In the spirit of holiday gift giving, Acumen is keeping with tradition and designing a calendar that will be distributed to our customers and friends. Of course, we can’t take full credit for the design of our calendar, as we enlist our customers’ help and those with an eye for photography to submit photos to be featured. The calendar also includes dates of some of the industry’s most relevant educational, networking, and professional events for the upcoming year. These are the annual events where Acumen folks get to interact with our readers and customers alike.
We will hold off on sharing the fine photos in this forum, but we will take this opportunity to remind readers which events we plan to attend and hope you add them to your calendar as well.
If you are not an Acumen customer but would like to receive a calendar, please leave a comment below and we will reach out to you.
Renal Research Institute: 20th International Conference on Dialysis—Advances in Kidney Disease 2018
January 31- February 2, Lake Buena Vista, FL
This meeting consistently provides the most up-to-date presentation of new technology and therapeutics in the field of kidney disease and emphasizes current issues facing the renal community.
HIMSS18 Conference and Exhibition
March 5–9, Las Vegas, NV
The 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together 45,000+ professionals from around the world for five days of education, innovation, and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health IT. It brings you the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to solve your biggest health IT challenges—all at one time, all in one place. Choose from 300+ education sessions, 1,300+ vendors, hundreds of special programs, and endless networking events.
Annual Dialysis Conference
March 3–6, Orlando, FL
This conference convenes an international group of practitioners and researchers to discuss current developments in the field of dialysis. The conference is designed for health professionals involved in established dialysis programs, as well as those working in new and developing programs. Both researchers and clinicians will find sessions of interest to them. Extensive commercial exhibits give participants a chance to see for themselves what is new in PD and HD products and services.
Renal Physicians Association (RPA)
March 15–18, Hilton Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL
Experts from around the country will address the latest regulatory, legislative, business, quality, and clinical practice issues during this unique and valuable CME conference. This meeting has been designed for the entire renal health care team—physicians, advanced practitioners, and administrators..
National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinic Meeting
April 10–14, Austin, TX
SCM18 presents a unique opportunity for busy renal health care providers to learn new developments related to all aspects of nephrology. It is designed for kidney doctors in the private sector and academia, fellows and residents with a special interest in kidney disease, general internists, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and technicians, social workers, and renal and clinical dietitians.
2018 National Symposium (American Nephrology Nurses Association)
April 15–18, Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Learn, collaborate, and network with your nephrology nurse colleagues from across the nation and the world at the 2018 ANNA National Symposium.
Acumen Connect Users Conference 2018
August 8–10, location TBD
ANNA: Nephrology Nursing Practice, Management, & Leadership Conference
September 22–14, New Orleans, LA
Attend education and networking sessions, earn valuable continuing nursing education (CNE) and pharmacology credits, and participate in ANNA’s informative exhibit hall.
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) 2018 Annual Conference
September 30–October 3, Boston, MA
This is not a nephrology specific conference but is highly attended by medical practice executives, administrators, physicians, vendors, industry experts, and speakers. Pursue Continuing Education Credit, speak with vendors and peers to share your challenges, and discover new solutions to improve your organization.
The National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA) Annual Conference
October 17–20, Boston, MA
The NRAA’s Annual Conference, workshop and symposium is the largest gathering of renal healthcare leaders in the U.S., featuring education for professionals involved in all aspects of ESRD patient care and dialysis facilities.
American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week
October 23–28, San Diego, CA
This is the largest nephrology-specific meeting each year, consisting of people from all over the world. ASN hosts a scientific exposition, plenary sessions, education, and poster sessions.
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