University of Virginia School of Nursing

Advances to Restore Quality of Life

A live, hybrid conference for dialysis unit staff.

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: In-person at the UVA Fontaine Research Park, Charlottesville, VA or virtually through Zoom

Target Audience: Dialysis unit nurses, social workers, technicians, and dieticians.

Early bird registration through May 1st!

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Kidney transplantation is the best option to restore quality of life for patients with end stage renal disease. Dialysis unit staff require relevant and accurate information regarding advances in kidney transplantation to educate appropriately the patients in their dialysis units. Current regulatory mandates require that dialysis patients receive education regarding renal transplantation and opportunity for referral to a kidney transplant center of their choosing. Through partnership with dialysis unit staff, we are able to provide a consistent message about the lifesaving benefit of kidney transplantation, the best option for kidney transplant, which is living donation, and what patients will encounter as a part of their evaluation.

Credit Offered:

  • 5.25 ASWB Credits
  • 5.25 Category 1 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs)
  • 5.25 Contact Hours
  • 5.25 CDR CPEU Credits
  • 5.25 IPCE Credits
  • 5.25 Hours of Participation

Continuing education provided by the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing, a Joint Accreditation Provider.

Desired Outcomes

At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand changes in kidney allocation and what drives those changes 
  • Describe different types of kidneys a patient may be offered and potential ramifications to their post-transplant care 
  • Discuss team members’ role in the decisions made about a patient’s candidacy for kidney transplantation 
  • Describe requirements for success when a spouse donates a kidney to their spouse and the motivation of an altruistic kidney donor 
  • Discuss medication coverage after transplant 
  • Understand patient barriers and how to address them for transplant and patient success 


  • Healthcare Provider............$75, $90 after May 1st
  • Resident/Fellow/Student............$60, $75 after May 1st
  • Virtual Only............$60, $75 after May 1st

Please choose your registration category carefully. You will be unable to change from virtual to in-person registration, and you will be unable to receive refund of partial fee for a change from in-person to virtual registration (please note the refund policy under FAQs on this website).

For more information, see the 2022 Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Conference Brochure.

Questions or accommodation requests?  Contact Linda Hanson