NW18 7/16 Quality Conference in LA

HealthInsight ESRD Network 18 will hold their 2018 Quality Conference July 16, 2018 in Los Angeles. Topics will include preserving renal function, emergency preparedness, cultural awareness and sensitivity, patient engagement and advocacy, the impact of dialysis, and CROWNWeb.  Five CEs will be provided.  Find details and register at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/ or http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efdferr9f760399d&llr=gfuz7mxab.

NW16 10/11 Quality Conference in Tukwila

HealthInsight ESRD Network 16 will hold their 2018 Quality Conference October 11, 2018 in Tukwila WA.  Topics will include the wearable kidney, patient-centered care, home dialysis, emergency preparedness, transplant, and mentoring, providing 6 CEUs for nurses, technicians, social workers, and dietitians.  For details and registration see http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efe2a3np27c59239&llr=hakkwkrab.

RSN Audio on Surviving Kidney Disease

The Renal Support Network is presenting a KidneyTalk audio by Dr. Michael Fisher on Surviving Kidney Disease: Where There Is Hope, Anything Is Possible.  Find the podcast at https://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/surviving-kidney-disease-where-there-is-hope-anything-is-possible/.  Dr. Fisher’s website, at http://michaelfishermd.com/kidney-patients-organizer/, includes links to many useful resources.

5/2 Grievance Toolkit Webinar

The National Forum of ESRD Networks will present a May 2, 2018 webinar for dialysis facility staff on The Grievance Toolkit: Fostering Communication and Improving Quality.  Continuing education credit will be available for nurses, technicians, and social workers.  Find more information and register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/417211176479162113.  Find copies of the Toolkit in English and Spanish at http://esrdnetworks.org/resources/toolkits/patient-toolkits/dialysis-patient-grievance-toolkit-1.

3/8 World Kidney Day

In concert with International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018 is World Kidney Day, with the theme of Kidneys & Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower.  Find the WKD website at http://www.worldkidneyday.org/2018-campaign/2018-wkd-theme/.  CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation has also contributed their own website, on the topic of Is CKD Worse for Women, at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCDC/bulletins/1dffd90.  Find a comprehensive graphic on CKD at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/wkd2018.pdf.

3/22 AAKP Healthline Kidney Day

AAKP on March 22, 2018 will present part 2 of their 2-part Healthline broadcast on World Kidney Day: Kidneys & Women’s Health.  Find details and register at https://aakp.org/event/aakp-healthline-webinar/, along with a recording of part 1.  World Kidney Day is March 8, 2018; see http://www.worldkidneyday.org/2018-campaign/2018-wkd-theme/ for more information.

1/10+ NW16 ANNA Renal Update

The Greater Puget Sound Chapter #503 of ANNA will present their 2018 Renal Update February 1-2, 2018 in Lynnwood WA.  Topics include incivility, surveys, iatrogenic death, teach-back, calciphylaxis, difficult conversations, passion and compassion, AKI, organ donation, ultrafiltration, lupus, hyponatremia, hyperoxaluria, and the future of dialysis.  Registration is online only, and closes on January 29, 2018.  Discounts are available until 11:30 pm PST January 10, 2018.  For more information see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/ANNA/RenalUpdate2018.pdf.