Sunday, June 5, 2016
Chicago Marriott SW at Burr Ridge
1200 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge IL 60527
Clinical and Joint Sessions
Dialysis Access Options
This presentation will describe the various access options for dialysis patients for both Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis.
Donna C. Syracuse, RN
Global Clinical Education and Programs Manager, Merit Medical
“Can You Hear Me?”…Building a Bridge of Communication between Patients and Staff
This presentation aims to show the importance of effective communication between patients and staff members. Included are tools and resources to help patients find their voices and tools to help staff members to hear them.
Patient Liaison, The Renal Network
This presentation will look at the importance of routinely managing vascular access in a way that minimizes damage and prolongs the life of the access. A review of simple changes to cannulation practice will be reviewed utilizing the KDOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN
Quality Director, Network 13
What’s New in Vascular Access
Stephen R. Ash, MD, FACP
Nephrologist, Indiana University Health Arnett
Challenging Decisions in Dialysis
Discussion of the aging dialysis population and some of the unique challenges with an aging population.
Anupama Mohanram, MD, MPH, FASN
Physician, QuadMed LLC
The Patient’s Choice
A brief synopsis into changing the culture of the dialysis population and professional interactions. Theory into meeting the patient where they are and empowering them to own their choices. A process to aid professionals to maintain an objective perspective while providing quality of life care.
Malissa E. Retz, RN
Regional Compliance Manager, Fresenius Medical Care
There’s No Place Like Home
Sam will discuss his personal journey through kidney disease. He will also tie in how home dialysis helped save his life.