UC Irvine Health will present a free March 16, 2019 World Kidney Day symposium in Orange, CA on Kidney health, featuring leading experts in Nephrology, Urology, Transplant, and Nutrition. Patients, providers, and community members are all invited to enjoy a day of education, health screenings, refreshments, and live entertainment. For details see https://twitter.com/IFKF_/status/1103801441846587392 and https://www.facebook.com/events/638668909886763/?notif_t=event_invite_reminder¬if_id=1551199891724380.
The UCLA Health CORE Kidney program will present a February 21, 2019 webinar on Living Kidney Donation. For details and pre-registration, see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/ucla022119.pdf.
UKEEP will host a February 24, 2019 workshop on Kidney Disease: What You Should Know in Santa Monica CA. See https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKEEP022419.pdf for details and RSVP information.
The CORE Kidney program will also present:
- March 2, 2019 Diabetes Patient Conference; see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UCLA.dm030219.pdf for details and pre-registration information
- March 10, 2019 UKEEP PKD Update
- March 21, 2019 webinar on PD
- April 11, 2019 webinar on Fabry’s Disease
- May 2 webinar on the Kidney Health Fair
- May 5, 2019 Kidney Heath Fair at the Beach and Spirit Walk; for more information see https://www.uclahealth.org/core-kidney/kidney-health-fair.
Find more information, and recordings of earlier CORE Kidney and UKEEP programs, at https://www.uclahealth.org/core-kidney/, along with information about the UCLA PKD program and other related educational outreach.
CMS has updated its web page on the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Expanded Model. Diabetes is a leading cause of kidney disease, and this Medicare/CDC Program has been shown to reduce by up to 70% the progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes itself. Find the web page at https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/medicare-diabetes-prevention-program/.
This year’s topic for the Renal Support Network’s Annual Essay Contest, for people diagnosed with CKD, is Who Inspires, Encourages, or Educates You to Live Well with Kidney Disease? First prize is $500. Winning entries are published in print and online. Essays must be submitted by August 10, 2018. For full information and to enter the contest, see http://www.rsnhope.org/essay-contest/.
The NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is depleting their stock of hard copy publications on diabetes, digestive diseases, nutrition, and kidney disease, in English and Spanish. Up to 25 copies of most titles are available to order free of charge if shipped to addresses within the United States, until August 15, 2017. See NIDDK’s Online Catalog at https://catalog.niddk.nih.gov/Catalog/ .
NKF will sponsor a free kidney health check in Los Angeles on February 26, 2017. For more information see the poster, Are You the 1 in 3 at Risk for Kidney Disease? at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/docs-events/KEEP_Flyer_WLCAC_TLinsay_SC_Eng_Jan_10.pdf . Keep an eye on the Network 18 Calendar at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/events/ to stay up to date on other southern California events of interest to patients.
MEI has reorganized their Life Options website, and included more information on pre-ESRD CKD. Find it at http://lifeoptions.org/ .