NKF Serving Northern California

Nephrology Journal Club Case Discussions

Join physician peers for discussion and debate. The Nephrology Journal Club provides nephrologists with updates, knowledge and problem-solving strategies around difficult cases and disease states in CKD so that they may better treat patients.

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, May 24, 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm PDT
Osama Amro, MD, Chair and Moderator
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Thursday, August 26, 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm PDT
Sijie Zheng, MD, MPH, Chair and Moderator
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Save The Date: 53rd Annual NKF Medical Symposium

Join us for the 53rd Annual NKF Medical Symposium: a well-established and valued tradition in the Bay Area nephrology community.

This year’s symposium will be virtual: a day-long CME certified program providing up-to-date scientific information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD), in order to improve the care of people with CKD. Featuring presentations by experts in the field, the Medical Symposium is a unique opportunity for nephrology professionals to come together to hear nationally respected speakers present on controversial, thought-provoking topics and current research findings.

Save the Date: Friday October 15, 2021

Thank you to our Gold and Silver 2020 Symposium Expo Sponsors

West Coast Kidney Walk Series

We invite you to walk your way in the 2021 Northern California Kidney Walk!

This year, we are breaking down all of the geographic boundaries of the past. Together we will celebrate the 2021 Kidney Walk by uniting San Francisco, East Bay, and Silicon Valley into the Northern California Kidney Walk.

The combined region will virtually bring together walkers from all of Northern California, Fresno in the south, to the Sacramento Capital Region, and all the Bay Area communities from Gilroy to Sonoma. Together we will be united in our goal to improve the lives of kidney patients and those at risk everywhere.

Register here

We invite you to check out highlights from last year’s walk with links to our YouTube page:

Walk Day Dance Off
Walk Day Yoga
Cooking Class

Save the Date: 33rd Annual Authors Luncheon

Join us virtually on Saturday, November 13, 2021!

For 32 years the Authors Luncheon has welcomed nearly 1,000 Bay Area guests to celebrate renowned, bestselling authors. This year we will once again take the event VIRTUAL, going from local to global and connecting with our guests where they are, from the comfort of their home.


In the meantime, you can still enjoy the 2020 event on our YouTube page:

Authors Event page
Authors Main Event
Authors VIP

Thank you to all of our 2020 Champion Circle sponsors for their support!


NKF is working hard to keep you up to date on the COVID-19 outbreak. Find answers to the most frequently asked questions and stay informed about the latest coronavirus developments.

Advocacy in Action Blog:
Follow NKF’s "Advocacy in Action" blog to hear from our CEO and transplant recipient, Kevin Longino, and see the latest news about kidney policy and our advocacy activities.

Local resource pages:
Need some help finding resources in your area? This page includes information and resources to help people stay safe, connected, and informed.

Toll free helpline

Kidney disease or transplant can be scary. Speak with a specialist who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns.

Patient-to-patient support program

Speak with a peer mentor who shares your experiences with dialysis, transplant or living kidney donation.