May 1 - 4, 2016 | Marriott Louisville | Louisville, KY

Enhance your clinical skills through leading speakers and exhibitors.

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Sunday, May 1

A separate registration fee is required to attend a preconference workshop (see fees).

7:30 am - 1:30 pm

Preconference Workshop


Certification Review Course

5.75 CH, 2.0 Rx

Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN, Chair
Deborah Brooks, MSN, RN, APN-BC, CNN, CNN-NP
Jean Colaneri, ACNP-BC, CNN
Joanna Neumann, RN, CNN

This comprehensive review of nephrology nursing, including concepts of nephrology and treatment modalities, is ideal for those interested in becoming certified in nephrology nursing. Not ready to take the certification exam, but want to broaden your knowledge base? This workshop provides a valuable knowledge base for all nephrology nurses.

7:30 am - 1:15 pm

Preconference Workshop


Issues in Acute Care

5.5 CH, 2.5 Rx

Alice Hellebrand, MSN, RN, CNN
Mary McGraw, MSN, RN, ACNP, BC
Amay Parikh, MBA, FACP
Caroline Steward, MSN, RN, APN-C, CCRN, CNN

This workshop will provide an overview of fluid removal during dialysis (including various techniques, potential benefits, and appropriate patient selection), geriatric considerations in nephrology care, and the utilization of assessment skills to manage complex patients.

7:30 am - 1:15 pm

Preconference Workshop


There’s No Place Like Home to Dialyze: Improving Nursing Knowledge and Skills of Home Modalities

5.25 CH, 1.0 Rx

Lisa Koester, MSN, RN, CS, ANP, CNN-NP
Brigitte Schiller, MD, FACP, FASN

Gain the background knowledge, skills, and hands-on training to provide more effective education to patients selecting a home modality. Learn about home modalities from nephrology experts in a podium session format, then rotate to multiple stations and interact in a hands-on format with the various products available within the home care market. (Limited to 75 participants.)

Supported by educational grants from NxStage Medical, Inc., and Satellite Healthcare, Inc.

8:00 am - 1:15 pm

Preconference Workshop


Hands-on Assessment Skills for the Nephrology Nurse

5.0 CH

Eric Myers, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

This workshop will provide instruction and hands-on opportunities for assessing the heart, lungs, and epidermis of patients with kidney disease. Participants also will learn how to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings.

8:00 am - 1:15 pm

Preconference Workshop


What’s in Your Financial Toolbox?

5.0 CH

Servisa Cash, MSW, LCSW
Janet Weisberg, CPC
Maricela Lara-Nevarez, PharmD
Julie Kwok

This comprehensive workshop will address Medicare eligibility and coverage; the coordination of Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance; insurance authorization; medication formularies and pre-authorization requirements; ICD-10 coding; the basics of diagnosis and procedural coding for nephrology care; and Medicare incentive payment programs.

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