The Northwest Chapter of the NKF Council of Nephrology Social Workers will hold their Spring 2017 Educational Conference on May 11-12, 2017 in Issaquah WA. The May 11 agenda includes sessions on salt and water, fluid and sodium overload, patient and social work approaches to fluid management, and sleep disorders. Renal dietitians are also invited to the May 11 sessions, and RD CEUs will be offered. May 12 sessions include patient safety and grievances, Dialysis Patient Citizens, and compassion fatigue.
March is also National Social Work month. We’ve added web pages to the Network 16 website describing a few skills that social workers bring to patients and facilities. Among the many things social workers do are:
The American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation will hold their 9th Annual Living Donation Conference in Clearwater FL May 24-26, 2017, on the topic Essential Donor Team Concepts for Entry Level & Experienced Practitioners. Invitees include:
Independent Living Donor Advocates for all clinical disciplines
Living Donor Coordinators
Physician leaders, Administrators and Managers for programs with living donor teams
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/ ).