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Mission Statement

The Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN) functions as a professional council within the framework of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and networks with other organizations to support the National Kidney Foundation’s goal of making lives better for those with chronic kidney disease through education, outreach and research in the field of nutrition as it pertains to prevention, eradication and treatment of kidney and urologic diseases.

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Purpose Statement

A meeting to enhance the clinicians’ ability to make appropriate nutritional recommendations for their patients with CKD through the examination of topics of Bone and Mineral disease, Anemia management, Vegetarian diets and CKD, optimal nutrition for transition to transplant, RD practitioner success stories with patients and Home dialysis programs. This meeting is intended for clinicians who nutritionally assess patients diagnosed with renal disease.


Next Meeting: Friday, April 29, 2022

Registration for RDs is $30.00
Registration for Dietetic Intern/ students is $5.00

The meeting will be virtual on Zoom. The link will be sent prior to the meeting using the email you register with below.

Click here for the April Program Schedule.

Michigan 2022 Spring Meeting - April 29

7:50am – 8:00am


8:00am – 9:00am



9:00am – 9:30am



9:30am – 10:00am






11:15am – 12:15pm



12:15pm – 12:45 pm


12:45pm – 1:45 pm



1:45pm – 2:45pm





2:45pm – 3:45pm

Welcome and Instructions for the day.


Plant-Based Diets for Dialysis.
Shivam Joshi MD, NYU Grossman School of Medicine


SB 614: Licensing the Practice of MNT in Michigan.
Beth Thayer MS, RD Henry Ford Health Systems


5 important things to consider when starting private practice –
Jessiana Saville MS,RDN, CSR, LD, CLT, The Kidney RD


Binders, Vitamins and Herbal Medicines, OH MY!!
Chantale Daifi Pharm-D, Henry Ford Health Systems


Ethics: An update and requirement for RDN’s
Catherine Christie PhD, RDN, LDN, FADA




A Clinical Update on CKD – Associated Pruritus
Becky Galvin MS, RD, CSR, LD


Overview of NKF Spring 2022 Conference
Holley Holloway RD Henry Ford Health Systems – Greenfield Dialysis


Wrap Up and Closing Instructions


Share / Networking Session

Activity Overview

6.0 CPEUs will be awarded once post meeting survey completed.

Purpose Statement

A meeting to enhance the clinicians’ ability to make appropriate nutritional recommendations for their patients with CKD through the examination of topics: Plant based diet for patients on dialysis, Michigan licensure, The Better Kidney Care Act, Phosphorus Binders and Herbal Treatments, Medical Ethics, Pruritus and Review of the NKF Spring Meeting.

This meeting is intended for clinicians who nutritionally assess patients diagnosed with renal disease.

Target Audience

This program is designed for dietitians.

Learning Objectives

Identify uses for plant based diet for dialysis patients

Understanding strategies for Michigan licensure

Understand changes in the Better Kidney Care Act

Explain pathophysiology of phosphorus binders

Understand the practice of ethics

Explain new treatment for pruritus

Understand latest information from NKF Spring Conference

Explain harm caused by ‘herbal treatments’


Shivam Joshi MD

Beth Thayer MS, RDN

Chantale Daifi Pharm-D

Catherine Christie PhD, RDN, LDN FADA

Becky Galvin MS, RD, CSR, LD

Holley Holloway RDN

Planning Committee

Holley Holloway RD

Nicolle Piernak RD

Kristi Brethauer RD

Hannah Parsons RD

Quanta Duncan RD

Cathy Saski RD

Tanya Kuzminsky RD

Disclosure & Disclaimer Policies

Declaration of Disclosure: It is the policy of the National Kidney Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Any individuals who have control over CME/CE content are required to disclose to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) they may have with commercial interests supporting this activity or whose products or devices are discussed in this activity. If, on the basis of information disclosed, a perceived conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on NKF’s Disclosure and COI Policy.

Unlabeled/Investigational Use: During their presentations, faculty may discuss an unlabeled use or an investigational use not approved for a commercial product. Each faculty member is required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.

Disclaimer: The faculty and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) do not recommend the use of any pharmaceutical, diagnostic test, or device outside of the labeled indications as approved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Information contained in this NKF educational resource is based upon current data available at the time of publication. Information is intended to help clinicians become aware of new scientific findings and developments. This NKF educational resource is not intended to set out a preferred standard of care and should not be construed as one. Neither should the information be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management.

Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians take into account the needs of individual patients, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every healthcare professional making use of information in this NKF educational resource is responsible for interpreting the data as it pertains to clinical decision making in each individual patient.

Method of Participation: Participants will attend the live conference and submit an online evaluation. Participants will be able to download their certificate upon completion of the online evaluation. Credits will be awarded based on sessions attended.


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