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February 15, 2023   
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CAND 2023 Virtual Conference



Program Outline



Monday, February 27th: 11am-1pm EST

Session 1 (11:00-12:00): Dr. David Cherney, MD, PhD; Professor of Medicine - University of Toronto Clinician Scientist - Division of Nephrology, University Health Network Senior Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute Director, Renal Physiology Laboratory, University Health Network


“SGLT2 Inhibition and Kidney Protection.”


Session 2 (12:00-13:00): Dr. Shivam Joshi, MD; Nephrology Specialist, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, New York University School of Medicine


Plant-Based Diets in Kidney Disease.

Tuesday, February 28th: 11am-1pm EST

Session 1 (11:00-12:00): Dr. Thomas Weimbs, PhD; Professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara & President of Santa Barbara Nutrients, Inc


Dietary Interventions for Polycystic Kidney Disease.”



Session 2 (12:00-13:00): Jessianna Saville, MS, RDN, LD, CLT; President, Kidney Nutrition Institute, Florida


“Practical implementation of a plant-based ketogenic diet.


Wednesday, March 1st: 11am-1pm EST

Session 1 (11:00-12:00): Kelly Picard, PhD, RD; Registered Dietitian and Clinician Scientist, University of Alberta

“How food processing is impacting potassium and phosphorus management in CKD”


Session 2 (12:00-13:00): Jessica Dawson, PhD, RD; Accredited Practicing Dietitian, St George Hospital Kidney Supportive Care clinic; Research Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia

Identifying and managing taste changes in people with kidney failure

Thursday, March 2nd: 11am-1pm EST

Session 1 (11:00-12:00): Jennifer Harrison, BScHon, BScPhm, MSc; Pharmacy Clinical Site Leader Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network; Assistant Professor Status, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

“Transplant 101: Immunosuppression Drug Management”


Session 2 (12:00-13:00): Linda Cerullo, RD, MHS; Registered Dietitian, University Health Network, ON


“The nutritional management of a kidney transplant recipient”

Friday, March 3rd: 11am-1pm EST

Session 1 (11:00-12:00): “Spice it Up! Giving zest to your renal diet.” (Elke Henneberg; Publisher and Editor)

Kidney Community Kitchen (Lydia Lauder; National Director of Public Programs and Policy, Kidney Foundation of Canada)


  1. 4 (12:00-1:00): CAND Annual General Meeting (all membership)




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