7/17/13 - American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) News and Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Janet D'Alesandro
janetd@ajj.com; 856-256-2422

News
ANNA Members to Educate U.S. Lawmakers About Kidney Disease

With more people than ever suffering from kidney disease and proposed cuts for treatments looming, this may be one of the most important years in history for legislators to understand what is at stake. To help educate lawmakers, the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) is once again hosting Kidney Disease Awareness and Education (KDAE) Week, August 5-9, 2013.

This national event, which has won awards for its far-reaching impact, includes tours of facilities by ANNA members who speak with the policymakers about treatments, pending legislation, and other issues that directly affect their constituents.

Read more about KDAE Week

Nephrology Nurses Week

Nephrology nurses are dedicated heroes to patients suffering from kidney disease, so the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) earmarks the second full week in September every year to honor them. This year, Nephrology Nurses Week will be celebrated September 8-14, 2013, to applaud the nurses for their contributions to the specialty and to patient care.

According to ANNA President Norma Gomez, MSN, MBA, RN, CNN, the 2013 theme "Nephrology Nurses Take Action,” highlights the way nephrology nurses put their vision, knowledge, and skills into action to improve patient outcomes.

Read more about Nephrology Nurses Week

Events
Kidney Disease Awareness and Education Week 2013

Date: August 5-9, 2013
Location: Nationwide
Full information: Kidney Disease Awareness and Education (KDAE) Week
Contact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: anna@ajj.com
Web site: www.annanurse.org

Nephrology Nurses Week 2013

Date: September 8-14, 2013
Location: Nationwide
Full information: Nephrology Nurses Week
Contact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: anna@ajj.com
Web site: www.annanurse.org

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

Date: September 20-22, 2013
Location: Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA
Full information: ANNA Fall Meeting 2013
Contact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: anna@ajj.com
Web site: www.annanurse.org

ANNA 45th National Symposium

Date: April 13-16, 2014
Location: Hilton Anaheim Hotel & Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
Full information: ANNA 45th National Symposium
Contact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: anna@ajj.com
Web site: www.annanurse.org

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ANNA is a professional nursing association with over 10,000 members. ANNA promotes excellence in and appreciation of nephrology nursing so we can make a positive difference for people with kidney disease.