FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Janet D'Alesandrojanetd@ajj.com; 856-256-2422 News ANNA Members to Educate U.S. Lawmakers About Kidney Disease With more people than ever suffering from kidney disease and proposed cuts for treatments looming, this may be one of the most important years in history for legislators to understand what is at stake. To help educate lawmakers, the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) is once again hosting Kidney Disease Awareness and Education (KDAE) Week, August 5-9, 2013. This national event, which has won awards for its far-reaching impact, includes tours of facilities by ANNA members who speak with the policymakers about treatments, pending legislation, and other issues that directly affect their constituents. Read more about KDAE Week Nephrology Nurses Week Nephrology nurses are dedicated heroes to patients suffering from kidney disease, so the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) earmarks the second full week in September every year to honor them. This year, Nephrology Nurses Week will be celebrated September 8-14, 2013, to applaud the nurses for their contributions to the specialty and to patient care. According to ANNA President Norma Gomez, MSN, MBA, RN, CNN, the 2013 theme "Nephrology Nurses Take Action,” highlights the way nephrology nurses put their vision, knowledge, and skills into action to improve patient outcomes. Read more about Nephrology Nurses Week Events Kidney Disease Awareness and Education Week 2013 Date: August 5-9, 2013Location: NationwideFull information: Kidney Disease Awareness and Education (KDAE) WeekContact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb site: www.annanurse.org Nephrology Nurses Week 2013 Date: September 8-14, 2013Location: NationwideFull information: Nephrology Nurses WeekContact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: email@example.comWeb site: www.annanurse.org ANNA Fall Meeting for Nephrology Nurses, Managers, and Advanced Practice Nurses Date: September 20-22, 2013Location: Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LAFull information: ANNA Fall Meeting 2013Contact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb site: www.annanurse.org ANNA 45th National Symposium Date: April 13-16, 2014Location: Hilton Anaheim Hotel & Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CAFull information: ANNA 45th National SymposiumContact: ANNA National Office: Phone 888-600-2662; 856-256-2320; E-mail: email@example.comWeb site: www.annanurse.org ### ANNA is a professional nursing association with over 10,000 members. ANNA promotes excellence in and appreciation of nephrology nursing so we can make a positive difference for people with kidney disease.