The National Renal Administrators Association and Renal Physicians Association will host a workshop for dialysis facility medical directors Oct. 9-10 in Orlando. 

The workshop will feature nephrology experts discussing the following topics:

  • Trends and opportunities in patient care
  • Understanding facility performance scores such as QIP and the 5-Star Program
  • Opportunities for quality improvement in infection control
  • Innovations in home therapy

"The majority of RPA's members serve as dialysis facility medical directors," said Dr. Rebecca Schmidt, RPA president. "We have developed numerous educational tools and programs to assist medical directors with fulfilling their roles. This workshop provides an additional opportunity to reach medical directors and facility administrators with valuable information to improve care delivery in dialysis facilities."

The Dialysis Facility Medical Directors Symposium is a part of the 2015 NRAA Annual Fall Conference hosted at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista on Oct. 7–10.

"The NRAA and the RPA have worked for more than 35 years in the industry," said Marc Chow, NRAA executive director. "This collaborative effort between both associations combines forces in order to develop ways to progress patient care for the 600,000 people on dialysis due to chronic kidney disease."

CMEs will be offered during the workshops for physicians seeking to maintain licensure and certification.

Registration opens in June.