FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Information: Janet D'Alesandro (856) 256-2422; email@example.com 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 2012Date: August 6-12, 2012Location: NationwideFull information: Kidney Disease Awareness and Education (KDAE) WeekContact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: www.annanurse.org Nephrology Nurses WeekDate: September 9-15, 2012Location: NationwideFull information: Nephrology Nurses WeekContact: 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, 2012Location: Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, ILFull information: ANNA Fall Meeting 2012Contact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: www.annanurse.org ANNA 43rd National SymposiumDate: April 21-24, 2013Location: Rio All-Suite Hotel, Las Vegas, NVFull information: ANNA 44th National SymposiumContact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: www.annanurse.org ### 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.