Renal Nutrition Workshop

Sue Scharf RD(SA)  and Tanya Alberts RD(SA) present a comprehensive, up-to-date, workshop, covering all aspects of nutrition and kidney disease.

Part 1:  Sue Scharf & Tanya Alberts

  • Structure and basic functions of the kidney
  • Definition and detection of kidney damage and kidney failure: KDIGO Guidelines
  • Staging of CKD
  • Risk factors for CKD
  • Outcomes for CKD
  • South Africa’s Renal Registry
  • The African scenario
  • Indications for Peritoneal Dialysis vs Haemodialysis
  • Exclusion criteria for dialysis in the public sector in SA
  • The dietician’s role in prevention and treatment of renal patients

Part 2:  Sue Scharf & Tanya Alberts

  • Haemodialysis (HD) case study of newly diagnosed HD patient:
    • Anthropometry
    • Laboratory values of importance in the treatment of CKD patients
    • Barriers and how to overcome them
  • Implementing the 5-step nutritional care plan for newly diagnosed HD patients
    • Step 1: How the kidneys work
    • Step 2: What foods are eaten daily and algorithms
    • Gut-Renal axis
    • Step 3: What to eat
    • Step 4: What not to eat
    • Step 5: How much to eat

Part 3: Sue Scharf  & Tanya Alberts

  • A conservative treatment case study
    • Dietary prescription and sample menu
  • Dietary treatment of the Diabetic Renal Patient
    • Case Study
  • Recipe modification for renal patients
  • New technologies on the horizon for transplant patients


Sue Scharf has a special interest in Renal Nutrition and has a wealth of knowledge to share with fellow dieticians.  Sue has worked extensively with Cecile Verseput. Cecile has developed a number of Patient Education Tools which are available to purchase at the workshop.

Renal Nutrition Patient Education Tools – Price List



All of our workshops are available to be presented anywhere in South Africa, including smaller towns.


Please contact us if you have a group of dieticians who are interested in attending one of our workshops in your area.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation 1 month prior to the workshop will entitle you to a full refund
  • Cancellation within 1 month of the workshop will entitle you to an 80% refund
  • Cancellation in the last week will entitle you to a 50% refund
  • Cancellation 24 hours before or on the day of the workshop will mean that no refunds will be given.
  • Should DAW cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will then be payable to delegates who have already paid.