Friday, October 11

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Preconference Workshop Registration Open

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Preconference Continental Breakfast

Available for registrants of sessions 010, 020, and 030.

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Optional Preconference Workshops (010-030)

Separate registration fee required (see fees). Lunch is on your own.


Critical Thinking: Common Complaints in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease

6.0 CH2.0 Rx

Chris Chmielewski, MS, CRNP, CNN-NP, APRN-BC
Alice Luehr, DNP, RN, CNN
Denise Murcek, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CNN-NP

Individuals with advanced kidney disease may experience various comorbidities, including peripheral neuropathy, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, anorexia, cachexia, and pruritis. This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of these conditions with a focus on assessment, therapeutic management, and patient education.


Going for the Gold in Nurse Management

6.0 CH

Rose Markey, MA

This workshop will provide valuable information and resources for nurse managers. Topics include recognizing and defining your core values as a leader, supporting new staff, strategies for building trust among staff, coaching/mentoring, and tips for increasing productivity while decreasing stress.


Tackling Opioid Use Disorder

6.0 CH6.0 Rx

Julie Durand, PMHNP, MSN, RN
Pamela Geyer, JD, RN-C, CFN, FACFEI
Robert Montgomery, DNP, RN-BC, ACNS-BC

As the nation continues to confront and manage the opioid crisis, knowledge is a powerful tool for nephrology nurses. This workshop will provide information on the regulatory environment and opioid use and help nephrology nurses understand how substance abuse occurs and how to recognize abuse. Non-opioid medications and non-pharmacologic methods of pain management will be explored. In addition, a panel will engage the audience in exploring "next steps" and address concerns of both nurses and patients regarding the use of opioids and pain management in the future.

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration Open

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