6/25 DPC Webinar on Bone Minerals

Dialysis Patient Citizens will present a June 25, 2020 webinar on Bone Mineral Disorder: Calcium, Vitamin D, and Phosphorus and its interactions with Kidney Disease and DIet.  Find more information at https://www.dpcedcenter.org/education-webinar/bone-mineral-disorder-calcium-vitamin-d-and-phosphorus/ and RSVP at https://www.dpcedcenter.org/news-events/education-webinars/signup/.

6/3 AAKP HealthLine on COVID-19, Kidneys, and Diet

AAKP wll present a June 3, 2020 HealthLine webinar on Nutrition and COVID-19: The Importance of Keeping It Kidney Friendly, an educational webinar featuring healthcare professionals and patient experts on how to select the proper kidney-friendly foods and stay your healthiest during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/770353437633100557.  Find more information about AAKP HealthLine, including recordings of previous webinars, at https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/aakp-healthline/.

5/2 Five NKF Webinars on Kidney Disease Topics

NKF will present a May 2, 2020 half-day series of five webinars for patients on current kidney-disease topics called Virtual Education Series: Connect, Learn, and Share.  You can choose any or all of the 30- to 45-minute sessions, and they’ll be recorded for later viewing.  The topics are:

  • Coping with a Chronic Illness: Dealing with Emotions and Finding Support
  • Tips for Kidney Friendly Eating on a Budget
  • Fitness and Kidney Health
  • Telemedicine 101: What to Expect When Seeing Your Doctor at Home
  • Let’s Talk about Transplant: Real Patient Stories

Each webinar will be co-led by a healthcare professional and a patient.  Find more information and register at https://www.kidney.org/events/local-event/virtual-education-series-connect-learn-and-share.

5/1 Nat’l Hi K Awareness Day & Webinar

To honor National High Potassium Awareness Day, May 1, 2020, AAKP will present a webinar on “Are You O-K+?” The Importance of Potassium Management & Kidney Disease.  Find details and register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/527094185507174924.  AAKP’s National High Potassium Awareness Day web page lives at https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/national-high-potassium-awareness-day/, and their patient-education page on high potassium (aka hyperkalemia) at https://aakp.org/center-for-patient-research-and-education/hyperkalemia/.

RSN KidneyTalk re Boundaries

In Blurred Lines: Keeping Safe Boundaries at a Dialysis Clinic, Lori and Network 18 Patient Services Director Eileen Rhodes discuss the problems that can arise when patients and staff become friends.  Find this recorded podcast at https://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/blurred-lines-keeping-safe-boundaries-at-a-dialysis-clinic/.

Previous podcasts can be found at https://www.rsnhope.org/, along with information about the Renal Support Network’s Annual Teen Prom, Annual Essay Contest, Monthly Support Group Meetings, Public Speaking Training, KidneyTalk Magazine, HOPEline Peer Support Hotline, KidneyTalk Blog, Renal Recipes, and the many other services RSN provides for ESRD patients.

4/25 NKF Patient Lifestyle Workshop in Seattle

NKF and Swedish Medical Center will present an April 25, 2020 four-hour workshop on Lifestyle & Kidney Health: Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss and Beyond.  Topics will include nutrition, diabetes, blood pressure, fitness, and transplant preparation.  Lunch will be provided.  See below for full details:

10/17 DPC Webinar on Transplant

Dialysis Patient Citizens will present an October 17, 2019 webinar on Decisions You Need to Make about Your Transplant Choice.  The webinar will cover high risk donors, the transplant waitlist, and how to be a “great transplant recipient.”  RSVP at https://www.dpcedcenter.org/news-events/education-webinars/.  This is short notice, but the webinar will be recorded, and when the recording is ready you can find a link to it at the same web page, along with past webinars on topics like diabetes, employment, exercise, medications, laughter, support, and many others.  The next monthly webinar, on November 21, will be about Treatments and Modality Options for Kidney Disease.  There’s no date set yet, but the December webinar will be on Kidney Nutrition.  Find more details and RSVP for current and future webinars at https://www.dpcedcenter.org/news-events/education-webinars/signup/.

NW16 11/4+ NKF/PKG Holiday Party in Portland

NKF and the Portland Kidney Group will host its Annual Holiday Party November 10, 2019 in Portland OR.  Food and drinks will be provided, and family and friends are invited.  The party will feature a dietitian talking about hearty but kidney-friendly holiday cooking.  Volunteers are needed to help get everything ready.  You’re asked to RSVP by November 4, 2019.  Find more information on the Party, on volunteering, and on how to RSVP, at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/PKG/PKG1119.pdf.

10/23 AAKP Webinar on Potassium

AAKP will present an October 23, 2019 webinar and conference call on Potassium and Kidney Disease: What You Need to Know.  Find more information and register at https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/aakp-healthline/.

NKF publishes a Fact Sheet at https://www.kidney.org/content/hyperkalemia-and-kidney-disease-what-you-need-know, and a web page at https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/potassium, on the same subject.