FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Linda Alexander 856-256-2300, ext. 2411 firstname.lastname@example.org American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) News & Events News Nephrology Nurses Will Advocate for Patients During Kidney Disease Awareness and Education Week in August ANNA members will educate legislators during the associations annual Kidney Disease Awareness and Education (KDAE) Week, August 9-13, 2010. Through this ongoing, award-winning campaign, nephrology nurses host special visits for lawmakers and their aides at dialysis facilities, chronic kidney disease (CKD) education programs, vascular access programs and transplant centers. During the visits, the legislators learn about kidney disease, treatment options and legislative issues facing the renal community. While visits occur throughout the year, KDAE Week serves as a focus week. More information about KDAE Week can be found on ANNAs Web site. To supplement the tours, nurses share ANNAs "End Stage Renal Disease Briefing Book for State and Federal Policymakers: A Guide to Kidney Disease Awareness and Education, a booklet that presents the basics of end stage renal disease (ESRD) in lay terms, including details about underlying conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, incidence and treatment costs. ANNA has also developed fact sheets on nursing workforce issues, biomedical research funding, kidney disease incidence by state, and other health policy-related topics. Download fact sheets in the Health Policy section on ANNAs Web site. ANNA 2010 National Symposium Sessions Now Available in Online Library Education sessions from ANNAs 2010 National Symposium are now available in ANNAs Online Library. Users are able to access live recordings and accompanying presentation materials for approved education sessions from ANNAs 2010 Symposium, as well as earn continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours from more than 80 available sessions. Those who attended the Symposium have free access to sessions, and those who missed the symposium may purchase access to the meeting presentations in the Online Library and earn CNE credit. Packages are available for access to individual sessions, the preconference workshops or the entire symposium. Visit ANNAs Online Library at www.prolibraries.com/anna. Listen to Nephrology Nursing Journal Articles On the Go For nephrology nurses who need a convenient way to earn continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours, ANNA now offers select Nephrology Nursing Journal articles as downloadable MP3 recordings from ANNA's Online Library. Featured articles include: Patient Questions About Transplantation: A Resource Guide Understanding Diabetes Mellitus and Kidney Disease The Development of Kidney Transplant Nursing Understanding Malpractice - A Guide for Nephrology Nurses Articles may be accessed in ANNA's Online Library. After users listen to the article MP3, they may return to the Online Library to complete the evaluation form and earn CNE credit (processing fees apply). ANNA also offers MP3 recordings from its National Symposia and Fall Meetings for purchase in the Online Library. Visit ANNAs Online Library at www.prolibraries.com/anna. Events National Nephrology Nurses WeekSeptember 12-18, 2010 ANNA has designated the second full week in September each year as National Nephrology Nurses Week. Employers and others may take this opportunity to recognize and reward nephrology nurses for their work and dedication. Nephrology Nurses Week is also meant to spark interest in other nurses to discover the many career opportunities available in this exciting specialty. For more information, visit www.annanurse.org/NNW. American Nephrology Nurses Association Fall Meeting for Nephrology Nurses, Managers, and Advanced Practice NursesOctober 9-11, 2010Location: Paris Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, NVRegistration: Online registration is available on ANNAs Web site.Contact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.annanurse.org. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.