Sunday, August 18, 2013

Message from the NRAA regarding a medical director workshop meeting in Fall 2013.

NRAA Announces Physician Panel for Medical Director Workshop & Nephrology Symposium

NRAA, introduces the physician-led panel for the Medical Director Workshop & Nephrology Symposium  at the 2013 NRAA Annual Conference, in joint sponsorship with the Cleveland Clinic, on September 25, 2013, in Seattle, WA.

The NRAA has gathered expert speakers to offer a Physicians’ Track for Dialysis providers.  This unique opportunity brings colleagues and industry experts together to discuss improving patient care, USRDS trends and key findings, and an open forum for providers to share best practices.

Allan Collins, MD, FACP will give an overview of CMO symposium and lead a discussion about the problem from the USRDS perspective. Richard Glassock, MD will advise about when to start and what not to do, in addition to sharing recommendations on volume management.

Diane Wish will address how to decrease hospitalization rates.  Brigitte Schiller, MD, FACP, FASN will co-present with Doug Johnson, MD on how to increase PD among ESRD patients and discuss nutritional supplements and sodium management with Raymond Hakim, MD.

Leanna B. Tyshler, MD and Doug Johnson, MD plan to address CKD Education, followed by a discussion on Urgent Start Peritoneal Dialysis with Steven Guest, MD and Leanna B. Tyshler, MD.

These nephrology experts will provide a platform to discuss what the future holds for the treatment of kidney disease.  This workshop is a must for all medical directors who aim to improve dialysis organizations.

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