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Educational EventsLiving with Kidney Disease & Transplantation, Champaign-Urbana

living with kidney disease and transplantation:
central illinois

November 5, 2022

Illinois Central College

learn from the experts

connecting you to physicians and resources

Each installment of Living with Kidney Disease and Transplantation consists of one or two large presentations; a series of intimate, expert-led conversations rooted in kidney-health; and a moderated panel discussion. 


It is our goal to provide participants a unique forum that allows them to understand their diagnosis in an understanding, supportive environment, and lets them access whatever information they might need about medications, insurance, diet, treatment options, and more. Educational topics may cover any of the following areas:

  • Managing nutrition

  • Advances in medicine

  • How to arrange a kidney transplant

  • Benefits of receiving a transplant

  • Medicare, insurance, and paying for treatment​

  • Emotional support and wellness

  • Dialysis options

Breakfast and lunch are both offered free of charge. Following lunch and the program's conclusion, attendees will have the opportunity to continue the conversation and talk with speakers and experts one-on-one. Presenters are happy to be resources, and are more than willing to discuss any questions that were not covered in the program.   

** Please Note: Like all NKFI Living with Kidney Disease and Transplantation events, this program is presented free of charge.


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  • Registration is free: as is parking, breakfast, lunch and all program materials.

  • Pre-registration online: is requested for all attendees.

  • Raffle tickets: are sold for $1 each.

  • Donations: to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois are welcome and will help cover additional program expenses.

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Location & Details

location & details

your course to support the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois



8:30am  -  Registration & Exhibitor Tables Open, Breakfast

9:15am  -  Welcome Reception

Monica Fox | National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

9:20am  -  Understanding Food Labels and Sodium

Colleen Hamilton, RD, LDN

10:00am  Plant-Based Protein

          Karla Rippchen, MMgmt, RD, LDN

Agenda subject to change



10:40am -   Break & Networking

Make your own taco seasoning demo

Plant-based proteins

11:00am  -  Transplantation in All Stages

Dr. Chris Johnson, MD

11:40am  -  Understanding Lab Results

Sarah Jordan, RD, LDN

12:20pm    -  Networking Lunch & Chair Yoga



Saturday, November 5, 2022

9:00am- 2:00pm



Illinois College Central

One Collge Drive

East Peoria, IL 61635


Revisit the day's seminars and lectures by exploring the presentation materials below. These materials are free to access, and available for download.




kidney health resources

empowering through education

Donating Blood

Find resources and information about dialysis - including toolkits, treatment options, and a clinic finder.

Nurse And Patient

Explore how kidney donations work, get details about becoming a donor, and learn about the process of receiving a kidney.

Nutritional Cooking

 Get the help you need to manage diet and nutrition, and empower yourself to eat and live well with kidney disease.


program sponsors

you make the difference

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to support patients and families, conduct free educational seminars, and offer community screening days through the generosity of our passionate supporters, and a remarkable team of dedicated sponsors. Interested in sponsoring this program? Download the Sponsorship Packet or contact Wesley Bauer at 312-321-1500 or


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