CKD is a global health burden, with a prevalence estimated between 8-16% worldwide. Australia is no exception to this epidemic, with CKD affecting more than 11.5% of Australians. Dietary management targeting modifiable risk factors is considered a cornerstone of CKD management, and therefore keeping up to date with the last evidence is important for all dietitians.
Over the past five years there have been considerable research developments around key renal-related nutrients, including sodium and phosphorous. Delivered by a duo of senior renal dietitians, this talk will translate the latest evidence into practical strategies you can implement in your daily practice.  

Objectives:

1) To improve knowledge of measures to accurately assess sodium intake and benefits of a sodium restriction in CKD patients, in addition to improving food knowledge of sources of hidden sodium.

2) To improve knowledge of sources of phosphorous in the food supply and the complexities involved for patients’ in decreasing dietary phosphorous. 

Presenters:

Simone McCoy is an APD and A/Senior Dietitian at the Princess Alexandra Hospital who is passionate about renal dietetics and positively influencing patient health outcomes through a collaborative approach to nutrition education, quality service improvement initiatives and contributing to research within a clinical workload. She has worked within the PAH Nephrology Department for the past 3.5 years, working across the spectrum of kidney disease. Simone is also passionate about developing others and mentoring less experienced staff and students.

Kylie is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a strong interest in renal dietetics. She has demonstrated this by working across the spectrum of renal disease; in CKD clinics, dialysis populations and currently with the post transplant population. During her career, Kylie has worked in renal units across Queensland, in Townsville, Toowoomba and currently the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Kylie has a patient centered approach to counselling, so works with patients to incorporate a number of often conflicting dietary recommendations to work towards individual goals.