Northwest Renal Dietitians will hold their 2021 Annual Conference online March 4-5, 2021 on the theme Looking into the Future. Topics will include KDOQI Nutrition, Cannabis & CBD, Obesity, Soul Food, Malnutrition, Disparities, New Hyperkalemia Diet, Diabetes, Keto Diets, Bone Disease, the Future of Dialysis, and Attendee Tips for the Best Virtual Experience. Up to 14 CEUs will be available. The Deadline for submitting online posters and applications for online exhibitors or scholarships is December 31, 2020. Registration begins January 15, 2021. Find everything you need at https://www.nwrdonline.org/conference-overview.
MEI has updated the most popular module, Module 9: Nutrition and Fluids for People on Dialysis, in it’s award-winning Kidney School. The new Module 9 has been completely updated with new information about the value of eating real food, phosphorus absorption from food additives vs. meat and plants, graphics and photos, and brand-new meal plans and recipes, and was reviewed by expert renal dietitians. A Spanish translation will be available soon.
Kidney School offers free, tailored education for people with stages 4-5 CKD. Sixteen interactive modules at the 6th grade reading level help patients and family members learn about kidney disease, treatment options, coping skills, lab tests, diet and nutrition, and much more. Each online module creates a Personal Action Plan. Audio files and PDFs in English and Spanish are also available. Continuing education credits are available for professionals.
Kidneys Quest Foundation will present a free in-person one-day 2020 Kidney Disease Impact Conference in Los Angeles on March 4, 2020. Conference topics will include improving renal health, preventing kidney failure, expanding options for kidney patients, dialysis, home dialysis, research, clinical trials, increasing available organs for transplant, transplant support, becoming a living donor, CKD and CVD, and pediatric CKD.
Invitation is extended to renal patients, social workers, registered nurses, dietitians, dialysis technicians, medical directors, administrators and organization managers, healthcare workers, friends and family of patients, and anyone interested in kidney disease and dialysis. Attendance and onsite parking is free, and continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Continuing education credits for nurses, social workers, dietitians, and dialysis technicians are available for a $50 fee. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Register at:
- https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egu68tk72e9b31a2&oseq=&c=&ch= for those who want CE credit.
- https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egu6bqw6f4f810f0&oseq=&c=&ch= for all others.
Find complete details, including the Conference agenda and sponsor registration information, at http://kidneysquestfoundation.org/2020-kidney-disease-impact-conference.html.
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:
- Early registration deadline March 1, 2020.
- Exhibitor registration deadline March 2, 2020.
- Room reservation deadline March 12, 2020.
- Online registration deadline March 27, 2020.
- Conference April 2-4, 2020.
On-site registration at the conference is allowed. For full details see https://www.californiadialysis.org/annual-conference.html.
Starting January 15, 2020, registration is open for the March 5-6, 2020 NWRD Conference, 2020 Vision. You’ll pay more if you wait to register till after February 15, 2020. The Conference will be held in Tacoma WA, and will feature 15 CPEUs, visionary speakers, Happy Hour Exhibits, the “Pillar of Excellence” awards presentation, and a special 40th Anniversary Networking Event at Tacoma’s internationally famous Museum of Glass. Find everything you need to know at:
NKF KDOQI has published a draft of their Clinical Practice Guideline for Nutrition in CKD: 2019 Update. Find it at https://www.kidney.org/sites/default/files/Nutrition_GL%2BSubmission_101719_Public_Review_Copy.pdf.
Late fees take effect on September 12 for the 2019 Comagine ESRD Network 16 Annual Quality Conference, to be held September 19, 2019 in Des Moines WA. Among other issues of interest, the Conference will include a session, led by a patient who dialyzes at home, on the importance of patient engagement, dialysis without pain, and teaching how to operate a home dialysis machine. Other topics include Care Transitions, Staff Concerns, Best Practices, Patient Perspective, Transplant, and Patient Safety. Six continuing education credits will be available to all facility staff. Register for the conference at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egbnc44f63d9624a&llr=hak kwkrab, and find full details at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/NW16+Quality+Agenda+-+FINAL+8.16.19.pdf.
The University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, under contract to CMS, is seeking dialysis patient and facility staff volunteers to provide feedback, via a half-hour phone call, on a draft of a short self-report questionnaire on patient life goals. They seek both patients with experience on HD, PD, or HHD, and clinical staff (nephrologists, nurses, dieticians, social workers). Those interested are asked to send a one-paragraph statement describing your interest and experience, to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 12, 2019.
The September 19, 2019 Comagine ESRD Network 16 Annual Quality Conference will be held in Des Moines WA. Topics include Care Transitions, Staff Concerns, Best Practices, Patient Perspective, Transplant, and Patient Safety.
The session on Staff Concerns, for instance, will be led by a psychiatric mental health nurse experienced at speaking on burnout prevention, resilience, patient/family experience, and effective management. She’ll be talking about empowering staff to seek joy and satisfaction, personal triggers and coping, and effective leader-staff relationships.
Six continuing education credits will be available to all facility staff. Register for the conference at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egbnc44f63d9624a&llr=hak kwkrab, and find full details at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/NW16+Quality+Agenda+-+FINAL+8.16.19.pdf.
Northwest Renal Dietitians have announced their 2020 Conference, 2020 Vision: Renal Nutrition Clarity Starts with Knowledge, to be held in Tacoma WA. See https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NWRD/NWRD2020.pdf for the announcement, and https://www.nwrdonline.org/conference-overview for Conference details. Important dates:
- Conference March 5-6, 2020
- Registration (online only) window January 15-February 15, 2020
- Late fee for registration after February 15, 2020
- Group rate Conference hotel reservation deadline February 15, 2019
- Scholarship application window November 15-December 31, 2019
- Exhibitor application deadline December 31, 2019
- Poster abstracts due December 31, 2019
Poster abstracts will be accepted after December 31, 2019 if space is still available. Register for the extra-cost March 5 Networking Dinner when registering for the Conference.