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.