The 2017 RSN Essay Contest is underway. Applicants have until August 10, 2017 to submit their entry of 750 or fewer words on the topic “Describe a positive decision that you have made about your healthcare.” First place winner receives $500. Find contest rules at
. Last year’s winners are posted at http://www.rsnhope.org/essay-contest/contest-rules/ . http://www.rsnhope.org/index.php?id=141
DPC will present a June 21, 2017 webinar on
Travel Sips Travel Tips Travel Grub. Find more information and register at . At the same web page you can find links to recording of past webinars on sex with CKD, safety, living with dialysis, goal-setting, and depression. http://www.dpcedcenter.org/education-seminars
The Portland Kidney Group offers Peer Support for dialysis patients of all modalities, and transplant donors and recipients.
PKG and NKF will also sponsor the annual Kidney Wellness Fair & Community Picnic on August 20, 2017, and the 8th Anniversary Holiday Gathering on November 5, 2017, in Portland OR.
For details on all three, see the 2017 PKG Calendar at
AKF will present a June 16, 2017 webinar on
Protein: Who Needs It Anyway? You Do! Find details and register at . http://www.kidneyfund.org/training/webinars/
At the same web page you can find recordings of their past webinars, including:
Humanizing Dialysis; Choosing the best type of treatment for kidney failure can be difficult for patients, especially when they receive little guidance
Saying no to dialysis: choosing conservative care for end-stage kidney disease
A patient’s perspective: Be your own advocate; Navigating the health care system as a patient can be challenging
Heart disease and kidney disease – what’s the connection? – Heart disease can cause kidney disease, and kidney disease can cause heart disease
Unique strategies for improving the effectiveness of exercise training in patients with kidney failure
Paired kidney exchanges and opportunities for kidney transplant in minority patients
Living with diabetic kidney disease; Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease, and many people suffer from both conditions
Enfermedad de los riñones crónica: prevención y tratamiento; Con motivo de la celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, ¡brindaremos nuestro primer seminario web en español!
Emergency preparedness and kidney disease – using KCER as a resource
Organ transplant among minorities: How we can reduce the need and improve access
I need a kidney transplant. Am I covered now? What about in the future?
Staying employed with kidney disease; A diagnosis of kidney failure doesn’t have to mean quitting your job
What CAN I eat? Nutrition for dialysis patients
Living with chronic kidney disease: The ups, downs, and all arounds
Chronic Kidney Disease: A General Overview and Keys for Successful Management
Coping with Chronic Illness, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Emergency Preparedness (Patients), Employment, Exercise, Patient Advocacy, Patient Education, Resources in Other Languages (Patients), Transplant (Patients), Treatment Options (Patients) |
The DPC Education Center and the American Psychological Association will present a May 11, 2017 webinar for patients on
Depression & Kidney Disease: Coping with a Long-Term Illness. For details see . https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/Depression0517.pdf
The CMS Quality Improvement and Innovation Group is hosting a session with Medicare beneficiaries, families, caregivers, and advocates to gather information about healthcare quality improvement integration, gaps, and ideal outcomes, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 2pm EDT, which is 11am PDT. You can join the Webex at
, meeting number or access code 634 491 197, password QIO12SoW. Or you can call in to 877-668-4490 https://mitre.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do?service=1&siteurl=mitre&nomenu=true&main_url=%2Fmc3100%2Fe.do%3Fsiteurl%3Dmitre%26AT%3DMI%26EventID%3D242824642%26UID%3D0%26Host%3DQUhTSwAAAAPoyDgLCLfLHjFHMF3xlLgEaTGbwbt46gcB7K653b4OYK3brFSWysdXI47I6qwFjY4ppqs-YZaENcrmcI4mHSBk0%26FrameSet%3D2%26MTID%3Dm346742cc4264be6c6281a1ac541e94d5 .
You can get Webex help at
. The CMS QIIG is at http://help.webex.com/ . https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/QualityImp rovementOrgs/Current.html
The Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients (
) has created a booklet called http://kidneysupportivecare.org/Home.aspx Planning Today for Tomorrow’s Healthcare: A Guide for People with Chronic Kidney Disease. You can find a copy at http://kidneysupportivecare.org/Files/ACPforCKDbrochure3-2017.aspx .