Saturday, October 1

All event times are Pacific Time Zone.

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration Open

7:15 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast / Symposium (pending corporate support)

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome & Introductions

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Opening General Session


Fill Your Cup: Self-Care for Nurses

1.0 CH

Joy Baldridge, CPC, CSP, CVP

Safe, high-quality care is deserved and desired by all patients and their families, and advocated for by healthcare professionals. Ms. Loeb will share her personal experiences in the U.S. healthcare system, how the dream of delivering safe and high-quality health care exists, and how all of us can contribute to achieving that goal.

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Concurrent Sessions (121-123)


Focusing on Mental Health Across the Lifespan

1.25 CH1.25 Rx

Daniel Marullo, PhD

Nephrology nurses care for patients across the lifespan and likely will encounter patients who experience mental health issues. This session will focus on common mental health issues, stressors that impact mental health, and treatment options, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies.


Recruiting and Teaching Nephrology to Advanced Practice Providers

1.25 CH

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

Advanced practice nurses often are involved in integrating advanced practice providers (APPs) into their practice. This session will review the fundamentals needed to efficiently onboard new APPs to nephrology practice settings and explore ways to functionally manage APPs in nephrology practice settings.


Change Agents: How to Successfully Lead with Constant Change

1.25 CH

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

This informative session will be important for leaders and staff nurses alike as we explore how all nurses can be change agents. Beginning with a self-assessment of your own feelings and reactions to change, Dr. Corbett will guide a discussion of how to deal with change in the workplace, including maintaining staff engagement despite constant change, overcoming resistance to change, and improving staff retention.

12:00 nn - 1:30 pm

Lunch / Symposium


Part 1: Managing Moderate-to-Severe CKD-Associated Pruritus in Adult Patients on Hemodialysis; Part 2: Managing Hyperkalemia in Diverse Clinical Settings and Patient Types

Rodolfo Batarse, MD, FASN

Sponsored by CSL Vifor

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (141-143)


Immunization Update: Vaccine Recommendations Across the Lifespan

1.25 CH1.25 Rx


This session will provide an update on immunization and vaccine recommendations for nephrology patients. Vaccine safety information, recommendations for immunocompromised pediatric and adult patients, and myths about COVID-19 vaccines will be addressed.


Pediatric Dialysis Incentive Programs

1.25 CH

Kelsey Danehy, BSN, RN

Monitoring fluid and phosphorus intake and reducing interdialytic weight gain are concerns when caring for patients on dialysis. Ms. Danehy will share innovative ideas for enhancing education, incentivizing adherence, and improving clinical outcomes for pediatric patients receiving dialysis.


Managing the Transition from Peer to Leader

1.25 CH

Cindy Smith, DNP, FNP-BC, CNN-NP, FNKF

Transitioning from the role of peer to manager in the workplace can be difficult, especially as your relationships with staff members change. The pros and cons of assuming a management role in your current work setting, strategies for managing relationship changes and role transitions among staff, and tips for successful orientation and goal setting will be shared.

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions (151-153)


Xenotransplantation: Making the Future a Reality

1.25 CH

Sara Macedon, BSN, RN, CNOR

This session will answer questions about xenotransplantation and review current research on cross-species transplantations. Where the future may take us as we search for ways to support individuals in need of organ transplants also will be explored.


Standards Development to Guide Acute Dialysis Practice

1.25 CH

Jean Colaneri, ACNP-BC, CNN
Glenda Payne, MS, RN, CNN

This session will offer valuable insight for nephrology nurses practicing in acute dialysis settings and provide an opportunity for participants to share input with experts working on a survey readiness handbook. Faculty will discuss proposed standards for acute care settings and open the discussion for audience feedback on suggestions for additional standards. Come to this session prepared to lend your expertise in developing new standards for acute nephrology practice!


A Recipe for Success: Setting Up and Expanding a Home Dialysis Program

1.25 CH

Karmen Strickland, BSN, RN

This session will focus on regional and national efforts to improve and increase the use of home dialysis modalities. Barriers and challenges to successful home dialysis, strategies to decrease attrition rates among individuals choosing home dialysis, and ways to grow home therapy programs in an organized and sustainable fashion will be discussed.

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Exhibits Open / Reception in Exhibit Hall

Meet with industry representatives and view displays of state-of-the-art technology, products, and services. Beverages and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Click here to view the exhibitor listing/floorplan.

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