BONENT 2022 Midwest Regional Seminar

Midwest Regional Seminar


Davita Sponsor
WavelinQ Sponsor


Merit Medical Sponsor

SBLC Health Sponsor


Sunday, June 5, 2022
Chicago Marriott SW at Burr Ridge
1200 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge IL 60527

Join your dialysis colleagues and get at least 8 hrs of Continuing Education — all in one day — in Chicago, IL.


Choose from 2 concurrent presentation sessions for:

  • Technicians and Nurses
  • CHBTs and BioMed Technicians

Click photos to see slide show from previous seminars.

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Bonent Virtual Seminar

Professionalism in Dialysis Care:
How to manage diversity in a changing world

Kay N. Gardner, RN, BS, CHN
BONENT Board of Directors

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Generational Differences and Patient Connection

How to Bring Out the Best in Your Team?
Anupama Mohanram, MD, MPH, FASN
Major Hospital, Shelbyville Indiana

Bonent Virtual Seminar

Secrets from a Dialysis Vascular Specialist

Part 1: Strengthening your Vascular Access Program
Learn about a systematic, interdisciplinary approach to ensure every patient can succeed on Hemodialysis; how getting selective about where accesses are placed and who creates them/ works on them can improve patient outcomes; common traits of successful AV Accesses and AV Access programs; what you can do to help.

Part 2: Troubleshooting Common Hemodialysis Vascular Access Issues
Gain a useful overview of the typical causes of frequently encountered problems with dialysis fistulas, grafts, and catheters, along with a discussion of techniques and methods used to treat them.
Sanjay Mohindra, MD
Medical Director
Access Advantage of Indianapolis

Bonent Regional Seminar

Surfacer to Super HeRO:
An option to move patients off of Tunneled Dialysis Catheters

What if you could reliably and repeatedly access the Right Internal Jugular Vein and avoid using other veins which compromise permanent AV access? AND…What if you could reduce femoral dialysis catheters and provide patients with a solution clinically proven to maintain long- term access for hemodialysis patients with central venous stenosis? Then this is the lecture for you!
Kristin Bodkin
Clinical Specialist,
Merit Medical

Bonent Virtual Seminar

Entity of CKD Malnutrition

Protein Energy Wasting (PEW) is a multi-factorial syndrome that significantly affects dialysis patients’ clinical outcomes. Learn about PEW prevalence, causes, and impact on morbidity and mortality in ESRD patients. An evaluation of current approaches and obstacles in addressing PEW in this population is also discussed.
Trisha Fuhrman, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, FASPEN
Clinical Liaison Lead
Pentec Health

Bonent Regional Seminar

Dialysis Machine Alarm Evolution and Management

Learn how to define alarm responsibility and identify the classifications of machine states. We will discuss regulatory updates and evolution of alarm programmatic design, alarm occurrences and mode, staff reaction to alarms and the potential impact to patient outcomes and consequences. Learn improved clinical/technical communication and examples of technology advances.
Joseph Sala
Senior Director
Mount Sinai Kidney Programs

Bonent Regional Seminar

Emergency Management for the BioMed Technician

Biomedical Staff are essential to Emergency Management in Dialysis. This presentation includes a basic review of the Condition for Emergency Preparedness; responsibilities within In-Center Programs, Home Therapy, as well as Supply Chain/Logistics and staffing challenges presented by the global pandemic.
Joseph Sala
Senior Director
Mount Sinai Kidney Programs

Seminar Covid Precautions


The Marriott has a commitment to cleanliness and Covid. For more information visit

Seminar Onsite Procedures

BONENT is taking all precautions to ensure the safety of its seminar attendees, including:

  • We ask that you wear a mask at all times throughout the hotel, except while eating or drinking.
  • We recommend that you’ve received 2 Covid vaccinations.
  • There will be social distance seating in the seminar.
  • Pre-packaged boxed lunches will be provided to have at your seats during the seminar.

At the Registration Desk

We recognize that this may slow down our registration process and that it may mean longer waiting time. But, we also know that inconvenience is a small price to pay to get back to in-person events. The earlier you come, the faster the process will be.

  • We will take your temperature.
  • We will provide you with:
    • A mask if you did not bring one.
    • Small bottles of hand sanitizer if you require one.
    • A separate pen to keep for the day.
  • We ask that you sign a form onsite saying:
    • You have not been exposed to someone with Covid in the past 2 weeks;
    • You do not have a cough, fever, headache, muscle pain, etc.
    • You have not traveled internationally in the last 2 weeks.

Seminar Cancellation or Postponement

If, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the seminar is postponed (date to be determined), we will inform you by email well in advance, followed by another email when the new date has been chosen.

If you do not think you will be able to attend the postponed seminar:

  • We will cancel your registration and you will receive a full refund. OR…
  • You may apply your registration to our Fall Virtual Seminar (Sunday, Nov. 13th).