Several members of WashU Nephrology will participate in the upcoming National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM). The annual meeting presents the latest insights into chronic kidney disease care and is the only conference of its kind that is designed for all members of the kidney health team. The event will be held April 11-14, 2023, in Austin, TX.
Cheryl Cress, RN, CNN, Clinical Nurse Coordinator of our Home Modalities program, will speak Friday, April 14, in the workshop Supporting the Home Dialysis Patient in Unfamiliar Environments. Her talk is “Away From Home: Taking a Vacation With (But Not From) Home Dialysis.” Cheryl is a member of the NKF Council of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians (CNNT) executive committee.
Ignacio Portales-Castillo, MD, Assistant Professor, will participate in the session Controversies in CKD-MBD Treatment in Advanced CKD, held Friday, April 14. As part of the discussion of the use of bisphosphonates in advanced CKD, he will present the “Cons of using bisphosphonates in advanced CKD.“
Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, MSN, CS, CNN-NP, Nephrology Nurse Practitioner, has two presentations. She will both chair and speak at the Home Dialysis session Home is Where the Kidney (Treatment) Is on Tuesday, April 11. Her talk is “Effective Patient Education and Management.”
Her second talk, on April 12, is in the session Strategies to Improve Dialysis, Medication, or Dietary Adherence in Dialysis Patients; she will speak about “Gaining Better Adherence for the Dialysis Patient.”
Anitha Vijayan, MD, Professor of Medicine, will chair the session “Innovations in the Care of AKI Survivors” on April 13.
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