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1st Webinar on Nutrients | Diet and CKD: Old and New Concepts

8 Jul 2020, 00:00

Nephrology, CKD, Daily Clinical Practice
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1st Webinar on Nutrients - an Open Access Journal

Diet and CKD: Old and New Concepts

The dietary intervention represents one of the most basic therapeutic tools which has been utilized since from the very beginning of the Nephrology story. However, in the last decades we experienced not only a tremendous change in the epidemiology of most nephropathies, but also an unprecedented enrichment of our scientific knowledge in most of the fields which consitute the cultural background for dietary prescriptions. Hence, many old concepts have been substantially revisited and revised, with new emerging aspects whose importance had been disregarded or at least under-recognized in the past.

In this Webinar, three outstanding speakers will face three old and at the same time new issues of dietary intervention which we think could represent some basic aspects the nephrologists usually face in their daily clinical practice.

Chair: Prof. Piergiorgio Messa

Date: 08 July 2020

Time: 03:00 pm (CEST) | 09:00am (EDT) | 09:00pm (CST)

Webinar ID: 886 7523 9724

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The following experts will present and speak:

Prof. Dr. Piergiorgio Messa

Full professor of Nephrology at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Piergiorgio Messa is the Director of the Nephrology, Dialysis, and Renal Transplant Unit at the Policlinico of Milan (Italy).

He is the incoming President of the Italian Society of Nephrology. His main fields of clinical and research interest are: kidney transplantation, clinical nephrology, CKD-MBD, acid-base and electrolyte disturbances. He is in the Editorial board of many Journals (NDT, Nutrients, JN, BP, et.). Mentioned among the "Top Italian Scientists", he published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers (344 of which present in PubMed) and more than 20 book chapters (HI 47 according to Scopus, 55 according to GoogleScholar).

Prof. Dr. Francesca Mallamaci

Professor of Nephrology

HONORS: FERA (Fellow of the European Renal Association)

PRESENT POSITION or ACADEMIC AFFILIATION: Chief of the Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplantation, in Reggio Cal, Italy. Head of the Hypertension Unit (European Society of Hypertension Excellence Center). Chair Woman of the ERA-EDTA Working Group EURECAm. Research Supervisor at the Institute of Clinical Physiology of the National Research Council (CNR). Section of Epidemiology and Physiopathology of Renal Diseases and Hypertension of Reggio Calabria, Italy.

AREA OF EXPERTISE: CKD progression, kidney failure, Hypertension, Dialysis and CV risk in uremic patients.

NUMBER OF PUBMED PUBLICATIONS: 335 peer review articles. Altogether about 600 scientific manuscripts.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS:Twelve abstracts written by Prof. Mallamaci were awarded to national and international conferences such as European Renal Association (ERA-EDTA) and the Congress of the American Society of Nephrology.

Prof Mallamaci is mentioned among the “Top Italian Scientists della Via-academy “ and her H- INDEX is 71.

Prof. Dr. Markus Ketteler

Markus Ketteler is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Department of General Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the Robert-Bosch Krankenhaus in Stuttgart, Germany. Professor Ketteler’s main research interests include the pathological mechanisms involved in extraosseous calcifications, phosphate and vitamin D metabolism in chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD), and he has served as principal investigator in several clinical multicentre trials in the CKD-MBD field. He has served as a council member and Chair of the administrative office of the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) between 2009 and 2018, and he was elected to represent the ERA-EDTA on the board of directors of the Kidney Health Initiative 2017–2019. Professor Ketteler was also a member of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) CKD-MBD Guideline Working Group 2006–2009, was appointed as Co-chair for the KDIGO CKD-MBD Guideline Update 2015–2017 and served as Co-chair of the KDIGO Controversies Conference on CKD-MBD in 2013. For the period of 2020 – 2022, he was elected as a member of the KDIGO Executive Committee. He also co-led the German Calciphylaxis Registry and is a current Theme Editor and editorial board member of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. Professor Ketteler has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications.

Prof. Dr. Peter Stenvinkel

Peter Stenvinkel serves as a professor and senior lecturer at Dept. of Renal Medicine Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He has published about 550 original publications and reviews and 30 book chapters on various aspects of inflammation, wasting and metabolism in chronic kidney disease patients. His Hirsch index is 85 according to PubMed. He has given more than 400 invited lectures at various international meetings and congresses in about 30 different countries. He has received prize for the best Swedish thesis in diabetology 1994 and was a Baxter Extramural Grant awardee 1996. He was a Karolina Price awardee 2005 and a Vizenca price awardee 2009. He received the Addis Gold medal by the ISRNM for nutritional research 2010. He is a member of the council of International Society of Nephrology (2007-) and ERA-EDTA (2007-2010). He is an associate Editor of NDT and was editor-in-chief on NDT-E 2010-2013. He received an honorary membership of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology 2010 and of the Polish Society of Nephrology in 2012. He was an international NKF awardee 2012. He is a fellow of ERA-EDTA and ASN.


The webinar will start at 03:00 pm (CEST) and last maximum 2 hours




Prof. Piergiorgio Messa

03:00 pm (CEST)

Prof. Francesca Mallamaci

"Salt intake reduction in the treatment of Chronic Kidney disease and Hypertension "

03:05 pm (CEST)

Prof. Markus Ketteler

"Magnesium dietary intake in CKD "

03:30 pm (CEST)

Prof. Peter Stenvinkel

"Food as medicine – could it be implemented in chronic kidney disease?"

03:55 pm (CEST)


04:20 pm (CEST)

Webinar Content

MDPI and Nutrients journal organised their first webinar on 8 July 2020. The topic was on diet and CKD, and explored three old and at the same time new issues of dietary intervention.

This online seminar was chaired by Prof. Dr. Piergiorgio Messa, Full professor of Nephrology at the University of Milan, Italy. He introduced the three speakers and later moderated the Q&A and discussion session.

The first speaker was Prof. Dr. Francesca Mallamaci, Chief of the Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplantation in Reggio Calabria, Italy. She gave a talk entitled “Salt intake reduction in the treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension.

Prof. Dr. Markus Ketteler, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Deparment of General Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the Robert-Bosch Krankenhaus, Germany, was the second speaker. The topic he introduced was to do with magnesium dietary intake in CKD.

The third speaker was Prof. Dr. Peter Stenvinkel, Professor and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Renal Medicine Karlinska University Hospital, Sweden. His presentation was entitled “Food as medicine – could it be implemented in chronic kidney disease?”

The webinar concluded with a discussion and Q&A session with questions taken from the audience.

The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found below.

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Relevant Special Issues

Closed Special Issues

Dietary Habits, Vitamin and Mineral Supplementations in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Guest Editor: Piergiorgio Messa

Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Guest Editors: Stephan Bakker and Martin de Borst

Open Special Issues

Nutrition Management for CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease)
Guest Editors: Vassilios Liakopoulos and Evangelia Dounousi
Accepting submissions until 30 September 2020

Dietary Interventions in Chronic Kidney Disease
Guest Editor: Ion Alexandru Bobulescu
Accepting submissions until 30 September 2020

Diet and Urinary Stone Disease
Guest Editor: Roswitha Siener
Accepting submissions until 30 September 2020

Renal Nutrition and Metabolism
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Piergiorgio Messa
Accepting submissions until 30 November 2020

Diabetic Nephropathy and Nutrition Promotion Intervention
Guest Editor: Sylwia Malgorzewicz
Accepting submissions until 31 January 2021

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