The NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is depleting their stock of hard copy publications on diabetes, digestive diseases, nutrition, and kidney disease, in English and Spanish. Up to 25 copies of most titles are available to order free of charge if shipped to addresses within the United States, until August 15, 2017. See NIDDK’s Online Catalog at https://catalog.niddk.nih.gov/Catalog/ .
NKF and the Council on Renal Nutrition are seeking a volunteer to replace the retiring Chairperson of the NKF Spring Clinical Meeting Strategies II Program in Advance Practice for Renal Dietitians. If you’re interested or know someone qualified who might be, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
The 2017 Northwest Renal Dietitians Annual Conference will be held in Seattle March 2-3, 2017. Rapidly-approaching deadlines for abstract and poster submission, scholarship application, and exhibitor registration are all December 31, 2016. For more information see http://www.nwrdonline.org/ and http://www.nwrdonline.org/conference-overview .
NKF offers a number of webinars under their Professional Education Resource Center or PERC, many of which offer free continuing education credits for multiple disciplines. Some examples:
- Social Work Collaboration for Transplant Patients
- Evidence-Based Social Work
- Anemia and Cardiovascular Disease
- Nephropathic Cystinosis
- Western Diets: Are We Killing Our Patients?
- Ethical Issues When Family Interferes with Transplant
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Cardiometabolic Diseases
- Living Kidney Donations
- Early Detection and Prevention
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
- Hepatitis C
- Mineral and Bone Disorder
- Minorities, Transplant, and Home Dialysis
- ESRD Core Survey
- Depression and Pain
- Nephrotic Syndrome
- Lipid Management
- Journal of Renal Nutrition articles
See http://education.kidney.org/courses for information and registration.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Month, while World Diabetes Day is on November 14. Websites with useful information include:
ANNA Greater Puget Sound Chapter #503 will hold their 2016 Fall Workshop in Seattle WA on September 24, 2016. However, in honor of Nephrology Nurses Week, you must pre-register by September 14, 2016. Topics include hepatitis, adult learning principles, cannulation, holiday diet, difficult patients, and screening for depression. For details and registration see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/ANNA.F2016.pdf .
Nephrology Nurses Week is September 11-17 this year. For more information, a poster, an online toolkit, and suggestions for celebrating the occasion, see https://www.annanurse.org/events/nephrology-nurses-week .
The American Kidney Fund offers a number of free NANT, NASW, and CDR continuing education credits on depression, self-care, relationship-building, and a number of other topics. See http://www.kidneyfund.org/training/online-cmece-opportunities/ for more information.
The NKF Professional Education Resource Center also presents free continuing-education courses, for most kidney-related health professions. Just a few of these courses include prevention, hepatitis (see below), water, cultural sensitivity, pain management, hyperkalemia, and other mineral imbalances. For more information see http://education.kidney.org/courses .
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, by the way; for more information see http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6528a1.htm .