7/6/12 - American Nephrology Nurses' Association News & Events

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American Nephrology Nurses' Association
News and Events

News

Legislators to Tour Facilities, Learn Challenges of Kidney Disease
Kidney disease rates have been climbing for decades in America. To educate lawmakers and help them make informed health policy decisions, the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) will once again host Kidney Disease Awareness and Education (KDAE) Week, August 6-12, 2012. During KDAE Week, ANNA members invite legislators and their staff members to dialysis facilities across the country. The nurses give tours, describe treatments, patient issues, and key legislative topics. The lawmakers also speak directly with patients. The event has garnered awards and national attention for spotlighting this widespread disease and increasing understanding.

Read more about ANNA’s Health Policy Agenda and Activities

Weeklong Event Spotlights Heroism of Nephrology Nurses
Honoring nephrology nurses, highly skilled caregivers who save lives every day, is the focus of Nephrology Nurses Week, which will be celebrated this year September 9-15, 2012. The American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) sponsors the national event to give employers, patients, and others the opportunity to thank nephrology nurses for their dedication and to spark interest in other nurses about this diverse nursing specialty.

Events

Kidney Disease Awareness and Education Week 2012
Date: August 6-12, 2012
Location: Nationwide
Full information: Kidney Disease Awareness and Education (KDAE) Week
Contact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: www.annanurse.org

Nephrology Nurses Week
Date: September 9-15, 2012
Location: Nationwide
Full information: Nephrology Nurses Week
Contact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: www.annanurse.org

ANNA Fall Meeting for Nephrology Nurses, Managers, and Advanced Practice NursesDate:
September 28-30, 2012
Location: Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL
Full information: ANNA Fall Meeting 2012
Contact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: www.annanurse.org

ANNA 43rd National Symposium
Date: April 21-24, 2013
Location: Rio All-Suite Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Full information: ANNA 44th National Symposium
Contact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: www.annanurse.org

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ANNA is a professional nursing association with over 10,000 members. Its mission is to promote excellence by advancing nephrology nursing practice and positively influence outcomes for individuals with kidney disease.