SEPTEMBER 13-17, 2021

Virtual and free to attend

Join us for our second 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!

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Welcome to Kidney Action Week

Don’t miss these featured presentations!

Living with Stage 3 Kidney Disease

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A practicing nephrologist will give an overview of diabetic kidney disease and its management, including recent treatment innovations. A particular focus will be on patients with diabetic kidney disease stages 3a and 3b. They will be joined by a dietitian who will talk about the challenges of the dietary management of diabetes and chronic kidney disease. A patient will also join the group and will provide practical advice from their own experiences. Audience members will be encouraged to participate and submit questions for the panelists.

Cooking and Eating Well with Kidney Disease featuring the “The Cooking Doc”

- Dr. Blake Shusterman

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Dr. Blake Shusterman, aka The Cooking Doc, will provide insights about kidney disease and will also discuss how to manage kidney disease through healthy eating. Dr. Blake will bring his expertise as a practicing nephrologist and his “Change Your Buds” message to Kidney Action Week through an interactive question and answer session that will cover general questions about kidney disease, and cooking tips, recipe ideas, food substitution ideas.

The Kidney Transplant Process:

What You Need to Know

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The living kidney donor process can seem overwhelming for both the kidney donor and recipient. In this session, the panelist, including a nephrologist, a transplant coordinator, social worker, and AKF patient ambassadors will talk about the process, what it entails and why we are still seeing living kidney donor disparities in Black and Latino kidney patients. Together they will provide advice for overcoming these barriers and answer questions from participants about the process.

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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