7/18 NW18 Quality Conference

The HealthInsight ESRD Network 18 Quality Conference 2017 will be held in Los Angeles on July 18, 2017.  Onsite parking, continental breakfast, and lunch are all included in the $25 registration fee.  All Dialysis staff are invited – PCTs, RNs, SWs, dietitians, nephrologists, management, regional staff, support staff, and more will all benefit.  Main Topics include palliative care and advance care planning, violence prevention and de-escalation techniques, Alzheimer’s and dementia, emergency planning and preparedness, infection control, self care, and community resources.  Two CEs will be available to RNs and SWs.  Find full details and register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gfuz7mxab&oeidk=a07ee8xffqt1c2df4c8&oseq= .

7/18 NW18 Quality Conference

The HealthInsight ESRD Network 18 Quality Conferene 2017 will be held in Los Angeles on July 18, 2017.  Onsite parking, continental breakfast, and lunch are all included in the $25 registration fee.  All Dialysis staff are invited – PCTs, RNs, SWs, dietitians, nephrologists, management, regional staff, support staff, and more will all benefit.  Main Topics include palliative care and advance care planning, violence prevention and de-escalation techniques, Alzheimer’s and dementia, emergency planning and preparedness, infection control, self care, and community resources.  Two CEs will be available to RNs and SWs.  Find full details and register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gfuz7mxab&oeidk=a07ee8xffqt1c2df4c8&oseq= .

5/23 Palliative Care Webinars

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California will present at May 23, 2017 webinar on Eight Mega Health Care Trends and How They Relate to Palliative Care.  The webinar will be recorded, and all registrants will receive a link to the recording.  One CEU is available for nurses and social workers who attend the live webinar.  For more information and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-8-mega-health-care-trends-and-how-they-relate-to-palliative-care-tickets-34209377168 .

The California State University Institute for Palliative Care also offers a long list of online courses on What Every […name your healthcare profession…] Needs to Know About Palliative Care.  For details see https://csupalliativecare.org/organizations/what-every/ .

SC 7/18 NW18 Quality Conference

Save the date for the July 18, 2017 HealthInsight ESRD Network 18 Quality Conference on Improving Patient Engagement and the Patient Experience of Care.  The conference will span 8am-3pm PDT at California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles.  Topics will include palliative care, advanced care planning tools and skills, emergency preparedness, violence prevention, and more.  Continuing Education credits will be provided to RN’s, PCT’s and Social Workers.  Registration information and a complete agenda will be available soon.

2/21 CCCC Palliative Care Webinar

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) will present a webinar February 21, 2017 on Applying Population Health to Palliative Care featuring Steven Pantilat, MD.  For details and registration see http://coalitionccc.org/training-events/webinars/ .  CEUs will be offered for nurses and social workers, and the webinar will be free to those who are registered for the March 13-14, 2017 CCCC Palliative Care Summit in Sacramento (see http://ccccsummit.org/ ).  

12/9 Palliative Care Posters Due

Poster proposals on programs and projects that increase access to community-based palliative care, for the March 13, 2017 Palliative Care Summit in Sacramento CA, are due by December 9, 2016.  The Summit is co-sponsored by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and the Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition.  For more information see http://ccccsummit.org/2016/10/call-for-posters-9th-annual-palliative-care-summit-in-sacramento-ca/ and http://ccccsummit.org/ .

1/13+ NKF Spring Clinical Stipend Deadline

NKF has announced the following deadlines for their April 18-22, 2017 Spring Clinical Meetings in Orlando FL:

They’ve also announced:

  • NANT will have their own program at the Meetings, including both clinical and biomedical sessions
  • Added pre-conference courses on kidney stones, ultrasound, palliative care, and vascular access
  • ABIM MOC points will be offered
  • More inter-professional sessions
  • 5K Fun Run on April 22, 2016

The Spring Meetings have separate programs for physicians, pharmacists, advanced practitioners, nephrology nurses, renal and clinical dietitians, nephrology social workers, transplant professionals, and dialysis technicians.  Find the conference programs at https://www.kidney.org/spring-clinical/program , general information at https://www.kidney.org/spring-clinical , and register at https://www.kidney.org/spring-clinical/registration/fees .