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Friday, September 22

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.


Heart Don’t Fail Me Now: Heart Failure Management in the CKD Patient

6.0 CH2.5 Rx

Megan Andrews, MSN, ANP-C, RN
Carol Ballew, MSN, ACNP, CCTC, CHFN
Patricia McCarley, MSN, RN, ANCP-BC, CNN

This clinical workshop will focus on heart failure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), including clinical manifestations, treatment options such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and left ventricular assist device (LVAD), and potential complications. Heart/kidney transplantation, including criteria, postoperative care, and possible outcomes, also will be addressed.


Tri-Level Practice of the Nephrology APRN: Office, Dialysis Unit, and Inpatient

6.0 CH

Christine Chmielewski, MS, CRNP, CNN-NP, APRN-BC
Ann B. Hallock, DNP, APRN, CNP
Leah Foster Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP
Catherine Wells, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CNN-NP, FNKE

This workshop will examine the various practice settings – office, in-center, and inpatient unit – and associated challenges for the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Practice models, reimbursement issues, scope of practice, and transitions of care will be addressed. The workshop will wrap up with a discussion of the qualities and practices of exemplary leaders.


Nephrology Nurse Manager Skills to Combat Everyday Challenges

6.0 CH

Rose Markey, MA

This workshop will provide nephrology nurse managers with tools to survive and thrive in the workplace. Topics will include preparing for and handling abusive patients or bad behavior in staff, managing stress and compassion fatigue, as well as investing in the manager’s team.

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