Friday, October 16

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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.


Glomerular Pathologies: Assessment, Biopsies, and Treatment

6.0 CH1.0 Rx

Douglas Nigbor, MD
Alexis Harris Snead, MD

This workshop will offer a broad examination of glomerular diseases, including nephritis and nephrosis. Content will focus on patient assessment and diagnostic workups, including lab work; glomerular biopsies (classification, best practice for ordering biopsies, and review of pathology results); as well as treatment options and outcomes for patients with glomerular diseases.


End-of-Life Issues: Caring for Our Patients and Ourselves

6.0 CH

Mary Beth Callahan, ACSW/LCSW-APHSW-C
Roxanne Roth, DNP, RN, CNE

This workshop will address various aspects of caring for nephrology patients facing the end of life, including a review of palliative care, hospice care, and advance care planning and when to consider discussing these options with patients and families. Explore the challenges to nurses of dealing with the ethical, moral, and clinical determinants that may surround end-of-life conversations and the emotional consequences of a patient’s death.


Nurses Who Dare to Lead

6.0 CH

Rose Markey, MA

A certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator, Ms. Markey will share highlights from Brene Brown’s book, Dare to Lead, the ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures. The following concepts will be explored: recognizing your vulnerabilities in order to bring joy and authenticity to your leadership role, living your values, being brave enough to trust yourself in your leadership role by recognizing both your competencies and limitations, and choosing courage over comfort by confronting difficult conversations and situations as you lead and mentor others.

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