Kopple Award Presentation: Patient-Centered Approaches in Renal Nutrition: Challenges and Opportunities

This activity aims to improve the learner’s ability to identify patient needs and develop programs to best serve the patient population. Participants will review cultural awareness, practices to improve patient education, health literacy, and partnership building practices.

Target Audience

  • Dietitians
Method of Participation:

Learners will review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information; participate in the entire self-study consisting of slides and audio; complete the pre-test; complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required) and evaluation to successfully earn credit.  The estimated time for completion is 1.5 hours. 

If you participated in the live symposium Kopple Award Presentation: Patient-Centered Approaches in Renal Nutrition: Challenges and Opportunities on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 and claimed credit, you should not claim credit for this endured activity.

Learning Objectives

After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:

  • Evaluate professional activities in line with patient-centered needs
  • Develop programs within and outside professional networks to enhance patient needs
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Faculty Disclosures:

Tilakavati Karupaiah, PhD, APD, AN
Associate Professor & Clinical Coordinator, Dietetics Program, Faculty of Health Sciences                                      
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia/National Univ. of Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Disclosure: The speaker has received a grant from the National Kidney Foundation Malaysia in the subject of hemodiaylsys; travel expensese from Indian Liver & Biliary Institute, New Delhi for the subject of lipids; and travel and honoraria from International Development Research Center (IDRC) Canada for the subject of state of food environment in South East Asia

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Beth Morlang, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian
Central Florida Kidney Centers 
Palm Bay, FL
Disclosure: The speaker has received a speakers fee from the Speakers Bureau at Keryx on the subject of Phosphorus Control.

Beth Shanaman, RD
Registered Dietitian
Northwest Kidney Centers
Seattle, WA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Danielle Nathan, MA
Professional Education Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Kathryn Troy, MPH
Professional Education Coordinator
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Nathalie Harden
Director, CME
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Declaration of Disclosure:

It is the policy of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Any individual who has control over CME/CE content is required to disclose to learners prior to the activity 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 Conflict of Interest 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.


 The National Kidney Foundation is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.5 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

The activity is available for credit through November 15, 2019.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs


Please login or register for a PERC account to take this course.

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.

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Contact Information:

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