The California Dialysis Council will hold their 38th Annual Educational Conference 2020 in Rancho Mirage CA on April 2-4, 2020. Topics include home dialysis, palliative care, nephrology social work, living with CKD, adherence, mental health, transplant, CEO and CMO panels, a legislative update, and a Network update. Continuing education credits are offered for nurses, dietitians, and social workers. Critical dates include:
CDC will present an October 23, 2019 webinar on Overcoming Message Resistance. During public safety emergencies, community leaders and emergency responders share advice that they believe will help reduce harm and save lives. People often receive and understand these messages but don’t take the “recommended” actions. The industry jargon for this is “message resistance.” While the webinar is about emergency communication, is message resistance really any different from the instruction given to patients every day by doctors and nurses, who refer to this tendency as non-adherence, nee noncompliance? This webinar uses communication science, behavioral science, and the experience of emergency responders to share best practices for overcoming message resistance. Find more information and register at https://emergency.cdc.gov/epic/learn/webinar_20191023.asp.