FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEInformation: Janet D'Alesandro(856) 256-2422; firstname.lastname@example.org American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA)News & Events News ANNA Marks Successful Fall MeetingMore than 700 nurses attended the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) Fall Meeting for Nephrology Nurses, Managers, and Advanced Practice Nurses, October 9-11, 2010, in Las Vegas, NV. The meeting, held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, drew practitioners from a wide variety of nephrology areas. In addition to attending sessions on topics that ranged from clinical to administrative, the attendees networked at special events, earned continuing nursing education contact hours, and met with vendors in a packed exhibit hall. Conference highlights included an opening general session by nursing leader Connie Curran, EdD, RN, FAAN, who discussed the crucial importance of nurses getting to the decision-making tables to help steer health cares future. Another popular and timely session on bundling of payment practices was presented by Gary Inglese, Director of U.S. Healthcare Reimbursement at Baxter Healthcare. ANNA extends the benefit of attending the conference to attendees by offering free access to all recorded educational sessions (including live audio and slides) in ANNA's Online Library (www.annanurse.org/library). The sessions are also available to purchase for anyone unable to attend. More information about ANNAs conferences and events are available on the associations Web site, www.annanurse.org. Nephrology Nursing Journal Focuses on InfectionsThe September/October 2010 issue of Nephrology Nursing Journal contains 10 CNE articles that focus on vascular access infections. Articles include The Buttonhole Technique: Strategies to Reduce Infections, Infection Control 101, Preventing Infections in Hemodialysis Fistula and Graft Vascular Accesses, and much more. Visit the journal online at www.annanurse.org/journal. Events Fall 2010 Audio ConferenceNovember 2, 2010 (6:30 p.m. ET)November 9, 2010 (6:30 p.m. PT)Title: Common Gastrointestinal Complaints from Patients with CKDSpeakers: Clara Neyhart, BSN, RN, CNNContact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.annanurse.org Winter 2011 Audio ConferenceFebruary 15, 2011 (6:30 p.m. ET)February 22, 2011 (6:30 p.m. PT)Title: Inflammatory Gastrointestinal Disorders in Patients with CKDSpeakers: Jean Colaneri, ACNP-BC, CNNContact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.annanurse.org American Nephrology Nurses Association 42nd National SymposiumMarch 27-30, 2011Location: Sheraton Boston & Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MAContact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.annanurse.org ### ANNA is a professional nursing association with over 12,000 members. Its mission is to promote excellence by advancing nephrology nursing practice and positively influence outcomes for individuals with kidney disease.