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2017 Wisconsin Dialysis Symposium
Thursday, November 9, 2017, Madison

Registration opens: September 1, 2017

The Changing Climate of Care
Crowne Plaza-Madison

The Wisconsin Dialysis Symposium is a day-long continuing education program.

Workshops are designed by and for dialysis technicians and nurses, renal dietitians and nephorology social workers.  The agenda includes separate Ethics and Boundaries sessions.

Attendees earn up to 7.0 CEU’s. 

Check out the schedule below.


7:30-8:30 am EARLY BIRD Breakfast Workshops

EBB#1 Pancreas Transplantation 2017: Coming of Age, Expanding Indications and Current Outcomes
Speaker: Jon Odorico, MD, Transplant Surgeon, UW Health

EBB#2 Improving Food Access for Healthier Outcomes
Speakers: Elizabeth Neary, MD,MS,FAAP (retired partner), Associated Physicians
                Jill Jacklitz, MSSW, Director of Education, UW-Madison Center for Patient Partnerships

EBB # 3 Removing Waste and Variation from Home Hemodialysis Treatments
Speaker:  Jeff Stumpe, PE, MS, Process Improvement Specialist, Quality Process Improvement Department, Froedtert Hospital

8:30-9:00 am    BREAK   


9:00-10:15 am  PLENARY Session

Welcome, Announcements and Orientation to the Agenda
KEYNOTE:  Risky Business: Numeracy and the Communication of Health Information
Presenter:  Steven Sparks, M.S. Health Literacy Director, Wisconsin Health Literacy

10:15-10:45 am BREAK


10:45-12:00 am Workshops

AM #4 Nutrition Considerations for Diabetics with Advanced Kidney Disease
Speaker: Rebecca Wallschlaeger, MS, RDN, CD, Transplant Nutritionist, UW Health Abdominal Transplant Program

AM # 5When Patients Can’t Make Decisions: Ethical Lessons from the Pediatric World
Speaker: Julie Raether, MSW, LICSW,Pediatric Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplant Social Worker,

AM #6 The Evils of Access
Speaker:   Allan Roza, MD, FACS, Medical College of Wisconsin

12:00-12:15  BREAK 


12:15  EXHIBIT AREA closes

12:15-1:30pm   LUNCH WORKSHOPS

LUNCH #7   97,126 Plus One: Getting on the Kidney Transplant List
Joan Heimler, RN, CPTC, Moderator
Allison Stephans, MSW, APSW, Abdominal Transplant Coordinator, Froedtert
Christine Caraloni, Financial Coordinator, Aurora-St. Luke’s Abdominal Transplant Program
Rebecca Wallschlaeger, MS, RDN, CD, Transplant Nutritionist, UW Health Transplant Program
Deborah Dicke Henslin RN, CCTC, Mayo Clinic Transplant Program

LUNCH #8 Time Management and the Challenge of Infection Control
Speaker:   Jesus Almeida, BSN, RN, CNN, Kidney Care Manager, Aspirus Langlade Hospital

LUNCH #9 Cooking From the Food Pantry
Speaker:  Chef Duane Sunwold, Instructor at Spokane Community College, Inland Northwest Culinary Academy, Spokane, WA  Contributing Chef,  National Kidney Foundation Kidney Kitchen

 1:30-2:30pm WORKSHOPS 

PM #10Teaching Your Patients How to be Advocates for Their Lifelines
Speaker: Rod Luther, CCHT, BSEVascular Access Coordinator, Upper Midwest Region, Fresenius Kidney Care 

PM#11Using Quality Improvement to Tackle the Dialysis Unit’s Most Difficult Problems: Can We Improve Albumin?
Speakers: Laura J. Maursetter, DO, UW Health
Meredith Ludwig, RD, CD, Clinical Dietitian, Divine Savior Healthcare

PM#12 Tangled Webs We Weave with Caregiver Boundaries- Solution? Q-TIP!"    
Speaker:  Candace Williams, LCSW, FDC, CMS

2:30-2:40 pm  BREAK

2:45-3:45 pm WORKSHOPS 

PM #13 Your Patients Learn More & Live Healthier through Humor & Music
Speaker: Bruce R. Bacon Northeast Area Director of Sales, Patient Care America

PM#14 Palliative Care for Patients with ESRD
Speaker:  Renee Foutz, MD, Assistant Professor of Pallative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, edical College of  Wisconsin 

PM #15 Certification Update
Speaker:  Katherine H. Houle, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP Associate Executive Director Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission  (NNCC)

3:50 -4:50 pm PLENARY SESSION

"It's an inside job today...and everyday"
Speaker: Jenn Fredericks, Coach, Caregiver, Consumer 


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