Monday, September 24

7:00 am - 12:00 nn

Registration Open

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Concurrent Sessions (311-314)


Proteinurea: From Diagnosis to Therapy

1.5 CH0.5 Rx

Kamalanathan Sambandam, MD

This session will outline the etiology, pathology, and therapeutic approaches to managing proteinurea in pediatric and adult patients.


Get Debugged: Peritonitis Prevention, Education, and Treatment

1.5 CH1.5 Rx

Rhonda Duggan, BSN, RN, CCTC

This session will provide an overview of the organisms that commonly cause peritonitis as well as treatment options and patient education resources for pediatric and adult patients.


Drug Diversion and Impairment

1.5 CH1.5 Rx

Judy Kauffman DNP, MSN, RN, CNN

What should you do if you suspect a colleague is impaired? This session will provide tips for recognizing impairment and managing a staff member suspected of drug diversion, including how to support the colleague and the professional team throughout the process.


Relationship-Based Care: Building Relationships while Maintaining Boundaries

1.5 CH1.5 Rx

Gloria Hurst, MSNc, APRN, RN, CMSRN

Gain insight into the relationship-based care model, including care principles, implementation, benefits, professional boundary issues, and potential ethical dilemmas.

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Concurrent Sessions (321-324)


It’s Only Skin Deep: Assessing Skin Conditions in Individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease

1.5 CH1.5 Rx

Carol Headley, DNSc, ACNP-BC, RN, CNN

This session will focus on common dermatologic conditions in patients with kidney disease, methods to assess cutaneous manifestations, and treatment options.


Strategies to Improve Recipient Readiness and Reduce Disparities in Transplant

1.5 CH

Jennifer Gander, PhD, MSPH

Learn about potential barriers for patients during the transplant process, strategies to improve a recipient’s readiness for transplant, and methods to reduce disparities in transplant.


The Double Whammy: Kidney Replacement Therapy and Apheresis

1.5 CH

Rasheed Balogun, MD, FACP, FASN, HP

This session will review patient conditions that necessitate renal replacement therapy and apheresis. Clinical considerations and complications associated with dual therapies will be discussed.


Dialyzability of Drugs: Do They Stay or Do They Go?

1.5 CH1.5 Rx

Tracy Anderson-Haag, PharmD, BCPS

This session will address the effect of dialysis on various medications and provide strategies to manage medications that may be removed during dialysis.

11:00 am - 12:00 nn

Closing General Session


Disaster Preparedness: Lessons Learned from the Unexpected

1.0 CH

Robert Loeper, MBA, PMP

Establishing an effective disaster preparedness plan – and training staff to implement the plan – is vital in health care facilities today, particularly for dialysis providers. Whether it is a natural disaster such as fire, flood, or hurricane, or an emergency such as an active shooter, facilities and staff must be ready to care for patients when the unexpected happens.

12:00 nn

Conference Adjourns

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