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:
Advances in medicine
How to arrange a kidney transplant
Benefits of receiving a transplant
Medicare, insurance, and paying for treatment
Emotional support and wellness
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.
Registration is free: first 25 registrants will receive an NKFI Care Kit to be mailed week of Nov. 1.
Pre-registration online: is requested for all attendees.
Raffle tickets: each registrant is entered into a raffle. You get one additional raffle entry for each Zoom session you attend.
Donations: to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois are welcome and will help cover additional program expenses.
location & details
LECTURES & PANELS:
Wednesday, November 4, 4:00 PM
Understanding Treatment Options
Being a Patient Advocate
Sam Krishnamoorthy, MD
Thursday, November 5, 4:00 PM
Reading and Understanding Lab Reports
Divya Jain, DO
Tuesday, November 10
Thursday, November 12
Tuesday, November 17
Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Management Discussion
Melissa Prest, DCN, MS, RDN, CSR, LDN
Wednesday, November 18
Thursday, November 19
Gregg & Diane Curtiss, Quin Taylor
Monday, November 2
Kick-off for NKFI Living with Kidney Disease Month
Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop, FACHE
Friday, November 6
Monday, November 9
The Journey Continues Podcast
Wednesday, November 11
Patient Interview with COVID
Friday, November 13
Take Charge Demonstration
Rachel DePauw, MPH, CAE & Monica Fox
Sunday, November 15
Andrew Fullerton, MPP
November 2-20, 2020
Virtual, join from home
Living with Kidney Disease & Transplantation is a mouthful! We are looking for a new name to better reflect the program. Suggestions will be taken November 1 – November 30th. The winner will be announced in early 2021. If your name suggestion is chosen, you will receive a $100 Visa gift card!
kidney health resources
empowering through education
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? Review the 2020 Sponsorship Packet or contact Heidi Merritt at email@example.com.