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Chronic Kidney Disease & Related Conditions: Can Diet & Lifestyle Make A Difference?

Chronic Kidney Disease & Related Conditions: Can Diet & Lifestyle Make A Difference?

This presentation defines Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and discusses the relationship between CKD and various conditions, including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, hyperglycemia/diabetes, metabolic acidosis, anemia, hyperalbuminemia, electrolyte abnormalities, as well as bone and mineral disorders. This presentation also discusses the role of diet/nutrition in CKD as well as lifestyle tips, emphasizing the need for patient-centered approaches that result in improved patient outcomes.


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

180 El Camino Real G-2
Palo Alto, California 94304 United States
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(650) 329-8457 View Venue Website

Featured Speaker

Sushma Shiravanthe

Sushma Shiravanthe, PharmD, BCPS

Nephrology Medical Science Liaison

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Sushma Shiravanthe, PharmD, BCPS, is a Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC) covering Northern California. Dr. Shiravanthe earned her BS in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science and Doctorate of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She completed residency training at Ascension St. Vincent Anderson in Anderson, IN during which time she also earned a teaching certificate from Purdue University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Shiravanthe is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and is a licensed pharmacist in Indiana and California. Prior to joining Otsuka, Dr. Shiravanthe worked as a clinical pharmacist at Ascension St. Vincent Anderson for 2.5 years, and as a clinical pharmacy specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System for 3 years. During this time, she also served as a preceptor for the pharmacy residency program clinical teaching skills, grand rounds, and clinical research rotations. Her clinical practice experience includes internal medicine, cardio-renal diseases, infectious diseases, and geriatrics.

*Dr Shiravanthe is an employee of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC).


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