NKF Serving Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey

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2024 Honors Awards Reception

Celebrate World Kidney Month!
Join us at our 2024 Honors Awards Reception! We are honoring Peter Abt,MD from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Dr. Christine Bastl,MD from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Temple University, Dr. Roy Bloom,MD from Penn Medicine as our Excellence in Care Award nominees. Come celebrate on March 20th!

 

Contact Kelly.Antczak@kidney.org for more information about event sponsorships.

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Renal Roundtable Dinner: IgA Nephropathy, an Update for 2024

Supported by Calliditas Theraputics

Please join us for this exciting dinner program reviewing updates on IgA Nephropathy. Dr. Jonathan Barratt will provide an overview of the pathophysiology and clinical impact of IgA Nephropathy (IgAN), the evolving landscape and a future approach to treatment. Following the presentation, Dr. Abdallah Geara will moderate a discussion on local patient cases and best practices.

 

Register by February 20th. 

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Renal Roundtable Dinner: Catheter-Based Renal Denervation for the Treatment of Hypertension

Please join us for this exciting renal roundtable program reviewing Catheter-Based Renal Denervation for the Treatment of Hypertension. Featured guest speaker, Ajay Kirtane, MD will discuss the current data and evidence surrounding renal denervation as a therapeutic option for the treatment of Hypertension. A summary of the pathophysiology and clinical outcomes of renal denervation will be presented.

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Patient Webinar: Living Well with CKD

Join us on March 14th, World Kidney Day, for a free patient webinar. This program, lead by physicians, will review what chronic kidney disease is, and ways to optimize your health.

Kidney Walks

Thank you for supporting our mission and walking with us at the NKF Kidney Walk!  We are busy planning this year’s events and can't wait to walk with you again in Fall of 2024!  Keep an eye out for walk dates and announcements in the coming months. 

Professional Education

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16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Kidney Boot Camp

The National Kidney Foundation is hosted the 16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Kidney Boot Camp on July 6-7, 2023. This two-day, non-CME symposium is designed to provide new fellows at Mid-Atlantic training programs the background they need to start their fellowship and gain an immediate understanding of the disease states they are likely to encounter in nephrology. Thank you to the participating faculty, sponsors, and participants for joining us!

Course Directors

  • Suzanne Boyle, MD, MSCE; Temple University
  • Mary Ann Lim, MD; University of Pennsylvania
  • Anju Yadav, MD; Thomas Jefferson University
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Renal Roundtable Programs

A Renal Roundtable is a professional education program featuring a presentation by leader(s) in the medical field and an opportunity for questions and networking. Renal Roundtables are free, non-accredited programs intended for healthcare professionals, specifically physicians and advanced practitioners.

 

February 2024

  • IgA Nephropathy, an Update for 2024. Sponsored by Calliditas Theraputics

 

March 2024

  • Catheter-Based Renal Denervation for the Treatment of Hypertension
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Join Our Medical Advisory Board

Local Medical Advisory Boards (MAB) are made up of physicians and other health professionals to guide the local NKF’s patient, professional, and public education programs.  The MAB is an integral part of the NKF, serving to providing medical oversight, support, and volunteer services to the community. 

 

Interested in getting involved? For more information contact:

 

Eastern Pennsylvania

Marielle.VanThuyne@Kidney.org

 

New Jersey

Barbara.Ortiz@kidney.org

NKF Ultimate Cook-Off

Thank you to everyone who tuned in and voted during our Ultimate Cook-off program! Congratulations to Chef Mario Gentile from Greater New York for winning the audience vote of favorite recipe. If you missed our livestream, you can watch the recording here.

 

Thank you to Chef David Pollack for representing Philadelphia in this exciting program! To learn more about Chef David and view more of his recipes, visit Cooking Without Kidneys

 

Click below to access NKF’s full online recipe database, as well as articles about nutrition and managing your kidney-friendly lifestyle.

 

 

Resources for Patients

Webinars for Patients

Living Well with Chronic Kidney Disease is a series of webinars designed to empower and educate patients of all levels of CKD, from early stages to those on dialysis or awaiting transplantation and their caregivers. If you missed a live webinar, view past recordings by clicking below.

 

Stay tuned for new content announcements!

Pennsylvania Transportation Program

Pennsylvania residents who meet eligibility requirements are reimbursed for a portion of the transportation costs associated with traveling to and from dialysis treatment three times a week. This program is run in collaboration with, and within the guidelines of, the Pennsylvania State Renal Disease Program.

 

Please contact your social worker at your dialysis clinic or click the button below for an application.

Have questions about kidney disease? We can help!

Our Patient Information Help Line, NKF Cares, offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation or transplantation. It's designed just for patients, family members and care partners. Speak with a trained specialist who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns. This is available in English and Spanish Monday–Friday, 9am–7pm ET!

¿Tiene preguntas sobre la enfermedad renal? ¡Podemos ayudar!

Nuestra línea de ayuda de información NKF Cares, ofrece apoyo a las personas afectadas por enfermedades renales, donación o trasplante de órganos. Está diseñado solo para pacientes, familiares y sus cuidadores. Hable con un especialista que responderá sus preguntas y escuchará sus inquietudes. Esto está disponible en inglés y español de lunes a viernes de 9am a 7pm, hora del este.

Follow us on Social Media @nkfpanj!

Get Involved with NKF

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The Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act

The Securing U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Act was signed into law! This Act aims to improve the transplant system in the United States. It focuses on promoting innovation, transparency, and accountability to enhance equity and access to transplantation for all Americans. The Act also seeks to modernize donor-recipient matching technology, create an efficient system for maximum organ transplantation, and save lives by strengthening governance, data collection, reporting, and patient decision-making. It addresses disparities in kidney transplantation, particularly in communities of color, where patients often face longer wait times and reduced access to transplant options due to various barriers, including awareness and distrust in the medical system.

Team Kidney & DIY Fundraising

If our scheduled fundraisers aren’t what you’re looking for, then create your own event to raise funds and hope with Team Kidney.

 

From celebrating transplant anniversaries, honoring a loved one, to bake sales and bowling tournaments, to pushing yourself with a 10K or E-Sports — the fundraising possibilities are endless. 

 

For questions, contact our Development Manager, Jeana Hoffman, at jeana.hoffman@kidney.org 

Advocacy

In 2021 we passed the Living Donor Protection Act in the state of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This bill will ensure that life, long-term care and disability insurers will not discriminate against living organ donors.

 

Thank you to all the volunteers, advocates, living donors and their families who made this happen! 

 

Donate to Fight Against Kidney Disease

You can play a part in supporting kidney patients to lead happy and healthy lives.

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What’s your story?

We want to hear about your unique experience with a kidney transplant, living donation, or kidney disease. Your story may be the one that gives someone hope.

Abe and Judy

PA/NJ’s Featured Kidney Story

When Judy’s husband, Abe, needed a kidney donor. Judy quickly started the search for a kidney donor. She turned to social media and NKF to look for help for her husband. Judy’s search for a donor was successful and now she is a devoted Kidney Advocate for NKF and supports other members of the Kidney Community.

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Help support the National Kidney Foundation with your company. Your team can participate in many different ways, such as supporting a kidney walk, participating in professional programs, or organizing a workplace giving campaign. Click the link above for more information.

Volunteer Shirt

Your skills and interests can help build healthier communities, spread the word, and create real change.

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Donate your old car, boat or tractor to help improve the lives of the millions of Americans affected by kidney disease. Call 800.488.2277 or click the link to start.

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