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2024 NWRD -- At the Helm 

2024 NWRD President

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Laura Wiseley MS RD CSR

2024 NWRD President

Northwest Renal Dietitians


2024 NWRD Co-Chair

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Nally Hernandez 


2024 NWRD Co-Chair


2024 NWRD Co-Chair

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Becky McCarver 


2024 NWRD Co-Chair


2024 NWRD Program 

Thursday, March 7, 2024


Keynote: Partnering in Research and Policy Change: Undocumented Individuals and Access to Care

Lilia “Lily” Cervantes, MD

Associate Professor

University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus


Beans on the Scene: Adding Latino Foods to the Renal Patient's Diet

Ramiro Saavedra, MS, RD, CSR, LD


Houston Methodist Center

A Cultural Twist on Motivational Interviewing

Laura Lomax, MS, RD, LD

Nutrition Services Manager

Fresenius Kidney Care

Health Equity in Kidney Disease

Cristina A Trevizo Nlmeri, DNP, BSN, RN

Manager, Health Equity

Fresenius Kidney Care North America


Feelin' the Burnout

Michelle Rowlett, MSW, LICSW

Social Work Supervisor/CKD Program Lead Specialist

Puget Sound Kidney Centers

Using Technology to Bridge the Gap in Nutrition Care

Melissa Prest, DCN, RDN

Foundation Dietitian

National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Friday, March 8, 2024

Taking Professional Development to the Next Level

Liza Orengo, MPH, RD, CSR, CPHQ

Senior Manager of Nutrition Services

Fresenius Kidney Care

Disordered Eating in Renal Disease:

What does this look like?

Amanda Hays, MS, RDN

Owner, Registered Dietitian

Relish Nutrition Therapy

Culturally Appropriate Considerations for Hispanic/Latine People with Chronic Kidney Disease

Annabel Biruete, PhD, RD, FNKF, FASN

Assistant Professor of Nutrition Science

Purdue University

Transplantation: Science & Policy

Michael Sutters, MD

Attending Nephrologist

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Structural Barriers to Kidney Care

Tessa Kimberly Novick, MD

Nephrologist, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

UT Austin Dell Medical School

Food Insecurity & Renal Diet Considerations

Kayla K Guillory, MS, RDN, CDCES

Registered Dietitian

Providence Health & Services

$250 - Two-Day Conference - LIVE In-Person

$170 - One-Day Conference - LIVE In-Person

$100 - Two-Day Conference - LIVE In-Person (U.S. Dietetic interns)

$100 - Two-Day Conference - LIVE In-Person (U.S. RD Retirees)

$50 - Thursday Evening - Networking Dinner




Networking Dinner:

Join us for a night of networking,  Latin-inspired food, music, and fun! We'll see you in the Royal Sonesta Hotel Club Room

at 6pm on Thursday, March 7th! 

(Additional Fee: Sign up and pay with registration)

Program Details


"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 seeking approval by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for the following CPEUs:

    • 12 = Live Lectures

    • 1 = Live Exhibits

    • 1 = Live Posters​

  • Total CPEU 14

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