Program Organizers

Conference ChairProgram DirectorProgram ChairsPlanning Committee

 

Ramesh Khanna, MD

Professor, Director, Chair – The Karl D. Nolph MD Division of Nephrology Department of Medicine – University of Missouri School of Medicine Columbia, Missouri

 

Leonor Ponferrada, BSN, BSHM, RN, CNN

Education Coordinator, Division of Nephrology, University of Missouri Department of Medicine Columbia, Missouri

Hemodialysis Chair

Madhukar Misra, MD, FRCP (UK)

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Missouri Department of Medicine Columbia, Missouri

 

Peritoneal Dialysis Co-Chairs

Kunal Chaudhary, MD

Professor, Division of Nephrology, University of Missouri School of Medicine

Ramesh Khanna, MD

Professor, Director, Chair – The Karl D. Nolph MD Division of Nephrology Department of Medicine – University of Missouri School of Medicine Columbia, Missouri

NAC Program

Matthew Oliver, MD MHS FRCPC, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Scott Liebman, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York

 

Nursing and Health Related Programs

Leonor Ponferrada, BSN, BSHM, RN, CNN

Education Coordinator, Division of Nephrology, University of Missouri Department of Medicine Columbia, Missouri

Shirley J. Farrah, PhD, RN-BC

Nurse Planner Assistant Dean, MU Nursing Outreach University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing Columbia, Missouri

 

Pediatric Co-Chairs

Steven R. Alexander, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology Chief, Stanford University School of Medicine

Helen Currier, MA, BSN, RN, CENP, CNN

Director, Renal & Pheresis Services, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas

Bradley Warady, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology Division Director, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Planning Committee

  • LaVonne Burrows, APRN, BC, CNN – Springfield, MO
  • Jane Cline, RN, CNN – Kansas City, MO
  • Jessica Geer, MSN, C-PNP, CNN-NP – Houston, TX
  • Stephanie Huskey, BSN, RN, CNN – Kansas City, MO
  • Lisa Koester, MSN, RN, CS, ANP – St. Louis, MO
  • Maria Luongo, MSN, RN, BA – Boston, MA
  • Kunal Malhotra, MD – Columbia, MO
  • Brent Miller, MD – Indianapolis, IN
  • Amy Nau, MBA, MSN, RN, CNN – Kansas City, MO
  • Alicia Neu, MD – Baltimore, MD
  • Joanna Neumann, RN, CNN – San Jose, CA
  • Nonnie Polderman, RD – Vancouver, BC-CA
  • Susan Ronning, BSN, RN, CNN – Columbia, MO
  • Antoinette Thomas, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN, CPN – Grand Prairie, TX
  • Franz Schaefer, MD – Heidelberg, Germany
  • Beth Witten, MSW ACSW LSCSW – Kansas City, MO
  • Preethi Yerram, MD, MS, FASN – Columbia, MO

Conference Planning and Logistics

Claire Oser

Administrative Assistant, University of Missouri Department of Medicine

Kelly Gregory

Director of Professional Education, University of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health

Megan Finnegan

Project Director, University of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health

Karen Rhodes

Program Project Support Coordinator II, University of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health

Birda Lewis

Office Support Assistant II, University of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health