Workshop Overview

In May 2018, Dr. Flythe and her research team will convene a PCORI-sponsored national workshop for dialysis stakeholders entitled, Building Research Capacity in the Dialysis Community at the Local Level. The workshop is the first of its kind to focus on the research capacity of local dialysis clinics. Workshop sessions will facilitate discussion of the benefits and realities of incorporating research into routine dialysis care delivery. Specifically, participants will collaboratively identify facilitators of and barriers to research performance in local dialysis clinics. To elicit diverse perspectives, the workshop will bring together stakeholders from many positions in the dialysis delivery system including patients, care partners, clinic staff members, medical providers, corporate dialysis organization representatives, and researchers.

The workshop will be held on May 9-10, 2018 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina. We welcome inquiries from interested individuals.

Please contact:
Julia Narendra, MPH

Attendee Information

Workshop Agenda and Materials

Registration Information and Workshop Materials: Coming Soon

Workshop Location and Accommodations

Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center
4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC 27703
(919) 941-5050


Workshop attendees should not reserve a hotel room through the main hotel website. A hotel reservation link will be provided with workshop registration information.

Nearby Dialysis Clinics


Air Travel

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
2400 John Brantley Blvd., Morrisville, NC 27560

The Sheraton Imperial Hotel provides free shuttle service for its guests traveling to and from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. When arriving at RDU airport, guests can call the hotel to be picked up. The shuttle leaves the hotel for the airport every hour (reservations not required).

Train Travel

Amtrak train station in Durham, NC
601 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701 

Driving Directions

From RDU Airport (10 minutes)

  • Exit RDU airport
  • Stay straight on Airport Blvd./John Brantley Blvd.
  • Turn right onto Slater Rd.
  • Turn right into Sheraton Hotel entrance

From Durham train station (15 minutes)

  • Get on NC-147 South from West Chapel Hill Street
  • Continue on NC-147 South to Triangle
  • Take exit 282 from I-40 East
  • Continue on Emperor Blvd. to the Sheraton Hotel entrance

From Charlotte, NC (2 hours, 20 minutes)

  • Take I-85 North and I-40 East to Emperor Blvd. in Durham, NC
  • Take exit 282 from I-40 East
  • Continue on Emperor Blvd. to the Sheraton Hotel entrance

Contact Us

Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH 
UNC Kidney Center
7024-Burnett Womack CB #7155
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7155

Julia Narendra, MPH