NKF Serving Western Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma

Renal Roundtable Series

A Program for Physicians and Advanced Practitioners

This unique dinner series provides a networking opportunity among colleagues in the field of nephrology, compelling presentations by thought leaders in chronic kidney disease, and an opportunity for group discussion following the presentation. This program is open to physicians (all specialties and primary care) and nurse practitioners.


Session 1: Topic: Sustainability of Dialysis
September 28th, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Session 2: CKD, Diabetes and Hypertension: Trials and Tribulations
November 9th, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Session 3: Tolerance Induction in Clinical Kidney Transplantation
February 22nd, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact JoAnna.Rogers@kidney.org or 913.262.1551 ext. 473 for questions. Download Sponsorship Packet

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Kidney Social Summit – Patient & Caregiver Conference

Join your kidney community for an educational and empowering day! Learn more from professionals and other patients impacted by kidney disease. The Kansas City Kidney Social Summit takes place on March 25th, 2018 from 12:30 pm – 5:15 pm. The event is FREE and open to the public. However, registration is required as space is limited.
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2018 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.

Oklahoma City Kidney Walk – March 10, 2018

Kansas City Kidney Walk – TBD

Wichita Kidney Walk – TBD

Magic of Giving Gala

The Magic of Giving Gala takes place on Thursday, May 18th. The 2017 event marks the 5th anniversary of this special evening recognizing the special accomplishments by some of the area's finest doctors, volunteers and supporters in the fight against kidney disease. Enjoy fabulous food, lively entertainment, a live auction and signature balloon pop. For more information please contact Tori Snowden at 913-262-1551 ext. 476 or tori.snowden@kidney.org

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2018 Scholarship Announcement

Culpepper Exum Scholarship for Kidney Patients

Beth Witten, nephrology social worker, 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 in 2002.

This scholarship is intended to help two deserving dialysis or transplant patients to attend any accredited educational program. The award is for $1,000 per scholarship for one school year paid directly to the institution. Two scholarships will be awarded this school year—one to a Kansas resident and one to a Missouri resident.

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

  • Any kidney patient – those on dialysis, kidney transplant recipients or any other kidney patients are welcome to apply
  • Available for use at any trade school, continuing education program, college/university or career advancement program

For more details and to download the application, CLICK HERE. 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 14, 2018.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 1, 2018.

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KEEP Healthy

Are you the 1 in 3 at risk for kidney disease? Find out at a FREE kidney health check!

KEEP Healthy – February 10, 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm (last screening at 1:30 pm)
Hays Middle School
201 West 29th Street · Hays, Kansas 67601

Medical Professional and Bilingual volunteers Needed - Click Here for more information on Volunteering at this event.

Click Here for more information and to Pre-register as a participant for the event.

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 30 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 submitting an interest form here!