The payment deadline for discounted registration to the 2018 NWRD Annual Conference is February 15, 2018. The Conference will be held March 8-9, 2018 in Spokane WA. Register at http://www.nwrdonline.org/registration-2018. Find the agenda, with includes Native American diets and disparities, disaster relief, vegetarian and vegan diets, transplant, diabetes, home hemo, new medications, EOL, and mentoring, at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NWRD/NWRD.0318.pdf.
The 2018 NWRD Annual Conference will be held March 8-9, 2018 in Spokane WA. Payment received by February 15, 2018 will be discounted $50. Register at http://www.nwrdonline.org/registration-2018. The agenda includes CKD, disparities, and diet among Native American patients, hurricane relief, vegetarian and vegan diets, transplantation, diabetes, home hemo, new medications, EOL, mentoring, and a “3K Walk and Talk” along the Spokane River featuring best practices to “Renew, Refocus, and Refresh.” Fourteen CPEUs are available. Find the agenda at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NWRD/NWRD.0318.pdf.
The Conference also includes an evening networking opportunity, cooking class, and renal diet workshop called Cultivate your CKD Culinary Skills led by NKF chef instructor Duane Sunwold of the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy. Chef Sunwold, an experienced chef, culinary arts instructor, and former kidney patient, was able to put his kidney disease in remission, in part by changing his lifestyle and diet. He will share professional techniques for teaching patients how to improve their diet. Two additional CPEUs are offered for the evening. Find more information at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NWRD/NWRD.0318.Networking.pdf.
There is also space available for a few more poster sessions on your special project, teaching method, idea, or research; find details at http://www.nwrdonline.org/registration-2018.
RSN’s Kidney Talk program has added a recorded audio presentation on “Kidney Grub: Can-Do Kidney-Friendly Nutrition” to their website at http://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/food-recipes-kidney-talk/kidneygrub-kidney-disease-diet/. The web page also lists the many historical Kidney Talk audio recordings.
November is National Diabetes Month. Some useful resources:
- From CDC, https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6643a1.htm .
- From the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP), https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/communication-programs/nkdep .
- From the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/communication-programs/ndep .
- From the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/national-diabetes-month-be-center-your-diabetes-care .
The UCLA Health UKEEP program will present a November 5, 2017 afternoon workshop on Diabetes & Kidney Disease: What You Should Know in Santa Monica CA. RSVP at 800-516-5323. For details see below:
CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation has published a new web page on “What to Do in an Emergency if You Need Dialysis.” While it doesn’t have a lot of new advice, it’s concise, and includes a long list of additional resources. Find it at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCDC/bulletins/1bd1c84 .