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ICRN clinical meeting

May 6, 2021


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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

This conference has been approved for 6 CEUs from the Commission on Dietetic Registration


For More Information


Please contact the NKFI's Director of Programs, Rachel DePauw

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


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ticket information

  • Early-Bird Tickets:  $50

    • available through April 30

  • Last-Call Tickets:  $60

    • May 1 - day of; as available

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location & details

your course to support the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois


 7:15am  -  Exhibitor Preview

7:45am  -  Program Welcome

Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop, FACHE

7:50am  -  Election Results & Meeting Announcements

8:00am  -  Diabetes 101

Kim Kramer, B.S., R.D.N, L.D.N., CDCES

9:00am  -  Nutrition as the Main Intervention to Delay


Melanie Betz, MS, RD, CSR, CSG 

10:00am -  Exhibitor Break

10:30am -  Questions and Answers

Kim Kramer, RD and Melanie Betz, RD

11:00am  -  Putting It Into Practice: Incorporating the

    SOP/SOPP for Dietitians in Nephrology


Lois Hill, RD



12:00pm  -  Rethinking the Approach to the Treatment of

     Hyperkalemia: A Modular Presentation

Biff F. Palmer, MD, FACP, FASN

Speaker provided by AstraZeneca

1:00pm  -  Exhibitor/Lunch Break

1:30pm  -  Questions and Answers

Lois Hill, RD and Biff F. Palmer, MD 

2:00pm  -  So You Want to Start a Podcast

Monica Fox, NKFI Director of Outreach & Government Relations

Charlie Meyerson | Rivet360

3:00pm  -  ICRN Announcements, Housekeeping &

Program Wrap Up

*please note: agenda is subject to change

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This series of meetings and seminars will be held virtually. Participate in the sessions from the comfort and safety of your home or office.



May 6, 2021

7:00am - 3:00pm



Virtual - links provided after registration



Nutrition as the Main Intervention to Delay Dialysis

Melanie Betz, MS, RD, CSR, CSG

Diabetes 101

Kim Kramer, BS, RDN, LDN, CDCES

Incorporating the SOP/SOPP for Dietitians in Nephrology Nutrition

Lois Hill, RD


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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 review the 2021 Sponsorship Packet or contact Heidi Merritt at or 312-321-1500. 


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