As many of you have been speculating and I can now confirm the 22nd Annual Irish Nephrology Nurses Assocation (INNA) conference 2023 is LIVE on our website. Sign up today for what promises to be a very exciting & educational conference with a variety of speakers coming to you live from

Tullamore Court Hotel 5th May 2023.

Featuring an action packed agenda, there is plenty of learning opportunities for all skill levels of nurses from Renal Staff Nurses all the way up to Renal ANP’s. As many of our colleagues are aware, the challenges nurses face have never been higher in providing safe, evidence based care to our patients. This years conference centers around the idea of:

”Care of the Nephrology Patient in today’s World”

Which hopes to incorporate multiple ideas and dynamic ways of approaching our increasingly complex and evolving renal patients. Feel free to look into some of our featured speakers and let us know which lectures your most excited for. Tickets are now on sale through our event tab so make sure to get your tickets early….

Hybrid viewing is being trialed at this years conference for the first time. Now you don’t even have to miss out if your working let your colleagues know!!!



Care of Nephrology Patient in Today’s World 

Venue: Tullamore Court Hotel             Date: 05.05.2023

Online Registration: INNA members free, must register for event via members log in, ; Payment on day €55 (Cash or cheque)

NMBI CEU’s:  Pending

08.30-09.00     Coffee and Registration

Chairperson  Ms. Emer Kenny

0900-09.05      Opening Address                      Ms. Emer Kenny ANP

                                                                                                         INNA President

0905-1030       Chronic Kidney Disease

0905-0935     Progression of Kidney Disease:

                      Role of SGLT inhibitors    Dr Keseree Finnegan, GP Link, Wellstone

0935-1005       Mental Health and people with CKD                          Aoife Smith (IKA)

                       (Includes coping mechanism for renal nurse’s to use to support all patients)

1005-1030      The Practice Nurse and the Chronic Disease Management Programme       Ms. Debbie McDonald, Practise Nurse, Wexford

10.30-11.00    Coffee

Chairperson   Ms. Fiona Leigh


1100-1300       Haemodialysis

1100-1140       Management of medication in haemodialysis         Dr Haider Ali, Nephrology Register, Tullamore Hospital

dependent inpatients (mainstream medications used in HD patients, what medications to withhold  prior to dialysis, what can be given, what are

flushed during dialysis)

1140-1215      U/S Guiding Needling Cannulation &  Endovascular AVF            Mr Julio Chevarria, Nephrology Consultant, TUH & Tullamore Hospital

1215-1300       AGM


1300-1400       Lunch

Chairperson Ms. Donna Johnson

1400-1630       Peritoneal Dialysis and Transplant

1400- 1440      Transplantation in children                                               Dr Clodagh Sweeney (Via Zoom )

1440-1515      Patient suitability for PD, case studies of why                     Ms. Lorna Durack, Merlin Park

1515- 1545     Hybrid HD and PD for patients not clearing on PD            Dr. Claire Kennedy, St. James Hospital

                       Changes in a patients treatment plan (Hybrid Care) and

                       “Does PD have a role to play in Renal Conservative care”

1545- 1615     Patients lived experience of the transplant journey                 Ms. Mary Knowles Tullamore

1615-1630       Evaluation, close of conference & distribution of

Conference Certificates