9/20+ NW16 Transplant Classes

Legacy Transplant Services will present two evening classes open to anyone who wants to learn about kidney transplantation and donation, especially patients, family, and friends.  The sessions will be held live at Legacy Good Samaritan downtown, and telecast to FMC Maywood Park near the Portland airport, on September 20 and November 16, 2017.  Find more information and registration instructions at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N2/LegacyTrx17.pdf .

OHSU also hosts a transplant class in Portland on Wednesday evenings; see https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/419-ohsu-transplant-class/ .

Accepting Kidney Failure

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 .

7/16+ NW18 UKEEP PKD Education

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 .

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 .

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.