A list of the abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2011 ANNA National Symposium appears below. Click on a title to access the full text of the abstract. The Experiences of Black American Living Kidney Donors (Adams-Leander, S.) Team Care in Preparing Patients with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease for Renal Replacement Therapy (Adkins, J,. et al.) Reducing Behavior-Based Missed Hemodialysis Treatments (Best, S., et al.) Cardiac Rehabilitation and its Role in the Care of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients (Byrne, G., et al.) Factors Affecting State Policies to Support Family Caregivers (Ceccarelli, C.) Impact of a Switch to Synchronised Once-monthly ESA Administration on Nurses’ Workplace Satisfaction (Chow, J., et al.) The Implementation of Assistant in Nursing Workforce in Haemodialysis Units (Chow, J., et al.) Reducing Hypoglycemic Episodes (Dildine, S.) Using the Electronic Medical Record for Improving Chronic Kidney Disease Awareness and Promote AV Fistulas as the Initial Hemodialysis Access: A Hospital Initiative (Dillard, C.) An Interdisciplinary Approach to Caring for the Dialysis Patient (Faber, J., et al.) The Peritoneal Dialysis Kit: How to Prevent an Emergency in the Emergency Room (Farina, J., et al.) Dialysis Modality Decision Making With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Research (Harwood, L., et al.) The Perpetual Novice - A Cultural Exploration of Vascular Access Cannulation Among Nurses in a Chronic Hemodialysis Unit (Harwood, L., et al.) Creating a Patient Care Buddy Program to Improve Outcomes (Hellebrand, A.) The Benefits of a Central Venous Catheter (CVC) to Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Catheter Conversion Program (Isambert, M., et al.) How to Tame a Dragon: Implementing a New Nursing Model in a Busy Hospital-Based Hemodialysis Unit to Improve Communication, Patient Care and Safety (Jensen, L., et al.) Bridging the Gap of Diabetes Knowledge in Hemodialysis Nurses (Lee-Yu, N.) Can Music Provide Pain Relief During Vascular Access Cannulation for Hemodialysis? (Luna, M., et al.) Stories of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD): Listening for the Un-say(able) (Makaroff, K.) Storying and Re-stor(y)ing End Stage Renal Disease (Makaroff, K., et al.) Preservation of the AV Fistula Using Buttonhole (BH) Cannulation (McNeil, P.) Improving Medication Access to Reduce Disparities by a Large Dialysis Provider (Milligan, T., et al.) Needs Assessment and Implementation for Providing Modality Options Education by a Large Dialysis Provider (Milligan, T., et al.) Haemodiafiltration Revisited (Moynahan, L., et al.) The Use of Narratives in Chronic Kidney Disease (Murphy, F.) Structural Empowerment, Psychological Empowerment, and Burnout in Registered Staff Nurses Working in Outpatient Dialysis Centers (O’Brien, J.) The Effects of a Formal Mentoring Program on Clinical Manager Retention (Palearas, A) A Collaborative Approach to the Transition of Adolescent Renal Transplant Recipients to Adult Care Providers (Palmer, J.) In-center Nocturnal Hemodialysis leads to Improved Serum Phosphorus (PO4) Levels (Provenzano, R., et al.) Single Dose Intravenous Ferric Carboxymaltose: Impact on a Nurse-Led Intravenous Iron Clinic for Patients with Non-Dialysis-Dependent Chronic Kidney Disease (Pugh-Clarke, K.) Algorithm for Pediatric Transplant Recipients Using the KDIGO Guidelines to Enhance Clinical Outcomes (Richards, C.) Camp BRIDGES and its Effect on Pediatric Renal Transplant Recipients and Their Families (Richards, C.) Intradialytic Hypertension: A Case Study of an Often Unrecognized and Overlooked Reaction to the Initiation of Hemodialysis (Rieth, R.) Motivational Interviewing in Dialysis Adherence Study (MIDAS) (Russell, C., et al.) Maximizing Patient Safety through Education & Visibility of Vascular Access Site for Hemodialysis Patients (Saibu, R., et al.) Symptomatic Hypotension, Venous Oximetry and Outpatient Hemodialysis (Smith, H.P.) Patient Safety and Hemodialysis Catheters (Tyksienski, C.) The Tragedy of Venous Needle Dislodgement: How to Minimize the Risks (Van Waeleghem, J.) *Abstracts appear in alphabetical order by presenter as submitted.