Saturday, November 7

Please note: All event times are Eastern Time Zone.

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:15 am - 11:15 am

General Session


2020 The International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife: What Has That Meant and Where Are We Going?

1.0 CH

headshotFranklin Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI

Dr. Shaffer will provide a background of activities and initiatives surrounding 2020 The International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. He then will explore the implications to nephrology nursing practice and predictions for the future, particularly in light of the challenges confronting health care this year.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

General Session


LVAD / ECMO: Nuts and Bolts

1.0 CH0.5 Rx


Treatment options for severe heart failure include left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). As nephrology nurses care for patients at risk for heart failure, it is important to understand the indications for the use of these devices and how they work. Learn more about the nursing care for patients with LVADs/ECMO and potential treatment complications.

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm


Participate in the virtual exhibit hall and chat with industry representatives about their products and services.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

General Session


Maximizing Utilization and Reimbursement for Nephrology Advanced Practice Nurses

1.0 CH

Leah Foster Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP, FNKF

This session will explore opportunities for advanced practice nurses to maximize their impact in various nephrology settings, including office-based clinics, outpatient dialysis, and acute care, in order to maximize reimbursement opportunities.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

General Session


Emerging Infections: What Else May Be in Our Future?

1.0 CH1.0 Rx

Aileen Ahiskali, PharmD, BCIDP

This session will focus on the impact and pattern of emerging infections – both bacterial and viral. Antibiotic resistance, implications for treatment and management, and vaccine development will be discussed.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

General Session


Hot Topics in Pediatrics

1.0 CH0.5 Rx

Tyson Moore, APRN, FNP-C, CPN

This session will focus on current hot topics in pediatric nephrology care and issues surrounding the transition from pediatric to adult care for nephrology patients.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Participate in the virtual exhibit hall and chat with industry representatives about their products and services.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

General Session


Management of Acute Kidney Injury

1.0 CH0.5 Rx

Mitch Rosner, MD, MACP

This session will include a discussion of the etiology, incidence, prevalence, and risk factors for acute kidney injury. The RIFLE (Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss of kidney function, and End-stage kidney disease) and Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) classifications, treatment options, and patient outcomes also will be reviewed.

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

General Session


Novel Access Devices

1.0 CH

Peter Hathaway, MD

Access devices continue to evolve, and this session will focus on newer access devices such as the HeRO® graft and percutaneous fistula. Discussion will address access placement, opportunities for earlier use in patients compared to other options, postoperative care, and access maintenance.

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Corporate Presentation


The Role of Parsabiv® (etelcalcetide) in the Treatment of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) in Adult Patients on Hemodialysis

Michael Quadrini, MD

Sponsored by Amgen

8:45 pm - 9:15 pm

Town Hall with the ANNA Board of Directors

Meet with members of the ANNA Board of Directors who will be available to answer questions, listen to suggestions and concerns, and discuss issues of importance to ANNA members.

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