BONENT 2012 Midwest Regional Seminar

Midwest Regional Seminar

Sunday July 15, 2012
Marriott Oak Brook Hills Resort
West Suburbs of Chicago

Co-Sponsored by
Dialysis Training Program at

Malcolm X College

BONENT’s first regional educational seminar was held on Sunday July 15th at the Marriott Oak Brook Hills Resort in the west suburbs of Chicago. “We thank the 125 participants from 16 states and Canada, some of whom drove up to five hours to attend,” said Lyle Smith CNN, CPDN, chairman of the event.

Also that weekend, the BONENT exams were administered onsite on Saturday allowing professionals not yet certified, to test for their certification.

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Some Glowing Participant Comments

“I have been working in dialysis for 14 years and still learned things from this conference.”
“The best seminar I have ever attended”
“I enjoyed all speakers tremendously!”
“Outstanding to hear a tech speak.”
“I loved Diana!”
“Lunch was great!”
“Shane was extremely good and explains things well.”
“We need more seminars like this.”
“Very good content.”
“Consider having this in more regions around the country.”
“Everything was very educational.”
“Great meeting — when are you going to have one in New York?”

A Diverse Group of Presentations

There was a phenomenal lineup of speakers who kept the audience enthralled throughout the day.

Clinical and Joint Sessions

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Patient Care Technicians-Professionalism and Boundaries

Dori Schatell
Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
author of the new book, “Help, I Need Dialysis”.

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What’s Wrong with This Picture — Find It before CMS Does

Dealing with the Difficult Patient

Diana Shelkov
a well-known and entertaining speaker
including at NANT National symposiums

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Access Management: The Art of Making Vascular Accesses Last

Troubleshooting the Button-hole Technique

Lynda Ball
Vascular Access Specialist for Fresenius Medical Care

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Communicating at Work: Impact on Relationships and Quality of Care

Gail Wick
two-time ANNA President
former Vice-President for DaVita and Fresenius
President of Gail Wick Associates

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A Good Life with Kidney Disease

CKD patient since 1959, dialysis patient since 1967, and four-time transplant patient, presented on her life with CKD.
Nancy Spaeth

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In-Center Nocturnal Hemodialysis: One Provider’s Experience

Shane Simon
National Director of In-Center Nocturnal and Home Therapies for DaVita