Northwest Renal Dietitians will hold their 2021 Annual Conference online March 4-5, 2021 on the theme Looking into the Future. Topics will include KDOQI Nutrition, Cannabis & CBD, Obesity, Soul Food, Malnutrition, Disparities, New Hyperkalemia Diet, Diabetes, Keto Diets, Bone Disease, the Future of Dialysis, and Attendee Tips for the Best Virtual Experience. Up to 14 CEUs will be available. The Deadline for submitting online posters and applications for online exhibitors or scholarships is December 31, 2020. Registration begins January 15, 2021. Find everything you need at https://www.nwrdonline.org/conference-overview.
KDIGO has announced the publication of the 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes Management in CKD. The Guideline, the first on Diabetes and CKD, is introduced at https://kdigo.org/guidelines/diabetes-ckd/ . This web page also includes links to downloads of the full Guideline, an Executive Summary, and a Speaker’s Guide, plus three video presentations:
- A Meet the Experts Session featuring the authors of the Guideline.
- An Introduction to the Guideline by Work Group Chair Dr. Ian de Boer.
- The Guideline webinar, Looking at the Latest Evidence and Beyond, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBmLFryQ19k , recorded last December and repeated below:
MEI has updated the most popular module, Module 9: Nutrition and Fluids for People on Dialysis, in it’s award-winning Kidney School. The new Module 9 has been completely updated with new information about the value of eating real food, phosphorus absorption from food additives vs. meat and plants, graphics and photos, and brand-new meal plans and recipes, and was reviewed by expert renal dietitians. A Spanish translation will be available soon.
Kidney School offers free, tailored education for people with stages 4-5 CKD. Sixteen interactive modules at the 6th grade reading level help patients and family members learn about kidney disease, treatment options, coping skills, lab tests, diet and nutrition, and much more. Each online module creates a Personal Action Plan. Audio files and PDFs in English and Spanish are also available. Continuing education credits are available for professionals.
AAKP and George Washington University will present their Second Annual Global Summit: Global Kidney Innovations – Expanding Patient Choices & Outcomes, online, on July 16-17, 2020. The full schedule (8-12 sessions per day plus evening webinars) will emphasize COVID-19 and Innovation, but many other topics as well. Find more information, including the detailed agenda, and register at https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/2nd-annual-global-summit-global-kidney-innovations-expanding-patient-choices-outcomes/.
Starting January 15, 2020, registration is open for the March 5-6, 2020 NWRD Conference, 2020 Vision. You’ll pay more if you wait to register till after February 15, 2020. The Conference will be held in Tacoma WA, and will feature 15 CPEUs, visionary speakers, Happy Hour Exhibits, the “Pillar of Excellence” awards presentation, and a special 40th Anniversary Networking Event at Tacoma’s internationally famous Museum of Glass. Find everything you need to know at:
NKF KDOQI has published a draft of their Clinical Practice Guideline for Nutrition in CKD: 2019 Update. Find it at https://www.kidney.org/sites/default/files/Nutrition_GL%2BSubmission_101719_Public_Review_Copy.pdf.
UC Irvine Health will present a free March 16, 2019 World Kidney Day symposium in Orange, CA on Kidney health, featuring leading experts in Nephrology, Urology, Transplant, and Nutrition. Patients, providers, and community members are all invited to enjoy a day of education, health screenings, refreshments, and live entertainment. For details see https://twitter.com/IFKF_/status/1103801441846587392 and https://www.facebook.com/events/638668909886763/?notif_t=event_invite_reminder¬if_id=1551199891724380.
CDC has urged everyone to avoid all Romaine Lettuce until further notice, as it is the leading suspect in a multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections, and a specific source has not been identified. CDC recommends that drawers and shelves that held Romaine be sanitized. They also recommend that antibiotics NOT be used for this type of infection, as the combination can result in kidney failure, and no benefits have been demonstrated. For detailed instructions, see https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html.
Northwest Renal Dietitians have announced their 2019 Annual Conference, to be held March 7-8, 2019 in Portland OR. Topics intended so far include cardiac dysfunction, change motivation, diabetes management, and an evening networking event. For details see https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/412302_a994fa9b56104e058440b04e5eeab527.pdf.
- Online-only registration will be January 15-February 15, 2019, with a late fee after February 15; see https://www.nwrdonline.org/registration.
- Until December 31, 2018:
- Room discounts at the Conference venue will be available until February 15, 2019; see https://www.nwrdonline.org/accommodations for details.
To follow all Conference details as they develop, see https://www.nwrdonline.org/conference-overview. Volunteers are welcome and appreciated. NWRD includes renal dietitians from British Columbia, as well as the five Network 16 states. There is no NWRD membership fee.
NKF Council on Renal Nutrition News
The Washington State Council on Renal Nutrition and the Oregon Council on Renal Nutrition, regional affiliates of the NKF Council on Renal Nutrition, are merging by January 1, 2019 to become the Northwest Council on Renal Nutrition, NWCRN. NWCRN will be open to all renal dietitians in Network 16 – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. The Oregon Council has closed, and until the new NWCRN website is available, any Network 16 dietitian may join the Washington State Council, at https://sites.google.com/site/washrenalnutrition/home/membership.
The Washington State Council holds bimonthly meetings, the last two of which in 2018 will be held in Seattle or by webinar on:
- October 4, 2018 – Alkali Treatment in CKD
- December 5, 2018 – Research for Dietitians
For more information see https://sites.google.com/site/washrenalnutrition/home, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are welcome and appreciated. Handouts and minutes from past meetings are available at https://sites.google.com/site/washrenalnutrition/past-meetings.
Home Dialysis Central has published a Dialysis Fluid Restriction Calculator to answer the question, “How much can I drink between dialysis sessions?” individualized for each patient. For the Calculator and discussion, see https://homedialysis.org/news-and-research/blog/265-a-new-dialysis-fluid-restriction-calculator.