Saturday, August 29

Please note: All event times are Eastern Time Zone.

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

11:00 am - 12:00 nn

Janel Parker Memorial Session


A New Era in Nursing: Enabling Professional Empowerment

1.0 CH

Kay Wagner, DHA, MSN, RN

Historically, nursing has been viewed as an oppressed profession. An understanding of oppressed behaviors may be the first step in overcoming the obstacles that prevent nurses from becoming empowered professionals. Explore the phenomenon of empowerment as it relates to the culture of nursing.

12:00 nn - 12:15 pm


12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Nephrology Nurse Recognition


Nephrology Nurse Recognition

Celebrate the accomplishments of colleagues as the ANNA Outstanding Achievement Award winners are recognized. This session also will include the annual ANNA business meeting, introduction of the 2020-2021 Board of Directors, and a message from ANNA President Lillian Pryor.

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm


Participate in the virtual exhibit hall and chat with industry representatives about their products and services.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Renal Pathology in Glomerular Disease

1.0 CH

Alexis Harris Snead, MD

Explore the pathophysiologic findings, evaluation, and differential diagnosis of the most common glomerular diseases.


Strategies to Recruit and Retain Nephrology Nurses

1.0 CH

Kristin Larson, MSN, RN, AGNP-BC
Alice Luehr, DNP, RN, CNN
Nancy Pierce, BSN, RN, CNN

This session will review generational attributes that contribute to employment retention and satisfaction, and strategies to recruit new nephrology nurses and retain current nephrology staff.

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm


3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

General Session


Improving Infection Control Practice in the Dialysis Setting

1.25 CH

Tara Millson, DNP, RN, CIC

Infection is the leading cause of hospitalization and the second leading cause of death for hemodialysis patients in the United States, yet many dialysis facilities do not reliably follow basic infection control practices. This session will examine the rules and regulations surrounding infection control in the dialysis setting, identify common barriers to effective implementation of infection prevention programs, and review strategies to overcome those barriers.

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm


Participate in the virtual exhibit hall and chat with industry representatives about their products and services.

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Complement and the Kidney: Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and C3 Glomerulopathy

1.0 CH, 0.75 Rx

Bradley Dixon, MD, FASN

What are the differences between atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and C3 glomerulopathy? Learn more about these renal diseases, which can occur when the body fails to properly regulate the activation of the complement system, and promising new complement-targeted therapeutic agents that may provide better patient outcomes.


Is It Gangrene or Calciphylaxis?

1.25 CH, 0.5 Rx

Naveed Masani, MD, FACP, FASN

Early recognition and prompt treatment of calciphylaxis in patients with renal disease is vital for symptom relief, ulcer healing, and prevention of sepsis and death. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of calciphylaxis early in patients in acute and chronic settings in order to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Authentic Leadership

1.0 CH

Judy Kauffman, DNP, MSN, RN, CNN

Do you possess the characteristics of an authentic leader? Whether you are a formal or informal leader, this session will help you identify strategies to implement authentic leadership in your practice.


Sepsis Case Study

1.0 CH, 1.0 Rx

Maria Teresa Palleschi, DNP, APRN-BC, RN, CCRN
Susanna Sirianni, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, RN, CCRN

This case study presentation will follow a patient on a chronic unit who develops sepsis, beginning with admission, to aggressive treatment, diagnostic approaches for catheter-related infections, and transition from inpatient to outpatient care. Preventive strategies also will be shared.

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm


7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Non-CE Product Theater


Nurse Perspective: Elevating the Critical Role of the Care Team in Management of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Deborah Glidden, MSN, APRN-BC, CNN

Sponsored by Amgen

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