NKF of Indiana presents The 26th Annual Stuart A. Kleit Symposium
November 10, 2017

The Montage
8580 Allison Pointe Blvd
Indianapolis, IN

7:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits Open
8:00 Opening Comments:
Michael Kraus, MD
8:15 Keeping Patients Alive: The Heart of the Matter
Michael Kraus, MD
9:00 Hearing Loss as a Public Health Concern: Considerations for Practice
Nicholas Reed, AuD
10:00 Break
10:15 Why is Hep C Hip?
Melissa Anderson, PhD
11:00 An Update on Kidney Transplant
Tim Taber, MD
12:00 Lunch
1:00 A Patient’s Journey
Curtis Warfield
1:30 ESCO: Putting Your Money on Quality
2:15 Telehealth: Going to the Patient for Care
Becky Sanders
3:00 Break
3:15 Why Can’t We Be Friends? Ethical Issues with Social Media in Health Care
Nanette Elster, J.D., M.P.H.
4:45 CEU/Evaluations/Dismissal
5:00 Dismissal


This one-day multi-disciplinary seminar will enhance understanding of advances in care of the chronic kidney disease patient and provide information to nephrology professionals. Attendees will be able to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the ESRD patient, transplant recipients, caregivers and the professionals providing that care.


At the conclusion of this seminar, participants should be able to:

● Discuss the management of Hepatitis C in patients with ESRD
● Describe the rationale and challenges of bringing telehealth to kidney patients
● Outline the strengths and weaknesses of the ESRD Seamless Care Organization Model
● Describe the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in CKD patients
● Describe the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive decline among kidney patients
● Review the possibilities and challenges for kidney transplant recipients and donors
● Summarize the ethical issues surrounding healthcare professionals using social media

This activity has been submitted to the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) for approval to award contact hours. The ANNA is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Indiana Council of Nephrology Social Workers, National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists, and American Dietetics Association continuing education units are available.
To receive continuing education credits, symposium participants must attend the full session. For further information, contact the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana at 800-382-9971.

In accordance with the standards for Commercial Support, education programs sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, Inc. (NKFI) must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in a NKFI sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacture(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

While offering continuing education hours noted above, this activity is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field. 

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshments, lunch and CEUs

Early Bird Registration: (postmarked by October 15, 2017): $95

Late Registration: (postmarked after October 15, 2017): $115

Cancellation Policy
No refunds will be made for registrant cancellations. If the program is cancelled, registrants will be notified and fees refunded in full.

Checks should be made payable to the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, Inc., Attn: Kleit Symposium; 911 East 86th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

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