Sunday, October 15

All event times are Central Time Zone.

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

7:15 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast / Symposium (pending corporate support)

8:45 am - 10:00 am

Exhibits Open

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

10:15 am - 11:15 am

General Session


Nephrology Nurses’ Perspectives for the Designs of Mobile Dialysis Devices

1.0 CH

Larry Kessler, ScD

This session will review results of a recent study to identify perspectives of nephrology nurses on the design of mobile dialysis devices used in the home setting.

11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Exhibits Open / Coffee Break

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

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch / CE Presentation


CE Presentation

Brought to you by KDIGO / Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from CSL Vifor

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions (231-233)


Nutrition Challenges with Kidney and Kidney/Pancreas Transplant

1.0 CH

Trisha Fuhrman, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, FASPEN

This session will cover the potential short-term and long-term complications of kidney transplantation. Nutritional recommendations as well as nutritional concerns (weight gain, accumulation of body fat, new-onset diabetes mellitus, and malnutrition) also will be discussed.


Good to the Last Drop: Pharmacotherapy for Preservation, Protection, and Proliferation

1.0 CH Rx

Tracy Anderson-Haag, PharmD, BCPS, BCTXP

This session will review optimizing use of the newest pharmacotherapeutic options for slowing progression of kidney disease and managing anemia of chronic kidney disease. Successful avoidance and risks of drug-induced nephrotoxicity and acute injury from medications also will be discussed.


Nurses’ Impact on Communication and Addressing Health Inequities

1.0 CH

Angelica Hardee, PhD, CHES

Learn how improving communication can have a significant impact on health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority groups. Three important aims for overcoming obstacles related to social determinants of health will be discussed, including enhanced training, medical interpreters, and building community trust.

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

General Session


Improving Physical and Psychological Outcomes in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis through a Chair Yoga Intervention

1.25 CH

Zorica Kauric-Klein, PhD, RN

This session will review the positive outcomes patients experience by engaging in the practice of yoga. Audience members also will participate in a few common chair yoga poses to both experience and learn more about these benefits. This will be a great session for the afternoon! Pull up a chair!

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (251-253)


Harnessing the Power of Health Information Exchange

1.0 CH

Emel Hamilton, DrMed, MSN/INF, CNN

Learn more about health information exchange (HIE) and how to leverage this information technology to communicate and care for nephrology patients more effectively and efficiently across the continuum. /p>


The Importance of Oxygen During Hemodialysis

1.0 CH

Anne Diroll, RN, CNN

Tissue oxygenation can be problematic for patients receiving dialysis. Learn about the pathophysiology, improve your ability to assess and monitor for signs and symptoms of hypoxia, and discuss how to improve a patient’s oxygenation status.


Primary Care in Dialysis Units for Nephrology APRNs and RNs

1.0 CH Rx


This presentation will cover common primary care issues that arise in the dialysis population and come to the attention of nephrology APRNs and RNs. Discover how you can help manage these problems for your patient population.


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