Kidney Professionals

Kidney Professionals

Find the education, tools, and resources you need to improve your practice, and keep updated on the latest in clinical research.

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Spring Clinical Meetings

May 14-18, 2024 | Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, CA

For over 30 years, SCM has remained the premier CME/CE conference for the health care professional. By improving healthcare teams’ skills, performance, and patient health outcomes, SCM provides a comprehensive educational experience for the interprofessional team.

Membership Benefits

  • Free and discounted CE activities through NKF's PERC.
  • Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.*
  • Scientific research grants and fellowships.
  • Educational stipends.*
  • Access to clinical tools and resources.

*Available for some occupations

Executive Councils

The Executive Councils are representative bodies of NKF's professional membership. Click below to learn about the initiatives of each council.


Council of Advanced Practice Providers (CAPP)


Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN)


Council of Nephrology Social Workers (CNSW)


Council of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians (CNNT)


Local Chapter Resources

Find information and resources for local CNSW and CRN chapters.


Physician Resources

Find information and resources for physicians.


NKF Education Committee
This committee advises on outreach, resource development, and promotion of evidence-based practice recommendations.
KDOQI Leadership Roster
This group provides overall direction and ongoing guidance to the KDOQI initiative.
Scientific Advisory Board
This board is responsible for directing and advocating for the organization’s major medical programs.
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The NKF Patient Network

Learn more about the Patient Network, the first nationwide registry for people with all types of kidney disease.

KDOQI clinical practice guidelines

Recognized throughout the world for improving the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. The KDOQI guidelines have changed practice through its 18 evidence-based guidelines, as well as collaboration through wider policy and education programs to support implementation of guideline recommendations.

NKF Career Center

Connecting talent with opportunity, the NKF Career Center allows you to explore jobs by industry, location, job function, and via a company directory. Utilize the career planning portal as your one-stop career resource center to prepare you for your next opportunity.

Tools & Resources

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Download tools to help you in your clinical practice.

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Check out NKF's apps to keep up on the latest published research or support your patients.

Use our calculators to estimate GFR for adults or children.

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NKF encourages primary care clinicians to screen their patients for kidney disease. Check out our tools to assist you in your practice.


Listen to podcasts on nephrology, kidney research, and the patient perspective.

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Locate a CKD dietitian in your area.