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.

9/20 NW18 EOL Option Act Webinar

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 .

9/9 Hemodialysis University, Chicago

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/ .

Free CE Courses

The American Kidney Fund offers a number of free NANT, NASW, and CDR continuing education credits on depression, self-care, relationship-building, and a number of other topics. See http://www.kidneyfund.org/training/online-cmece-opportunities/ for more information.

The NKF Professional Education Resource Center also presents free continuing-education courses, for most kidney-related health professions.  Just a few of these courses include prevention, hepatitis (see below), water, cultural sensitivity, pain management, hyperkalemia, and other mineral imbalances.  For more information see http://education.kidney.org/courses .

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, by the way; for more information see http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6528a1.htm .

7/31 AAKP Scholarship Deadline

If you would like a scholarship to cover registration cost for the September 23-25 AAKP National Patient Meeting in Nashville TN, you must apply by July 31, 2016.  If you would like to display a poster or exhibit in the exhibit hall at the Meeting, you must apply by September 1, 2016.  For all details, including agenda, registration, lodging, and all else, see https://www.aakp.org/community/programs-events/aakp-national-patient-meeting .

10/31 Hospice/Palliative Care Intensives, FL

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization will present their annual conference, The Intensives , October 31-November 2, 2016 in Hollywood FL.  The agenda features Intensives on clinical practice, pediatric palliative care, regulatory and compliance, psychosocial and spiritual concerns, quality, community-based palliative care, bereavement, and volunteer management.  For details and registration see http://www.nhpco.org/conferences/intensives-registration-information .