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Living with Kidney Disease and Transplantation - Chicago O’Hare

Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 W. Higgins Rd.
Chicago, Illinois 60631

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Living with Kidney Disease and Transplantation - Chicago O'Hare 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 previous events, click here.

Date & Time

Saturday, April 1, 2017
8:30 am - 1:00 pm


Chicago Marriott O’Hare
8535 West Higgins Road
Chicago, Illinois 60631

Directions: If taking public transportation, the CTA Blue Line Cumberland stop drops off at the hotel parking lot.
If driving, parking is free for all paid registrants. Click here for Google Maps location details.


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

Kidney Smart

Rush University 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 or (312) 321-1500.

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