KDIGO is planning a May 2021 Controversies Conference on Home Dialysis, has published a Scope of Work or draft plan for the Conference, and has requested feedback on it by January 4, 2021. The Conference intends to cover issues related to home dialysis utilization, candidacy, eligibility, outcomes, strategies for increase, patient and carer experience, support mechanisms, and financial implications. Find more information and links to the Scope of Work and Feedback Form at https://kdigo.org/conferences/hd/.
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.
KDIGO is planning a March 2021 Genetics in CKD Controversies Conference, has published a Scope of Work or draft plan for the Conference, and has requested feedback on it by December 21, 2020. The Conference intends to cover issues related to monogenic and complex kidney diseases, applying genetic findings in clinical medicine, and using genomics for defining and stratifying CKD. KDIGO has prepared three webinars to introduce the issues, on Genetics in Kidney Disease, in Glomerular Diseases, and in Hereditary Kidney Diseases. Find more information and links to the Scope of Work, Feedback Form, and webinars at https://kdigo.org/conferences/genetics-in-ckd/.
Patient and Family Centered Care Partners will hold their 2020 Annual Conference virtually, on September 21-22, 2020 on the theme A Virtual Skills Exchange. All sessions will be recorded, so registrants can watch or listen whenever they like. Find details and agenda, and register, at https://pfccpartners.com/annual-conference/.
The Coaliton for Compassionate Care of California’s August 24-25, 2020 annual CCCC Summit, on Sharpening our Vision for Compassionate Care in the Face of Serious Illness will be fully virtual. Find the agenda and register using the horizontal menu on the top of the page at https://ccccsummit.org/.
AAKP and George Washington University will present their Second Annual Global Summit: Global Kidney Innovations – Expanding Patient Choices & Outcomes, online, on July 16-17, 2020. The full schedule (8-12 sessions per day plus evening webinars) will emphasize COVID-19 and Innovation, but many other topics as well. Find more information, including the detailed agenda, and register at https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/2nd-annual-global-summit-global-kidney-innovations-expanding-patient-choices-outcomes/.
ASN has announced that Kidney Week 2020, scheduled for October 20-25, 2020, will be fully virtual. They expect details to be released in August. Find more information at https://www.asn-online.org/education/kidneyweek/.
The Coaliton for Compassionate Care of California has announced that their annual CCCC Summit on Sharpening our Vision for Compassionate Care in the Face of Serious Illness, scheduled for August 24-25, 2020, will be fully virtual. They expect details to be released soon. Find more information at https://ccccsummit.org/?mc_cid=067422c114&mc_eid=67e1ad4c31.
CDC and SHEA have announced that the 6th Internatioinal Decennial HAI Conference scheduled for March 26-30 in Atlanta GA (see https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2019/10/10/3-26-nhsn-news/) has been cancelled. Find full details on refunds at https://decennial2020.org/registration/?deliveryName=USCDC_425-DM21979.
ANNA will hold their 2020 National Symposium April 19-22, 2020 in Orlando FL. Registration rates increase after March 2, 2020, and again after April 6. Hotel discounts expire on March 20, 2020. Find an overview below, and complete details, agenda, and registration at https://annanurse.org/events/2020-national-symposium/ or http://annasymposium.org/.
Other ANNA events that have been announced (find more information at https://annanurse.org/events/national) include:
- Los Angeles Chapter workshop on The Nurse Perspective: Elevating the Critical Role of Nurses in the Management of sHPT, El Segundo CA, March 10, 2020 (see https://annanurse.org/chapter-program-opportunities).
- National Nephrology Nurses Week, September 13-20, 2020.
- 2020 Nephrology Nursing Practice, Management, & Leadership Conference, Chicago IL, October 17-19, 2020.
- 2021 National Symposium, Palm Springs CA, May 2-5, 2021.
- 2021 Nephrology Nursing Practice, Management, & Leadership Conference, Hollywood Beach FL, September 17-19, 2021.
- 2022 National Symposium, Fort Worth TX, May 22-25, 2022.