Annual Meeting Information for Social Workers

Quality Insights Renal Network 3 Annual Meeting
October 6, 2016
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Early Bird Reservations:  $105
Early Bird Reservation Pricing ends on September 5, 2016.
The price goes up to $115 on September 6, 2016.
About the Meeting:
This meeting was developed by Quality Insights Renal Network 3 professionals.  The meeting will familiarize renal social workers with strategies and techniques needed to work with the dialysis patient population.  Five sessions will be provided that will cover general social work, cultural competency and clinical social work. 
Who Should Attend:
This meeting is designed for renal social workers of all levels of experience and licensure (LSW, LCSW) to gain a better working knowledge of areas that impact the dialysis patient. 
Course Outline and Learning Objectives
(Each session is 60 minutes inclusive of Q and A)
Session 1:
8:00-9:00 am  Home Dialysis/Minority Care/Disparities
Presenter: Jeffrey Berns, MD
Objectives: Upon completing this session, social workers will be able to:
a. Define the various psychosocial factors that may impact modality selection 
b. Discern dialysis modality disparities and approaches to addressing disparities
Session 2:
9:00-10:00 am Managing Conflict in the Dialysis Clinic
Presenter: Jennifer Payton, MHCA, BSN, RN, CNN
Objectives:  Upon completing this session, social workers will be able to:
a.  Outline situations/personalities that contribute to conflict in the workplace;
b.  Define conflict management skills; and
c.  Interpret plans for conflict resolution through case study reviews.
Session 3:
11:00-Noon  ESCO Model and Desired Outcomes
Presenter:  Toros Kapoian, MD, FACP
Objectives: Upon completing this session, social workers will be able to:
a.  Define the goals of the ESCO in relation to patient outcomes. 
b.  Discern the role of the social workers and case managers in this model. 
Session 4:
1:30-2:30 pm End of Life Issues for the ESRD Patient
Presenter:  Jennifer St. Clair-Russell, MSEd, MCHES
Objectives: Upon completing this session, social workers will be able to:
a.  Illustrate the need to initiate palliative care and hospice at the earliest possible time to help ease the patient and family's burden as they face the patient's death. 
b.  Describe the role of the social worker in the end of life decision making for the ESRD patient
Session 5:
2:30-3:30 pm Depression Screening Tools: Policy and Nephrology Social Work Interventions
Presenter:  Thomas Lepetich, MSW, LCSW
Outcomes: Upon completing this session, social workers will be able to:
a.  Describe the research findings of the National Quality Forums:  Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-Up Plan;
b.  Express how to implement a policy in a dialysis clinic that will address screening for depression and the development of a follow-up plan;
c.  Discuss the development of treatment plans for the signs and symptom of depression. 
d.  Describe APA Guidelines for the screening and diagnosis of depression
Please call 609-490-0310 if you need special accommodations or if you have questions or concerns.

Location:  Pines Manor, Rt. 27, Edison, NJ
Date:  October 6, 2016
Meeting times:  6:30 am Sign-in and Continental Breakfast, Morning Sessions 7:30am-12:30pm  Lunch 12:30pm-1:30pm Afternoon Sessions: 1:30pm-3:30 pm

Attendance for the entire day is required to receive 5 CE credits. This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards-ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #99 Course #995.  Social workers will receive the following credit:  3 General Social Work, 1 Cultural Competence, 1 Clinical for the approval period starting September 9, 2016 and ending September 9, 2018.  Certificates will be provided at 3:30 p.m. in the Social Work Breakout Session room following the completion of the course evaluation.

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