10/12/06 - American Nephrology Nurses' Association News and Events

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American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) News & Events

News

Fall Meeting in Boston Breaks Attendance Records

ANNA’s 2006 Fall Meeting for Nephrology Nurse Managers, Advanced Practice Nurses, and Clinicians was a resounding success with over 750 attendees, a full exhibit hall, and extensive corporate support. Held September 22-24, 2006, at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, the meeting was packed with educational programs, inspirational speakers, networking opportunities, and corporate-sponsored events. The 2007 Fall Meeting is scheduled for October 20-22, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA. Visit www.annanurse.org for more information on ANNA’s meetings and events.

Nephrology Nursing Journal – Issue Highlights

The September/October 2006 issue of Nephrology Nursing Journal highlights such topics as patterns of interdialytic weight gain during the first year of hemodialysis; use of sodium modeling in dialysis patients; and incorporating spirituality into hemodialysis care. For a free copy of Nephrology Nursing Journal visit www.annanurse.org and click on the journal cover icon. 

Events

American Nephrology Nurses’ Association 38th Annual National Symposium

April 22-25, 2007

Location: Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas TX

Contact: ANNA National Office; East Holly Avenue/Box 56; Pitman, NJ 08071-0056; Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; Fax 856-589-7463; e-mail: anna@ajj.com; Web site: www.annanurse.org.

National ESRD Education Week

August 6-10, 2007

ESRD Education Week is an ongoing campaign to educate state and federal lawmakers about end stage renal disease (ESRD), dialysis and the legislative issues facing the renal community. This award-winning initiative has helped to improve care for patients through key legislation. In 2006, ANNA members met with 79 lawmakers and/or their aides at facilities in 27 states. In addition, 16 lawmakers are planning visits later this year.

More information is available about ESRD Education Week on ANNA’s Web site, www.annanurse.org. ANNA has also published the “ESRD Briefing Book for State and Federal Policymakers” which is available for download on ANNA’s Web site under the Health Policy tab. 

National Nephrology Nurses Week

September 9-15, 2007

ANNA has designated the second full week in September each year as “National Nephrology Nurses Week.” Employers and others may take this opportunity to recognize and reward nephrology nurses for their work and dedication. Nephrology Nurses Week is also meant to spark interest in other nurses to discover the many career opportunities available in this exciting specialty. For more information about Nephrology Nurses Week, visit www.annanurse.org/NNW.

American Nephrology Nurses’ Association Fall Meeting for Nephrology Nurse Managers, Advanced Practice Nurses and Clinicians

October 20-22, 2007

Location: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA

Contact: ANNA National Office; East Holly Avenue/Box 56; Pitman, NJ 08071-0056; Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; Fax 856-589-7463; e-mail: anna@ajj.com; Web site: www.annanurse.org.

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ANNA is a professional nursing association with over 12,000 members. Its mission is to advance nephrology nursing practice and positively influence outcomes for patients with kidney disease processes requiring replacement therapies

through advocacy, scholarship and excellence.