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Living with Kidney Disease and Transplantation - Champaign-Urbana

The I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S 1st St
Champaign, IL 61820

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Living with Kidney Disease and Transplantation - Champaign Urbana is an annual day-long educational seminar for people living with or at risk for kidney disease, on dialysis, waiting for a kidney transplant and kidney transplant recipients. Caregivers and family members are also encouraged to attend. Guests will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet and learn from other patients and families
  • Network with professionals from the nephrology field and learn about local resources
  • Receive important information from experts about medications, insurance, diet, treatment options and more

Registration is free and includes parking, breakfast, lunch and all program materials. Pre-registration online is requested for all attendees. Raffle tickets are also available for $1 each. Additional donations to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois are welcome and will help cover additional program expenses.


Living with Kidney Disease and Transplantation will be held at:

The I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 S 1st St.
Champaign, IL 61820

From 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

If driving, parking is free for all paid registrants.



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8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Exhibitor Tables Open, Breakfast

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.Welcome Reception

8:45 - 9:05 a.m. Keynote Speech
Jim McFarlin, writer and transplant recipient

9:10 - 9:55 a.m.Mind-Body Health and Stress Management
Kenneth Wilund, Ph.D.

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.Breakout Session 1 (Choose One)
• The Dialysis Diet - Debby Fairow, RD
• Supporting the Patient and Yourself: Family, Friends and Caregivers
• Maintaining Your Kidney Transplant

10:45 - 11:05 a.m.Break: Exhibitor Tables Open

11:10 - 11:55 a.m.Breakout Session 2 (Choose One)
• Dealing with Diabetic Neuropathy- Dr. Andrew Kleusner
• How to Get Listed for Transplant (and Stay Listed) 
• Staying Active After Transplant

12:00 - 12:55 p.m.Lunch and Networking

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.Share Your Story: Networking in the Kidney World
Donna and Josh Johnson (Participants will have a chance to share, too!)

1:35 - 2:30 p.m.Ask Me Anything: A Panel Discussion with Health Care Providers







The Christie Foundation 

Fresenius Kidney Care

Northwestern Medicine

OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center 

UI Health | UIC Transplant

This program is made possible each year through input and support from many generous sponsors and exhibitors. For more information on available opportunities, please contact Megan Craig at or (312) 321-1500.

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