The following trainings have been approved  through the NASW-Virginia “Course Accreditation Program (CAP”) for Continuing Education Contact Hours.  Please contact the sponsoring organization using the  Contact information if you are interested in any of these trainings. 

6th Annual Update in Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and Living Donation Conference

Kidney transplantation is the best option to restore quality of life for patients with end stage renal disease. Dialysis unit staff require
relevant and accurate information regarding advances in kidney transplantation to appropriately educate patients. Education regarding
renal transplantation and opportunity for referral to a kidney transplant center of their choosing should be provided within all
dialysis units. Through partnership with dialysis unit staff, we are able to provide a consistent message about the lifesaving benefit of kidney transplantation, the best option for kidney transplant is living donation, and what patients will encounter as a part of their

In order to provide lifesaving kidney transplants to patients with ESRD, the donor organ pool has expanded. Hepatitis C positive kidneys are
transplanted into patients who are willing to accept these previously discarded organs. Providing current outcome data helps dialysis unit
staff discuss and support their patient’s decisions regarding kidney offers. Allocation of kidneys in the United States is complex.
Understanding the basics of this system empowers dialysis staff to provide support and guidance to their patients.

Confusion exists for patients, providers and dialysis unit staff regarding how to refer potential candidates for transplant evaluation,
what and when to communicate with the transplant center and roles and responsibilities for the process of moving patients toward ACTIVE
listing or living donor transplant. Establishing clear communication pathways, readily accessible transplant staff and standardized
transplant education tools can help eliminate obstacles in what can frequently be a lengthy and overwhelming process for patients.
Contact Hours:  5.5 

Date:  June 25, 2020, 8:45 am - 4:15 pm (in addiction, this training will be available on-demand thru September 30, 2020) 

Location:  NOTE:  This training has been converted to a virtual format 

Sponsor:  University of Virginia 


Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies 2020 Conference 

VSIAS provides Substance Abuse / Mental Health education to professionals, nurses, MDs, PhDs, LCSWs, LPCs, clergy, corrections/court/probation professionals

Contact Hours:  30.5 (includes 3.25 ethics) 

Dates:  July 19-24, 2020 

Location:  The Woodlands Hotel & Suites Conference Center, Williamsburg, VA 

Sponsor:  Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies

Contact:  Cathy Reiner, Registrar, 804-254-0110, 


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