Sponsored by the New Mexico Kidney Foundation

14th Annual Southwest Nephrology Symposium

Crowne Plaza,
New Mexico

All proceeds to benefit the New Mexico Kidney Foundation

View the Virtual Symposium
Until February 2023

You can make a difference

Assist New Mexico's Renal Patients

Your $40 registration fee will be used for the NM Kidney Foundation’s Dental Scholarship Program. This patient assistant program is designed to assist renal patients that are in need of dental clearance in order to complete their renal transplant workup.

The scholarship program is offered to any New Mexico patient pursuing a kidney transplants.

**All proceeds benefit the New Mexico Kidney Foundation**

Please Register For This Event Today. You can register on line or mail in your registration form. Any questions or assistance please email:
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14th Annual Southwest Nephrology Symposium


 Exhibit Hall


Dental Care

Christine Cogile, DNP, UNM School of Nursing and  Dental Medicine


The Evaluation and Management of Diarrhea, Constipation and Nausea in Renal Patients 

Chris Oberg, CNP, Albuquerque Nephrology Associates


Food Care in Dialysis Patients

Stephanie Parks, DPM, Bosque Foot and Ankle





Grand Rounds- Home Therapy PD update and home Hemodialysis 

Michael Krause, MD, Fresenius Medical Center


Non-CE Lunch

Sponsored by Astra Zeneca on Lokemia

Speaker tBA


Blood Pressure Management in Dialysis 

Darren Schmidt, MD, UNM Dept of Nephrology


Dialysis Patients with Psychiatric Issues

Mary Anne Chavez, CNP, UNM Dept of Psychiatry




Transplant Update

Ravi Thimmesetty, MD, Renal Medicine Association


End of Life Care: Palliative vs Hospice Specific to Renal Patient

Jen DeGraaw, MD Presbyterian Palliative Care


Evaluation, CE Credits Awarded

Closing Comments, and Silent

Auction Winners Announced

Media Gallery

Highlights of our last Symposium

Important Information

Disclosures for the 14th Annual Nephrology Symposium

The New Mexico Kidney Foundation acknowledges the support of  the Chronic Disease Prevention Council:  Prepared CE for SW, CHW; This activity has been submitted to the New Mexico Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The New Mexico Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. CE has also been submitted for Social Workers, Community Health Workers and Dietitians.   

Attendees must register, sign in and attend the entire conference, and submit evaluation to be awarded continuing education credits.  There will be no partially awarded CEs.  The certificate will be available at the end of the symposium only after the evaluation is received. 

The Learning Outcome: The learner is expected to relate or apply new ideas into their work setting to help solve a patient or work setting problem; by using knowledge gained from this symposium.  

Nephrology Symposium

Organization Committee

  • DNP Beth Evans ( Renal Medicine Associates)
  • DNP Leslie Dork  ( Renal Medicine Associates)
  • NP   Alicia Bruno  ( Renal Medicine Associates)
  • NP   Liza Lucero  ( Renal Medicine Associates)
  • NP   Lan Nguyen ( UNM nephrology section  and  Renal Medicine Associates)
  • NP   Stephanie Mahooty ( Renal Medicine Associates)
  • NP   Nicole Pacheco  ( Renal Medicine Associates)
  • PA   Sandra Geubelle ( Renal Medicine Associates)

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