7/15 NW18 Quality Conference 2019

Comagine Health ESRD Network 18 will hold its Annual Quality Conference 2019 in Los Angeles on July 15, 2019.  Topics include:

  • A Patient Panel Discussion on Patient Perspectives on Adherence to Treatment
  • New Changes to the ESRD QIP and How it Impacts Facilities
  • De-escalation of Disruptive Behaviors and the Social Work Role in Patient Advocacy
  • CROWNWeb Question and Answer
  • And More!

The program is designed for Facility Managers/Administrators, Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians, Technicians, Medical Directors, and any other staff that would benefit from a great learning opportunity.  4.5 Nursing or Social Work CE credits are available.  For details and registration see http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egas42064eea495b&llr=gfuz7mxab&showPage=true.

5/8-12 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings, Boston

The National Kidney Foundation 2019 Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM19) present a unique opportunity for renal health care providers to learn new developments related to all aspects of nephrology.  An important objective of SCM19 is to present the latest insights into CKD care through a combination of interesting courses, practical workshops, thought-provoking symposia and insightful debates.  SCM19 will be held May 8-12, 2019 in Boston MA.  In-person registration is allowed, but many registration fees are discounted if you register online before May 6.

Extra-cost pre-conference course topics on May 8 include dialysis success, vascular access, ultrasound, supportive care, and updates on new developments in transplant, critical care, and glomerular disease.  Topics for extra-cost lunch workshops during the conference will include vascular access, electrolytes, hyponatremia, glomerular disease, reproductive health, hypertension, communication, and board review.  For those unable to attend in person, live-streamed conference sessions will be available on burnout, obesity, safety, fluid management, opioids, social media, diabetes, community, lifestyle interventions, palliative care, and KDOQI update.

For more information and registration, see https://www.kidney.org/spring-clinical.

5/13-19 Women’s Health Week

HHS has declared May 13-19, 2018 to be National Women’s Health Week:

All three links provide extensive resources on women’s health.

3/8 World Kidney Day

In concert with International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018 is World Kidney Day, with the theme of Kidneys & Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower.  Find the WKD website at http://www.worldkidneyday.org/2018-campaign/2018-wkd-theme/.  CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation has also contributed their own website, on the topic of Is CKD Worse for Women, at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCDC/bulletins/1dffd90.  Find a comprehensive graphic on CKD at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/wkd2018.pdf.

3/22 AAKP Healthline Kidney Day

AAKP on March 22, 2018 will present part 2 of their 2-part Healthline broadcast on World Kidney Day: Kidneys & Women’s Health.  Find details and register at https://aakp.org/event/aakp-healthline-webinar/, along with a recording of part 1.  World Kidney Day is March 8, 2018; see http://www.worldkidneyday.org/2018-campaign/2018-wkd-theme/ for more information.