Sunday, October 9

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

7:30 am - 8:45 pm

Breakfast / Symposium (non-CNE program)


Triferic: The Newest Iron Therapy Maintains Hemoglobin and Overcomes High Ferritin and Functional Iron Deficiency (FID)

Sponsored by Rockwell Medical

8:45 am - 9:45 am

Exhibits Open

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Concurrent Sessions (211-214)


Kidney Paired Donation Registry

1.5 CHHT

Robin Petersen-Webster, RN, CCTC

There are never enough organs available for transplants so several innovative strategies have been created. Paired donation is a new concept. Explore how paired donation works and the concepts of paired registration.


Using Apheresis to Manage Kidney Disease

1.5 CHRN

Rasheed Balogun, MD, FACP, FASN, HP(ASCP)

Ever wonder what diseases are most appropriately treated with continuous renal replacement therapy/hemodialysis or apheresis? Discover new trends in apheresis therapies from Dr. Balogun, a renowned expert.


Rekindling the Culture of Safety


Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN

We have checklists for machines, for the dialysate, for the water treatment, and for the patient. With so many checklists, have we actually forgotten why they are in place? Learn how you can take back being in control of quality and safety in your unit.


Reading and Understanding Research

1.5 CH1.5 RxAP

Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN

Another research article – I look at the graphs, charts, and implications for nursing, but how do I know if the research is even performed correctly? In this day of evidence-based practice, it is important to be able to read and interpret if the research has merit. Dr. Kear makes the most difficult ideas easy – listen and learn.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Exhibits Open

12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch / Symposium (non-CNE program)


Management of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Adult Patients on Dialysis: The Role of Sensipar® (cinacalcet)

Sponsored by Amgen

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions (231-235)


LVAD: Coming Soon to a Dialysis Unit Near You

1.0 CHHT

Eileen Lischer, MA, BSN, RN, CNN

My patient has a what? What happens if it goes off during dialysis? Can I touch the patient? Listen and learn about the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and how it is a helpful tool in supporting patients with heart failure.


Sodium Disorders: Hypo and Hypernatremia in Chronic Kidney Disease and Acute Kidney Injury

1.0 CH1.0 RxAP

Gerald Groggel, MD, FACP

While nurses dial in a sodium setting to machines to prescribe a 138 sodium, what happens when a patient is either hypo or hypernatremic? What are the signs and symptoms? Does this really happen in practice? Yes, it does! Learn what to do before it happens in your practice.


Establishing and Maintaining an Apheresis Program


Rasheed Balogun, MD, FACP, FASN, HP(ASCP)

Dr. Balogun returns to describe how to develop an apheresis program and why it is important to structure it correctly. Explore how to ensure that nurses are educated appropriately – and how they can maintain that knowledge for when it is needed most.


Finding Your Voice: Shared Governance

1.0 CHRN

Mary Robinson, PhD, NEA-BC

Many nurses in nephrology are used to being provided a set of policies and procedures and told to follow them. Sometimes, we know the policies do not “exactly” align with practice. What if nurses were actually at the table and had a voice in developing policies? Shared governance is no longer just a concept; it provides nurses with a voice in what happens in their organizations.


Introduction to the NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Protocol

1.0 CHHT

Alicia Shugart, MA
Shunte Moon, PhD, MPH
Preeti Ravindhran, MPH

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Dialysis Event Surveillance reporting is required for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) rule. This session will provide a complete introduction to the NHSN Dialysis Event reporting requirements and the surveillance definitions necessary to complete accurate monthly reporting.

This session is offered through a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide training opportunities for nephrology nurses.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (241-242)


Health Policy, Insurance, and Patients with Kidney Disease

1.0 CHHT

Kathleen Smith, BS, RN, CNN

Health care insurance is now available to everyone through the Affordable Care Act. How does that impact health policy and care for chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease? Is it the same for all individuals? Policy expert Kathleen Smith will share some intriguing insights.


Advanced NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance Reporting and Introduction to NHSN Reports

1.0 CHHT

Alicia Shugart, MA
Shunte Moon, PhD, MPH
Preeti Ravindhran, MPH

Learn how to apply National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Dialysis Event Surveillance definitions through case studies that address common reporting questions. The session also will include an introduction to running and interpreting the most popular NHSN reports so you can review your facility’s data, including Dialysis Event bloodstream infection rates.

This session is offered through a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide training opportunities for nephrology nurses.

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy Downtown San Diego!

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina will provide complimentary round-trip shuttle service between the Sheraton, Little Italy, and the Gaslamp Quarter.

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