The Council of Renal Nutrition acknowledges the contributions of its national members and local affiliate chapters through annual awards. The Council encourages its members to consider submitting nominations for the awards. Award nominations are due in July of each year and will be given at the following year's NKF Spring Clinical Meetings.
The award categories are:
Joel D. Kopple Award
The Joel D. Kopple Award is an annual CRN award honoring an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of renal nutrition. It was initially presented to Joel D. Kopple in 2001.
Outstanding Service Award
The Outstanding Service Award (OSA) is an annual award given for recognized contributions such as promotion of CRN and its goals through financial support, lobbying, counseling, patient and professional education materials, providing community support and/or promoting renal nutrition research.
Recognized Renal Dietitian Award
The Recognized Renal Dietitian Award is designed to honor a dietitian who has demonstrated exceptional abilities of leadership, creativity and public involvement in the area of renal nutrition.
Regional Recognized Renal Dietitian Award
The Regional Recognized Renal Dietitian Award is designed to honor a dietitian who has demonstrated exceptional abilities of leadership, creativity and public involvement in the area of renal nutrition within the particular region they reside.
Susan C. Knapp Award
The Susan C. Knapp Award is designed to recognize excellence in education.