The Home Dialysis Central blog has a recent well-received post on Kidney Failure and the Value of Acceptance that describes the setbacks that can occur while dialyzing and waiting for a transplant, and the importance of attitude. Find it at http://homedialysis.org/news-and-research/blog/215-kidney-failure-and-the-value-of-acceptance .
The UCLA Kidney Education Enhancement Program (UKEEP) will present a free patient education program August 13, 2017 on Kidney Transplant. RSVP is requested; please call 800-516-5323 and leave your name, number of attendees and callback number. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKEEP789.17.pdf .
The September 17, 2017 UKEEP program will be on dialysis.
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 Portland Kidney Group offers Peer Support for dialysis patients of all modalities, and transplant donors and recipients.
PKG and NKF will also sponsor the annual Kidney Wellness Fair & Community Picnic on August 20, 2017, and the 8th Anniversary Holiday Gathering on November 5, 2017, in Portland OR.
For details on all three, see the 2017 PKG Calendar at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/PKG2017.pdf .
AKF will present a June 16, 2017 webinar on Protein: Who Needs It Anyway? You Do! Find details and register at http://www.kidneyfund.org/training/webinars/ .
At the same web page you can find recordings of their past webinars, including:
- Humanizing Dialysis; Choosing the best type of treatment for kidney failure can be difficult for patients, especially when they receive little guidance
- Saying no to dialysis: choosing conservative care for end-stage kidney disease
- A patient’s perspective: Be your own advocate; Navigating the health care system as a patient can be challenging
- Heart disease and kidney disease – what’s the connection? – Heart disease can cause kidney disease, and kidney disease can cause heart disease
- Unique strategies for improving the effectiveness of exercise training in patients with kidney failure
- Paired kidney exchanges and opportunities for kidney transplant in minority patients
- Living with diabetic kidney disease; Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease, and many people suffer from both conditions
- Enfermedad de los riñones crónica: prevención y tratamiento; Con motivo de la celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, ¡brindaremos nuestro primer seminario web en español!
- Emergency preparedness and kidney disease – using KCER as a resource
- Organ transplant among minorities: How we can reduce the need and improve access
- I need a kidney transplant. Am I covered now? What about in the future?
- Staying employed with kidney disease; A diagnosis of kidney failure doesn’t have to mean quitting your job
- What CAN I eat? Nutrition for dialysis patients
- Living with chronic kidney disease: The ups, downs, and all arounds
- Chronic Kidney Disease: A General Overview and Keys for Successful Management
Donate Life! will present a free June 10, 2017 talk, presented in Spanish, on organ donation and the transplant process, in Portland OR. Find a poster and details in both English and Spanish (p.2) at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/DonateLife0617.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 .