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Program ~ Speakers 
Networking Dinner

March 2+3, 2023

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2023 NWRD -- At the Helm 

2024 NWRD President

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Laura Wiseley MS RD CSR

2024 NWRD President

Northwest Renal Dietitians (NWRD)


2024 NWRD Co-Chair

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Nally Hernandez 

2024 NWRD Co-Chair

Northwest Renal Dietitians (NWRD)


2024 NWRD Co-Chair

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Becky McCarver 

2024 NWRD Co-Chair

Northwest Renal Dietitians (NWRD)


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2023 NWRD Program 

Thursday, March 2, 2023


40 Years of Persevering with Inspiration, Humor, and Grace

Katy G Wilkens MS RD FNKF

Retired - Nutrition & Fitness Manager

Northwest Kidney Centers


Kathy Schiro Harvey MS RDN CSR

Retired - Director Renal Nutritional Services

Puget Sound Kidney Centers


SGLT-2 Inhibitors & GLP-1 Agonists - Implications in CKD

Dr Nayan Arora MD

Nephrologist, Division of Nephrology

University of Washington, Seattle

Considerations for Providing Weight Inclusive Care

Stasha A Hornbeck MS RD LD CDCES

Dietitian, Diabetes Educator, and Certified Body Trust Provider

Kaiser Permanente, NW


Physiology of Obesity in CKD

Dr Holly Kramer MD MPH

Professor of Public Health Sciences and Medicine

Loyola University Chicago


Yoga at Work: Self-Care Stretches & Strategies

for Stress Relief at Work

Julia Zhao C-IAYT RYT-500

Yoga Therapist, Julia Zhao Yoga Therapy

Flavor Enhancements for Taste Alterations in CKD

Kimberly Evans MS RD

Registered Dietitian, Adjunct Faculty

The Nourish Radiance Method


The Many Layers of Spices & Cuisines of India -

Special Considerations in Kidney Disease


Transplant Dietitian

Oregon Health and Science University

Friday, March 3, 2023

What's New and Exciting with Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices & Insulin Pumps

Christine Fisher RDN CD CDCES

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Catholic Health Initiatives


Diabetes Management in the Peritoneal Dialysis Patient

Dr Kelly D George MD

Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetology

Northwest Permanente


Who Knew? The Newly Discovered Role of Salt and Sugar in

Driving Hypertension and Metabolic Disease

Dr Richard J Johnson MD

Professor of Medicine

University of Colorado, Denver


Nutrition Decisions at End of Life -

What a Renal Dietitian Needs to Know

Michelle Saari MSc RD (Canada)

Website Founder


Yoga at Work: Self-Care Stretches & Strategies

for Stress Relief at Work

Julia Zhao C-IAYT RYT-500

Yoga Therapist, Julia Zhao Yoga Therapy


Phosphorus: Don't Blame the Patient

Dr Richard A Sherman MD

Professor Emeritus, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ


Ayurveda: How this Ancient Medical Practice of India

Can Serve Us Today

Dr Gillian Ehrlich DNP ARNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

NeuroVeda Health, Seattle WA


$200 - Two-Day Conference - LIVE In-Person

$120 - One-Day Conference - LIVE In-Person

$50 - Thursday Evening - Networking Dinner - Great Cuisine of India (limited 40 seatings)

$200 - Two-Day - Recorded Sessions

Recorded Sessions package is sold separately - not included in LIVE In-Person ticket.

Program Details
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"All approved continuing professional education ethics related activities that address the Academy / CDR Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession must include the following statement prominently posted on its materials: 'The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) are not responsible for the provider’s interpretation of the Academy / CDR Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession or its enforcement as it relates to the scenarios and content presented in this activity.' - For more information, visit >>

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  • This program is approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for the following CPEUs (either Live or Recorded sessions.

  • LIVE In Person Event - CPEUs

    • 12 = Live Lectures

    • 0.5 = Experiential Skill Development

    • 1 = Live Exhibits

    • 1 = Live Posters​

  • Recorded Sessions - CPEUs

    • 12 = Recorded Lectures​

  • The EXPO Hall booths (exhibitor and posters) and Yoga sessions are available during LIVE In-Person event only.

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