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.

Sunday, April 9

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast / Non-CE Theater


The Role of Parsabiv™ (etelcalcetide) in the Treatment of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Adult Patients on Hemodialysis

Sponsored by Amgen

8:45 am - 10:30 am

Exhibits / Posters / Coffee Break

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Concurrent Sessions (211-215)


Health Policy Advocacy 101

1.25 CH

Kathleen Smith, BSN, RN, CNN

This session will review advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels and identify ways to develop an awareness of issues so that you can take action.


Wound Assessment in Patients with Advanced CKD (Stages 4 and 5)

1.25 CH

Lesley Dinwiddie, MSN, RN, FNP, CNNe

This session will focus on the etiology of wounds related to kidney disease and treatment and the inherent risk factors for delayed wound healing in CKD patients.


Disaster Planning: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

1.25 CH

Robert Loeper, MBA, PMP

This session will provide strategies for dialysis facilities to prepare for emergencies/disasters and review available preparedness toolkits for patients and facilities.


Sepsis Guidelines

1.25 CH

Ann B. Hallock, DNP, APRN, CNP

This session will review the latest guidelines for sepsis and septic shock with emphasis on assessment and diagnostic criteria.


Peritoneal Dialysis 101

1.25 CH

Joanne Bargman, MD, FRCPC

This session will provide an overview of peritoneal dialysis (PD), including peritoneal membrane physiology, types of PD, and case studies.

12:00 nn - 1:30 pm



Nephrology Nurse Recognition Lunch

Celebrate your colleagues’ accomplishments as the ANNA Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented. The luncheon also will include the annual ANNA business meeting and induction of the 2017-2018 Board of Directors.

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions (231-235)


The Perfect Storm: Older Adults and Acute Kidney Injury

1.25 CH


This session will provide evidence-based interprofessional team strategies to reduce the risk of acute kidney injury and 30-day rehospitalization in older adults.


Phosphorous Bioavailability and Implications for Patient Education

1.25 CH, 1.25 Rx

Lisa Gutekunst, MsEd, RN, CSR, CDN

The session will address the bioavailability of phosphorous in animal and plant foods, influencing factors, and implications for educating patients with chronic kidney disease.


From Idea to Article: Writing for Publication Workshop

1.25 CH

Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN

This session will review manuscript development and publication processes and help participants create a plan for writing a manuscript for publication.


The Deteriorating CKD Patient in the Acute and Chronic Setting

1.25 CH

Colleen Swartz, DNP, MBA, RN

This session will review the early signs and symptoms of clinical deterioration and describe a collaborative, interprofessional approach to monitoring patients and improving patient safety.


Undocumented and Refugee Patients: Differences in Payment for Care?

1.25 CH

Scott Sanoff, MD, MPH

This session will focus on the legal differences that affect care of undocumented patients and patients who have refugee status, including the impact of language in the Affordable Care Act and states’ interpretation of that language.

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions (241-245)


Key Nursing Knowledge to Help Patients Achieve Transplantation

1.0 CH

Marie Morgievich, MS, RN, APNC, CCTC

This session will provide an overview of the rules/laws of kidney allocation in the United States, how to assist patients in identifying a living donor, and the safe use of social media during this process.


Prevention and Treatment of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection: What’s New?

1.0 CH, 1.0 Rx

Lesley Dinwiddie, MSN, RN, FNP, CNNe

This session will describe recent data related to catheter-related bloodstream infections and review current guidelines for treatment and prevention.


Education Biopsy

1.0 CH

Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC
Ann B. Hallock, DNP, APRN, CNP

This session will explore how to match post-licensure education options with personal learning and career goals.


Understanding Clinical Trials

1.0 CH

Mary Haras, PhD, MBA, APN, NP-C, CNN
Kristin Larson, MSN, RN, ANP, GNP, CNN

Learn how to interpret clinical trial results, understand the nurse's roles in a clinical trial, and break down the process involved in a clinical trial during this hands-on session.


Home Visit: What Is It and What Does It Mean?

1.0 CH

Diane Borg, MBA, BSN, RN, CNN

This session will present strategies for completing an effective home visit and addressing concerns for home dialysis patients.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions (251-252)


Abstract Presentations - Clinical Focus

1.0 CH

Abstract Presentations - Research Focus

1.0 CH

View abstracts accepted for presentation.

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Dinner / Symposium


Assessment and Management of Hyperkalemia in Stage 5 CKD

1.0 CH, 1.0 Rx

Supported through an educational grant from Relypsa, Inc.

6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Optional Washington by Night Tour

An optional evening tour of Washington, DC, conducted by Heritage Tours, Ltd., is available. Click here for tour details and to download the tour reservation form. Return the reservation form with payment ($46/per person) by March 17, 2017.

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