This educational program will feature an interactive panel discussion with experts in home dialysis.

March 18th, 2019
Eddie Deen's Ranch, Dallas, TX

Program Overview

Patient Success at Home: Best Demonstrated Practices for Patient Care Teams

This session will explore topics on patient success and retention, and best demonstrated practices for Patient Care Teams including the roles of Home Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians, and Patient Care Technicians.

Panel Members

University of Virginia Lynchburg
Carson Daniel
Patient Care Technician, University of Virginia Lynchburg Home Program

Carson Daniel is a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician with 13 years of experience working in UVA Lynchburg Dialysis outpatient unit. Carson recently transitioned into a new role as a PCT in UVA’s Home Training department, assisting in both the home training unit and UVA’s newly added Transitional Start Unit.

Barbara Jefferson, BSN, RN, CDN †‡
Registered Nurse Administrative Coordinator, University of Virginia Lynchburg Home Program

Barbara Jefferson is a certified Dialysis Nurse who specializes in Nephrology at the University of Virginia Lynchburg Home Dialysis Program. As Registered Nurse Administrative Coordinator, she helps create recruit and train patients for home dialysis therapies. Barbara shares her expertise in managing and growing home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis program for UVA Lynchburg Home Program. She is also a member of American Nephrology Nurse Association, and serves on the NxStage Nurse Advisory Board.

Fresenius Kidney Care Omaha
Milly Greenway, BSN, RN †‡
Nurse Clinical Manager, Fresenius Kidney Care Omaha

Milly Greenway is a clinic manager who specializes in home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, pediatric dialysis as well as transitional care. Milly excels in developing, implementing and managing all aspects of a fast paced home dialysis clinic. She has also successfully planned, developed and launched a transitional care unit within her home clinic to better serve patients and partners in her community. She has shared her expertise through multiple speaking engagements at ADC and Nebraska Kidney Association Joint Council meetings.

Cara Snyder, PCMSW, PLMHP
Social Worker, Fresenius Kidney Care Omaha

Cara Snyder is the Master Facility Social Worker II at Fresenius Nebraska Home Dialysis, serving over 80 patients in both the Home Adult and Pediatric Clinic and the Transitional Care Dialysis Unit. Cara has over 20 years of experience in varying social service settings in large urban and rural areas with a focus on home care and addressing the needs of the homeless population.

NxStage Medical, Inc.
Michael Kraus, MD
Senior Medical Advisor, NxStage Medical, Inc.

Dr. Michael Kraus is Associate CMO, Senior Medical Advisor at NxStage Medical, Inc. Prior to working for NxStage, Dr. Kraus held several positions and titles at IU Health and Indiana University School of Medicine, including: Service Line Chief for IU Health Physicians, Kidney Diseases; and CMO of IU Health Adult Dialysis Services. Dr. Kraus is a leader in the field of short daily home hemodialysis and a well-published, internationally-recognized invited speaker. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, as well as the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest award presented to a citizen of Indiana.


Michelle Carver, BSN, RN, CNN
Sr. Director, Clinical Educator, NxStage Medical, Inc.

Michelle Carver is a certified nephrology nurse who specializes in home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis programs across the country. As the Senior Director of Clinical Education for National Accounts at NxStage Medical, she helps create clinical education programs and platforms to support patients on home hemodialysis. Michelle shares her expertise in developing, implementing, and managing home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis programs through invited speaking engagements. She is also a member of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA), and the National Kidney Foundation.


6:00pm: Transportation to Venue
6:15pm: Event Registration and Cocktails
6:45pm: Dinner and Interactive Educational Event*
9:15pm: Transportation Back to Hotel

Important Event Details

*To comply with certain federal, state, and local laws that require disclosure of meals and other transfers of value to health care professionals, NxStage Medical, Inc. will disclose your participation in the meal portion of this program. In addition, to comply with certain federal, state and local laws that prohibit or limit the provision of meals to health care professionals and/or state employees, NxStage does not offer a complimentary meal to individuals who are subject to such restrictions. Attendees to whom such restrictions apply should not avail themselves of the complementary meal. Attendees will, however, have the opportunity to pay for the meal themselves at the event. If you are unsure of your state’s laws and regulations, we ask that you please check prior to this event.

Panel members are paid speakers of NxStage Medical, Inc.

Panelists are members of the NxStage Nurse Advisory Board

Event Registration

APM3072 Rev. A