WashU Nephrology members Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, MSN, CS, CNN-NP, Marcos Rothstein, MD, Frank O’Brien, MD, and George Jarad, MD, are part of the Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) program being held this weekend, March 4-6, 2022.
Now in its 42nd year, the ADC hosts the world’s largest multidisciplinary conference on dialysis. Sponsored by the University of Missouri – Columbia, the conference is highly focused on home therapies and caters to all disciplines and all levels of experience. The event is held virtually again this year.
Renal Nurse Practitioner Koester-Wiedemann, who was on the planning committee, will be involved in several presentations/discussions. During the Optimizing Home Dialysis Management and Patient Retention session, she will present Implementing a Consistent and Flexible Training Program for Patients and Care Partners. Dr. O’Brien will follow with his presentation Interdisciplinary Team Participation in Managing Patients.
The PD Access Management session on Saturday will be moderated by Dr. Jarad, and on Sunday, Koester-Wiedemann will moderate the session Palliative Care in Nephrology during which Dr. Rothstein will speak on A Family Member’s Perspective on Palliative Care.
Also on Sunday, Koester-Wiedemann will moderate the Nursing Workshop, a session that will cover some of the most difficult situations nurses encounter in their clinical practice. Panelists will discuss how nurses should utilize evidenced-based practice and how patients can better be engaged in their medical care.