JUNE 6-10, 2022

Virtual and free to attend

Join us for our third annual Kidney Action Week which connects you with kidney patients, top nephrologists, renal dietitians, caregivers and other kidney experts. We’ll provide you with information, tools and resources to help you prevent kidney disease or take the best care of yourself if you have it. You can choose from a week-long schedule of events focusing on all aspects of kidney health: kidney disease prevention, dialysis and transplantation, kidney disease management, nutrition and more!

Contact us at [email protected] if you have questions or need help registering.

Virtual and free to attend

Join us for our third annual Kidney Action Week which connects you with kidney patients, top nephrologists, renal dietitians, caregivers and other kidney experts. We’ll provide you with information, tools and resources to help you prevent kidney disease or take the best care of yourself if you have it. You can choose from a week-long schedule of events focusing on all aspects of kidney health: kidney disease prevention, dialysis and transplantation, kidney disease management, nutrition and more!

Contact us at [email protected] if you have questions or need help registering.

Don’t miss these featured presentations!

Veterans Health Administration & American Kidney Fund Coffee Chat

As part of a partnership between the American Kidney Fund and the Veterans Health Administration, this talk will feature a conversation between LaVarne Burton and Dr. Erica Scavella about kidney disease and how it impacts the veteran population. More specifically, they will cover risk factors, causes, and treatments for CKD; share about health disparities in kidney disease generally and specifically for veterans; and provide resources for veterans at risk for kidney disease. By raising awareness around kidney disease and how it affects veterans, this session will illustrate the value of this important partnership around promoting the health and wellness of veterans.

Stage 3 CKD - High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

Only second to diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) is a top cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Speakers will discuss the impact of high blood pressure on the kidneys, how to manage high blood pressure with stage 3a and 3b CKD, the importance of healthy eating and physical activity, as well as medication treatment options. The audience will be able to ask questions of a nephrologist, a renal dietitian, and a speaker living with stage 3 CKD and high blood pressure.

Ask the “Cooking Doc”: Q & A with Nephrologist, Dr. Blake Shusterman

Choosing the right foods is key to managing kidney disease at every stage. Whether you are on dialysis, were just diagnosed with kidney disease, have a kidney transplant or are somewhere in between, understanding what foods to eat and in what amount can help you successfully manage kidney disease.


Dr. Blake Shusterman, aka The Cooking Doc, will provide insights into eating well with kidney disease, combining his expertise as a practicing nephrologist and a published cookbook author. The Cooking Doc is bringing his “Change Your Buds” message to Kidney Action Week through an interactive question and answer session that will discuss common challenges with eating with kidney disease and offer strategies for eating within dietary guidelines, while still enjoying food.

As part of a partnership between the American Kidney Fund and the Veterans Health Administration, this talk will feature a conversation between LaVarne Burton and Dr. Erica Scavella about kidney disease and how it impacts the veteran population. More specifically, they will cover risk factors, causes, and treatments for CKD; share about health disparities in kidney disease generally and specifically for veterans; and provide resources for veterans at risk for kidney disease. By raising awareness around kidney disease and how it affects veterans, this session will illustrate the value of this important partnership around promoting the health and wellness of veterans.

Only second to diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) is a top cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Speakers will discuss the impact of high blood pressure on the kidneys, how to manage high blood pressure with stage 3a and 3b CKD, the importance of healthy eating and physical activity, as well as medication treatment options. The audience will be able to ask questions of a nephrologist, a renal dietitian, and a speaker living with stage 3 CKD and high blood pressure.

Choosing the right foods is key to managing kidney disease at every stage. Whether you are on dialysis, were just diagnosed with kidney disease, have a kidney transplant or are somewhere in between, understanding what foods to eat and in what amount can help you successfully manage kidney disease.


Dr. Blake Shusterman, aka The Cooking Doc, will provide insights into eating well with kidney disease, combining his expertise as a practicing nephrologist and a published cookbook author. The Cooking Doc is bringing his “Change Your Buds” message to Kidney Action Week through an interactive question and answer session that will discuss common challenges with eating with kidney disease and offer strategies for eating within dietary guidelines, while still enjoying food.

Welcome to Kidney Action Week

Thank you to our Kidney Action Week Sponsors:

Nation’s leading kidney nonprofit

Fighting on All Fronts

AKF works on behalf of the 37 million Americans living with and at risk for kidney disease. From prevention to life after a transplant, AKF supports people wherever they are in their fight against kidney disease.

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