The Dialysis Journey

Dialysis Journey - Learning Together wording with partial image of person receiving treatment

THE DIALYSIS JOURNEY-Learning Together
Thursday, October 26, 2017
2:00pm – 8:00pm

Hampton Inn & Suites
8201 W. Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI
Parking and Driving Directions

The National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin is proud to partner with the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery to bring dialysis patients, family members AND dialysis unit staff together.

This FREE event is intended to get YOU more involved.

REGISTER

  • Online
  • Mail:  Download the brochure for the registration form
  • Phone:  414-897-8669

DIALYSIS PATIENT

Learn how to:
take care of your access to  get the best dialysis
tell caregivers how to help you
deal with the up’s and down’s of being on dialysis

FAMILY MEMBER

Learn how to:
get insurance questions answered
find new caregiving and dialysis resources
support your loved one

 

Schedule

2:00pm Registration and Resource Exhibits

2:30pm WELCOME

Allan Roza, MD, Professor, Division of Transplant Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin

Cindy Huber, Chief Executive Officer, National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin

2:45–3:30pm THE WORLD OF DIALYSIS IS CHANGING

Bryan Becker, MD, MMM, FACP, CPE, Vice President of Integrated Care, DaVita, Inc.

3:30–3:45pm Break – Resource Exhibits

3:45–4:30pm DIALYSIS CAN BE DIFFICULT: LET’S TALK ABOUT IT TOGETHER

Jenessa Price, PhD, Division of Transplant Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin

4:30-4:45pm Break – Resource Exhibits

4:45–5:30pm SPEAKING UP DOES NOT MAKE ME ‘DIFFICULT’

Panel of Milwaukee-area dialysis patients

5:30–6:30pm DINNER – RESOURCE EXHIBITS

6:30–7:15pm THE HEMODIALYSIS ACCESS ROUNDTABLE

Why Doesn’t the Access Last Forever?
Allan Roza, MD, Professor, Division of Transplant Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin

What is Interventional Radiology and What Do We Do?
 Deepak Sharma, MD, Midwest Nephrology Associates

Home Hemodialysis – Self Cannulation
Lisa Kalashian, RN, BSN, Home Therapies RN 

Nephrologist’s Perspective
Ahmed Malik, MD, MPHIL, FASN, Milwaukee Nephrologists

7:15–7:45pm THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

Lisa Hare, Manager, Performance Excellence Support Services, Froedtert Health

8:00 pm Adjourn

 

Parking and Driving Directions

PARKING

Free street level parking is available next to the hotel. The conference center entrance faces the parking lot. Handicapped parking is next to the conference center entrance.

DIRECTIONS

FROM THE WEST (MADISON):
Take I-94 E, take EXIT 306 (S 84th Street), turn right onto S. 84th Street to Greenfield Avenue, turn left onto WI-59/W Greenfield Avenue. Property is on the right 0.1 miles past S 84th St.

FROM THE EAST (DOWNTOWN):
Merge onto I-94 W, Take EXIT 306 (S 84th Street), turn left onto S. 84th Street to Greenfield Avenue, turn left onto WI-59/W Greenfield Avenue. Property is on the right 0.1 miles past S 84th St.

FROM THE NORTH (FOND DU LAC):
Take US 41/45 S to EXIT 1D (WI-59/W Greenfield Ave), turn left onto WI-59/W Greenfield Ave. Property is on the right 0.1 miles past S 84th St.

FROM THE SOUTH (AIRPORT):
Merge onto I-94 W/US-41 N, take EXIT 317 toward I-43 S/I-894/Madison/Fond du Lac, merge onto I-894 W via the ramp on the left toward Madison/Fond du Lac, keep right to take I-894 W, take Exit 1D toward WI-59/Greenfield Ave, turn right onto WI-59/W Greenfield Ave toward State Fair Park. Property is on the right 0.1 miles past S 84th St.