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Legislative Advocacy: Establishing the Nephrology Voice in the Political Arena
This activity reviews legislative issues, how policy is made, and the practical steps for professionals to influence the direction. Learning Objectives: After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:
Target audience
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
Credits** 1.5
Understanding Ethical Conundrums in Transplantation
The goal of this activity is to clarify the transplant process, and how it is supposed to work equally for all individuals listed for kidney transplant.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Social Worker
  • Transplant Coordinator
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Professional Development
  • Transplantation
Credits** 1.5
Acute Kidney Injury: Understanding Hot Topics
This inter-professional activity will provide clinicians with cutting-edge knowledge on some of the fundamental clinical challenges associated with care of patients with or at risk of AKI.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Acute Kidney Injury
Credits** 1.5
Depression and Chronic Disease
This activity aims to improve participants understanding of the impact depression and diabetes diagnoses have on CKD and ESRD as comorbidities.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Diabetes
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
Kopple Award Presentation: Patient-Centered Approaches in Renal Nutrition: Challenges and Opportunities
This activity aims to improve the learner’s ability to identify patient needs and develop programs to best serve the patient population. Participants will review cultural awareness, practices to improve patient education, health literacy, and partnership building practices.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
Data, Discussions, Decisions, Dying: Strategies for Supporting Dialysis Patients at End of Life
This activity will enhance the dialysis social worker’s abilities to work with the CKD patient and their families discussing the all too important topic of End-of-Life (EoL) care.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
Wearable Artificial Kidney and Other New Treatment Options
This activity will include a unique insight from one of two research sites for testing the new Wearable Artificial Kidney technology. Participants will learn an overview of the technology, how the trials have gone and other future treatment research being done at the site.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Help! My Patients Won’t Listen to Me! How to Increase Patient Engagement/Adherence
Engaging patients in the health and lifestyle changes only they can make so they feel well can be a challenge for many.  The goal of this session is to discuss why patients may behave as they do and learn practical tips and suggestions to encourage collaboration with the patients and help them to
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Transplant Coordinator
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Substance Abuse: A 2017 Primer
The purpose of this activity is to enable participants to develop knowledge about substance abuse disorders in the dialysis population.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
Food First: Treating CKD with Diet
Dietary interventions have been shown to benefit several CKD complications and unfortunately are underused.  We argue that diet should be the first CKD interventions with pharmacotherapy being adjunctive.
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5

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