12/16 SSA Work Incentive Webinar

The Social Security Adminstration will present a December 16, 2020 WISE (Work Incentive Seminar Event) webinar on Ticket to Work and Mental Health. The webinar will include SSA’s Ticket to Work Program, Ticket Program service providers, managing a job search, battling the winter blues, and how working will impact your SSDI income. WISE webinars are usually held every fourth Wednesday; stay informed about them at https://choosework.ssa.gov/wise. Find out more about the SSA Ticket to Work program and other SSA job search aids at https://choosework.ssa.gov/blog/2020-12-02-start-job-search-at-december-career-fair. Find details and register for the December 16 event at https://choosework.ssa.gov/wise/eventdetails.

11/10+ RNS Hope Week Online

The Renal Support Network has been offering its free Annual Patient Education Meeting for kidney patients and their families in the Los Angeles area for 27 years. With COVID-19 complicating things this year, RSN did what only Lori Hartwell could have imagined doing – they went global and online, and made it five times as big! So this year, RSN Hope Week will span November 10-14, 2020 with a different theme each day: CKD on day 1, Dialysis on day 2, Transplant on day 3, All Stages of Care on day 4, and Parenting Children with CKD on day 5.

Find RSN’s press release introducing the week at https://www.rsnhope.org/press-releases/renal-support-networks-27th-annual-patient-education-meeting-goes-virtual/. Find a short version of the agenda below. It’s page 1 of their flyer, which includes a full page describing each day – find the full 6-page flyer HERE. Find brief vitae and snapshots of the full faculty at https://www.rsnhope.org/hope-week-faculty/. And register at https://www.rsnhope.org/hope-week-rsns-national-online-patient-meeting/ – there’s also a short version of the agenda on that page.

9/12 Lifestyle & Kidney Health Webinar

NKF and Swedish Medical Center will present a free two-hour September 12, 2020 webinar on Lifestyle and Kidney Health: A Patient and Community Symposium, with speakers on weight loss, nutrition, mental health, and fitness.  Details follow.  Registration is required, at https://kidney.secure.force.com/rc_connect__campaign_designform?id=7013a00000229opAAA&form=00P3a00001W3snHEAR& .

9/12 NKF Webinar on Lifestyle & Kidney Health

NKF and Swedish Medical Center will present a free two-hour September 12, 2020 webinar on Lifestyle and Kidney Health: A Patient and Community Symposium, with speakers on weight loss, nutrition, mental health, and fitness.  Details follow.  Registration is required, at https://kidney.secure.force.com/rc_connect__campaign_designform?id=7013a00000229opAAA&form=00P3a00001W3snHEAR& .

8/14 AAKP HealthLine on Kidney Genetics

AAKP will present a 10am PDT 14 August 2020 HealthLine webinar on Understanding Genetic Conditions: What You Need to Know.  For individuals who may be faced with inheriting a genetic condition, it’s important to know your family history, the different ways a genetic condition can be inherited, what genetic testing entails, and how you can work with your healthcare team to help manage the condition. The audio will feature genetic counselors as well as kidney patients with genetic conditions.  Find details and register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/814066723276791822.

Find general information about HealthLine and recordings of earlier webinars, including their series of nine HealthLines on COVID-19 and…

  • Dialysis,
  • Transplant,
  • Vascular Access,
  • CKD,
  • Telemedicine,
  • Veterans,
  • Mental Health,
  • Nutrition, and
  • Clinical Trials,

…at https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/aakp-healthline/.

8/20+ Webinar on Emotional Balance

Quality Insights (ESRD Network 5), the Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients, and the Medical Technology & Practice Patterns Institute will present a free August 20, 2020 webinar, repeating it August 26, on Maintaining Emotional Balance in an Unbalancing Time.  The webinar will discuss how providers can respond to dialysis patients and their families when they encounter hard questions and emotional distress about COVID-19, including strategies for responding to anxiety and fear, the dialysis facility as a source of stability, and ways to honor the memory of patients who have passed.  Free CE credits will be available.  Register for the August 20 session at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSCKP8202020 or the August 26 session at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSCKP08262020.  See below for details:

7/21+ NCC Weekly COVID-19 Webinars

The ESRD National Coordinating Center will present two COVID-19 “Quickinars” this week:

  • July 21, 2020 for patients on COVID-19 Information Overload?  Tips for Keeping Your Head Above Water.
  • July 22 for providers on Making Kidney Transplantation Possible During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Both half-hour sessions begin at 2pm PDT.  Find more information and register at https://esrdncc.org/en/covid-19/covid-quickinars/.

7/16+ AAKP/GWU Virtual Summit on Innovation

AAKP and George Washington University will present their Second Annual Global Summit: Global Kidney Innovations – Expanding Patient Choices & Outcomes, online, on July 16-17, 2020.  The full schedule (8-12 sessions per day plus evening webinars) will emphasize COVID-19 and Innovation, but many other topics as well.  Find more information, including the detailed agenda, and register at https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/2nd-annual-global-summit-global-kidney-innovations-expanding-patient-choices-outcomes/.

5/29 AAKP HealthLine on COVID-19 and Mental Health

AAKP will present a May 29, 2020 HealthLine webinar on Mental Health Management During COVID-19: Staying Connected while Staying at Home.  Register at https://aakp.org/center-for-patient-research-and-education/coronavirus-resources/.  This website also includes links to recordings of other COVID-19 HeathLine webinars, and to other AAKP resources on COVID-19 and other issues.