Legacy Transplant Services will present two evening classes open to anyone who wants to learn about kidney transplantation and donation, especially patients, family, and friends. The sessions will be held live at Legacy Good Samaritan downtown, and telecast to FMC Maywood Park near the Portland airport, on September 20 and November 16, 2017. Find more information and registration instructions at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N2/LegacyTrx17.pdf .
We’ve placed the September 2016 issue of Network Consumer News, the Northwest Renal Network patient newsletter, on the Network 16 website at https://nwrn.org/patients-a-family/ptedres/ncn.html . This issue covers access to care, involuntary discharge, and Network 16’s grievance process. This month we’ve included a Spanish edition, a large-print version, a feedback form, and a flyer about the September 23-25, 2016 AAKP National Patient Meeting in Nashville.
NKF invites all who are interested to a free lunch and informative presentation to kick off the August 28, 2016 Los Angeles Kidney Walk at Griffith Park. In addition to organization of the Walk, the presentation will include a talk on new approaches to overcoming immunological barriers to living donation by UCLA professor Erik Lum, MD. However, you must RSVP by August 24, 2016. For details see http://bit.ly/2aNFrSx .
There’s still time to register for the AAKP National Patient Meeting in Nashville September 23-25, 2016 on the theme Explore Your Future Today. Topics include transplantation and living donation, patient engagement, diet and nutrition, treatment options and medications, and patient safety. AAKP and the Living Kidney Donor Network, a national non-profit organization, will host a hands-on workshop Having Your Donor Find You! on Sept. 22, 2016. For complete details, see https://www.aakp.org/community/programs-events/aakp-national-patient-meeting.html .