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 Zero Infections Webinar

On May 23, 2017, the American Society of Nephrology will initiate their webinar series on Targeting Zero Infections, with Targeting Zero Infections: Where Do We Begin?  The series will address the urgent need to enhance infection control and prevention practices for all infectious threats in US dialysis facilities.  ASN invites medical directors, nephrologists, nurses, technicians, nephrology fellows, and others to participate.  Registration is free, and continuing education credits are available.  For more information and registration see
https://www.asn-online.org/NTDS/ .

2/20 NANT Annual Symposium

The 2017 NANT Annual Symposium will be held February 20-23 in Las Vegas NV.  Registration is now open, and attendees registering prior to January 31, 2017 will receive free business cards.  Corporations registering multiple attendees receive discounts.  Up to 26.3 continuing education contact hours are available.  Find full details at http://dialysistech.net/events/2017-annual-symposium .

1/17 New NKF CE Courses

The NKF Professional Education Resource Center or PERC is offering a new online continuing-education course, and a new live webinar, for renal professionals: 

NKF PERC Education for Professionals

NKF offers a number of webinars under their Professional Education Resource Center or PERC, many of which offer free continuing education credits for multiple disciplines.  Some examples:

  • Social Work Collaboration for Transplant Patients
  • Evidence-Based Social Work
  • Anemia and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nephropathic Cystinosis 
  • Western Diets: Are We Killing Our Patients?
  • Ethical Issues When Family Interferes with Transplant
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Cardiometabolic Diseases
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Living Kidney Donations
  • Early Detection and Prevention
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hepatitis C
  • Mineral and Bone Disorder
  • Water
  • Minorities, Transplant, and Home Dialysis
  • ESRD Core Survey
  • Polypharmacy
  • Albumin
  • Depression and Pain
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Lipid Management
  • Journal of Renal Nutrition articles

See http://education.kidney.org/courses for information and registration.

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 .