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Nephrology Social Worker Program Highlights

This Program has been engineered to provide a wide-ranging curriculum that addresses the complex and multi-layered nature and mechanics of contemporary, ever-evolving professional Nephrology Social Work by offering attendees sessions that develop the craft and prowess of those who serve in direct patient care, in leadership and administration, as well as in research and policy. 

Implicit and recurring concepts across the 2016 Program content include Updated Guidelines, Caseload Management, and The Power of Data.

Full Program 

Click here to download the full social worker program.

Pre-conference Courses - Wednesday, April 27

Select a course below to view the course description, agenda, and speakers:

Workshop - Friday, April 29, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Guided Tour of the Exhibit Hall Research Posters - SOLD OUT
Presenters: Teri Browne PhD, MSW, NSW-C, and Joseph Merighi, PhD, MSW
Workshop Description: An experiential, hand-on tour of abstracts featuring psychosocial content. What makes for a good poster? How do you identify key findings? Veteran instructors will help participants hone skills in assessing, and digesting (and building!) posters.

Separate registration required. Complimentary, but participation is limited, so register early. 


Continuing Education Information

The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers, provider #1014, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 1.800.225.6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers maintains responsibility for the program.

National Kidney Foundation SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0064.

Social Workers will receive 35.5* continuing education clock hours for participating in this activity.

Conference registrants are responsible for making sure their state accepts the ASWB ACE provider as sufficient for CEUs, or if they need to do anything additional to independently receive state CEUs.

Note: Acquiring 35.5* continuing education clock hours requires continuous participation from Thursday morning through Sunday morning. Many participants opt for periodic breaks, which make their continuing education clock hours somewhat less. Additional continuing education clock hours are provided for courses requiring separate registration.