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

April 9-13, 2025 | John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, MA

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.

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Membership Benefits

  • New research at your fingertips through NKF’s family of premiere journals*
  • Engage in free and discounted CME activities through NKF’s Professional Education Resource Center
  • Profession specific clinical resources for applicable professions
  • Receive discounted registration to the NKF Spring Clinical Meetings
  • Apply for research grants and educational stipends

*E-access available to most membership types

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Honor a Hero. Save a life.

On this special day of giving, we honor the many kidney community heroes leading the fight against kidney disease with acts of courage, compassion, support and hope. People like YOU powering NKF’s work and lifechanging progress for every loved one affected by kidney disease. Who will you honor?

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.


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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Fellowship of the National Kidney Foundation

NKF is pleased to offer this Fellowship that recognizes healthcare professionals for their educational activities and community service in promoting the mission of the National Kidney Foundation. 

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KidneyCARE Study

Learn more about the KidneyCARE Study, 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.

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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.

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

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Locate a CKD dietitian in your area.

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A suite of patient education and peer support programs designed to supplement the clinical care your practice or organization already provides.