The Seattle Chapter of the PKD Foundation will host an August 16, 2017 Coffee Chat in Factoria (Bellevue WA) to promote networking among people affected by PKD. The discussion is informal, but a topic or guest speaker is usual. For details and to sign up, see http://support.pkdcure.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=101732 . These events are held more or less monthly; the next one will be September 10, 2017. Watch https://pkdcure.org/chapter/seattle/ for details.
The PKD Foundation will also sponsor an August 19, 2017 Seattle Friends & Family Potluck Picnic & Lemonade Stand, in Seward Park (Seattle). Find more information at http://support.pkdcure.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=101846 .
The Foundation will also sponsor the three-mile Seattle Walk for PKD on October 1, 2017 at Green Lake (Seattle). For details, posters, to register for the Walk or the associated Penny Kids Dash, and to donate, see http://support.pkdcure.org/site/TR/Walk/WalkforPKD?fr_id=1766&pg=entry . So far they have pledges of $10,000 for the Walk, and they seek at lease $45,000 more to support PKD research and create better lives for those impacted by polycystic kidney disease.
The UCLA Kidney Education Enhancement Program (UKEEP) will present three free patient education programs this summer on:
- Polycystic Kidney Disease – July 16, 2017
- Kidney Transplant – August 13, 2017
- Dialysis – September 17, 2017
RSVP is requested. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKEEP789.17.pdf .
The UCLA UKEEP Kidney Education program has released its summer 2017 schedule. Sunday programs include:
- June 11, 2107 – Kidneys in Health and Disease: What You Should Know
- July 16, 2017 – Polycystic Kidney Disease
- August 13, 2017 – Kidney Transplant
- September 17, 2017 – Dialysis
RSVP is requested; for details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKeep17.pdf .
The UCLA Kidney Education Enhancement Program (UKEEP) will hold a September 18, 2016 educational seminar in Santa Monica for CKD and ESRD patients on the Role of Diet in Your Health. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKEEP.Nicole.pdf .
UKEEP will also host seminars on October 9 (Kidneys and Diabetes), November 13 (PKD), and December 11, 2016 (Living Kidney Donation); for information on these see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKeep.AugDec16.pdf .
The PKD National Convention will be held June 24-26, 2016, in Orlando FL. Register at http://pkdcure.org/convention/register . The registration fee is reduced if you register by May 5. For ongoing details, see the PKD Foundation’s website at http://pkdcure.org/ .
The PKD Foundation website offers many resources for both patients and practitioners on Polycystic Kidney Disease. Patient resources can be found at http://www.pkdcure.org/research/nkf/patient-resources and resources for healthcare professionals at http://www.pkdcure.org/research/nkf/uptodate .