8/1/11 - American Nephrology Nurses' Association News & Events

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Information: Janet D'Alesandro
(856) 256-2422; janetd@ajj.com

American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) 
News & Events

News

Kidney Disease Campaign Aims to Educate Legislators in August
ANNA members will host lawmakers across the United States during Kidney Disease Awareness and Education (KDAE) Week 2011, August 8-12. While increasing awareness of the disease is a year-round initiative for ANNA, activities intensify during KDAE Week when the legislators and their staff members visit facilities and speak with nurses and patients. During the visits, ANNA members give tours and describe the disease, treatments, patients’ issues, and key legislative topics.

ANNA Joins ‘Partnership for Patients’ Initiative
ANNA has joined the Partnership for Patients campaign which was launched recently to improve many facets of the health care system, including patient safety and health care quality and cost. The campaign brings together professional organizations like ANNA, hospitals, doctors, government representatives and representatives from other sectors to achieve goals that will ultimately foster better care.

Symposium Sessions Offered Online to Everyone
Educational sessions from ANNA’s 42nd National Symposium are available in ANNA's Online Library. Visitors can access live recordings, presentation materials, and earn continuing nursing education (CNE) credits. Those who attended the symposium have free access; those who did not may purchase individual sessions or the entire symposium. Visit library

Events

Kidney Disease Awareness and Education Week 2011
Date: August 8-12, 2011
Location: Nationwide
Full information: Kidney Disease Awareness and Education Week 2011
Contact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: anna@ajj.com
Web site: www.annanurse.org

Nephrology Nurses Week
Date: September 11-17, 2011
Location: Nationwide
Full information: Nephrology Nurses Week 2011
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 24-26, 2011
Location: Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Full information: ANNA Fall Meeting 2011
Contact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: anna@ajj.com
Web site: www.annanurse.org

ANNA 43rd National Symposium
Date: April 29-May 2, 2012
Location: Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando, Florida
Full information: ANNA 43rd National Symposium
Contact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: anna@ajj.com
Web site: www.annanurse.org

Fall 2011 Webinars
Topic: The Tsunami of Diabetes
Dates: November 1, 2011, 6:30 pm ET; and November 8, 2011, 6:30 pm PT
Presenter: Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, CNN-NP
Full information: Upcoming Webinars
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 11,000 members. Its mission is to advance nephrology nursing practice and positively influence outcomes for individuals with kidney disease through advocacy, scholarship, and excellence.