Symptom-Based Complications in Dialysis – A Conversation with KDIGO

  • Join us for wine & cheese
  • Pasadena Room
  • Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
  • Palm Springs, CA, USA
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT


This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and KDIGO.



This activity is supported by an educational grant from CSL Vifor.


Target Audience

  • The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of nephrology nurses and nurse practitioners involved in managing and treating symptom-based complications in patients on dialysis.



Program Description

Join an expert panel of nurses, dietitians, and clinicians as they take a deep dive into the common symptoms of people on dialysis and methods for diagnosis and management.


Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify the optimal means for diagnosing and managing symptom-based complications in patients undergoing dialysis therapy
  • Outline foundational principles and consensus points related to identifying dialysis symptom-based complications
  • Describe gaps in the knowledge base and priorities for research in the area of symptoms management for patients
  • Cite how symptoms can be managed through a combination of treatment modalities
  • Name non-pharmacological interventions such as cognitive behavioral treatment, social or peer support, and exercise
  • List common symptoms of people on dialysis including fatigue, pain, poor mood, dry skin, itching, poor sleep, and muscle cramps



Lillian A. Pryor MSN, RN, CNN
Nephrology Nurse, ANNA

Linda McCann
Nutrition Consultant, Self-Employed

Michelle Richardson, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine


Program Agenda

Symptom-Based Complications in Dialysis – A Conversation with KDIGO

5:30pm–5:45pm – The Role of Nephrology Nurses in Symptom Management: Lillian A. Pryor, MSN, RN, CNN, Nephrology Nurse, ANNA

5:45pm–5:50pm – Q&A

5:50pm–6:05pm – Role of the Dietitian: Addressing Symptom-Based Complications in Dialysis: Linda McCann, Nutrition Consultant, Self-Employed

6:05pm–6:10pm – Q&A

6:10pm–6:25pm – Symptom Burden in People on Dialysis: Michelle Richardson, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

6:25pm–6:30pm – Q&A



Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


This educational activity for 1.0 contact hour is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Global Education Group and KDIGO. Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) (which includes 0.0 hour(s) of pharmacology).




Global Contact Information

For information about the approval of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or [email protected].


Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must scan their badge to enter the session room, attend the live activity, and complete the program evaluation. For all attendees who attend the session, an individualized CE evaluation link will be emailed to each participant within two weeks of the session conclusion from “[email protected]” with the subject line “CME/CE WebSurvey link”.




Fee Information& Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.


Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global.  All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.


All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies: A full list of disclosure information for faculty will be provided during the session.

Name of Faculty or Presenter: Reported Financial Relationship:
Lillian A. Pryor MSN, RN, CNN Nothing to disclose
Linda McCann, Nutrition Consultant Nothing to disclose
Michelle Richardson, PharmD Nothing to disclose


The planners and managers at Global Education Group and KDIGO have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and KDIGO do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.



Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.