Neonatal and Infant Course for Kidney Support (NICKS)

OVERALL OBJECTIVE

The course’s overall objective is to help you and your program to provide safe and effective kidney support therapy (KST) for babies and small children who have congenital kidney failure and acute kidney injury (AKI).

The Neonatal and Infant Course for Kidney Support (NICKS) is 1.5-day, state-of-the-art course originally planned to be held on the Children’s of Alabama campus in Birmingham, Alabama. However, due to the ongoing COVID situation, courses are currently held as a Zoom event until in-person meetings are possible. Announcements of format of future meetings will made as soon as possible.

Education will occur via interactive didactic lectures, hands-on skills lab, and team-based simulations. The course is designed to educate providers and nurses about best-practices needed to care for small children who require KST using a variety of machines/modalities. In addition, the course provides insights designed to optimize education, quality improvement and organization to optimize your hospital’s KST program.

Nephrologists, neonatologists, cardiovascular intensivists, pediatric intensivists, advanced practice providers, nurses, trainees, and other interested allied healthcare providers are encouraged to attend. Centers are highly encouraged to come in teams (nephrologist, nurse leaders, intensivists, etc.) to optimize the long-term impact that the course can have on your program.

To ensure meaningful instruction and opportunity for interaction, registration will be limited to 40 participants per course for virtual format and 24 participants per course for in-person format.

NICKS AGENDA (PDF)

DATES

  • October 4-5, 2021 (Registration now open – register here)
  • January 10-11, 2022
  • May 23-24, 2022

REGISTRATION FEES

Virtual Format

 

In-Person

Physician

$325

 

Physicians

$450

Nurses/NPs

$275

 

Nurses/NPs

$350

Fellows

$200

 

Fellows

$200