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Kidney Disease Awareness and Education Week

August 4 - 8, 2014

Kidney Disease Awareness and Education (KDAE) Week is a week dedicated to educating policymakers and their staff members about the needs of patients suffering from or at risk for end stage renal disease (ESRD).

Start planning now for KDAE week in your institution. Click on the following link for more information:

ANNA's KDAE Week - 2014

Inernational Society for Hemodialysis (ISHD); Hemodialysis University:
Clinical Solutions for Dialysis Care

August 15 - 16, 2014

Chicago Marriott O'Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

This conference will focus on clinically important problems in dialysis, including home hemodialysis, complexities of anemia management, pathogenesis and implications of newly recognized unique complications of hemodialysis, and reporting/analyzing outcomes in improving quality of hemodialysis.

For further details, click on the Program Brochure

12.0 Contact Hours of continuing nursing education.

Registration Fee varies by professional status and membership. See Registration Form for specifics.

Contact information, for further questions, is included on the Registration Form.

Nephrology Nurses Week

September 14 - 20, 2014

"Nephrology Nurses: Special Treasures."

To honor the dedicated nephrology nurses who care for patients with kidney disease, ANNA has designated the second full week in September each year as Nephrology Nurses Week.

ANNA is proud to honor nephrology nurses throughout the year, but especially during Nephrology Nurses Week. Click on the following link to assist in celebrating your specialty:

Nephrology Nurses Week - 2014

The Windy City Chapter presents:
A Dinner/Educational Meeting

Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Speaker and Topic to be announced.

Save the date and plan to celebrate Nephrology Nurses Week with your chapter colleagues. Speaker, topic and CEU application is being finalized. But let us tease you with the thought of a discounted dinner, 2 drinks and an educational offering that may carry CEUs. And of course, an opportunity to relax with colleagues outside of your work setting.

Watch this space for details regarding registration, costs and maps to our mystery location. Once all is finalized, all members will be notified through ANNA Connected, as well.

ANNA's Fall Meeting for Nephrology Nurses,
Managers, and Advanced Practice Nurses

October 11 - 13, 2014

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
1 Resort Drive
Savannah, GA 31421

Save the date and plan to attend. Information will be available at the ANNA website, or at the following link:

ANNA's Fall Meeting - 2014

Fall Nephrology Certification Exams: CNN-NP, CNN, CDN & CCHT
Hosted by C-NET and local area ANNA Chapters

Saturday, October 18, 2014 (Paper & Pencil option only).
8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Metro Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC)
Lake Cook County Room - 19th Floor
222 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606

Applications must be postmarked by August 23, 2014.
Late application postmark deadine is September 6th and a late fee will be charged.

Visit the NNCC website for applications, eligibility criteria, fees and further details:
Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)

All of the nephrology nursing certification exams now have a Computer Based Testing (CBT) option as well. Scheduling and testing sites for the CBT are more flexible than the Paper & Pencil option. Visit the NNCC website for further information or click on the following link for C-NET, the CBT administrators:

Center for Nursing Education & Testing (C-NET)

CRRT 2015 - 20th International Conference on Advances in Critical Care
Acute Kidney Injury: Controversies, Challenges and Solutions

February 17 - 20, 2015

Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Market Place
San Diego, California, 92101

The CRRT Conference continues to provide a comprehensive coverage of the rapidly developing field of Critical Care Nephrology and CRRT. It highlights the recent advances in our understanding of pathophysiology of critical illness, acute kidney injury, emerging strategies in the management of sepsis, multiorgan failure, development and use of biomarkers, technical advances in CRRT and the appropriate utilization of these techniques.

For all of the details regarding this extensive, international, multidisciplinary conference and to register on-line, click on the following link:

CRRT 2015 Conference

ANNA's 46th National Symposium

April 19 - 22, 2015

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8403

ANNA’s National Symposium — the premier nephrology nursing meeting of the year — is guaranteed to expand your knowledge base, enhance your clinical skills, and translate evidence into your daily practice. Join us for this special 45th anniversary meeting!

ANNA's 46th National Symposium - 2015