JUNE 6-10, 2022

WELCOME TO KIDNEY ACTION WEEK, DAY ONE!

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Don't miss these featured presentations!

Welcoming Remarks from the American Kidney Fund

Speaker:

  • LaVarne A. Burton – President & Chief Executive Officer, American Kidney Fund

Sponsored By:

Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Boehringer Ingelheim

A moment to inspire: Jason Early

Session Info:

Financial assistance isn’t the only thing the American Kidney Fund does. Join Jason as he shares his story and how AKF is fighting on all fronts.

Home Dialysis: What to Know and What to Ask

Session Info:

Compared to in-center dialysis, home dialysis can provide people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD} with more flexibility, more food options and better health outcomes. However, despite its benefits, home dialysis usage in the U.S. is still relatively low. This session will feature home dialysis experts and patients who use home dialysis. Experts will address common myths about home dialysis and discuss how to explore dialysis and support options with your health care provider. Patients on the panel will openly share their experiences with home dialysis.

This session is made possible thanks to the generous support of Satellite Healthcare.

Speakers:

  • Eric Weinhandl, PhD – Senior Director of Analytics and Home Therapies, Satellite Healthcare

  • John R. B. Bayton – American Kidney Fund Ambassador, Kidney Transplant Recipient​

  • Maria Camila Bermudez, MD – Nephrologist, Geisinger Medical Center​

  • Kyle K. Chang – American Kidney Fund Ambassador, Living with Kidney Disease

Mental health with Elle Lee, LCSW

Session Info:

Join licensed clinical social worker, Elle Lee, as she discusses healthy coping skills associated with CKD.

Clinical Trials: Why Your Participation Makes a Difference

Session Info:

Speakers will provide an overview of clinical trials and the importance of understanding patient rights as a clinical trial participant. Speakers will answer frequently asked questions about finding and enrolling in a clinical trial, informed consent, and why diverse representation in clinical trials is important to further ensure effectiveness of new drugs and treatment methods. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions to a nephrologist, a clinical trials study manager and a caregiver with extensive experience participating in clinical trials.

Speakers:

  • Kirk Campbell, MD – Professor of Medicine/Nephrology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Jeanne B. Charleston, PhD – Director of Clinical Research Operations, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Glenn M. Chertow, MD, MPH – Norman S. Coplon Satellite Healthcare Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health Associate Chair, Department of Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Alison Rascher – Caregiver and Mother

Sponsored By:

Know Diabetes by Heart (partner)

Kidney Kitchen demonstration: Dessert with Carolyn Feibig

Session Info:

Join dietitian, Carolyn Feibig, as she guides us through how to make a tasty and kidney-friendly Late Summer Blackberry Tart.

RE-BROADCAST : Home Dialysis: What to Know and What to Ask

Session Info:

Compared to in-center dialysis, home dialysis can provide people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD} with more flexibility, more food options and better health outcomes. However, despite its benefits, home dialysis usage in the U.S. is still relatively low. This session will feature home dialysis experts and patients who use home dialysis. Experts will address common myths about home dialysis and discuss how to explore dialysis and support options with your health care provider. Patients on the panel will openly share their experiences with home dialysis.

This session is made possible thanks to the generous support of Satellite Healthcare

Speakers:

  • Eric Weinhandl, PhD – Senior Director of Analytics and Home Therapies, Satellite Healthcare

  • John R. B. Bayton – American Kidney Fund Ambassador, Kidney Transplant Recipient​

  • Maria Camila Bermudez, MD – Nephrologist, Geisinger Medical Center​

  • Kyle K. Chang – American Kidney Fund Ambassador, Living with Kidney Disease

Sponsored By:

Know Diabetes by Heart (partner)

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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