The local chapters of ANNA, NANT, and NKF will present the Annual Renal Update 2018 conference in Irvine CA on 21 October 2018. Topics will include pediatric nephrology, medications, dialysis history, zero infections, extracorporeal circuits, transpants, fluid management, and patient care techncians. The conference fee will include eight CE hours, breakfast and lunch. For details and registration see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/ANNA/ANNA18.18.pdf – and don’t miss the map to the venue on page 2.
Registration without late fee for the October 11, 2018 Network 16 Annual Quality Conference near the Seattle airport ends September 30, 2018. On October 1 and later, registration is $25 higher. If you’ve already registered but you’re no longer able to attend, your right to a refund also expires on September 30.
The agenda includes sessions on Innovation in Dialysis, Person-Centered Care, Home Dialysis, Disaster Preparedness, Transplants, and Mentoring. The Conference fee includes 6 CEs for nurses, social workers, techs, and dietitians, plus continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch. Find the Agenda at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/QC2018/2018QCAgenda.pdf, and register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efe2a3np27c59239&llr=hakkwkrab.
The ASN Kidney Health Initiative has published a prospective Technology Roadmap for Innovative Approaches to Renal Replacement Therapy, and solicits public comments on the document by September 14, 2018. Find the document at https://www.asn-online.org/membership/BlastEmails/files/KHI%20RRT%20Roadmap_081418_Draft%20for%20Public%20Comment%20(002).pdf, and comment at https://www.asn-online.org/khi/project.aspx?ID=65.
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.
The Compassionate Care Coalition of California will present a September 20, 2017 webinar on the California End of Life Option Act: What are we learning? What’s ahead? For nurses and social workers attending the webinar in real time, continuing education credit will be available. All registrees will automatically receive a link to a recording of the webinar. For more information and to register, see http://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc/wwonmafy7g-743705?e=67e1ad4c31 .
CMS will present a webinar and conference call on Urgent-Start Peritoneal Dialysis in the Late-Referred ESRD Patient on May 9, 2017. Registration is required, at https://meetings-cms.webex.com/meetings-cms/k2/j.php?MTID=t9dfa8ed363e47c8ee8de0271d232eced . CMS recommends calling in early, as lines are limited.
The International Society for Hemodialysis will host the 2016 Hemodialysis University in Chicago September 9-10 on Critical Solutions for Dialysis Care. Fourteen CME/CEU credits will be available, and session topics include pH, phosphorus, hepatitis C, hyperkalemia, initial home dialysis, listening to patients, iron delivery, malnourishment and obesity, anemia, new technology, fluid overload, and CHF. See http://www.ishd.org/hemodialysis-university-2016/ .