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Living with Kidney Disease and Transplantation - Chicago Central

Malcolm X College, 1900 W Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Living with Kidney Disease and Transplantation - Chicago Central 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. 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.

To see photos from last year's event, click here.

Date & Time

Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location

Malcolm X College
1900 W Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
 

Parking

A parking structure adjacent to the site will be open and available to participants.

Agenda

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. • Registration & breakfast

Exhibitor tables open

8:30 - 8:40 a.m. • Welcome

8:45 - 9:25 a.m. • Be your own advocate
How to be an active member of your care team

9:35 - 10:15 a.m. • Breakout session 1
• How your diagnosis could affect your family, friends and caregivers
• What to eat: The dialysis diet
• Big ask, big give: Living kidney donation

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. • Break
Exhibitor tables open

10:40 - 11:20 a.m. • Breakout session 2
• Diabetes and CKD
• Transitioning to transplant
• Updates in transplant technology

11:30 - 11:50 a.m. • Share your story Networking in the CKD world

12:00 - 12:45 p.m. • Ask me anything
A panel discussion with health care providers

12:45 - 1:30 p.m. • Lunch & networking

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Advocate Christ Medical Center

UI Health | UIC Transplant

 

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


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