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Educational EventsLiving with Kidney Disease & Transplantation, Fall

living with kidney disease and transplantation:


August 27, 2022

Moraine Valley Community College Conference Center
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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.


get registered

We can't wait to see you back in person this year! We're keeping an eye on safety measures and will update everyone accordingly. 

ticket information

  • Registration is free: and includes breakfast, parking, and lunch.

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

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

be a sponsor

Become a significant supporter of research and community health education. Click below to learn more about sponsoring this event.

Location & Details

location & details



Saturday, August 27th

8:30 am Registration | Exhibitor Tables Open | Breakfast

9am Welcome Reception

Monica Fox | National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

9:10 am Patient Panel

10 am Break / Exhibitor Tables Open 

Yoga Demonstration

10:15 am Breakout Session 1 (please choose one)

Building a Healthy Plate for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Briana Reamer MS, RDN, LDN, CHES | DaVita Kidney Care

Transplantation during the COIVD Pandemic

Dr.Ignatius Tang | UI Health

An Introduction to the Dialysis Process & Discussion with a Dialysis Patient

Sherita Holman, RN, BSN | Northwestern Medicine



Saturday, August 27th

11:05 am Break / Exhibitor Tables Open

11:25 am Breakout Session 2 (please choose one)

Transplant Allocation System: Understanding How Kidneys Are Distributed

Doug Penrod, RN, CCTC | Northwestern Medicine

What Being a Caregivers Means and How to Care for Yourself

Brenda Taylor | The University of Chicago

Diabetes: Effects on Kidneys and How to Better Manage

Andrea Morley, MS, RD,LDN, CDCES | Loyola University Medical Center.

12:15 pm Introduction to the Transplantation Process: How to Get Listed

Douglas Pentrod, David Dreyfus, John Valencia, Deborah Owens, Nisa Torres, Geraldine C. Zingraf

1 pm Network Lunch



August 27, 2022

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM



Moraine Valley Community College

9000 College Parkway

Palos Heights, IL 60465

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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.

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 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? Review the Sponsorship Packet or contact Wesley Bauer at

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