 Sep. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  12. Mann BS, Manns BJ, Barnieh L, Oliver MJ, Quinn RR, Davoe D, Lorenzetti D, Pauly R, Quinn RR. Peritoneal Dialysis: A Scoping Review of Strategies to Maximize PD Utilization. Peritoneal Dialysis International. 2016 Aug 3. In Press. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  13. Oliver MJ, Al-Jaishi AA, Dixon SN, Perl J, Jain AK, LaVoie S, Nash DM, Paterson JM, Lok CE, Quinn RR. Hospitalization Rates for Patients on Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis Compared with In-Center Hemodialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Jul 27;11. Principal Author.
  14. Quinn RR, Pietro Ravini, Oliver MJ and the Access HD Investigator team. ACCESS HD pilot: A randomised feasibility trial Comparing Catheters with fistulas in Elderly patientS Starting haemodialysis. BMJ Open. 2016 Nov 24. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  15. Poinen, K. Oliver M, Ravani, Sabine N, Jager K, Biesen W, Polkinghorne K, Rosenfeld A, Lewin A, Dulai M, Quinn RR. Willingness to participate in a randomized trial comparing catheters to fistulas for vascular access in incident hemodialysis patients. An international survey of nephrologists. Can Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. 2016 Jul. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  16. Devoe DJ, Wong B, James MT, Ravani P, Oliver MJ, Barnieh L, Roberts DJ, Pauly R, Manns BJ, Kappel J, Quinn RR. Patient Education and Peritoneal Dialysis Selection: A Systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Apr 26. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  17. Oliver MJ, Quinn RR. Selecting Peritoneal Dialysis in the Elderly. Peritoneal Dialysis International. 2015 Nov. 35(6):618-21. Principal Author.
  18. Wallace EK, Fissell RB, Golper TA, Blake PG, Lewin AM, Oliver MJ, Quinn RR. Catheter insertion and perioperative practices within the ISPD North American Research Consortium. Peritoneal Dialysis International. 2015 Oct 22. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  19. Weaver CG, Ravani P, Oliver MJ, Austin PC, Quinn RR. Analyzing hospitalization data: potential limitations of Poisson regression. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. 2015 Aug. 2015 Aug;30(8):1244-9. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  20. Oliver MJ, Quin RR. Recalibrating vascular access for elderly patients. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2014 Apr 6;9(4). 2014 Apr;9(4):645-7. Principal Author.
  21. Quinn RR, Ravani P, Zhnag X, Garg AX, Blake PG, Austin PC, Zacharias JM, Johnson JF, Pandeya S, Mauro M Verrilli M, Oliver MJ. The impact of modality choice on rates of hospitalization among patients eligible for both peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis. Peritoneal Dialysis International. 2014 Jan-Feb;34(1):41-8. Senior Responsible Author.
  22. Prakash S, Perzynski AT, Austin PC, Wu F, Lawless ME, Patterson JM, Quinn RR, Sehgal AR, Oliver MJ. Neighbourhood socio-economic status and barriers to peritoneal dialysis. A mixed methods study. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Oct;8(10):1741-9. Senior Responsible Author.
  23. Blake PG, Quinn RR, Oliver MJ. Peritoneal dialysis and the process of modality selection. Peritoneal Dialysis International. 2013 May-Jun;33(3):233-41. Senior Responsible Author.
  24. Blake PG, Quinn RR, Oliver MJ. The risks of vascular access. Kidney International. 82(6):623-5. Senior Responsible Author.
  25. Quinn RR, Hux JE, Oliver MJ, Austin PC, Tonelli M and Laupacis A. Selection bias explains apparent differential mortality between dialysis modalities. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2011 Aug; 22 (8):1534-1542 (Trainee publication). Coauthor or Collaborator.
  26. Oliver MJ, Verrelli M, Zacharias JM, Blake PG, Garg AX, Johnson JF, Pandeya S, Perl J, Kiss AJ, and Quinn RR. Choosing peritoneal dialysis reduces the risk of invasive access interventions. Nephrology Dialysis Transplant. 2012 Feb; 27 (2):810-816, 2012. Principal Author.
  27. Oliver MJ, Garg AX, Blake PG, Johnson JF, Verrelli M, Zacharias JM, Pandeya S, Quinn RR. Impact of contraindications, barriers to self-care and support on incident peritoneal dialysis utilization. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. Nephrol.Dial.Transplant. 25 (8):2737-2744, 2010. Impact Factor 3.685. Principal Author.
  28. Quinn RR, Laupacis P, Austin PC, Hux JE, Garg AX, Hemmelgarn BR, and Oliver MJ. Using administrative datasets to study outcomes in dialysis patients: a validation study. Medical Care. Med.Care 48 (8):745-750, 2010. Senior Responsible Author.
  29. Williams VR, Quinn RR, Callery S, Kiss A, and Oliver MJ. The impact of treatment modality on infection-related hospitilization rates in peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis patients. Peritoneal Dialysis International. 2011 Jul-Aug; 31(4):440-9. Senior Responsible Author.
  30. Oliver MJ and Quinn RR. Is the decline of PD in the elderly a breakdown in the process of care? Perit Dial Int 28(5):452-456, 2008. Co-Principal Author.
  31. Quinn RR, Austin PC, Oliver MJ. Comparative studies of dialysis treatments should reflect real world decision making. J Nephrol 21 (2):139-145, 2008. Senior Responsible Author.
  32. Oliver MJ, Quinn RR, EP Richardson, AJ Kiss, DL Lamping, BJ Manns. Home Care Assistance and the Utilization of Peritoneal Dialysis. Kidney Int. (2007) 71:673–678. Principal Author.
  33. Quinn RR and Oliver MJ. Is assisted peritoneal dialysis an alternative to in-center hemodialysis? Perit Dial Int 26(6):650-653, 2006. Co-Principal Author.