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

NETWORK with a community of nephrology nurses like you!

LEARN from experts about treatment trends and patient care innovations.

Saturday, April 8

5:45 am - 6:45 am

Healthy Living / Fitness Walk


Health, Fitness, and Yoga

0.5 CH

Dawn Koonkongsatian, MSN Ed, RN, CNN

Earn contact hours while you exercise! You will have the opportunity to download an MP3 recording of an educational presentation for the walk. (Registration for the walk begins at 5:45 am. The walk begins at 6:00 am.)

7:15 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast / Symposium


Individualized ESRD Care – One Patient at a Time

1.0 CH

Supported through an educational grant from Satellite Healthcare, Inc.

8:45 am - 10:15 am

Exhibits / Posters / Coffee Break


Poster Presentations

1.0 CH

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

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Specialty Practice Networking Sessions (131-135)


Hemodialysis ~ The Buck Stops Here: Your Role in Infection Prevention

1.0 CH

Home Therapies ~ Keeping Patients Home and Healthy

1.0 CH

Transplantation ~ Novel Immunosuppressive Protocols for Kidney Transplantation and Treatment of Rejection

1.0 CH, 1.0 Rx

Acute Care ~ Safe Working Hours: Empowering Nurses to Take a Stand

1.0 CH

Chronic Kidney Disease ~ Taking Patient Teaching to the Next Level

1.0 CH

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Specialty Practice Networking Sessions (141-145)


Health Policy ~ Advocacy: Why and How?

1.0 CH

Advanced Practice ~ Depression, Assessment, Treatment, and Evaluation in Chronic Disease

1.0 CH

Administration ~ Independence Day Revisited: Engaging Patients in Self-Management

1.0 CH

Pediatric ~ Health Literacy and Development of Teaching Materials for Readability

1.0 CH

Educator ~ Mentoring and Precepting: How to Make and Keep Talented Nurses

1.0 CH

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm



Box Lunch

Included in registration fee.

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions (161-165)


Cleaning Up Our Act: Achieving Adequacy

1.25 CH

Leah Foster Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Are you struggling with consistently achieving adequacy for your patients? This session will address the impact adequacy has on patients and strategies to develop a team approach with the APN, RN, and clinical staff to achieve adequacy measures on a consistent basis.


Go Big or Go Home: A Personal Journey to Policy Power

1.25 CH

Gale Adcock, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Ms. Adcock will share her personal journey moving from diploma RN to nurse practitioner, and from Board of Nursing member to local mayor pro tem to member of the House of Representatives.


Management of the Pediatric Patient

1.25 CH

Daniel Ranch, MD

This session will focus on complications of kidney disease specific to children, treatment modality options, and strategies to include children and their caregivers in treatment decisions and self-care.


Dialysis Complications 101

1.25 CH

Elizabeth St. John, MSN, CNN

This session will review common complications seen during dialysis treatments and provide steps to help prevent or mitigate complications.


Peritoneal Dialysis Access Management

1.25 CH

Matthew Oliver, MD, MHS, FRCPC

This session will review placement assessment, surgical technique, and management of a peritoneal dialysis catheter.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Exhibits / Posters / Beverage Break

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions (171-175)


Nephrology Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice: Implementing Standards in Daily Practice

1.25 CH

Norma Gomez, MSN, MBA, RN, CNNe
Debra Castner, APN, RN, CNN

The Nephrology Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice (2017) provide a resource for evaluating nephrology nursing practice; identifying nephrology nurses’ responsibilities; and developing quality improvement and professional development programs, position descriptions, and policies and procedures. Learn more about implementing the Standards in daily practice.


Exercise and Dialysis: What Can Busy Nephrology Nurses Do?

1.25 CH

Paul Bennett, PhD, RN, GCSc

This session will review barriers to exercise in the kidney disease patient population and provide strategies for nurses to encourage and incorporate intradialytic exercise in patient care.


Management of the Burn Patient with Acute Kidney Injury

1.25 CH, 1.25 Rx

Rasheed Balogun, MD, FACP, FASN, HP(ASCP)

This session will address the incidence of acute kidney injury in burn patients and considerations for this population, including sepsis risk, fluid imbalance, volume resuscitation, and nephrotoxic drugs.


Adult Education Principles: Enhancing CKD Patient Education

1.25 CH

Dawn Koonkongsatian, MSN Ed, RN, CNN

This session will review basic patient education principles, identify learning barriers and difficulties, and suggest techniques for enhancing patient education in the adult CKD population.

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

ANNA Town Hall

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.

6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

Dinner / Symposium


HCV and the Kidney: Management and Infection Control in Patients with CKD and ESRD

1.0 CH

Supported through an educational grant from Merck

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