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Neonatal and Infant Course for Kidney Support (NICKS)

Overall Objective

The course’s overall objective is to help you and your program to deliver 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 held on the Children’s of Alabama campus in Birmingham, Alabama. Courses are held each quarter in either a virtual or in-person format.

Education occurs through 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.

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

To ensure meaningful instruction and opportunity for interaction, registration will be limited to 40 participants per course for virtual format and 20 participants per course for in-person format.

PICAN Courses for 2023

Registration now open for all courses.

February 27-28, 2023
June 12-13, 2023
September 18-19, 2023

*June will be the only virtual option offered in 2023.

Download the Curriculum Agenda (PDF)

Questions? Contact Meagan Reagan at mereagan@uabmc.edu


Registration Fees