Saturday, October 12

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration Open

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Optional Morning Workshops (040-060)

Separate registration fee required (see fees).


Diabetes Mellitus-Related Nephropathy

1.5 CH0.5 Rx

Alexis Harris Snead, MD

This session will provide an in-depth examination of the changes that occur in the nephrons with diabetes mellitus and how those changes affect the patient and the treatment plan.


Doing More with Less: Tips for the Nephrology Nurse Manager

1.5 CH

Johnsa Morris, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

As a leader, do you have to ask your staff to do more without increased resources? This session will address technologies to improve workplace efficiency, cost-containment opportunities, and ways to leverage current and former staff knowledge and skills to enhance performance.


Utilizing Advance Care Planning in Practice

1.5 CH

Roxanne Roth, DNP, RN, CNE

What is advance care planning and when should it be initiated? Discover how to facilitate advance care planning discussions with your patients, taking into consideration each patient’s values and goals, and understand the tools available to assist with the planning process.

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Opening General Session


The Future of Nursing and Health Care

1.5 CH

Mary Mancini, PhD, RN, NE-BC, FAHA, ANEF, FSSH, FAAN

Join us on a journey into the future of nursing and health care as we explore issues confronting the nursing and health care professions. Local, national, and global implications and perspectives will be highlighted.

11:30 am - 12:15 pm



Box Lunch

Pick up a box lunch, collect your friends, and head outside to network and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful view of San Diego Bay.

Sponsored by Reata Pharmaceuticals

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (111-114)


Blood Pressure Guidelines and Treatment

1.25 CH1.0 Rx

Wendy St. Peter, PharmD, FCCP, FASN, FNKF

Guidelines for determining the severity of hypertension as well as recommended treatments continue to change. This session will answer your questions about the stages of hypertension, treatment guidelines, and nursing care indications.


Practice Challenges Facing the Pediatric Nephrology Nurse

1.25 CH0.75 Rx

Jessica Geer, MSN, RN, C-PNP, CNN-NP

This session will focus on strategies to address issues and concerns for pediatric patients and their parents, including living with a chronic disease, childhood obesity, bullying, prescription medication abuse, and more.


New Leader Succession Planning

1.25 CH

Judy Kauffman, DNP, MSN, RN, CNN

When and how should a manager prepare staff to assume leadership positions? Integrating leadership into daily practice, self-awareness when transitioning from staff nurse to leader, and supporting professional development will be addressed.


Gout: Pharmacology Is Not the Only Treatment

1.25 CH0.75 Rx

Hasan Joseph Salameh, MD, FASN, FACP

Gout is often a comorbidity of kidney disease. Review the symptoms, etiology, and risk factors for gout as well as prevention and treatment goals for individuals with kidney disease.

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions (121-124)


Intradialytic Hyper- and Hypotension

1.25 CH1.25 Rx

Amber Sanchez, MD

Blood pressure variations are common during dialysis. This session will explore the etiology and pathogenesis of blood pressure changes as well as the implications for the patient. Treatment and prevention of intradialytic blood pressure variability also will be discussed.


Updates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

1.25 CH

Gail DeWald, BS, RN, CNN

What is the distinction between the rules/regulations of accreditation bodies and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)? How do changes in those rules/regulations impact the survey process? What if your organization’s accreditation lapses? This session will answer these questions and more, including ones related to CMS criteria for transplant referral.


Nutritional Challenges in Patients with Multiple Chronic Diseases

1.25 CH

Melody Kienholz, RD, CSR

This session will help clinicians analyze the results of a kidney disease workup, including kidney markers, electrolytes, anemia, bone mineral density, urine analysis and microscopy, and kidney ultrasound and biopsy.

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Exhibits Open / Reception in Exhibit Hall

Plan your time in the exhibit hall and meet with companies about their products and services. Click here to view the exhibitor listing/floorplan.

6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Wine & Cheese / Non-CE Product Theater

Advances in Hemodialysis-Associated Anemia Management: The Benefits of Physiologic Iron Replacement Therapy

Cecilia Ghalambor, MSN, RN

Sponsored by Rockwell Medical, Inc.

Note: Limited to 75 attendees. Entrance is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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