Saturday, September 18


All event times are Eastern Time Zone.

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast / Symposium (pending corporate support)

8:45 am - 9:45 am

Exhibits Open

Plan your time in the exhibit hall and meet with companies about their products and services.

10:00 am - 11:30 am

General Session


Racial Inequities in Health Care

1.25 CH

Monique Bethell, PhD, MPH

When we discuss determinants of health and health care, we must take into account the cultural and social factors involved in determining who receives what health care and how they are treated. This session will examine how stigma and racial discrimination impact healthcare utilization. Approaches leaders at all levels of society could and should take to reduce health and racial inequities also will be presented.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Exhibits Open / Coffee Break

Plan your time in the exhibit hall and meet with companies about their products and services.

12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch / Symposium (pending corporate support)

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions (231-233)


A Personal COVID Journey: From Novice to Expert

1.0 CH

Barbara Odom, BSN, RN, CDN

COVID-19 not only has affected the nephrology nursing profession, but it has affected nurses’ personal lives as well. A nephrology nurse who cared for patients with COVID-19 and is now experiencing the long-term effects of her own infection will share her story.


Identifying Depression in Pediatrics

1.0 CH0.5 Rx

Daniel Marullo, PhD

This session will focus on high-risk factors for depression in children and the diagnostic and functional assessment tools to screen for and diagnose depression in children with chronic kidney disease. Nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management of depression in children also will be covered.


Sustaining Positive Practice

1.0 CH

Jennifer Payton, MHCA, BSN, RN, CNN

Leaders have an incredible impact on the attitude and overall emotional tenor of the workplace. Ms. Payton will provide insight into the concept of transformational leadership in both formal and informal leadership roles and the impact on workplace culture. A session highlight will be how to sustain a positive culture when the leadership in a workplace changes.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (241-243)


Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections

1.0 CH

Dominique Godfrey-Johnson, MPH, CPH, CIC

Central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) are an increasing concern for healthcare professionals. Our faculty from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention will discuss the epidemiology and common pathophysiology of CLABSIs. Session highlights will include assessments and diagnostic tools, treatment and management of CLABSIs, and pearls of wisdom you can take back to your patient care arena.


Management of Acute Kidney Injury after Stem Cell Transplantation (Case Study)

1.0 CH0.5 Rx

Rasheed Balogun, MD, FACP, FASN, HP

This session will share case studies of patients who received stem cell transplants and then developed acute kidney injury. The assessment necessary to note this development, the evaluation prior to stem cell transplant, along with the renal complications that followed will be outlined. Lab values, interventions, and post-hospitalization care also will be shared during this informative session.


Alternate Ways to Keep Nurses at the Bedside

1.0 CH

Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAONL, FAAN Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNN, FAAN

This session will focus on what is known about one of the causes of the nursing shortage – the nurses who leave the bedside. Our esteemed faculty will talk about the current state of nurses at the bedside and share predictions about which nurses are most likely to leave the profession. The highlight will be meaningful tips based on research that may make a difference in addressing this major issue in the nursing profession.

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