March 4+5, 2021 (Pacific Time)


2021 NWRD





  • Registration refunds are not available

  • For Canadian registrants, CAD$ exchange rate will be added to ticket price at checkout


  • The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) approved CPEUs for both the LIVE and post-conference RECORDED versions of speaker sessions for the 2021 NWRD Annual Conference Virtual Event. 

  • Note the Expo Hall booths (exhibitor and poster sessions) are ONLY approved for CPEUs during the LIVE event. The virtual platform, Accelevents, might keep the Expo Hall booths open post-conference, however, this isn't guaranteed and CPEUs aren't awarded for post-conference booths. 

  • We encourage all registrants to attend the LIVE event so they may interact with peers, engage with live speakers, and visit the Expo Hall (as Exhibitor participation is, in part, why our registration fees are reasonably priced).

  • CPEU certificates will be awarded individually for each speaker session, so that attendees can make-up in a recorded CPEU if they missed the live version of a speaker session.

  • Please note that Accelevents runs time-based analytics in the background and records attendee participation of each session (live and recorded). It is up to the attendee to log the appropriately earned CPEU certificates with the CDR.

  • In accordance with CDR's policies, NWRD will maintain the analytics for several years, in the event CDR requests audits of past attendees.


Please let us know if you have questions

thank you,

2021 NWRD Planning Team



KDOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines for Nutrition in CKD – 2020 Update

Laura Byham-Gray PhD RDN FNKF

Professor and Vice Chair for Research

Department of Nutritional Sciences,

School of Health Professions at Rutgers University


Role of Cannabis & CBD in CKD & ESKD

Janice Newell Bissex MS RDN FAND

Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, Registered Dietitian, Culinary Nutritionist

Jannabis Wellness



First Do No Harm: Obesity Management in ESKD

Meera Nair Harhay MD MSCE FASN

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Drexel University College of Medicine

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Soul Food: The Past, Present, and Future

Adrian E Miller

Soul Food Scholar

James Beard Foundation Book Award Winner



Malnutrition and Nutrition Focused Physical Exam


Registered Dietitian, Adjunct Instructor

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Cleveland Ohio


Health Disparities among African Americans with CKD and Diabetes

Susanne B Nicholas MD MPH PhD

Nephrologist, Associate Professor of Medicine and

Clinical Hypertension Specialist, Division of Nephrology

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Health Sciences


Virtual Happy Hour Exhibits!

e-Exhibits, e-Posters, and e-Networking



The New Hyperkalemia Diet

David St-Jules PhD RD

Registered Dietitian, Assistant Professor Department of Nutrition

University of Nevada, Reno


MBD: Tenapanor, HiLo Trial, FGF-23 and Everything In Between

Geoffrey A Block MD

Associate Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President

Clinical Research and Medical Affairs

U.S. Renal Care


Management of Diabetes in CKD & ESKD

Connie Rhee MD MSc

Nephrologist, Physician-Scientist, and

Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health

University of California Irvine


Social Determinants of Health in Relation to Disparities

Deidra C Crews MD ScM FASN FACP

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Associate Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine

Associate Director for Research Development, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity

Director, Doctoral Diversity Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Keto Diets Revealed: Risks and Benefits in CKD

Shivam Joshi MD

Nephrologist, Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Medicine,

NYU Grossman School of Medicine



Future of Dialysis Therapies

Glenda V Roberts

Director External Relations and Patient Engagement,

Kidney Research Institute, Center for Dialysis Innovation

Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

University of Washington

The following CPEUs are approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR):

  • Thursday’s Presentations = 6 CPEUs

  • Friday’s Presentations = 6 CPEUs

  • e-Exhibitors = 1 CPEU

  • e-Posters = 1 CPEU

Ethics CPEUs are not offered on this year's program

Need extra CPEUs in Ethics? Visit here >>



Dear Speakers, e-Posters, e-Exhibitors:


Please upload your PPTs, slideshows,

videos, and handouts to us here!