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5th Pediatric Renal Nutrition Academy

Monday, May 06, 2019 - Tuesday, May 07, 2019
08:15 AM - 04:45 PM
Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116, USA

Pediatric Renal Nutrition Academy (PRNA) is a clinical skill development focused program for pediatric renal dietitians or other clinicians. 

The two-day course is split into Introductory level (Day 1) and Intermediate-advanced level (Day 2). Participants have a choice of registering for each day separately or for both.

May 6: Introductory Level:

8:15-8:30 Welcome and announcements

8:30-9:15 - Introduction to resources and being part of the pediatric renal team

Leah Oladitan PG Dip, RD, CSP, LD, Children’s Mercy Hospital

9:15-10:15 - Growth and weight management

Christina F. Halligan, RD, CSR, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

10:15-10:30 - break

10:30-11:30 - Basic physiology and lab values

Molly Vega-Wong MS, RDN, LD, Texas Children's Hospital

11:30-12:15 – Nutrition in acute care

Elisha Rampolla Pavlick, RD, CSP, LDN, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

12:15-1:30 - Lunch with the experts

1:30-2:30 - Nutritional adequacy and oral intake

Christina Nelms, MS, RD, LMNT, Pediatric renal educator and consultant

2:30-3:30 – Formula and infant/toddler feeding

Christina Nelms

3:30 - 3:45 - break

3:45-4:15 Enhancing adherence to diet in pediatric CKD

Susan Waisbren, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital

4:15-4:45 Putting it into practice – role playing 

Susan Waisbren

4:45-5:30 - Transplant 1.0 and other common kidney diagnoses

Nonnie Polderman RD, BC Children's Hospital and Christina Nelms

Wine and Cheese Networking Reception

Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Tuesday, May 6th, 2019, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

May 7: Intermediate-advanced Level:

8:45-9:00 Welcome and announcements

9-9:45 - Intro to research and application to practice 

Leah Oladitan PG Dip, RD, CSP, LD, Children’s Mercy Hospital 

9:45-10:10 – Applied anthropometry

Christina Nelms

10:10-10:30 - Transplant 2.0 and other less common kidney diagnoses

Nonnie Polderman and Christina Nelms

10:30-10:45 - break

10:45-11:15 - Advanced topics in clinical management

Christine Benedetti, MS, RDN, CSR, LD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

11:15-12:00 - Advances in nutritional intervention in inpatient and acute care

Molly Vega-Wong MS, RDN, LD, Texas Children's Hospital

12:00 - 1:15 - lunch with the experts

1:15-2:00 – Diagnosis, documentation and nutritional interventions in malnutrition

Jenni Carvalho-Salemi, MPH, RDN, LD, CNSC, Texas Children’s Hospital

2:00-3:00 - Optimizing the pediatric renal formula prescription 

Nonnie Polderman

3-3:15 - break

3:15-4 - Advanced case study presentations – working through complex clinical scenarios

Isabel Reckson, RD, CDN, CDE, Weill Cornell Medicine

Morgan L. Gay MS, RD, CNSC, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Dana Liebstein, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC, New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

4-4:45 - Panel discussion – “tricks of the trade”


Vitaflo USA is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). 

CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 13 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of the 2-day program, 7 CPEUs for completion of Day 1, and 6 CPEUs for completion of Day 2. 

Upon completion of the program and an electronic assessment component, participants will receive a certificate attesting to the attainment of a new knowledge/skill set:

  • Certificate of Introductory Level Competency in Pediatric Renal Nutrition

and / or

  • Certificate of Intermediate-Advanced Level Competency in Pediatric Renal Nutrition

All individuals completing the program will receive CPEUs for training time regardless of whether they pass the post-course assessment and receive the certificate.  

PRNA is not affiliated with NKF.

*The wine and cheese reception is only available for registrants for the education sessions (either Day 1, Day 2, or full program) and is not open to the public.

© 2019 Vitaflo, USA, a Nestlé Health Science company. By your participation in this event, you are declaring that your participation presents no conflict of interest with your facility’s policies and procedures.

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