Annual Conference

NRAA Annual Conference
The NRAA Annual Conference is the largest gathering of renal healthcare leaders in the United States.  The events bring together the dialysis and kidney care community and provide attendees an unparalleled conference experience.  The Annual Conference provides kidney care professionals with the opportunity to network with each other and hear from leading experts in the kidney community, government agencies, health care industry and dialysis business world. 

Interactive and engaging educational sessions will address critical and timely topics that focus on improving patient care in a changing environment. In addition, attendees will learn strategies to lead a successful facility with streamlined operations, reduced costs and increased efficiencies.

Why Attend?
  • Gain valuable insights on the state of the ESRD industry
  • Learn how leading experts are improving patient care
  • Hear how to prepare your facility for changing regulations
  • Network with other kidney care professionals & exchange ideas and best practices
  • Meet with leading ESRD service and equipment providers 
  • Earn CE and CME contact hours for attending sessions

Download the Registration Brochure for complete details




Workshop on Dialysis Management
Wednesday, October 18 

The Workshop is designed for people managing staff and facilities that want to improve their knowledge and skills in facility administration and operations to become leaders in their role.  

Earn CE contact hours for attending sessions.

Program will include the following topics:

  • Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Patient Safety
  • Strategies to Improve the Overall Perception of Safety
  • Why Cost Reporting Becomes a Reimbursement Tool
  • Bringing QAPI Action Plans to Life Through Audits
  • Update of Lessons in Supporting the Making Dialysis Safer Coalition

Annual Conference
Thursday, October 19 - Friday, October 20 

The NRAA Annual Fall Conference features education for professionals involved in all aspects of ESRD patient care and dialysis facilities. 

Earn CE contact hours for attending sessions.

Program will include the following topics:
  • What Makes for a Great Team?
  • The Power of Patients: Improving Your ICH CAHPS Score
  • Trauma-Informed Care in the Dialysis Center
  • When Patients Do Their Own Dialysis
  • Emergency Preparedness: It's Never Too Late to Get Prepared 
  • CMS Updates 
  • News From the Legal World

Dialysis, Nephrologist and Facility Leader Symposium
Friday, October 20 - Saturday, October 21

Co-presented by NRAA and the Renal Physicians Association (RPA), the Symposium features leading nephrology and ESRD experts sharing their insight on dialysis patients. The program is designed to assist medical directors and facility leaders with fulfilling their roles and improving care delivery.  

CME credit will be available for the Dialysis, Nephrologist and Facility Leader Symposium.

Program will include the following topics:

  • Change and Challenge in Acute Kidney Care
  • Depression: Triggers, Symptoms & Interventions
  • Population Health Management
  • Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)
  • Cardio Renal Patients
  • Advance Care Planning, Palliative (Supportive) Care and End-of-Life Care
  • A Discussion on Staffing Ratios

Save with Early Bird Registration thru September 1, 2017

Attendance to the NRAA Annual Conference, Workshop for Dialysis Management, and Dialysis, Nephrologist and Facility Leader Symposium is open to both NRAA members and non-members. 

Discount Registration rates available for:

  • NRAA Members
  • "Early Bird" registrations (thru September 1, 2017)
  • Multiple registrants from your facility/ company
  • Registration for multiple components 


Need to register by check? Download the registration form.

Early-Bird Rates


Organizations interested in additional exposure for their company, products or services, can take advantage of exhibit and promotional opportunities.   

Exhibit Hall: A booth or tabletop in the NRAA Exhibit Hall provides access to 500+ attendees. Exhibitors are invited to participate in the educational sessions and network with attendees at the evening social events.

Promotional opportunities include:
  • Advertising in the onsite conference program
  • Support for items used by attendees: pens, notebooks, etc.
  • Support for events for attendees: breaks, lunch, breakfast, enhancements to evening receptions, etc. 

To learn more about these opportunities, download the Prospectus.

To purchase your exhibit booth or promotional item(s) online, click here. Online purchases can only be made by credit card.*

*Need to pay by check? Click here to download the contract form.


Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road 
Austin, TX 78704 

NRAA has secured a discounted rate of $239 per night, plus applicable taxes, at the Hyatt Regency Austin for conference attendees. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. The rate will be offered until September 30, 2017 or when the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. 

The rate will apply three (3) days before and three (3) days after the meeting dates, based upon availability at the time of booking. NRAA cannot guarantee rooms after this date or outside the conference dates. 

We understand that you may want to reserve multiple rooms before confirming who will attend from your company. NRAA asks that you reserve only the rooms you need and release any rooms you will not need by September 30. If you are holding more rooms available when other NRAA attendees call. If you release your rooms too close to the meeting date, it may be too late for other attendees and NRAA is liable if we do not meet our minimum room pick up. Please plan carefully for your attendees and reserve/ hold only the rooms needed. 

To reserve your hotel room visit: 


Closest Airport:
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) 

The hotel does not provide a shuttle. 
Distance to Hyatt Regency Austin - 11 miles 
Drive time from Airport to Hotel - 22 minutes 
Estimated minimum taxi fare: $20 per person
Estimated minimum shuttle service: $14 per people 

For Super Shuttle reservations from Austin International Airport to the Hyatt regency Austin, visit


Daily valet parking is $15 with no in and out privileges 
Self-parking is available at the hotel for $19 per overnight 
Valet parking is available at the hotel for $24 per overnight


For information or questions regarding the educational content of the program or continuing education, contact NRAA Director of Education Valerie Okrend at or 215-564-3484 x2223.

For information on promotional and sponsorship support of NRAA events, contact Jonathan Uitto at or 215-320-4655. 

For general information on NRAA, including membership benefits and programs, contact NRAA headquarters at or 215-320-4655.