229. No Stone Unturned: Kidney Stone Prevention One Bite at a Time

Sunday, October 27
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 113-ABC
CE: 1.5
Level 3 – Advanced
Activity Code: 149397

The prevalence of nephrolithiasis among men and women across the United States as well as the world continues to grow, with a high chance of recurrence for first-time kidney stone formers. Emerging evidence also shows an association between stones and several comorbidities, including metabolic syndrome and diabetes. The rise in kidney stone incidence brings to light the increased potential for life-threatening complications as well as financial and medical burdens on patients, providers and health care systems. In this session, speakers will review pathophysiology, types of renal calculi and risk factors associated with stone formation. Additionally, recent, innovative research surrounding management of stones will be highlighted. This session will ultimately equip attendees with an understanding of the best practices for multidisciplinary management of nephrolithiasis as well as the importance of individualized medical nutrition therapy for kidney stone prevention.

Planned with the Renal Dietitians Practice Group

Learning Objectives:

  • Detail kidney stone pathophysiology and identify different types and characteristics of renal calculi.
  • Explain common causes/co-morbidities associated with kidney stone formation and define the multidisciplinary team’s role in addressing risk factors.
  • Describe appropriate, evidenced-based interventions and discuss importance of individualized medical nutrition therapy for prevention of kidney stones.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5340 Renal diseases (disease/disorder)
  • 4040 Disease prevention
  • 5090 Adults (client population)

Performance Indicator:

  • 12.1.3 Collaborates with community partners and stakeholders in promoting nutritional health and disease prevention.
  • 8.3.1 Maintains the knowledge and skill to manage a variety of disease states and clinical conditions.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.


  • Kyle Lamprecht, MS, RD, CSP, CSR

    Hospital Nutrition Business Manager

    Mead Johnson Nutrition

  • Speaker(s)

  • Kristina Penniston, PhD, RDN, CD, FAND

    Senior Scientist and Clinical Nutritionist

    University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health

  • Haewook Han, PhD, RD, CSR, LDN, FNKF

    Renal Nutrition Specialist

    Harvard Vanguard Medical Associate, Department of Nephrology, Boston, MA