A list of the abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2013 National Symposium appears below. Click on a title to access the full text of the abstract. Special Nursing Needs for Patients with HeRO Grafts (R. Allen & E. Ladenheim) Bridging the Gap from Evidence to Practice Blood Transfusion During Hemodialysis: An Evidence-Based Procedure (D. Ashton & M. Jaime) Venous Needle Dislodgement in Hemodialysis (B. Axley, J. Speranze-Reid, & H. Williams) Updated Safety Results from EXIST-2 (J. Bissler et al.) Everolimus, an Oral mTOR Inhibitor, for the Treatment of Renal Angiomyolipoma (AML) Associated With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) or Sporadic Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (sLAM): Adverse Event (AE) Management Strategies (E.J. Coombs et al.) Dose Alterations and Hemoglobin Control in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients on Dialysis (S. Doss-McQuitty, H. Tang, S. Tong, N. Oestreicher, A. Yang, & B. Spinowitz) Time to Initial Peginesatide Dose Stability in Hemodialysis Patients (S. Doss-McQuitty, W. Wang, S. Tong, A. Yang, N. Oestreicher, & B. Schiller) Helpless to Self Reliance: A Pediatric Dialysis Patient's Story (D. Eisele, C. Boucher, L. Alber, & S. Indilicato) Spirituality and its Effect on Quality of Life: the Lived Experience of ESRD Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis (S. Estabillo, D. Crummy, & B. Taylor) Transition: Critical Care Nurse to Dialysis Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit (L. Ford & E. Santa-Teresa) Hemoglobin Trends in Incident End-Stage Renal Disease Patients from 2008-2012 (I. Goykhman, J. Weldon, S. Sibbel, R.S. Brown, A. Nissenson, & M. Krishnan) Extracellular Volume Control In Dialysis Patients To Reduce Hospitalizations (I. Goykhman et al.) Hypertension in Haitian Immigrants Living in the Dominican Republic: An Investigation of Rural Sugar Cane Communities (T. Kear) Implementation of Electrolytically-Produced Sodium Hypochlorite Protocol Improved Peritonitis Rates (T. Milligan & J. Moran) Decreasing Peritonitis Rate in Peritoneal Dialysis Results in Lower Mortality and Technique Failure (T. Milligan, J. Moran, & P. Cha) Successful Development of a Hospital-based Apheresis Program Utilizing Hemodialysis Nurses (O. Moses, N. Cole, & S. Rifkin) Step-Wise Approach to the Development and Implementation of a Vascular Access (VA) Plan (L. Poole & D.S. Parikh) Effectiveness Testing of Patient Educational Materials (A. Ramirez) A Nurse-Led Telephonic Self-Management Program: Quality of Life, Prevalence and Severity of Commonly Reported Symptoms and Readmissions among Adult Patients Newly Diagnosed with ESRD and on Hemodialysis (C. Rape, L. Morgan, C. Bartlett, & T. Deaton) Camp BRIDGES and its Effect on Pediatric Renal Transplant Recipients and Their Families (C. Richards) Infection prevention education in Middle-Africa: A challenging project (M. Roden, N. Van Paesschen, & C. Tielemans) Living on Dialysis-Quality of life and Clinical Variables of Patients on Hemodialysis and Hemodiafiltration (S. Sivaji) RN Staffing and Workload, Dialysis Work Environment, Processes of Nursing Care and Patient Safety Culture in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities (C. Thomas-Hawkin & L. Flynn) Patient Safety Culture and Nurse-Reported Adverse Patient Events in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities (C. Thomas-Hawkin & L. Flynn) Optimizing Blood Flow Rate in Hemodialysis Catheters: Heparin vs 4% Na Citrate (S. Thompson) 2012 Nephrology AP Salary and Benefits Survey (B. Weis) *Abstracts appear in alphabetical order by presenter as submitted.