April 7 - 10, 2017 | Marriott Wardman Park | Washington, DC

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LEARN from experts about treatment trends and patient care innovations.


Invited Faculty

Gale Adcock, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Chief Health Officer, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC (Session 162)

Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN, Quality Improvement Director, Health Services Advisory Group, Inc., Everett, WA (Session 010)

Rasheed Balogun, MD, FACP, FASN, HP(ASCP), Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Renal Unit & Extracorporeal Therapies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (Session 173)

Joanne Bargman, MD, FRCPC, Director, Clinical Fellowship Program in Nephrology, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario (Session 215)

Paul Bennett, PhD, RN, GCSc, Honorary Professor, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University; Medical & Clinical Affairs, Satellite Healthcare, Palo Alto, CA (Session 172)

Diane Borg, MBA, BSN, RN, CNN, Director of Operations for Home Therapies, Fresenius Medical Care, Dunbar, WV (Session 245)

Deborah Brooks, MSN, RN, APN-BC, CNN, CNN-NP, Nurse Practitioner, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (Session 010)

Regina Butler, BSN, RN, CNN, Administrative Clinical Assistant, Dialysis Quality Outcomes and Vascular Access, Beaumont Health System, Berkley, MI (Session 321

Susie Carswell, BSN, CNN, RN, Education Coordinator, Fresenius Kidney Care, Mobile, AL (Session 040)

Debra Castner, APN, RN, CNN, Nurse Practitioner, Exmore, VA (Session 171)

Jean Colaneri, ACNP-BC, CNN, Nurse Practitioner, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY (Session 010)

Gail Dewald, BSN, RN, CNN, Independent Nurse Consultant, Dewald & Associates, San Antonio, TX (Session 313)

Lesley Dinwiddie, MSN, RN, FNP, CNNe, Nurse Consultant, Vascular Access for Hemodialysis: Education and Consulting, Cary, NC (Sessions 212, 242)

Sebastien Gendry, President, TLC, LLC, Pasadena, CA (Session 172)

Norma Gomez, MSN, MBA, RN, CNNe, Safety and Infection Prevention Program Manager, Satellite Healthcare, Russellville, TN (Session 171)

Bonnie Greenspan, MBA, BSN, RN, Consultant, BBG Consulting, Inc., Alexandria, VA (Session 323)

Nicole Gualandi, MS/MPH, RN, CIC, Nurse Consultant, Chronic Care Infection Prevention Team, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (Session 030)

Lisa Gutekunst, MsEd, RN, CSR, CDN, Dietitian, DaVita Suburban Dialysis, Williamsville, NY (Session 232)

Debra Hain, PhD, ARNP, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, FNKF, Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing; Nurse Practitioner, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Nephrology, Weston, FL (Sessions 171, 231)

Ann B. Hallock, DNP, APRN, CNP, Assistant Professor, Armstrong University, Savannah, GA (Sessions 214, 243)

Mary Haras, PhD, MBA, APN, NP-C, CNN, Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL (Session 244)

Sally Hess, MPH, CIC, Infection Preventionist, Chronic Care Infection Prevention Team, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (Session 030)

Carolyn Jones, Author and Director, The American Nurse Project, New York, NY (Session 103)

Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Villanova University, Nephrology Nurse, Fresenius Kidney Care, Doylestown, PA (Session 314)

Dawn Koonkongsatian, MSN Ed, RN, CNN, Lecturer, Nevada State College, Hendersen, NV (Sessions 105, 174)

Kristin Larson, MSN, RN, ANP, GNP, CNN, Consultant, Salt Lake City, UT (Session 244)

Connie Lendt, RN, Acute Dialysis RN, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (Session 020)

Robert Loeper, MBA, PMP, Vice President, Strategic Project Management, Fresenius Kidney Care, Waltham, MA (Session 213)

Mara McAdams-Demarco, PhD, Assistant Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (Session 322)

Nancy McAfee, MN, RN, CNN, Clinical Nurse Specialist Dialysis, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA (Session 020)

Marie Morgievich, MS, RN, APNC, CCTC, Director, Clinical Services and The Living Donor Institute, Transplant Nurse Practitioner, Saint Barnabas Health Medical Center, Livingston, NJ (Session 241)

Alvin Moss, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, Professor of Medicine, Sections of Nephrology and Supportive Care, Director, West Virginia University Center for Health Ethics and Law, Morgantown, WV (Session 901)

Denise Murcek, MSN, APRN, CNN, Nephrology Nurse Practitioner, Omaha VA Medical Center, Omaha, NE (Session 323)

Joanna Neumann, RN, CNN, Director of Home Dialysis Training and Education – Home Division, WellBound, San Jose, CA (Session 010)

Barbara Odom, BSN, RN, CDN, Acute Dialysis Nurse, DCH Regional Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL (Session 020)

Matthew Oliver, MD, MHS, FRCPC, Staff Nephrologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Medical Director, Predialysis and Home Dialysis, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Chair, Management Committee, Sunnybrook DOM Partnership, Toronto, Ontario (Session 165)

Jessica Ortwine, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Parkland Health & Hospital Systems, Dallas, TX (Session 301)

Jiten Patel, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Nephrology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (Session 020)

Priti Patel, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, Chronic Care Infection Prevention Team, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (Session 030)

Daniel Ranch, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Nephrology University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Department of Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX (Session 163)

Billy Rosa, MS, RN, LMT, AHN-BC, ACPCNP-BC, CCRN-CMC, Formerly Visiting Faculty, University of Rwanda, Human Resources for Health Program in Partnership with New York University College of Nursing, New York, NY; Palliative Medicine Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (Session 311)

Kamalanathan Sambandam, MD, Associate Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX (Sessions 312, 324)

Scott Sanoff, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (Session 235)

Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arlington, TX (Session 243)

Kathleen Smith, BSN, RN, CNN, Vice President, Government Affairs, Fresenius Medical Care, Alexandria, VA (Session 211)

Leah Foster Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Director of Advanced Practitioners, Metrolina Nephrology Associates, Charlotte, NC (Session 161)

Elizabeth St. John, MSN, CNN, Regional Clinical Technology Education Manager, Fresenius Kidney Care, Milwaukee, WI (Session 212)

Caroline Steward, MSN, RN, APN-C, CCRN, CNN, Advanced Practice Nurse - Nephrology, Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton, NJ (Session 020)

Colleen Suprenant, PhD, MSN, RN, Clinical Educator, NxStage Medical Inc., Galway, NY (Session 020)

Colleen Swartz, DNP, MBA, RN, Chief Nurse Executive, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, KY (Session 234)

Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Editor, Nephrology Nursing Journal; Senior Partner, Innovative Health Resources; Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX (Session 233)

Suzann VanBuskirk, BSN, RN, CNN, Per Diem - Clinical Nurse 3, DaVita, Inc., Lincoln, DE (Session 040)