1999 Nephrology Conference

May 19, 20, 21 – Indianapolis, Indiana

 

The 1999 Nephrology Conference was held in downtown Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center/RCA Dome. This view from the Convention Center shows the Indiana Statehouse (left corner) and the skyline of the city.

Nephrology Conference 2000 is set for Chicago on May 24, 25 and 26.

 
The Dr. Hayes H. Davis Memorial Service Award was presented to Samuel L. Milligan, M.D., during the President’s Reception of the Conference. Show here are (l to r) Dr. Emil Paganini, president of The Renal Network, Dr. Milligan, Robert Felter, recipient of the 1998 award, and Susie Stark, executive director of The Renal Network.

In the original network system, Dr. Milligan served as president of ESRD Network 16 for Indiana. He was instrumental in the reorganization process of the national network system which combined Indiana with Kentucky and Ohio to form Tri-State Renal Network. As the first president of Tri-State, Dr. Milligan oversaw the transition from three separate networks into one unified, dynamic organization. Dr. Milligan has continued his involvement as an active member of the Board of Trustees and assisted with the addition of ESRD Network 10 — Illinois — to create The Renal Network, Inc.

 
Medical Review Board members completing their terms on the MRB were also honored during the reception for their years of service.

Shown here are (l to r) Susie Stark, executive director of The Renal Network; outgoing MRB members Sally Rice, M.S.S.W. of the University of Louisville and Richard Hamburger, M.D., of Indiana University Medical Center; and Jay Wish, M.D., chairperson of the Medical Review Board. Also honored was Suzanne Greene, R.D., M.Ed.

 

Director of Patient Services Dr. Kathi Niccum presents an update to members of the Network Coordinating Council on patient activities.

 
The Pediatric Renal Group is a special interest subcommittee which works under the direction of the Medical Review Board.

Members of the Pediatric Group attending the Conference shown here are (back row): Jeff Leiser, M.D., and Betty Dugger, R.N., both of Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis; Jan Laib, R.N., Children’s Medical Center, Dayton; Suzanne Butz, R.N., Riley Hospital for Children; Kathleen Eifert, R.N., Children’s Medical Center, Dayton; Nancy Ware, L.I.S.W., Children’s Hospital, Akron; Melody Kazee, R.N., University of Kentucky, Lexington; Joan Fieldhouse, R.N., Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago; Marti Godby, R.N., Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati; Melinda McClung, M.S.W., University of Kentucky; Fred Strife, M.D., Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati; Julie Corder, R.N., Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital, Cleveland; Pam Hutchinson, R.N., Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati; and Meredith Luckenbill, M.S.W., Riley Hospital for Children. Seated: Cyrena Gilman, R.N., Riley Hospital for Children; Cheri Carlton, R.N. and Beth Smith, R.N., both of Children’s Hospital, Columbus; and Sheryl Melber, R.N., Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.

 
Rationing of dialysis services was the topic for a panel discussion held during the Nephrology Update Shown here are (l to r) Carl Kjellstrand, M.D., Ph.D., Marcia R. Silver, M.D., and Howard Brody, M.D.

Dr. Kjellstrand, (left) of AKSYS, Ltd., spoke on The Impossibility of Rational, Just Rationing of Dialysis and Dr. Brody, of Michigan State University, addressed What Kind of Community Dialogue Should Form the Basis of Rationing Policies? Dr. Silver, MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, moderated the panel for the two speakers, and is also a member of the Program Planning Committee for the Nephrology Conference.

 
Members of The Renal Network  shown here are (l to r) Fred Strife, M.D., Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati; Sam Milligan, M.D., Nephrology, Inc., South Bend; Pat Hormann, Northeast Indiana Kidney Centers, Fort Wayne; and Richard Hamburger, M.D., Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.

Dr. Strife, Dr. Milligan and Mrs. Hormann are members of the Board of Trustees for The Renal Network. Dr. Hamburger is a member of the Medical Review Board and also the Program Planning Committee for the Conference.

 
Sexuality, Pregnancy & The Renal Patient was the topic for a panel presentation to a joint meeting of nurses and social workers. Panelists included (l to r) Rosa Rivera-Mizzoni, M.S.W., Circle Medical Management, Chicago; Susan Hou, M.D., Edmund J. Lewis & Associates, Chicago; Julie Wozniak, R.N., Circle Medical Management; and Sally Rice, M.S.S.W., University of Louisville.

Additionally, Ms. Rivera-Mizzoni and Ms. Rice are members of the Medical Review Board and the Program Planning Committee for Social Workers of the Conference.

 
Common Mistakes in Water Treatment & How to Avoid Them was the topic for the presentation given by James W. Baker to the Technician Meeting. Mr. Baker is CEO of AmeriWater, Inc., in Dayton, Ohio. More than 100 dialysis technicians and nurses attended the full-day session, which included other topics, such as, preserving vascular accesses, coping with grief and loss for the caregiver, and technician certification issues.
 
Dr. Emil Paganini talks with Dr. William Clark during a break in the session, Preserving Nephrology Without Breaking the Bank. Dr. Clark of Indiana University Medical Center spoke on Technological Advances, Do They Help?
 
Standards for Care of the Pediatric ESRD Patient in the Adult World was the topic presented to nurses at the full-day session, co-sponsored by ANNA. Making the presentation were (l to r) Deborah Miller, R.N. of Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Virginia, and Cyrena Gilman, R.N., Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis.
 
Members of the Program Planning Committee included (l to r) Drs. Robert Mutterperl, Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago; George Aronoff, University of Louisville Kidney Disease Program; and Emil Paganini, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Members also serving on the committee but not pictured here are Richard Hamburger, M.D., Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, and Marcia R. Silver, M.D., Case Western Reserve University.
 
Pictured at the President’s Reception are (l to r) Rosa Rivera-Mizzoni, M.S.W., Circle Medical Management, Chicago; Christy Harper, Jan Nagle, Kathy Gumerson, Laura Hileman, and Bridget Carson of the Network staff; Marlon Mangus, Fresenius Medical Care; Raynel Kinney and Kathi Niccum, both of the Network staff.
 
Parting Shots: Pictured is a view of the Indiana Statehouse from the Convention Center Registration Area. The Conference will return to Indianapolis in May 2001 on May 9 and 10.
 

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