Wednesday, May 5

8:00 am - 9:15 am

CE Product Theater


HIF-PH Inhibitors: An Emerging Strategy for Managing Anemia in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

1.25 CH

Rajiv Agarwal, MD, MS
Steven Fishbane, MD
Shushanne Wynter-Minott, DNP, FNP-BC, ARNP

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP in collaboration with FibroGen.

9:30 am - 9:45 am

Welcome & Remarks

Loretta Jackson Brown, PhD, RN, CNN
ANNA Symposium Emcee

9:45 am - 10:45 am

General Session


Health Policy Updates

1.0 CH

Donna Bednarski, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNP
James Twaddell, ANNA Health Policy Consultant

This session will provide an update on health policy impacting nephrology nursing. Expert speakers will share legislative and regulatory policies that have the actual or potential power to influence nursing practice, education, and the delivery of care to patients with kidney disease. Attend this session to learn things of importance to the nursing profession and the lives of our patients.

10:45 am - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 12:00 nn

General Session


Lessons from COVID-19: How Will Our Practice Be Changed?

1.0 CH

Tara Millson, DNP, RN, CIC

Throughout the pandemic, nephrology nurses have had to adapt and meet practice challenges not previously considered. What are the implications for the future of nephrology nursing practice? Dr. Millson will discuss what we have learned, what we have had to do, and what changes we can – or should – expect to see in the future.

12:00 nn - 12:15 pm


12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others

1.0 CH

Felicia Speed, LMSW

Learn more about empathy fatigue – and how to avoid it. Examine the prevalence of burnout and compassion fatigue in the workplace and how to recognize symptoms of burnout in yourself and staff. A highlight of the session will be tips to develop habits of self-care and resiliency.


Baxter PD Excellence Academy ~ Non-Infectious Complications: ‘Escape the Exam Room’ Game

1.0 CH

Lori Campbell, RN, CNN

Become an active participant in an immersive course that challenges you to put your knowledge and clinical deductive skills to the test when confronted with a variety of non-infectious complications. This virtual game utilizes clinical simulations to build confidence, reinforce retention and improve recall.

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

General Session


Vaccination Update

1.0 CH, 1.0 Rx

JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN

Ms. Wolicki will review current recommended immunization schedules for ourselves, our families, and particularly our nephrology patients. As new information about immunity emerges, immunization schedules may be revised and booster doses added. Immunizations that are important for us and our patients will be the highlight of this session.

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm


2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

General Session


A Conversation with Richard Knight: View from AAKP

1.0 CH

Richard Knight, MBA, BA

In our closing session, be a part of a conversation with Richard Knight, President of the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP). A transplant recipient and former hemodialysis patient, Mr. Knight is a strong advocate for patients with kidney disease. Learn more about the goals of AAKP and the important role of nephrology nurses in achieving patient- and caregiver-centered care.

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Loretta Jackson Brown, PhD, RN, CNN
ANNA Symposium Emcee

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