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ICRN clinical meeting

May 5-6, 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

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:  $70

    • 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


8:00am  -  Practice Management in Diabetes and CKD

Paula Milas Sochacki, EdD, MPH, RDN, LDN

9:00am  -  Session Break

9:15am  -  Dietary Advantages with Frequent or

  Extended Dialysis

Vikram Aggarwal, MD, FASN

10:15am  -  Break 

10:45am  -  MBD Updates

Katie Hill-Gallant, PhD, RD

11:45am  -  Break


afternoon programs


12:00pm  -  Frailty and Trim for Transplant

Amanda Van Jacobs, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

1:00pm  -  Lunch Break

1:30pm  -  Successful Steps to Private Practice

Brett Curtiss, MS, RD, LDN

Pushpa Soundararajan, MBA, RD, LDN

2:30pm  -  ICRN Updates and Wrap-Up 

3:00pm  -  End of Program

*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.



September 10, 2020

8:00am - 3:30pm



Virtual - links provided after registration



Practice Management in Diabetes and CKD

Paula Milas Sochacki, EdD, MPH, RDN, LDN

MBD Updates

Katie Hill-Gallant, PhD, RD

Frailty and Trim for Transplant

Amanda Van Jacobs, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

Successful Steps to Private Practice

Pushpa Soundararajan, MBA, RD, LDN


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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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