Friday, September 17


All event times are Eastern Time Zone.

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration Open

7:45 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast / Symposium (pending corporate support)

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Welcome & Introductions

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Opening General Session


"The Impossible Dream”: Safe, High-Quality, and Patient-Centered Care…Our Perspective on a Broken Healthcare System

1.5 CH

Sherri Loeb, BSN, RN

Safe, high-quality care is deserved and desired by all patients and their families, and advocated for by healthcare professionals. Ms. Loeb will share her personal experiences in the U.S. healthcare system, how the dream of delivering safe and high-quality health care exists, and how all of us can contribute to achieving that goal.

12:00 nn - 1:30 pm

Lunch / Product Theater


Creating and Maintaining Dialysis Access with Innovation

Elke Ulloa, PA
Amanda Ellington

Sponsored by BD

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (111-113)


Updates in Home Therapies: QAPI and CMS Rules

1.25 CH

Gail Dewald, BS, RN, CNN

As the use of home therapies increases, so does the need for knowledge of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions for Coverage. Ms. Dewald will differentiate the specific requirements and findings for home therapy audits that will assist in preparation of home dialysis staff. In addition, she will review the requirements for quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) to assist home therapy clinic managers in conducting successful monthly meetings.


Creating a More Equitable Vision for All by Examining Our Blind Spots and Color Blindness

1.25 CH0.5 Rx

Loretta Jackson Brown, PhD, RN, CNN

Managers have faced many challenges during the past year. The pandemic and the additional demands on health care disrupted normal functioning, but other social disruptions that could be considered disasters also occurred. This session will examine how we look at ourselves as leaders, what we do during crises, and what we might do better when dealing with disasters, whether resulting from social or community health issues.


Liver Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease

1.25 CH

Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

Acute kidney injury often occurs as a complication of liver failure. A focus of the healthcare team is the need to preserve renal as well as liver function. Continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVH) is often preferred to intermittent renal replacement therapy (RRT) when treating this type of patient. This session will review the various causes of dual liver failure/acute kidney injury, the need for treatment, and the medical and nursing implications of care.

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions (121-123)


Acute Nephrology Medical Directors and Nurse Managers: Working as a Team to Advocate for Standards and Quality Care in the Acute Setting

1.25 CH

Naveed Masani, MD, FACP, FASN Faith Lynch, MSN, RN

This session will highlight how teamwork among staff, the nurse manager, and the medical director are essential to provide a safe workplace. Safe work hours, bullying, and methods to address these and other workplace issues will be covered.


Innovative Leadership Styles Required in Today’s Environment

1.25 CH

Judy Kauffman, DNP, MSN, RN, CNN

In this year of multiple stressors and changes in our healthcare system, leaders have had to become innovative and foster a mindset of growth. Realizing that change should be done on a continuum rather than overnight and that innovation is absolutely essential, Dr. Kauffman will discuss what it means to lead a culture of innovation, creating a shared vision through both formal and informal networks. “Inspire, ideate, and impact” will be the overall theme throughout this session.


COVID-19 Interventions/COVID-19 Care and Recovery Post-Hospitalization

1.25 CH0.5 Rx

Tara Millson, DNP, RN, CIC

COVID-19 has impacted the lives of people and healthcare professionals in unprecedented ways. What have we learned about the management of this infection? And how does that impact the nephrology nurse? This session will focus on priority nursing actions when caring for patients who have COVID-19, which will lead into the education patients should receive at discharge. The long-term effects of COVID-19 will be a major discussion point as we discuss caring for our patients.

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Exhibits Open / Reception in Exhibit Hall

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