NKF Serving Kansas, Oklahoma, and Western Missouri

Renal Roundtable programs

Virtual and In-person events providing physicians and advanced practitioners with a networking opportunity and compelling presentations on issues that are cutting edge and relevant to their practice. Program will be held throughout the year with highly regarded speakers and thought leaders in chronic kidney disease, and an opportunity for group discussion following the presentation. This non-accredited program is intended for healthcare professionals only. The evening’s Renal Roundtable program is complementary to attendees but registration is required.

Contact JoAnna Rogers for Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities.

Upcoming Dates
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - The intersection of hyperkalemia and metabolic acidosis on chronic kidney disease progression: An overview of disease burden and clinical management

2021 Oklahoma Kidney Conference

FRIDAY, October 22, 2021 at 7:30AM
Virtual Event

This full day professional education symposium provides nephrology healthcare professionals and those that work with kidney patients with timely information on CKD guidelines & standards, medication updates, research, treatments, and co-morbidities, so that they may better care for their patients. Sponsorship opportunities available, contact JoAnna Rogers for information.

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Kidney Walks

Walk the Kidney Walk!

The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Take a lifesaving step today and sign up for a walk below.

Kansas City Kidney Walk - October 2, 2021

Wichita Kidney Walk - October 2, 2021

Kidney Social Summit – Patient & Caregiver Conference

Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 2 pm CST
Virtual Event

Join your kidney community for an educational and empowering day! Learn and hear from professionals and other patients impacted by kidney disease. This two day webinar will provide a variety of engaging, creative activities and educational sessions to keep you connected, empowered and focusing on what you can control. Learn how to be resourceful with strategies and tools for your kidney journey. This virtual event is FREE and open to kidney patients, family/caregivers and the general public. However, registration is required. Registration opens late-January 2022.

Sponsorship and community partner opportunities available, contact JoAnna Rogers for information.

Kidney Health Ambassador Program

Are you passionate about spreading awareness about chronic kidney disease? Do you want to get more involved? Do you enjoy sharing your story or making a difference in your community? If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, WE NEED YOU! The National Kidney Foundation has many opportunities to serve in the Western Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma areas. Become a Kidney Health Ambassador today!!!

Kidney Health Ambassadors are the front line in our community providing much needed kidney health information to support our mission of awareness, prevention and treatment of this deadly disease that affects over 37 million Americans each year. Your time commitment is completely up to you. You can volunteer once a week, once a month, or even just twice a year.

Learn more about this important program by emailing Janice Perez.

2021 Scholarship Application Announcement

Congratulations to Jakob Benjamin on winning the 2021 Culpepper Exum Scholarship

Culpepper Exum Scholarship for Kidney Patients

We are pleased to announced the 2021 Culpepper Exum Scholarship application is now available. Download flyer and application here.

Nephrology social worker, Beth Witten, established the Culpepper Exum Scholarship as a memorial to her brother who had diabetes and was on dialysis prior to his death from heart disease. This scholarship is intended to help two deserving dialysis or transplant recipient patients to attend any accredited post-secondary educational or vocational program. The award is for up to $1,000 per scholarship paid directly to the institution. Two scholarships will be awarded per school year—one to a Kansas resident and one to a Missouri resident.

Up to $1,000 Scholarship per state (Kansas & Missouri) per year for…

  • Any kidney patient – those on dialysis, kidney transplant recipients or anyone in Stages 2-5 are welcome to apply
  • Available for use at any trade school, continuing education program, college/university or career advancement program

Please send complete applications to: Attn: Culpepper Exum Scholarship, c/o National Kidney Foundation – 6405 Metcalf Ave, Suite 204, Overland Park, KS 66202. If you need a paper application mailed to you, contact the National Kidney Foundation at 913.262.1551, Ext. 473 to make a request.

Applications must be postmarked or faxed by May 5, 2021.
Scholarship recipients will be notified in June 2021.

Kidney Cars - Car Donation

The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program enables you to turn in your used car, van, truck, motorcycle or even boat into funding for kidney education, research and organ donation programs. You'll also very likely receive two benefits you won't get from a dealer trade-in (or from a holiday song). You'll get a good feeling and you may even get a tax-deduction! Donate now or call 800.488.KARS!