NKF Serving the Pacific Northwest

35th Annual Authors Luncheon

Saturday, October 28, 2023; 12PM PT

Location: Palace Hotel San Francisco, CA & Virtual


Celebrating 35 Years!

Over the 34-year history of the Authors Luncheon, the event has welcomed tens of thousands of Bay Area literary enthusiasts to celebrate best-selling authors, while supporting the efforts of the NKF. This Fall, the Authors Luncheon celebrates 35 years of uniting authors and literary enthusiasts for the benefit of kidney patients everywhere. Join us as we reflect on the advancements made in kidney care and look forward to the lives we can change together.


Contact Christina Davis Christina.Davis@kidney.org to learn about Sponsorship, Tables, and Tickets.

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55th Annual Medical Symposium

Register Today!

Date: Friday, October 13, 2023

Location: Crowne Plaza, Foster City


Contact Patty McCormac Patty.McCormac@kidney.org to learn more about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities. 

Upcoming Patient Programs

Nutrition & Kidney Health

Dates: August 10, 17, 24

Time: 3:30pm - 5pm PT


Join us and learn how kidney-healthy foods can prevent or slow kidney damage.


Week 1 

Kidney Basics - Risks, Testing, and Preventing Damage

Week 2

Nutrition for Early Chronic Kidney Disease

Week 3

Making Things Real - Motivation and Strategies

Featuring a physician and patient sharing how diet helped slow progression of kidney disease


In Partnership with Community Health Resource Center

Sponsored by Horizon Therapeutics


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

Date: Tue, August 22, 2023

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT


Topics Include:

  • 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

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

Date: Thurs, September 14, 2023

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT


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.


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


Sponsored by Aurinia


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Transplant Resouce

Understanding the Kidney Transplant Wait List

For those navigating the transplant wait list, this informative session provides information and resources for patients and care partners. 



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Phone: 253.201.0881
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