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2nd RENAL NUTRITION SEMINAR Crystal Crown Hotel Petaling Jaya,Selangor, Malaysia 18 &19 August 2014

NKF jointly hosted the 2nd Renal Nutrition Seminar, an international event, with the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association (MDA). The seminar was held on 18 &19 August 2014 at the Crystal Crown Hotel in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. It was open to both local and overseas participants in the medical field which includes medical doctors, pharmacists, dietitians and nurses.

In the welcome speech, Y. Bhg. Dato’ Dr. Zaki Morad Bin Mohd Zaher, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, National Kidney foundation of Malaysia said, “Nutrition assessment and management of patients on renal replacement therapy has proved to be difficult and challenging. I am happy to note that the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia together with IFKF, UKM and MDA have put together a comprehensive interactive programme addressing various aspects of nutritional issues in dialysis patients”.

The event was attended by nearly 200 individuals and amongst them were participants from other countries such as Japan, Singapore, India and Indonesia. Cases studies were also used to make the seminar more meaningful and lively by some of the presenters. Amongst these were the internationally recognized presenters Professor Dr. Joel D. Kopple, M.D. the Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Dr. Maria Chan from the St. George’s Hospital in Australia. Both of them shared their vast wealth of experiences and research findings with the audience.

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Hong Kong Renal Nutrition Workshop & Forum 2014

The event was hosted by Hong Kong Kidney Foundation and Hong Kong Society of Nephrology, supported by the Hospital Authority, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Dietitians Association and Hong Kong Association of Renal Nurses and co-sponsored by International Federation of Kidney Foundation.

The aim was to increase the awareness and interest of the renal healthcare professionals and dietitians in Hong Kong, on the importance of renal nutrition as part of the comprehensive patient care of patients with kidney failure.

A workshop and two forums were held to cover a wide spectrum of topics, from basics to practical issues. Three world renowned experts – Professor Joel Kopple (US), Professor Alp Ikizler (US) and Dr. Maria Chan (Australia) were invited to share their expertise in renal nutrition. They were joined by local speakers – Dr. Siu-Fai LUI, Chairman, Hong Kong Kidney Foundation, Dr. Samuel FUNG, Chairman, Hong Kong Society of Nephrology, Dr. Angela WANG, Ms. Cherry LAW and Ms. Hazel CHOI, Dietitians and Ms. Eva HO, Nurse Consultant (Renal Care), Ms. Wendy Ma (Vice-Chairperson, Hong Kong Dietitians Association and Ms. Sandra Lo (Cluster Coordinator Dietitics, Hospital Authority).

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