Thursday, September 16


All event times are Eastern Time Zone.

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Registration Open

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Preconference Continental Breakfast

Available for registrants of sessions 010 and 020.

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Optional Preconference Workshops (010-020)

Separate registration fee required (see fees). Lunch is on your own.


Health Policy Workshop

6.5 CH

Donna Bednarski, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNP
James Twaddell
Rachel Stevenson, MA
Troy Zimmerman
Kathy Lester, JD, MPH
Lisa McGonigal, MD, MPH
Molly Cahill, MSN, NP-C, APRN, BC, CNN, FNKF
Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNN, FAAN
Donna Painter, MS, RN, CNN
Freddy Warner, JD
Tanya Scott, MSN, RN, CNN
Stan Langhofer, RN, CNN
Keely Lenoir, BS
Glenda Payne, MS, RN, CNN

This workshop will feature excellent speakers on key legislative, regulatory, and health policy issues affecting nephrology nursing, and provide attendees training on effective advocacy outreach. In addition, attendees will be provided information to “virtually lobby” their Members of Congress to have their voices heard on the issues of greatest concern to the nephrology nursing profession.

Presentation topics include:

  • Update on Nursing Legislation and Funding Issues
  • Update on Kidney Community Legislative Issues
  • ESRD Payment, AAKHI, and Regulatory Issues
  • QIP and Quality Measures
  • COVID-19 and Nephrology Nursing
  • Home Dialysis Issues
  • The Texas Freeze: Case Study on Emergency Preparedness


End-of-Life Issues: Caring for Our Patients and Ourselves

6.0 CH

Mary Beth Callahan, ACSW/LCSW-APHSW-C
Roxanne Roth, DNP, RN, CNE

This workshop will address various aspects of caring for nephrology patients facing the end of life, including a review of palliative care, hospice care, and advance care planning and when to consider discussing these options with patients and families. Explore the challenges to nurses of dealing with the ethical, moral, and clinical determinants that may surround end-of-life conversations and the emotional consequences of a patient’s death.

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