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NRAA Announces Physician Panel for Medical Director Workshop & Nephrology Symposium

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PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NRAA, the resource and voice for independent, regional and community based dialysis providers, introduces the physician-led panel for the Medical Director Workshop & Nephrology Symposium at the 2013 NRAA Annual Conference, in joint sponsorship with the Cleveland Clinic, on September 25, 2013, in Seattle, WA.


The NRAA has gathered expert speakers to offer a Physicians' Track for Dialysis providers. This unique opportunity brings colleagues and industry experts together to discuss improving patient care, USRDS trends and key findings, and an open forum for providers to share best practices.

Allan Collins, MD, FACP will give an overview of CMO symposium and lead a discussion about the problem from the USRDS perspective. Richard Glassock, MD will advise about when to start and what not to do, in addition to sharing recommendations on volume management.

Diane Wish will address how to decrease hospitalization rates.  Brigitte Schiller, MD, FACP, FASN will co-present with Doug Johnson, MD on how to increase PD among ESRD patients and discuss nutritional supplements and sodium management with Raymond Hakim, MD.

Leanna B. Tyshler, MD and Doug Johnson, MD plan to address CKD Education, followed by a discussion on Urgent Start Peritoneal Dialysis with Steven Guest, MD and Leanna B. Tyshler, MD.

These nephrology experts will provide a platform to discuss what the future holds for the treatment of kidney disease.  This workshop is a must for all medical directors who aim to improve dialysis organizations.

About the NRAA 2013 Annual Conference 
Offering an unparalleled opportunity to interact with dialysis professionals from around the country, the meeting is open to members and non-members. Comprised of three days of extensive learning and networking for the renal community, attendees have a choice of a concurrent Medical Director Pre-Conference Workshop and Nephrology Symposium as well as a wide range of leading session topics. NRAA meeting attendees can earn continuing education contact hours. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider Number 10584. CMEs are provided by Cleveland Clinic. For more information, go to

About NRAA 
NRAA is a voluntary organization representing dialysis providers throughout the United States. Our membership is primarily community based small dialysis organizations (SDOs) and medium sized dialysis organizations (MDOs), both for-profit and non-profit providers serving patients in urban, rural and suburban areas in both free-standing and hospital-based facilities. For more information, go to

Media Contact
Katrina Russell, NRAA President 
(215) 320-4655

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