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ICRN clinical meeting

April 18, 2024

Crowne Plaza Lombard Downers Grove

food for thought

creating healthy bodies and healthy lives

The Illinois Council on Renal Nutrition Clinical Meeting is day-long summit designed for dietitians and renal nutritionists. This spirited, engaging gathering places its focus squarely on the role nutrition plays in treating kidney disease, and affords attendees the opportunity to hear news in treatment practices, meet exhibitors, and connect with experts in the field.


The event kicks off with a series of educational presentations. Afterwards, participants will plot the future of the council in an administrative session before concluding the day with a series of panel discussions. Previous ICRN topics have included:


  • Updates on nutritional guidelines and your practice

  • Coordinating nutritional care between dialysis and a transplant

  • Medical nutrition therapy

  • Treatment options

  • Nutrition based research

  • Medical ethics in relation to nutrition

          6 CPEUs from the Commission on Dietetic Registration


For More Information


Please contact Rachel DePauw

email:  |  phone: (312) 321 - 1500  x 258


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ticket information

  • Early-Bird Tickets:  $90

    • available through April 1

  • Last-Call Tickets:  $100

    • Day of; as available

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Location & Details

location & details

your course to support the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois


7:15AM   Exhibitors and Registration

7:50AM   Program Welcome/Business

Jackie Burgess-Bishop, FACHE

CEO, National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

8:00AM  Addressing Obesity Can Help a Patient with CKD

Holly Kramer, MD, MPH

9:00AM  The Impact of the Gut Microbiome in CKD-MBD                   Annabel Biruete, PhD, RD

10:00AM Break/Visit Exhibitors

10:20AM Lifestyle Management Strategies for Hemodialysis Patients

Ken Wilund, PhD


11:20AM Exhibitor Break & Lunch

12:00PM  Kidney Stones in Kids: The Interplay of Genetics and Nutrition

                  Anna Zisman, MD

1:00PM    Pharmacotherapeutic Updates in CKD                              Beatrice Drambarean PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

2:00PM    Break/Visit Exhibitors

2:15PM    Plant-Based Diets in Dialysis

                Kate Zalewski RDN, CSR, LDN

3:30PM     Program Wrap Up

2018 ICRN Spring Meeting_National Kidney Foundation of Illinois


Network, learn, and connect with others in the renal nutrition community.



April 18, 2024

7:15am - 3:15pm



Crowne Plaza Lombard





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The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to offer professional development programming, conduct educational seminars, and support research with the help of our passionate supporters, and a remarkable team of dedicated sponsors. If you would like to sponsor this program, please contact Wesley Bauer at or 312-321-1500. 

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