Sponsored by the New Mexico Kidney Foundation and the Nuevo Mexico chapter of the American Nephrology Nursing Association

15th Annual Southwest Nephrology Symposium

Date: 2/25/23

In Person Location:
9577 Osuna Rd NE Ste M2
Albuquerque NM

Virtual Attendance: Select option on registration to attend virtually

All proceeds to benefit the New Mexico Kidney Foundation

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Until February 2023

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Your $40 registration fee will be used for the NM Kidney Foundation’s patient  assistance program.


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

7:15 Registration & Small Breakfast

7:30 am  Exhibit  & Silent Auction

7:40  Memorial Service




7:45 am

Why is Dental Care Important – renal conference

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

8:45 am

Ethical Issues In Nephrology

Dr. Dale Erickson & Dr. Dhondup Tashi

9:45 am


9:55 am

Transplant-Who Qualifies and Workup Process

Dr. Shelly Wilson

10:55 am

Pig Kidney Transplant-The story of the transplant. What is next for the future? 

Dr. Robert Montgomery MD, PhD

Non CE Lunch

11:55 am 

12:35 pm

Non Accredited Program-Home Hemodialysis Patient Advocate Representing Nx Stage

1:05 pm

Non Accredited Program- Home Hemodialysis Patient Advocate Representing Nx Stage

1:05 pm 

Ultrasound AV Access Cannulation

Vascular PresentationVascular USG – final

Liza Lucero CNP

2:05 pm

Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Livestyle

Chef Duane Sunwold

3: 05 / 3:15



MRSA Bacteremia- Why is i such a Problem & How to Manage in Dialysis

Presentation: MRSA-SWsymposium2023


Dr. Kumar

4:15 pm

Phosphorous Jeopardy

Richard Herrera, CNP & Stephen Samoei, CNP

5:00 PM

Closing Comments

Evaluation, CE Credits Certificate will be mailed or emailed. For any questions regarding your certificate please contact: symposium@nmkidney.org

Media Gallery

Highlights of our last Symposium

Important Information

Disclosures for the 15th 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   Liza Lucero  ( Renal Medicine Associates)
  • CNP Ashleigh Candeleria 
  • DNP   Lan Nguyen ( UNM nephrology section  and  Renal Medicine Associates)
  • DNP   Stephanie Mahooty ( Renal Medicine Associates)
  • NP   Nicole Pacheco  ( Renal Medicine Associates)
  • CNP Richard Herrer, 
  • CNP Stephen Samoei
  • CNP Patty Crosby
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