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ESRD Forum

The Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Health Services, Acute Care Compliance Section has developed a quarterly forum for End Stage Renal Dialysis stakeholders. Stakeholders involved in the provision of regulated services in ESRDs have an opportunity to gather in a collaborative effort to discuss current issues in the regulated ESRD environment.

Forum topics may include interpretation of regulations, best practices, quality improvement, statistics and trends, local and national issues, Network issues, and public policy. Forums will be scheduled for a two-hour period.

Forum Dates



March 1, 2012

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

June 28, 2012 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 20, 2012 - Cancelled 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
November 29, 2012 - Cancelled 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All ESRD Forums will be held via Adobe Connect Meeting. In addition to the Adobe Connect Meeting, participants may attend the forums in-person at 1 W. Wilson St., Madison, Room 950A. 

Adobe Connect Meeting

Adobe Connect Meeting Information:
ESRD Forums will be conducted utilizing Adobe Connect software over the internet. Adobe Connect Meeting is a web conferencing product that allows users to conduct live meetings and presentations over the internet.

This information identifies required software you will need in order to attend an Adobe Connect Meeting and a website to test your computer equipment to make sure all technical requirements are met.

Required Software to Participate in an Adobe Connect Meeting
Adobe Connect only requires that you have an internet connection, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player and an Adobe Connect plug-in. Adobe Connect supports nearly any operating system including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, as well as the most widely used web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.

Testing Computer Equipment to Participate in an Adobe Connect Meeting:
It is recommended that you test your computer prior to attending a meeting. The Connection Test checks your computer to make sure all system requirements are met. 

Use the following link to run the Connection Test:

If you do not pass the Connection Test, perform the suggested actions and run the test again.

If you are unable to access this link, your computer/network may have certain ports blocked. Please work with your internal IT support staff to correct this problem or you will not be able to access the meeting. DQA staff will not be available to assist participants with connection problems.

Refer to the Participant Quick Start Guide for additional information for attending an Adobe Connect Meeting.

Additional information will be distributed prior to each meeting, including the web link that will be used to join the meeting.

ESRD Forum ListServ

Use the DQA E-Mail Subscription Service to sign up for the ESRD Forum ListServ. Subscribers will receive e-mail reminders and other information related to the ESRD Forum.  Make sure to check the DQA ESRD Forum box. 

Special Accommodations:

If assistance is needed please contact Ann Hansen at (608)266-0297 or email at

Past Forums






Forum Agenda Infection Control V Tags Presentation - PowerPoint (PDF, 121 KB)

Doing QAPI: Network 11 Presentation -PowerPoint (PDF, 959 KB)


Forum Agenda Ends Stage Renal Dialysis Forum - PowerPoint (PDF, 270 KB)

DQA Org Chart (PDF, 31 KB)

BHS Org Chart (PDF, 22 KB)

DQA Information Updates

ESRD Contact List (PDF, 11 KB)

DQA Email Subscription Service

Links to Important ESRD Documents 
(PDF, 15 KB)

End Stage Renal Disease March 2012 - PowerPoint (PDF, 238 KB)

Outline ESRD Survey Process (PDF, 85 KB)

S&C Memo (PDF, 2,896 KB)

Network 11 - PowerPoint (PDF, 405 KB)

DPH ESRD Forum - PowerPoint (PDF, 54 KB)

2012 ESRD Forum Q&A (PDF, 59 KB)


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Last Updated: October 30, 2012