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.

Clinical digest: COVID-19

Membership benefits

  • Access to a variety of continuing education resources.
  • Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.*
  • Scientific research grants and fellowships.
  • Educational stipends.*
  • Access to clinical tools and resources.

*Available for some occupations

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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.


Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technicians
USA (multiple locations) | Satellite Healthcare (SHC)

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
New Orleans, LA | Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Medicine

Dialysis Registered Nurse
College Point, NY | Atlantic Dialysis Management Service

eGFR & Race Task Force

NKF and the American Society of Nephrology have convened a Task Force to focus on the use of race to estimate GFR.

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.

eGFR calculator

Use our calculators to estimate GFR for adults or children.
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Primary care clinicians

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

NKF Podcast

Listen to episodes of "Life as a Nephrologist" - A podcast on the nephrology profession
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Find a Dietitian

Locate a CKD dietitian in your area.
National Kidney Foundation Virtual Spring Clinical Meetings - April 6-10, 2021

Spring Clinical Meetings


April 6-10, 2021

A Virtual Meeting!

For nearly 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.

More Information


These councils are the representative bodies for NKF’s membership. They advocate for, and advise on, professional development, research, and policy activities.

Advanced Practitioners

Renal Nutrition

Nephrology Social Workers

Nephrology Nurses and Technicians

Local Chapter Resources
Find information and resources for local chapters of CNSW, CRN, and CNNT.


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.