The UCLA CORE Kidney Program will present a January 4, 2021 webinar on Drugs & Medications: What You Should Know. Find more information below and at https://uclahs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U9jArBGuSr2yX_i3K5LJeA, and register at that link.
The Social Security Administration will present a January 27, 2021 Work Incentive Seminar Event webinar on Choosing a Service Provider That’s Right for You. The webinar will cover the free services and support available to eligible people with disabilities and share how you can evaluate the available service providers. Find more information and register at https://choosework.ssa.gov/wise.
The NKF/ASN Task Force on Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases has been collecting information and testimony about health care disparities for Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/ Alaska Native, Asian American, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander people, and about kidney function measurement, patient safety/standardization, new or innovative approaches to kidney function measurement, and measurement or reporting that does not include race. They will hold a January 22, 2021 public forum for patients, family members, and other public stakeholders. Register at https://kidney.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vVdJli2uRJKIgi4zlc8hfw. Find more information at https://www.kidney.org/content/nkf-asn-task-force-reassessing-inclusion-race-diagnosing-kidney-diseases.
The Advanced Renal Education Program will present a half-day January 21, 2021 workshop on Overview of Home Therapies & Optimizing the PD Prescription. 2.0 contact hours for nurse practitioners, registered nurses and allied health professionals, and 3.5 ACCME Credits for physicians are available. Find an overview at https://web.cvent.com/event/3664939c-ff5b-41eb-9423-4f533d0f056f/summary, the agenda at https://web.cvent.com/event/3664939c-ff5b-41eb-9423-4f533d0f056f/websitePage:645d57e4-75eb-4769-b2c0-f201a0bfc6ce, and register at https://web.cvent.com/event/3664939c-ff5b-41eb-9423-4f533d0f056f/regProcessStep1.
The CDC Making Dialysis Safer Coalition will present a free 11am PST January 21, 2021 webinar on Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Optimizing Antibiotic Use in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities. For details and registration see https://cdc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_1LELndPMRrS3b1aCStdX1Q.
The UCLA CORE Kidney Program will present Dialysis: What You Should Know at 5pm PST January 21, 2021, an online webinar covering the options available to a patient with advanced kidney disease, including home dialysis, living donation, transplant, and conservative management. Register at https://uclahs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GIfxKl59TCKnSAgW31mufw.
The CMS National Training Program will present two two-hour Understanding Medicare webinars, covering Medicare Program basics, at 10am PST on January 19 and 20, 2021. These webinars will be recorded and posted at http://CMSnationaltrainingprogram.cms.gov/?q=ntp-courses. CEU credits are not available.
The January 19 webinar explains Medicare enrollment and eligibility, SSA and CMS roles and responsibilities, cost and coverage under Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance), why enrolling on time is important, and an overview of Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policies. Register at http://CMSnationaltrainingprogram.cms.gov/moodle/course/view.php?id=118.
The January 20 webinar explains Part D (Drug Coverage), Medicare Advantage, coordination of benefits, how to detect and report suspected Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse, and resources to help answer policy and coverage questions. Register at http://CMSnationaltrainingprogram.cms.gov/moodle/course/view.php?id=119.
The ESRD National Coordinating Center will present a January 13, 2021 webinar on Recognizing and Managing Compassion Fatigue, from noon till 1pm PST, covering symptomatology, amelioration strategies, and resources. One CEU will be available. For details and registration, see https://esrdncc.org/en/events/2021/january-2021/covi01132021/.
NKF will present an 8am PST January 11, 2021 program on COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar and Facebook Live: What Kidney Patients Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine. Find details and register at https://www.kidney.org/content/flu-covid-19-webinar-facebook-live.
CMS will hold an hour-long COVID “Office Hours” call at 2pm PST January 12, 2021. Call in to 833-614-0820 using access passcode 4688247, or use the audio webcast link at https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/p5jw6syi. They haven’t announced a second date, but they have indicated their intention to offer this call twice a month.
They will also offer a 1pm PST January 13, 2021 call on COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: A Fireside Chat with CMS, CDC, and front line staff and providers. Register in advance at https://cms.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_VQnfc77zTaOho3-yYrtGUA. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This call will be repeated at 1pm PST on January 20 and January 27, 2021.
Find more information and updates at https://www.cms.gov/outreach-education/partner-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-partner-toolkit.