Patient Peer Mentoring

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 .

6/16 AKF Protein Webinar

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

6/10 NW Espanol Transplant Education

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 .

6/11+ SC UKEEP Summer Program

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 .

5/18 NW Transplant Class Portland

Legacy Transplant Services will present a free May 18, 2017 class in Portland OR for patients, family, and others who want to learn about kidney transplantation and donation, called Is Kidney Transplant Right for You?  The in-person class will be held at Legacy Good Samaritan hospital, and will simultaneously be presented as a webinar (with live Legacy Transplant staff) at the FMC Maywood Park Dialysis facility.  RSVP requested.  For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/TransplantClass0517.pdf .

SC 5/5+ UCSD Transplant 101

UCSD Kidney/Pancreas Transplant will present Transplant 101: Patient and Family Information Meetings, which are required for all new patients before starting transplant evaluation.  The Meetings, which cover the waitlist, financing, medications, and post-transplant life, are held at the UCSD campus in La Jolla.  Valet parking is complementary.

4/19+ OHSU Transplant Class

OHSU offers a free Kidney Transplant Family Education Class every Wednesday in Portland OR.  The class is designed for patients with kidney disease and their families who want to learn more about kidney transplant as a treatment option.  Preregistration by telephone is required.  For details see the poster at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/TrFamilyEdClass.pdf .

The class is held at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital on the OHSU campus in Portland’s West Hills.  For help finding it, see http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/doernbecher/visiting-doernbecher/maps-and-directions/index.cfm or call the Hospital at 503-494-8500.