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RPG's purpose is to offer leadership, legislative direction and educational resources to help members provide quality renal nutrition therapy.RPG promotes continuing education programs for renal dietitians and is an information resource for those who specialize and work in renal nutrition. The practice group includes renal dietitians working with AKI (acute kidney injury), chronic kidney disease (stages 1-5), adult, adolescent and pediatric dialysis, as well as kidney transplant patients.
I’m excited to start the 2018-2019 year as Chair of the RPG! Over the last 10 years I have volunteered in various roles within the Executive Committee of the RPG and I’m grateful for every moment of it. We welcomed many new members to the Executive Committee and we still have open positions in our Social Media and Website committees. I strongly encourage you to consider volunteering for one of the positions. I’ve learned so much over the years with the RPG, not just from the Executive Committee but from all the members. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and valued, so please continue sharing your thoughts and suggestions!
We have some exciting projects and new additions this year for the RPG. We are assisting and collaborating with other professional organizations in multiple updates, including an update to the Clinical Guideline to Nutrition Care in Kidney Disease publication. We are also preparing to begin work on updating the SOP/SOPP for Renal Dietitians. We are thrilled to offer access to the Natural Medicine Database this year and hope all members utilize this extensive resource.
This year FNCE will be held in Washington, DC and we hope to see you there! Once again RPG members who visit the RPG booth at the DPG showcase will be eligible for a drawing that includes a Gala ticket giveaway and other items. The morning schedule on Tuesday, October 23rd will offer back to back renal sessions. First, Dr. Victoria Kumar and Kim Prendergast, RD will present the RPG spotlight session, “Innovative Approaches to Improve Outcomes in At-Risk Low-Income Renal Populations”. Directly afterwards, The Academy and KDOQI’s Collaborative Clinical Nutrition Practice Guideline for CKD. Very exciting!
As I begin this new term I would like to thank our previous Chairs as they’ve taught me so much. Annamarie Rodriguez, your guidance, leadership and never-ending support is so greatly appreciated! JoAnn Randazzo, your dedication, enthusiasm, and team building abilities are inspiring and encouraging. Whenever a group comes together, we typically see you right in the middle of it! To all the Chairs I’ve worked with, thank you for blazing the trail and building such a strong foundation.
Sara Erickson, RD, CSR, LDN
Quote: Teamwork. Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.
~ Helen Keller