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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 am thoroughly excited for the momentum of Renal Dietitians (RPG) and want to extend my greetings to all of you Renal Dietitians in the profession and applaud you for all of the great work you are doing in your institutions and facilities. Over the last few years I have volunteered in RPG as Social Media Chair and now Chair for the 2019-2020 year. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity and to collaborate with such fantastic members and leaders. We appreciate any feedback and encourage you to share your ideas with us so that we can continue to drive that momentum and vision for RPG. Additionally, consider getting more involved and volunteering with one of our teams or in one of our position.
There are many exciting initiatives and projects that RPG continues to work on including collaborating with other professional organizations. This includes an update to the Clinical Guideline to Nutrition Care in Kidney Disease publication as well as the SOP/SOPP for Renal Dietitians. RPG is pleased continue to offer access to the Natural Medicine Database, which I highly encourage members to explore and utilize. Additionally, the many RPG teams continue to create and update member resources including educational materials and webinars. Don’t wait to check all of these offerings out!
The Food & Nutrition Conference Expo (FNCE) will be held in Philadelphia, PA and we hope to see many of you there! RPG members who visit the RPG booth at the DPG showcase on Monday, October 28th will be eligible for a drawing that includes a Gala ticket giveaway and other items. The DPG Showcase is great way to connect with other members and for more information regarding opportunities and resources from RPG. On Sunday, October 27th, there will be two renal nutrition-focused session. First, Laura Byham-Gray, PhD, RDN, FNKF and Rachael Majorowicz, RDN, LDN, FNKF will present “Bridging the Practice Gap Using the Latest Renal Nutrition Guidelines”. Following this session, Kristina Penniston, PhD, RDN, CD, FAND and Haewook Han, PhD, RD, CSR, LDN, FNKF will present the RPG spotlight session “No Stone Unturned: Kidney Stone Prevention One Bite at a Time.” We are very excited for these presentations and renal nutrition professionals and dietitians to share their expertise!
As I continue my term as Chair, I would like to thank our previous RPG Chairs, Annamarie Rodriguez and Sara Erickson for all of your guidance, leadership and support. I look forward to continue to drive our mission. Thank you all for your continued hard work and cheers to another year of growth and success!
Kyle J. Lamprecht, MS, RD, CSP, CSR
Chair, Renal Dietitians (RPG)
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