Annual Meeting Award

WashU Nephrology Presents at 2024 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

Several members of WashU Nephrology will take part in the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM), being held May 14 – 18, 2024, in Long Beach, CA.  

The annual meeting serves as NKF’s premier educational event designed for the entire inter-professional kidney healthcare team.  Participants have the opportunity to explore cutting-edge innovations, advances in research, and the best clinical practices within the field of nephrology.

Cheryl Cress, RN, CNN, Home Modalities Nurse Coordinator at Forest Park Kidney Center, will be speaking at the “Hands-on Home Dialysis” preconference session in which Baxter vendors will demonstrate how to perform CAPD and CCPD treatments, how to troubleshoot, and what to do for contamination and exit site care.  

In addition, Cress will serve as the CNNT Chair-elect this year for NKF.

Rowena Delos-Santos, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Transplant Nephrology and Director of the  Nephrology Transplant Fellowship will present “Recurrence of IgA Nephropathy After Kidney Transplantation.”

Anuja Java, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Kidney Transplant at John Cochran VA Medical Center, will present “Addressing the Clinical Challenges of C3 Glomerulopathy.” 

In addition to her panel discussion and presentations, Lisa Koester-Weidemann will be presented with the prestigious Carol Mattix Award.  

The award was established in honor of Carol Mattix, a home dialysis training nurse of the last century who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of kidney patients. (See more in our Oct 19, 2023, Nephrology News article).

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