Sunday, October 13

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am - 7:30 am

Continental Breakfast

7:30 am - 8:45 am

General Session


Advancing American Kidney Health: ANNA's Current State of Action Regarding the Executive Order

1.25 CH

Donna Bednarski, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNP
Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN
James Twaddell

This session will review the recent Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health and potential implications for kidney care and practice from a health policy, nursing, and organizational (ANNA) perspective.

8:45 am - 9:45 am

Exhibits Open

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

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Concurrent Sessions (211-214)


Multi-System Downstream Effects of Poorly Controlled Hypertension

1.5 CH

Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

Does hypertension affect organs in addition to the kidney and heart? Learn about the multisystem effects of hypertension, including the potential impact on the eyes, brain, and sexual function.


Sickle Cell Treatment Modalities: Apheresis and Hemodialysis

1.5 CH0.75 Rx

Rasheed Balogun, MD, FACP, FASN, HP

This session will provide an in-depth review of sickle cell disease, including genesis, pathophysiology, symptoms (and triggers), treatment options, as well as medical and nursing interventions.


Empowered Kidney Care

1.5 CH

Richard Gibney, MD

Empowering patients to participate in health care decisions is associated with a decrease in mortality and hospitalizations. Is there a secret formula for patient empowerment? Explore ways to empower your patients by fostering trust, building relationships, and sharing stories.


Dialyzing the Hospitalized Patient

1.5 CH

Ramin Sam, MD

How do you determine the optimal modality for a hospitalized patient requiring dialysis? Who makes that decision – the intensivist or the nephrologist? When is dialysis initiated? This session will review dialysis treatment options for the hospitalized patient and how to achieve the ultimate dialysis prescription for each patient.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Exhibits Open

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

12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch / Non-CE Product Theater


The Nurse Perspective: Elevating the Critical Role of Nurses in the Management of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Lisa Koester, CNN-NP, MSN, ANP

Sponsored by Amgen

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions (231-234)


Peritoneal Membrane Physiology

1.0 CH

Lucy Todd, MSN, ACNP, CNN

This session will focus on peritoneal dialysis and the peritoneal membrane, including anatomy and physiology, pathological transport barriers, as well as PET testing and ultrafiltration failure.


The HOPE (HIV Organ Policy Equity) Act: HIV + Organ Donation

1.0 CH

Darnell Mompoint-Williams, DNP, CRNP

Learn more about the HOPE (HIV Organ Policy Equity) Act and its impact on organ donation in individuals with HIV. The history of the Act, its implementation, organ donation and recipient criteria, current research, and future implications will be discussed.


The Importance of Fluid Management in Dialysis Patients

1.0 CH

Deborah Glidden, MSN, APRN-BC, CNN

Fluid management in dialysis patients can be confusing. This session will examine the consequences of volume overload on morbidity and mortality. Barriers to fluid control, strategies for effective fluid management, and calculations for optimum ultrafiltration rates also will be highlighted.


Essential Tools for the Nurse Manager

1.0 CH

Loretta Jackson Brown, PhD, RN, CNN

How can you as a nurse leader manage your time more effectively? Learn about tools and resources to help organize your time and responsibilities as well as pearls related to delegation and professional communication to assist you in your professional life.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (241-244)


Peritoneal Dialysis Prescriptions: Maintaining the Patient at Home

1.0 CH

Joanna Neumann, RN, CNN

This session will provide an overview of the various types of peritoneal dialysis (PD) and how to refine the PD prescription with the goal of keeping the patient at home.


Changes through Stages: Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 1 and 2

1.0 CH0.5 Rx

Kristin Larson, MSN, RN, AGNP-BC

How do we identify patients in stages 1 and 2 of chronic kidney disease (CKD)? This session will review the manifestations of CKD stages 1 and 2 and propose ways to slow disease progression while preserving and protecting kidney function.


Engaging a Healthy Work Environment

1.0 CH

Tracy Holman-Speights, MBA, FNP-C, MS, RN

As a leader, how do you ensure you communicate effectively, engage in collaboration, exercise effective decision making, and demonstrate authentic leadership? Strategies to enhance your leadership skills and facilitate a healthy work environment will be covered during this leadership session.


Moving on Up: Pediatric to Adult Transitions

1.0 CH

Sandra Rodriguez, MN, RN, CNN

This session is ideal if you work with adolescents who are preparing to transition to adult nephrology services. Learn more about the special concerns and issues of adolescents (and their families) who are preparing for care transitions and how to assist them in creating a successful transition plan.

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Wine & Cheese / Product Theater

Home First: Changing the Mentality and Maximizing Nurse Impact

Sponsored by NxStage from Fresenius Medical Care

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

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