MARCH 20-24, 2023

Thank you to our Kidney Action Week Sponsors

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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.

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

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Live Cooking Class:

These live interactive workshops will bring together chefs and dietitians to prepare a renal-friendly dinner. The pairs will give step-by-step instructions on how to make the dish while answering questions from participants. (This session requires separate registration.)

Seared salmon with strawberry salsa, arugula salad, and vegetable turmeric rice recipe
Moderator: Kellsey Reed, RDN, LDN, CKD Nutrition LLC
Speaker: Alana E Hunnicutt, Klean Plate Catering LLC

Sweet and sour chicken with vegetable stir fry recipe
Moderator: Carolyn Feibig, MS, RD, LD, CCTD, Thoracic Transplant and Advanced Heart Failure Dietitian at INOVA Fairfax Hospital
Speaker: Jennifer Krasilovsky, RD, Community Dietician, Food and Friends

Plantain tofu cups recipe
Moderator: Janelle E. Gonyea, RDN, LD, FNKF, Clinical Dietician
Speaker: Sue-Ellen Anderson-Haynes, MS, RDN, CDCES, LDN, CPT, 360Girls&Women®LLC

Live share your story workshop:

Have you ever wanted to publicly share your journey with kidney disease, but were unsure of the next steps? Get your pen and paper ready and sign up in advance for this live workshop! You will have the opportunity to join one of three Zoom breakout rooms: sharing your story to find a living kidney donor, sharing your story for policy makers, and sharing your story to promote kidney disease awareness. In each breakout room, you will hear from seasoned instructors and learn about different methods for sharing your story and how to tailor it for different audiences. You will also be able to practice drafting your story, receive feedback from your instructor, as well as a helpful tip sheet for sharing your story. (This session requires separate registration.)

How to Share Your Story to Find a Living Donor
Speaker: Leigh Ann Saylor, Founder and Executive Director, Mulligans Living Kidney Donors

How to Share Your Story for Policy Makers
Speaker: Ben Shlesinger, Associate Director of Government Relations, American Kidney Fund

How to Share Your Story to Promote Kidney Disease Awareness
Speaker: Tamara Walker, American Kidney Fund Ambassador and Kidney Health Coach