Monday, May 23

Please note: All event times are Central Time Zone.

6:00 am - 6:45 am

Morning Walk


Healthy Living / Fitness Walk

7:15 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast / Non-CE Product Theater


Non-CE Product Theater

Sponsored by AstraZeneca

8:45 am - 10:15 am

Exhibits / Posters / Coffee Break


Poster Presentations

2.0 CH

Posters will be presented during exhibit hours on Monday and Tuesday. Contact hours are available for attending poster sessions.

10:15 am - 11:30 am

Concurrent Sessions (131-135)


Transplantation 2022: Are We Doing Enough?

1.25 CH

Marian Charlton, SRN, RN, CCTC
Matthew Cooper, MD
Peter Kennealey, MD, FACS
David Serur, MD

This session will address current issues in transplantation, including laparoscopic versus robotic transplantation, United Network for Organ Sharing/Organ Procurement and Transplant Network kidney allocation system 1 year later, innovations in kidney paired donations, and the ethics of compensation for living donations.


Pregnancy and the Kidney

1.25 CH, 0.5 Rx

Alice Luehr, DNP, RN, CNN

This session will review anatomy and physiology changes during pregnancy, warning signs for acute kidney injury in the pregnant population, nursing care considerations and interventions for pregnant patients with kidney disease, as well as needed education for this patient population post-delivery.


Nephrology Nurse Leaders: A Toolkit for Success

1.25 CH

Loretta Jackson Brown, PhD, RN, CNN

Being a nurse leader is difficult and requires a willingness to continually learn and adapt. Dr. Jackson Brown will provide practical leadership applications focusing on organization of time and responsibilities and the essential tool of communication. She also will share tips on conflict resolution, coaching/mentoring, innovation, succession planning, and work-life balance.


Strategies to Inspire Healthy Work Environments

1.25 CH

Carolyn Latham, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, CNN
Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, PhD, RN, FAAN

Healthy practice environments matter! Find out why they are so important and how you can make a difference in your formal or informal leadership roles. Learn about powerful, essential, and actionable elements of healthy work environments and gain insight into the evidence driving these approaches.


Baxter PD Excellence Academy ~ Peritoneal Dialysis: What It Is and How It Works

1.25 CH

Ann Mancini, MSN, RN, FNP

This session will provide an overview of peritoneal membrane anatomy and physiology. The peritoneal transport process, PD solutions, membrane transport variability, and how they relate to the peritoneal equilibration test also will be reviewed.

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (141-145)


Efficacy of LDL Apheresis in Refractory Focal Segmental Glomerular Sclerosis

1.25 CH, 1.25 Rx

JoAnn Morey, ANP

Focal segmental glomerular sclerosis (FSGS) in the pediatric population is a challenging and complex disease. This session will provide an overview of the pathophysiology and treatment for FSGS, including transplant evaluations, apheresis in the pre-transplant phase, and post-transplant management of FSGS recurrence. The efficacy of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis in refractory FSGS also will be discussed.


Transitional Care Units: Paving the Road to Home

1.25 CH

Anna Pasour, MSN, APRN, FNP

This session will provide a historical perspective on transitional care units, including their use, goals, and benefits. However, the primary focus will be the role of the nephrology nurse and advanced practice nurse in these programs. The session will wrap up by addressing the question: Where do we go from here?


Dining on the Periodic Table: ‘My Neighbor Said I Need These Supplements’

1.25 CH, 1.25 Rx

Kristin Larson, MSN, RN, AGNP-BC

Learn more about the mineral supplements your patients may be using and how they can affect kidney function. This high-energy session will focus on essential patient education related to supplement use and the importance of asking each patient the question: “What are you taking besides your prescribed medications?”


Becoming a Nursing Influencer

1.25 CH

Sara Brady, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

What does the term “influencer” have to do with you and your position at work? The session will provide answers to that question and describe who can be an influencer. Case studies will demonstrate how innovation through influencing is possible.


Baxter PD Excellence Academy ~ A Blueprint for the PD Nurse

1.25 CH

Cassidy Allison, BSN, RN

This session will provide a how-to guide on acquiring organizational skills and tips to improve workflow when managing PD patients. Learn how to manage your time effectively, build a nurse toolkit of resources, and strategically navigate through unexpected events that may occur during the day.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm



Box Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ANNA's Specialty Practice Network (SPN) Sessions (161-164)


Home Therapies SPN ~ Catch the Wave: Pros and Cons of the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative in Clinical Practice

1.0 CH

Pediatric SPN ~ Infants on Hemodialysis: Challenging Cases and Optimizing Outcomes

1.0 CH

Acute Care SPN ~ Creative Retention Strategies for the Acute Dialysis Setting

1.0 CH

Chronic Kidney Disease SPN ~ The Importance of CKD Education: Prevention Is the Key

1.0 CH

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Exhibits / Posters / Refreshment Break

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

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

ANNA's Specialty Practice Network (SPN) Sessions (171-174)


Advanced Practice SPN ~ All In a Day's Work: The Roles and Responsibilities of an Advanced Practice Nurse in Nephrology

1.0 CH

Administration SPN ~ Dealing with the Loss of a Patient in the Dialysis Unit

1.0 CH

Transplantation SPN ~ Disparities in Transplant

1.0 CH

Educator SPN ~ Recruitment and Retention of New Graduate Nurses: The Pros and Cons

1.0 CH

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Town Hall with ANNA Board of Directors

Meet with members of the ANNA Board of Directors who will be available to answer questions, listen to suggestions and concerns, and discuss issues of importance to ANNA members.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dance Party


Dance Party

Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, and light refreshments with friends and colleagues at the symposium dance party. Dress is casual.

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