KDIGO has announced the publication of their Guideline for Living Kidney Donors. Find the announcement at http://kdigo.org/kdigo-announces-publication-of-the-living-kidney-donor-guideline/ and the Guideline itself at http://kdigo.org/guidelines/ along with KDIGO Guidelines on AKI, Anemia, BP, Transplant Recipients, CKD, MBD, GN, HVC, and Lipids.
ANNA Greater Puget Sound Chapter 503 will host the Renal Update 2017 conference in Lynnwood WA on March 2-3, 2017. Topics include htn, hospitalization reduction, medical marijuana, vascular access, peritonitis, poverty, living donation, pediatric PD and AKI, ethics, dialysis outcomes, Ca/PO4/PTH, and challenging personalities. There will be no on-site or mail-in registration, so registration must be completed online by 11:30 pm PST on February 23, 2017. There is a discount for registration completed before 11:30 pm PST January 20, 2017. For the full agenda and registration details, see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/2017RenalUpdate.pdf .
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
- Living Kidney Donations
- Early Detection and Prevention
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
- Hepatitis C
- Mineral and Bone Disorder
- Minorities, Transplant, and Home Dialysis
- ESRD Core Survey
- Depression and Pain
- Nephrotic Syndrome
- Lipid Management
- Journal of Renal Nutrition articles
See http://education.kidney.org/courses for information and registration.
Online registration is now open for the for the March 2-4, 2017 California Dialysis Council’s Annual Educational Conference in Desert Springs CA. Exhibitors must register by January 27, 2017. Early registration discounts for attendees expire February 3, 2017. The hotel registration deadline for group rates is February 8, 2017. Planned topics for the Conference include hypertension, fluid control, facility ratings, Network 18 update, staffing shortages, common survey issues, HIPAA audits, new technology, and motivation. For full details see http://www.californiadialysis.org/cdc-events/annual-conference.aspx .
The Renal Support Network will present a Patient Education Meeting in Glendale CA on September 18, 2016. The Meeting is free to patients and t0 one guest per patient attendee; the recommended donation for a healthcare professional attendee is $35. The agenda includes brunch, raffles, an inspirational talk by a transplant recipient, and sessions on high blood pressure, how dialysis works, and nutrition.
For details and registration see http://www.rsnhope.org/meetingssupport-group/ . The web page also provides links to
- A video recap of the 2014 RSN Patient Education Meeting in Glendale
- A video of the RSN 2012 Patient Lifestyle Workshop
- Information on an RSN Support Group meeting in Glendale on September 25, 2016
- Information on the HOPEline Peer Support Phone Line and Facebook page
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/ .
The UCLA Kidney Education Enhancement Program (UKEEP) will present an August 14, 2016 program for Spanish-speaking kidney patients called Celebrando La Vida – Recursos Latinos (Celebrating Life). The entire program will be in Spanish, and will cover diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, treatment options, diet and nutrition, and include time for individual questions. Resources will be available to take home, and a separate supervised space will be provided for children. Leave your name and phone number at 800-516-5323 if you plan to attend. Find the full agenda (in English) at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKEEPAgenda0814.pdf , and a poster in Spanish to promote the event at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/SpUKeepFlyer.pdf .
The UKEEP schedule for the remander of 2016 can be found at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKeep.AugDec16.pdf .
Ongoing Spanish-language patient support groups (Grupos de Apoyo para Pacientes) in southern California are listed at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/PtSupportEsp.pdf .