Kidney Patient Virtual Summit

FREE Virtual Education Event

About this event

We may be physically distant, but that will not stop us from connecting and learning together. Join us for a FREE virtual education event for patients, their family members, caregivers, and friends. All webinars will take place from 5:30-6:30 PM (CST) and will be recorded for future viewing.

Webinar Sessions

June 1, 2020: Winning the War on Kidney Diseases: The Time is Now
This webinar will be presented by Dr. Mark Rosenberg, MD, FASN. He will present an overview of CKD/ESRD treatment and the national efforts to improve care. It will also touch on how this is affected by COVID.
View the recording of the webinar here.
 
June 8, 2020: Dialysis in the Time of COVID-19
This webinar will be presented by Dr. Milind Junghare, MD. He will present an overview of changes regarding dialysis during the pandemic and a discussion and update on collaborative efforts.
View the recording of the webinar here.
 
June 15, 2020: Home Therapy Patient Panel
This webinar will be moderated by Dr. Mirna Boumitri, MD and will consist of a patient panel comprised of patients who are currently utilizing or have utilized home dialysis. This presentation will allow our panelists to share their personal journeys while also identifying misconceptions. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about home therapy options.
Peritoneal Dialysis Resources
49 Words to Reduce Stress
View the recording of the webinar here.
 
June 22, 2020: The Importance of Staying Active with Kidney Diseases
This webinar will be presented by Dr. Danielle Kirkman, PhD. She will address the following points in her presentation:
  • Why it is important for CKD and dialysis patients to exercise
  • Exercise recommendations and resources
  • Special considerations and safety for exercise in CKD/Dialysis
 
June 29, 2020: CKD and the Intersection of Losses, Grief, and Hope
This webinar will be presented by Ted Bowman, MDiv. In his presentation he will focus on the following key ideas:
  • Self-awareness – essential starting point
  • Losses, including shattered dreams
  • Distinctions: crisis grief and ongoing grief
  • Resiliency promotion
  • Reasonable hope
View the recording of the webinar here.
 
July 6, 2020: Transplantation in the Time of COVID-19
This webinar will be presented by Dr. Raja Kandaswamy, MD. He will present an overview of changes regarding transplantation during the pandemic and a discussion and update on collaborative efforts.
View the recording of the webinar here.

Sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting this important event

Fresenius Kidney Care
Minnesota Health Fairview
DaVita Kidney Care
DiaMedica Therapeutics
pentec health - Large Enough to Serve Small Enough to Care
 
If you have any questions about the webinars please contact Caitlin Grosshauser at Caitlin.grosshauser@kidney.org / 651-635-7300 ext. 421