Monday, October 16

All event times are Pacific Time Zone.

7:00 am - 12:00 nn

Registration Open

8:00 am - 9:15 am

Concurrent Sessions (301-303)


Kidney Pathophysiology: The Essentials

1.25 CH Rx

Christine Corbett, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP, FNKF

This session is designed for the new nephrology nurse or for anyone who needs a refresher. The presenter will review anatomy and physiology and will discuss kidney diseases and treatment options.


The Effects of Dialysis Shift on Depression and Sleep Disturbances in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis

1.25 CH

Margaret Clark, DNP, APRN-BC

Patients on hemodialysis are commonly plagued by depression and sleep disturbances, which can lead to a host of negative outcomes. What role does the dialysis shift play on this population? The speakers will make a compelling case for the need for further study in this area.


Interdisciplinary Care for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Improves Medication Use and Patient Outcomes

1.25 CH Rx

Rebecca Maxson, PharmD, BCPS
Jane Davis, DNP, CRNP

The speakers will make the case for the significant role interdisciplinary teams play in supporting patients with chronic kidney disease to adhere to complicated medication regimens and achieve the best possible outcomes.

9:30 am - 10:30 am

General Session


Health Policy Update

1.0 CH

Donna Bednarski, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNP
James Twaddell, ANNA Health Policy Consultant

Health policy experts will review key legislative, regulatory, and health policy issues affecting nephrology nursing, including value-based models. Policies that have the potential to influence nursing practice, education, and the delivery of care to patients with kidney disease will be discussed.

10:45 am - 12:00 nn

Closing General Session


Disaster Preparedness and Response for Dialysis Centers 2.0

1.25 CH

Robert Loeper, MBA, PMP

This session is a must for helping you prepare for disaster situations in the clinical setting! Emphasis will be placed on computer interruptions/downtime and what should be done to prepare staff for alternate methods of documentation, accessing historical patient information, and communicating with other members of the healthcare team during an outage.

11:30 am

Conference Adjourns

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