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Depression and Chronic Disease
This activity aims to improve participants understanding of the impact depression and diabetes diagnoses have on CKD and ESRD as comorbidities.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Diabetes
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
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
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5
Data, Discussions, Decisions, Dying: Strategies for Supporting Dialysis Patients at End of Life
This activity will enhance the dialysis social worker’s abilities to work with the CKD patient and their families discussing the all too important topic of End-of-Life (EoL) care.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Psychosocial
Credits** 1.5
What’s New in Diabetic Kidney Disease
The purpose of this activity is to discuss the pathophysiology and natural history of diabetic kidney disease, the novel drugs used to treat hyperkalemia and evaluate their appropriate use, and the mechanism of action of novel drugs under study for treating diabetic kidney disease.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
Content area(s)
  • Diabetes
Credits** 1.5
Protein Nitrogen Balance and Adequacy
This activity will cover a wide array of issues regarding protein nitrogen balance and adequacy. The relationship between protein intake and urea nitrogen appearance will be discussed, as well as the clinical and nutritional implications of urea kinetics and dialysis adequacy.  
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Gut Microbiome
Healthy adults have 100 trillion bacteria in the gut alone! This activity will inform learners about the relationship between gut microbiome, inflammation, and CKD. Diet, as well as the role of prebiotics and probiotics will be discussed using current research.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Wearable Artificial Kidney and Other New Treatment Options
This activity will include a unique insight from one of two research sites for testing the new Wearable Artificial Kidney technology. Participants will learn an overview of the technology, how the trials have gone and other future treatment research being done at the site.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Dialysis
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Help! My Patients Won’t Listen to Me! How to Increase Patient Engagement/Adherence
Engaging patients in the health and lifestyle changes only they can make so they feel well can be a challenge for many.  The goal of this session is to discuss why patients may behave as they do and learn practical tips and suggestions to encourage collaboration with the patients and help them to
Target audience
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Transplant Coordinator
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
Credits** 1.5
Obesity: Diet, Bariatric, Exercise, Medications, and Behavior
This activity will increase knowledge base of treatment methods for obesity in CKD patients and increase familiarity with how to address appropriate treatment strategies with patient and obtain desired outcomes.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
Content area(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Other topic
  • Pharmacology
Credits** 1.5
Substance Abuse: A 2017 Primer
The purpose of this activity is to enable participants to develop knowledge about substance abuse disorders in the dialysis population.
Target audience
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
Content area(s)
  • Other topic
  • Patient Safety
Credits** 1.5

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