Medical Nutrition Therapy

FNCE 2018

228. Bone and Mineral Disorders in Patients with Kidney Disease: Medical and Nutritional Considerations

Monday, October 22
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
CE: 1.5

Session Level 2 - Intermediate

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is increasingly prevalent, and it is estimated that two million Americans will require chronic dialytic therapy by 2030. Mineral and bone disorders (MBD) in these patients cause significant morbidity and even mortality, affecting the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems. Still, they are treatable with diet and a multitude of available medical therapies. This session will present these medical nutritional therapies and evidence-based best medical practices for MBD that can improve both medical outcomes and quality of life in all patients with these disorders.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5020 - Ambulatory (care sites)
  • 5090 - Adults (client population)
  • 5340 - Renal diseases (disease/disorder)

Sarvnaz M. Ghavami, MS, RD, LDN

Sarvnaz is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst in Nutrition Science. After graduation, she started her career as a SNAP Ed Educator and then moved on to work as a Clinical Dietitian first, at Southcoast Hospitals and then at Brockton Hospital. She is currently a Renal Dietitian at Fresenius Medical Care and provides nutrition counseling and education to the patients. She also collaborates with the interdisciplinary team on management and recommendations for mineral metabolism and renal bone disease.

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Melissa Prest, MS, RD, CSR, LDN

Melissa Prest, MS, RDN, CSR, LDN completed her MS degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and is currently completing her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Melissa has presented both locally and nationally on her research, physical assessment skills for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and mobile technology for health professionals. She has authored product updates for the Journal on Renal Nutrition, and mobile application reviews for the Renal Nutrition Forum.

Melissa has worked in a variety of practice settings with a focus on clinical nutrition. For the past ten years she has provided medical nutrition therapy to patients with chronic kidney disease receiving maintenance hemodialysis. Melissa is also the owner of a private practice and health coaching firm, Kidney Nutrition Specialists. In 2014, Melissa was awarded with the Emerging Dietietic Leader award for her leadership in the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Illinois Council on Renal Nutrition.

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Joshua Hundert, MD

Dr. Joshua Hundert attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. He then completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center, and his fellowship in Nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both in Boston, MA. He maintains active certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. During his fellowship he participated in clinical trials relating to chronic kidney disease, specifically diabetic nephropathy and nephrotic syndrome. He is now in a private practice at Commonwealth Nephrology Associates, based out of the Boston, MA area, and cares for a panel of over 75 chronic dialysis patients.

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Sarvnaz M. Ghavami, MS, RD, LDN

Sarvnaz is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst in Nutrition Science. After graduation, she started her career as a SNAP Ed Educator and then moved on to work as a Clinical Dietitian first, at Southcoast Hospitals and then at Brockton Hospital. She is currently a Renal Dietitian at Fresenius Medical Care and provides nutrition counseling and education to the patients. She also collaborates with the interdisciplinary team on management and recommendations for mineral metabolism and renal bone disease.

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