NKF Serving Northern California

Professional Education

Navigating Transplant - The Evaluation

Part 2 of the series Navigating Transplant, A Guide to Empowering Your Patients, this session will outline all you need to know about the evaluation for kidney transplant. Armed with detailed information and trusted resources about this complex process you will be ready to answer your patients’ questions, helping them understand and move through the steps involved in the transplant work up.



February 28, 2024 at 12pm PT / 2pm CT / 3pm ET


Learning Objectives

  • Clarify the timing of transplant referral

  • Appreciate the contraindications for kidney transplantation & understanding the kidney transplant work up process


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56th Annual Medical Symposium - SAVE THE DATE

Mark your calendar! This year's NKF Medical Symposium will be held on Friday, October 18, 2024.  More information to come. 


Were you too darn busy to attend the 55th Annual Medical Symposium in-person in 2023? The talks got rave reviews – watch the recordings and earn the credits! REGISTER HERE. This program is available until April 2024. Need assistance? Email CMEinfo@kidney.org

Kidney Walk

PayPal Park

Northern California Kidney Walk

Save the Date!

On Sunday, June 23, 2024, the 2024 Northern California Kidney Walk returns to PayPal Park in San Jose!


Through this event, we raised awareness about Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) which affects 37 million Americans, and allowed many in Northern California affected with CKD to connect with others in their community.



For more information about the Kidney Walk or to learn how to become a sponsor, please contact Joe Grubbs at 818.783.8153 x542 or joe.grubbs@kidney.org.


Kidney Community Education

Webinar: Celebrate the Season- Kidney-Healthy Cooking Together

  • Cooking demos featuring holiday recipes
  • Adapting ingredients across cultural traditions
  • Adapting recipes across stages of kidney disease
  • Tips for coaching patients on holiday cooking
  • Chef Duane’s kidney journey - the healing power of food



Chef Duane Sunwold

Chef and Culinary Instructor


Chhaya Patel, MA, RDN, CSR

Renal Dietician



Download featured recipes here.  

Watch cooking demos here.  


Webinar: Get Uncomfortable With Lupus Nephritis: What You Need to Know About Lupus and the Kidneys

Lupus nephritis, an inflammation of the kidneys, is a serious complication of lupus that can cause irreversible kidney damage and kidney failure. One in two people living with lupus may develop lupus nephritis over time.


Hear a discussion about some of the uncomfortable aspects of lupus nephritis and learn what steps you can take to help prevent further damage.


Thank you to our sponsor, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, for making this program possible. 


Webinar: Who You Gonna Call? Getting Dialysis or Transplant Care Concerns Addressed

Topics covered:

  • Knowing your rights as a patient
  • First steps toward resolution with dialysis clinic or transplant center
  • Other resources: the role of the End Stage Renal Network



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