Educational EventsLiving with Kidney Disease & Transplantation, Champaign-Urbana

living with kidney disease and transplantation:


December 11, 2021

The i Hotel and Conference Center

Champaign, IL

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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8:00am  -  Registration & Exhibitor Tables Open, Breakfast

8:30am  -  Welcome Reception - Chancellor Ballroom

8:45am  -  Share Your Story - Chancellor Ballroom

9:50am  -  Breakout Session No. 1 (Choose One):

10:35am  -  Break: Exhibitor Tables Open



10:55am  -  Breakout Session No. 2 (Choose One):

11:45am  -  Ask Me Anything: A Panel Discussion with Health Care Providers - Chancellor Ballroom

12:30pm  -  Lunch

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

8:00am - 1:30pm



The i Hotel and Conference Center


1900 S 1st St.
Champaign, IL 61820


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.


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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.

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