Renal Nutrition Guidelines: The RDN’s Role in Stage Management of CKD – Webinar 2

Course Expires April 22, 2023
Credits: 1.5
Accreditations: CDR, CBDCE, CBDM

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Note: This is Webinar 2 in a 2 part series (view part 1)

Thirty-seven million American adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and millions of others are at increased risk to develop this condition. Early detection and treatment can help prevent the progression of CKD. Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is a cornerstone of the treatment plan.

Join Laura Byham-Gray, PhD, RDN, FNKF and Janelle Gonyea, RDN, LD, FNKF for a joint Becky Dorner & Associates and Today’s Dietitian webinar that will review the soon-to-be-published evidence-based Renal Nutrition Practice Guidelines with emphasis on earlier stages of CKD. Through case study presentations and a review of available resources, participants will learn about key components of care for this patient population and how to provide individualized MNT to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

Note: If you purchased the live session, the recording is automatically added to your BDA account. To access the recording, sign into your BDA account at: and choose Webinars.

After completing this continuing education course the learner should be able to:

  1. Explain how MNT goals change as chronic kidney disease (CKD) progresses.
  2. Examine and interpret the results of an Evidence Analysis Center Systematic Review, and report on the efficacy of MNT provided by an RDN or international equivalent on primary goals of MNT.
  3. Apply evidence-based findings from diverse case studies that represent the different stages of CKD.

This course is intended for: RDNs, NDTRs, CDEs and CBDMs

CDR Activity Number: 153891 Live / Recorded: 155167

Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar / 175 Recorded Pre-approved CPE

CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes: 4010, 4040, 5350, 9020

Suggested Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 6.2.5, 8.1.5, 8.3.6

Note: Numerous other Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.


This course has been submitted for approval by the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CDBM).

Hours: 1.5 General CE

Approval Number: 165176

Each CDM in attendance will be required to report their CE hours by logging into their online account at

CDMs are to retain a copy of the certificate of completion in the event they are audited.

From CBDM: “All CBDM Prior Approved programs are subjected to the CE hour limitations for a program type as defined by CBDM policy. For more information, please refer to The CBDM Guide to Maintaining your Credential”.

Laura Byham-Gray, PhD, RDN, FNKF, is a Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Professions at Rutgers University. Prior to teaching, Dr. Byham-Gray practiced in the field of clinical nutrition with specialty practice in nutrition support and kidney disease for over 15 years.  She has held numerous elected and appointed positions at the national, state, and local levels of National Kidney Foundation, The American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Currently, Dr. Byham-Gray is chairing the Macronutrients Section of the joint NKF and Academy KDOQI/EAL Clinical Practice Guidelines in Nutrition in CKD. She has also served as the associate editor for the National Kidney Foundation publication, the Journal of Renal Nutrition. Dr. Byham-Gray has over 100 peer-reviewed articles and professional presentations related to kidney disease, dietetics practice, and clinical decision-making as well as management. Dr. Byham-Gray received her bachelor of science in nutrition and dietetics from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, her master of science in food science and human nutrition from the University of Delaware, and her PhD in Nutrition at the New York University, Steinhardt School of Education in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.

Laura Byham-Gray, PhD, RDN, FNKF, has the following disclosure to report: she has received grant/research support from Keryx-National Kidney Foundation, however, Dr. Byham-Gray certifies that no conflict of interest exists for this program.

Janelle Gonyea, RDN, LD, FNKF, has 30 years of experience as a renal dietitian at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, working with chronic kidney disease patients in all stages of their disease process and across all treatment options. In addition to patient care, Janelle has authored MNT protocols, chaired committees in charge of developing patient education materials and programing for the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, educated countless nephrology colleagues, medical students, nephrology fellows and dietetic interns, holding the rank of Assistant Professor of Nutrition for the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She has authored numerous articles for patient and professional publications and often speaks at regional and national meetings on various topics related to renal nutrition. Janelle has served on the executive committee of the National Kidney Foundation’s Council on Renal Nutrition as Editor of the Renalink newsletter and chair of the planning committee for the annual Spring Clinical Meeting and preconference workshop. Currently she serves as an editor for the 3rd edition of “A Clinical Guide to Nutrition Care in Kidney Disease,” a committee member for the revision of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ National Kidney Diet and the Medical Review Committee for the Midwest Kidney Network

Janelle Gonyea, RDN, LD, FNKF, has no disclosures to report and certifies that no conflict of interest exists for this program.


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