Renal Dietitians Update Day

The annual Renal Dietitians Update Day aims to bring Renal Dietitians together for an advanced practice symposia of current renal nutrition topics and practical implementation. 

The invitation is open to any dietitians or other clinicians interested in renal nutrition

The Program

Sunday 29th August 2021, 1pm AEST to 4.30pm AEST (times are subject to change)

Join us for a deep dive into plant based eating for people with CKD.

Dr David St-Jules will take a journey through the history of plant-based eating practices and guidelines for people with CKD working through to the recent evidence and clinical practice guidelines.

Jordan Stanford will present some of her recent PhD work on interventions to increase intake of plant based foods and improve the diet quality of people with stage 3 and 4 CKD.

Dr Annabel Biruete will provide an overview of the positive impact of plant-based diets on gastrointestinal function in people with CKD, particularly as it relates to microbiome and clinical symptoms.

To finish, Plant based eating expert Fuchsia Goldsmith will join the presenters forming an expert panel for an interactive session to take questions about and discuss the practicalities of implementing plant based eating into practice for people with CKD.


Registration to the online Renal Dietitians Update Day includes access to the full program, the Networking Hub and Exhibition Lounge on the 29th August 2021. Registration is separate from the main ANZSN ASM and Nephrology & Transplantation Update Course and is an additional cost to attend ($75.00).

We aim to provide access to all recorded sessions to registered delegates for a 3 month period post event. Availability of recorded sessions will be dependent on consent received from presenters.


Jordan Stanford

Ms Stanford is a PhD candidate at the University of Wollongong and a visiting researcher at the Microbiome Research Centre. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with experience in nutrition and health service delivery research and has worked in clinical, public health, and private industry settings. Ms Stanford is currently undertaking research investigating diet-based therapies and the intestinal microbiome in adults with chronic kidney disease designed to elicit beneficial gut microbiome alterations and improved clinical outcomes.

David St-Jules

David St-Jules is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of Reno, Nevada. His research program examines the dietary determinants of disease complications and health outcomes in people with chronic kidney disease, particularly those undergoing hemodialysis treatment.

Annabel Biruete, PhD, RD, FNKF

Annabel Biruete is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Registered Dietitian at the Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, and an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Nephrology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at Escuela de Dietética y Nutrición in Mexico City, her PhD in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Dr. Ken Wilund’s lab, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Dr. Sharon Moe’s lab. Her research interests include renal nutrition and the gut microbiome, and she’s currently exploring the effects of nutritional and pharmacological therapies on the gastrointestinal tract and its associated microbiome. Annabel’s work has been funded by Mexico’s Council of Science and Technology and the United States National Institutes of Health.

Fuchsia Goldsmith

Fuchsia Goldsmith trained at the University of Auckland to become a New Zealand Registered Dietitian (NZRD). After graduating, Fuchsia has primarily focused on working with people who have kidney disease both at Waitemata District Health Board and through her private practice, Feed Nutrition. Fuchsia has a keen interest in plant based diets and is currently the New Zealand Lead Dietitian for Doctors For Nutrition. Doctors for Nutrition is an international organisation focused on educating health care professionals on the health benefits of plant based diets. Fuchsia regularly provides training sessions on plant based diets for dietitians. What drives Fuchsia is being able to share her passion for plant based nutrition and empower people to make positive changes to their nutrition and lifestyle, for personal and planetary health.


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