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Interdisciplinary Nephrology Conference

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 W 22nd St.
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

Monday, October 30, 2017

The 18th Annual Interdisciplinary Nephrology Conference is hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois in partnership with the Illinois Council of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians (ICNNT), the Illinois Council on Renal Nutrition (ICRN) and the Illinois Council of Nephrology Social Workers (ICNSW).

This event offers an opportunity for all renal professionals to attend a variety of comprehensive workshops, network, and visit with corporate exhibitors. The annual meetings of the councils are also held during the conference.

Additionally, CEUs will be provided for all attendees in each discipline.

The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is to improve the health and well-being of people at risk for or affected by kidney disease through prevention, education and empowerment. If you are interested in getting more involved with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, or if you would like more information on our various professional, patient and fundraising events, please call (312) 321-1500.

Thank you for your dedication to the prevention and treatment of kidney disease!

To see photos from last year's event, visit our Flickr Page.

For more information, please contact Megan Craig at or (312) 321-1500.

Event Details

Monday, October 30, 2017
8:00 am: Registration, Exhibits, Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 3:30 pm: Conference

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Early Registration: $65 (price option available through September 28)
Late Registration: $85 (price option available September 29 through October 21)
Last-Minute and On-site Registration: $100 (pending availability)

CEUs will be provided for all attendees in each discipline. 


8:00 - 8:30 am  Exhibits, Continental Breakfast, Registration

8:30 - 8:45 am  Welcome

General Sessions: Salons A-D

8:45 - 9:45 am   Care from All Sides: Perspectives from a Patient & Provider Tammy Poma

9:45 -10:45 am  Secondary Hyperparathyroidism and Its Effect on Bone Mineral Disease Dr. Jose Arruda

10:45 - 11:00 am  Break & Visit Exhibitors

11:00 - 12:00 pm  Conditions for Coverage Updates Sheri Floramo Korbet

12:00 – 12:15 pm Break & Visit Exhibitors

12:15 - 1:20 pm  Lunch and Council Business Meetings

Lunch & Business Meeting Room Assignments:
Salon A: ICNNT – Nurses & Technicians
Salon BCD: ICRN – Dietitians
La Grange: ICNSW – Social Workers
Lombard: Speakers, Exhibitors, Staff & Volunteers

1:20 – 1:30 pm  Break & Visit Exhibitors

Interdisciplinary Breakout Sessions: ICNNT – Nurses & Technicians
Salon A

1:30 - 2:30 pm  Association of Niacin on Phosphate Control in Advanced-Stage CKD Patients Dr. Nicholas Burge

2:30 - 3:30 pm  Infection Control Maureen Bolon

Salon BCD – ICRN – Dietitians

1:30 - 2:30 pm  Successfully Changing Patients’ Behavior Laura Koller, MS, MSEd, RD, LDN, CDE

2:30 - 3:30 pm  Association of Niacin on Phosphate Control in Advanced-Stage CKD Patients Dr. Nicholas Burge

LaGrange Room – ICNSW – Social Workers

1:30 - 2:30 pm  Self-Care for the Social Worker Lorette Lavine, LCSW

2:30 - 3:30 pm  Illegal Coping Methods: Substance Abuse in ESRD Patients Daniel O’Brien, LCSW


Gold Sponsors



Advocate Christ Medical Center


DirectMed Health Services

Fresenius Kidney Care

Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharmaceuticals

Hillstad Dialyvite Pharmaceuticals

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.


Northwestern Medicine

Pentec Health, Inc.


Rush University Medical Center



UI Health | UIC Transplant

UW Health Transplant Program


This program is made possible each year through input and support from many generous sponsors and exhibitors. For more information on available opportunities, please contact Megan Craig at or (312) 321-1500.

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