Professional EventsICRN Clinical Meeting

ICRN clinical meeting

Sept. 10,  2020

Crowne Plaza Lombard/Downers Grove

Glen Ellyn, IL

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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 continental breakfast, a series of educational presentations, and visits from corporate exhibitors. Then, after lunch, 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

The ICRN Clinical Meeting offers continuing education credits. The exact number of credits will be announced once they are approved. 


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:  $75

    • available through August 4

  • Regular Tickets:  $85

    • available through August 31

  • Last-Call Tickets:  $100

    • September 1 - day of; as available

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morning programs


7:45am  -  Exhibits, Continental Breakfast, Registration

8:15am  -  Welcome

8:20am  -  Business Meeting

8:30am  -  Practice Management in Diabetes and CKD

Paula Milas Sochacki, EdD, MPH, RDN, LDN

 9:30am  -  Dietary Advantages with Frequent or

  Extended Dialysis

Vikram Aggarwal, MD, FASN

10:30am  -  Break & Visit Exhibitors

  11:00am  -  MBD Updates

Katie Hill-Gallant, PhD, RD


afternoon programs


12:00pm - Lunch & Visit Exhibitors

12:45pm  -  Frailty and Trim for Transplant

Amanda Van Jacobs, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

1:45pm  -  Combined Bariatric and Transplant Surgery

Jose Almario Alvarez, MD

2:45pm  -  Snack Break

3:00pm  -  Successful Steps to Private Practice

Brett Curtiss, MS, RD, LDN

Pushpa Soundarajan, MS, RD, LDN

4:00pm  -  Wrap-up and Evaluations

*please note: agenda is subject to change


This series of meetings and seminars takes place over the course of day, and is hosted in Glen Ellyn.



September 10, 2020

8:00am - 3:30pm



Crowne Plaza Lombard/Downers Grove

1250 Roosevelt Rd

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137



Caring for Kidney Stones

Ginny Pletzke, MS, RD, LDN

Kyle Lamprecht, MS, RD, CSP, CSR

Using the KETO Diet in Diabetics

Brett Curtiss, MS, RD, CSR, LDN

Plant-Based Nutrition

Jackie Hankins, MS, Rd, CSR, LDN

Use of Probiotics in Kidney Disease/Dialysis

Lindsey Zirker, MS, RD, CSR, LD

CRIC Study and Implications for Nutritional Intervention

Stephanie Toth-Manikowski, MD


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