Tuesday, May 9

Please note: All event times are Pacific Time Zone.

6:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast / CE Symposium


Newer Therapies to Optimize Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

1.5 CH

Supported through an educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

8:45 am - 10:30 am

Exhibits / Posters / Coffee Break

Plan your time in the exhibit hall and meet with companies about their products and services.

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Concurrent Sessions (211-214)


Conflict Resolution in the Nephrology Profession

1.25 CH

Judy Kauffman, DNP, MSN, RN, CNN

In this session, participants will explore conflict resolution in the workplace. Strategies for effective resolution will be discussed. This session will also raise awareness of the benefits to conflict resolution.


Addressing Socioeconomic Deprivation Among Patients with Kidney Disease

1.25 CH

Jami Smith Brown, DHEd, MSN, RN, CNN
Andrea Moore, LMSW
Amber Paulus, PhD, RN, CPHQ

Participants will discover a newly validated risk assessment tool that identifies socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods to predict risk for poorer health outcomes in smaller geographic areas and target health resources at the patient level. A quality improvement project for patients with chronic kidney disease involving this predictor tool will be discussed.


What COVID-19 Taught Us About Inflammation, Immunity, and the Greek Alphabet

1.25 CH

Mary Schira, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC

Refresh your understanding of inflammatory processes and immunity. This session will explore these concepts in the context of the COVID-19 virus, and will cover viral replication and variant development while addressing the relevance to nephrology nursing practice.


Value-Based Team Care in Optimizing Medication Management in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

1.25 CH, 1.25 Rx

Tracy Anderson-Haag, PharmD, BCPS

This presentation will address how a value-based care model can significantly improve patient outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease. Discussion will cover complex medication management and partnering with pharmacists and other clinical team members to achieve success for the greatest number of patients.

12:00 nn - 1:15 pm



Nephrology Nurse Recognition Luncheon

Network with friends and celebrate the professional accomplishments of colleagues as the ANNA Outstanding Achievement Award winners are announced. The luncheon also will include the annual ANNA business meeting and induction of the 2023-2024 Board of Directors.

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions (231-234)


From Idea to Article: Writing for Publication Workshop

1.25 CH

Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAONL, FAAN

Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor-in-Chief Beth Ulrich will review the manuscript development, peer review, and publication processes and provide tips for developing a plan for writing and submitting a manuscript for publication.


Vaccinations in Chronic Kidney Disease and Hesitancy with COVID-19 Vaccination

1.25 CH, 1.0 Rx

Rasheed Balogun, MD, FACP, FASN, HP (ASCP)

This session will cover considerations for patients with chronic kidney disease related to vaccinations, with emphasis on COVID-19 vaccines. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of vaccine acceptance and vaccine hesitancy.


Home Dialysis: Maximizing Patient Participation

1.25 CH

Marijo Johnson, MSN, RN, CNN

This session will outline the eligibility criteria for modality selection for patients with chronic kidney disease and will explore common misconceptions surrounding this process. Participants also will have an opportunity to explore how they can best support patients who are using home modalities.


Oral Health, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Hemodialysis: A Practice Update for Nephrology Nurses

1.25 CH

Kimberly Wallace, PhD, RN, NP-C

The speaker will present original research findings around the correlation of poor oral health to overall poorer general health and decreased quality of life for patients on hemodialysis. Implications for nephrology nursing practice will be discussed.

2:45 pm

Explore Palm Springs!

Spend your afternoon and evening exploring Palm Springs. The symposium program features pre-recorded, on-demand educational content accessible at your convenience, enabling in-person attendees to enjoy leisure time while in California. All registrants (in-person and livestream) will have access to on-demand session content. (View information about on-demand sessions. )

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Coffee & Dessert / CE Presentation


Patient Perspectives: Understanding the Burden and Challenges of Dialysis Patients with Anemia Due to CKD

Supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Wine & Cheese / CE Presentation


Symptom-Based Complications in Dialysis: A Conversation with KDIGO

Brought to you by KDIGO / Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from CSL Vifor

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