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The Nephrology Update conference will enhance safety practices and increase staff knowledge of care of the ESRD patient by involving the dialysis team, patient caregivers, and the patient.

Target Audience: 

Patient care technicians, nephrology nurses, social workers, renal dietitians, or full time students engaged in healthcare training programs. 


7:00am - 8:00am   Breakfast (provided) / Registration / Vendors

8:00am - 9:00am   Who's Taking Care of the Caregiver?  Paul Gassar, LMFT, CADCIII, CCS-G, St. Joseph Hospital

9:00am - 10:00am Cannulation: A Sticky Subject   Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN, National President ANNA

10:00am - 10:30  Break / Vendors / Networking

10:30am - 11:30am  Water ABCs  John Fetzer, BBA, Total Water

11:30am - 12:30pm  Transplant: What is Taking so Long?  Debra Dewees, RN, BSN, CCTC, Froedtert Health

12:30pm - 1:30pm  Lunch - Provided by AMGEN: The Role of Parsabiv in the Treatment of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Adult Patients on Hemodialysis  Lisa Koester, RN, MSN, ANP (No CEUs)

1:30pm - 2:30pm  Diabetes and the Dialysis Patient  Marilyn Hodgson, RN, MSN, CDE, Marshfield Clinic Health System

2:30pm - 2:45pm  Break

2:45pm - 3:45pm  The Principles of Fluid Dynamics  Kimberly Sauls, Ph.D, Fresenius Medical Care North America

3:45pm - 4:45pm  Infection Control and Sepsis  Rochelle Whitmore, MSN, RN, CRRN, McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital

4:45pm - 5:00pm Evaluations / Wrap Up


$75 ANNA Member Rate

$85 Non-ANNA Member Rate

$50 Student Rate (must be enrolled in at least 12 credits)


This activity has been submitted to American Nephrology Nurses Association for approval to award 7.25 contact hours.  NTC is an approved provider of Social Work CEUs.

Cancellation Policy:

If for any reason you are unable to attend your scheduled course, please contact us prior to March 25, 2019 for a refund. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send someone in your place by contacting NTC's Continuing Education team (  Individuals who do not attend will be responsible for all conference fees.

Driving Directions: 

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This conference in presented in partnership with

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Continuing Education Office

Contact the Continuing Education team for questions relating to conference, workshop, and seminar offerings.