Professional Workshop Information

Oct. 4th: Tulsa, OK
Embassy Suites Hotel
3332 South 79th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74145
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Oct. 25th: Kenner, LA
Pontchartrain Convention Center
4545 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70065
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For hotel arrangements, contact Hotel Kenner

Nov. 15th: Little Rock, AR
Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center
3201 Bankhead Drive,
Little Rock, AR 72206
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Susan Cronin, MSN, RN
Southern Horizons
Brentwood, TN
Ray Dantes, MD
CDC -Atlanta, GA (LA meeting)
Linda Duval, BSN, RN
ESRD Network 13
Krissye Eskew
Little Rock, AR
Dennis Fontenont
Kenner, LA
Darrell Foster
Tulsa, OK
Amber Harper, MSW, LCSW
ESRD Network 13
Alexander Kallen, MD, MPH
CDC -Atlanta, GA (AR meeting)
Matt Wise, PHD
CDC -Atlanta, GA (OK meeting)
Sandra Woodruff, MPSH
ESRD Network 13


This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Meeting Objectives:

  • Identify clinical issues related to the care of ESRD Patients
  • Expand your current knowledge base in improving quality of care for ESRD patients
  • Identify strategies to improve ESRD patient outcomes, including patients experience of care

Target Audience:
The 2012 Professional Mentoring Workshops are open to all members of the ESRD Community: dialysis and transplant facility administrators, dietitians, nurses, patients, pharmacists, physicians, social workers, surveyors, technicians and other interested health care professionals.

Continuing Education Credits

5.75 Continuing eduction credits are available for Nurses and Patient Care Technicians through the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association.

Technicians can submit the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association certificate of participation to NANT, Bonent, and the National Nephrology Certification Commission (NNCC) for reciprocal credit.

This program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for Continuing Professional Education Credits.

Approved Continuing Education Provider 2012: Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers


Tulsa, OK – Kenner, LA – Little Rock, AR

7:00 Coffee, Registration, and Exhibits
8:00 Welcome! Network 13 Update, Patient Speaker Introductions Sandra Woodruff, MSPH
Executive Director, ESRD Network 13
8:40 A Patient’s Perspective Tulsa: Darrel Foster
Kenner: Krissye Eskew
Little Rock: Dennis Fontenot
9:00 Update on Infection Control Indicators in Network 13 Linda Duval, RN, BSN
Quality Improvement Director, ESRD Network 13
9:45 Refreshment Break / Exhibitors
10:00 CDC Keynote Tulsa: Matt Wise, PhD
Kenner: Ray Dantes, MD
Little Rock: Alexander Kallen, MD, MPH
11:30 Lunch and Network Council Meeting
12:45 Breakout Session 1
Vitamin D: Dual Pathways
Susan Cronin, RN, MS,
Director of Clinical Services, Southern Horizons
Breakout Session 2
Amber Harper, MSW, LCS
Patient Service/Outreach Director, ESRD Network 13
2:10 Afternoon BREAK
2:25 Compassion Fatigue Amber Harper, MSW, LCS
Patient Service/Outreach Director, ESRD Network 13
3:25 Q&A/Discussion
3:30 Closing/Evaluations


Please register online! Cost is $40 to pre-register, and $45 for late or
on-site registration.



Little Rock:

Early bird deadline is 10 days prior to the workshop date.

Additional Information

Payment, Cancelation and No-Show Policies: Your payment ($40 per attendee up to 10 days prior to your session and $45 thereafter) covers the administrative costs associated with applying for continuing educational credits, and your luncheon. Fees are non-refundable after the due date. Substitutions are welcome.

Suggested Attire: Business casual and comfortable shoes are recommended. Meting space environments vary. ESRD Network 13 has no control over meeting room space temperature.

Photographs: ESRD Network 13 occasionally uses photographs of participants in its newsletter or on its website. Your confirmed attendance gives the Network permission to publish and utilize photos that are obtained during the Educational Workshops.