NKF Serving the National Capital Area

Fall 2014 - Young Investigator Research Grant-in-Aid

Now accepting applications for the fall 2014 cycle. Deadline is: September 22 by 5 PM.

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34th Annual Kidney Ball

Join us for one of the best galas in DC…the Masquerade Kidney Ball! This year’s Ball will take place on November 15 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The event is the largest black-tie fundraiser for the National Kidney Foundation nationwide, attracting more than 800 guests and raising nearly $1 million annually to support the Foundation’s programs and services. More Information

11th Annual NKF Patient Education Conference

October 26, 2014; 11 am – 5 pm
Adele Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Providing knowledge, insight and inspiration to people on dialysis and their families. More information


Space is Limited to First 250 Registered. One guest per patient. Register here

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NKF/NCA is pleased to help promote this professional development opportunity. Join MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute for this one-day CME certified educational symposium examining kidney and pancreas transplantation with a special emphasis on the optimization of pre-transplant and post-transplant patient care management. More Information

CNSW Conference

Quality of Life/End of Life Issues and the Person with ESRD

September 16, 2014
8:15 AM – 4:30 PM
Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center
700 2nd Street, NE, Washington DC, 20002

Registration is full. To be added to wait list email Paul McGinley.

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Public Awareness Campaign

1 in 3 Americans are at risk for kidney disease. Are you the one? Learn ways to keep your kidneys healthy and reduce risks for kidney disease.

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Your Kidneys & You

Public Education Program

Do you need someone to speak to your group about kidney disease? Contact us to see how we can help you.

Do you have a kidney experience you want to share? Become a volunteer presenter and help us get the word out about these important topics. More Information

Donate Your Car

Kidney Cars

Every single day, the Kidney Car program receives over 100 car donations. In fact, our car donation program is one of the oldest and largest used charity car programs in the country. Kidney Cars has been in operation since 1983, and during that time over 685,000 people have donated their car, truck or boat to the National Kidney Foundation's vehicle donation program. Help save lives by donating today.

KEEP Healthy - Free Kidney Health Check

The National Kidney Foundation's community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk.

Check-up includes: risk survey, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure check, free educational materials, and opportunity to speak with a health care professional. More Information

Become a Volunteer!

NKF has many volunteer opportunities available for those who would like to get involved and lend a hand. For the National Capital Area, call (202) 244-7900 or email dcvolunteer@kidney.org.
For Virginia call (804) 288-8342 or email liz.king@kidney.org.
Register on our VolunteerMatch websites:
DC   |   VA

Fellows Research Forum

Fellows Research Forum

Congratulations to this year's winners. We received 23 abstracts for both clinical and basic science categories from young researchers in the DC Area and Virginia. The top two scores in each category were selected to make presentations and two posters were judged best in their category. More Information.