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Urological & Kidney Nursing Conference

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At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize pragmatic strategies that enhance your career opportunities
  • Provide information regarding current technology and treatment of disease processes in urology and nephrology
  • Discuss future trends and roles for all nurses


  • There are no dates scheduled at this time.


Glickman Institute Conference Center, Q1‐300
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation


Planning Committee

  • Michael Andersen, BSN, RN
    Clinical Educator, Q6 Hospital Dialysis
  • Nancy Buchler, BSN, BA, BC
    Nurse Manager
  • Diane Cleary, BSN, RN, CMSRN
    Nurse Manager, Surgical Urology
  • Margie Hubman, MSN, RN, OCN
    Institute Nursing Director
  • Michelle Johnston, BSN, RN, CURN
    Asst. Nurse Manager, Surgical Urology
  • Mary Ann Jones, MBA, BSN, RN
    Nurse Manager, Urology
  • Julie Simon, MSN, ACNS-BC, GNS-BC, CMSRN
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Nursing Education
  • Cheryl Smith, BSN, RN, CNOR, ONC
    Nurse Manager
    Urology/Gynecology Surgical Services
  • Deborah Solomon, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Clinical Education & Professional Dev.
  • Beth Welch, BSN, RN
    Nurse Manager

Course Faculty

  • Judith Bird, BSN, RN, CNOR
    Staff Nurse, Urologic Surgery
    Nursing Institute 
  • Jamie Burker, ORT
    Urologic Surgery
    Nursing Institute
  • Jacqueline Matthews, RN, MS
    Senior Director, Quality Reporting and Reform
    Quality & Patient Safety Institute
  • Susan Meyer, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
    Nutrition Therapy
  • Manoj Monga, MD. FACS
    Director, Stevan B. Streem Center for Endourology & Stone Disease
    Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
  • Kimberly Naderer, RN, CNOR
    Urology Operating Room
    Nursing Institute
  • Lynda Newman, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Center for Human Nutrition/DDI
  • Donna Scarafile, RN, AD
    Urologic Surgery
    Nursing Institute
  • Frank Sidari
    Vice President of Sales and Business Development
    Sandridge Food Corporation
    Prostate Cancer Survivor
Saturday, March 22, 2014 Conference
7:30 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits
7:55 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Welcome/Introduction
Moderator: Beth Welch, RN BSN
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Quality and Healthcare Reform
Jacqueline Matthews, RN MS
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Kidney Stones
Manoj Monga, MD 
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Break & View Exhibits
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Nutrition for Dialysis and Kidney Stones
Susan Meyer, MS RD LD CNSC
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. Early Detection
Frank Sidari
12:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch & Exhibits
1:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Moderator: Cheryl Smith, RN, BSN, CNOR   
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Peritoneal Dialysis
Lynda Newman, MSN RN ACNS-BC
 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Robotic Procedures: Nursing Considerations in the OR
Judith Bird, BSN RN CNOR
Jamie Burker, ORT
Kimberly Naderer, RN CNOR
Donna Scarafile, RN AD
Cheryl Smith, RN BSN CNOR
3:45 P.M. - 4:15 P.M. Questions & Answers 
 4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.        Raffle / Closing & Evaluation 
*Program times and/or speakers are subject to change.

Cleveland Clinic (OH-045, 10/1/2015) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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General Information


Zielony Nursing Institute
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute

Conference Location

Weinberg Family Conference Center
Cleveland Clinic, Q1-300
9050 East 96th St.
Cleveland, OH 44195

Contact Information

Nikki Williams
Phone: 216.444.6320
Fax: 216.636.4492