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
Presenters are happy to be resources, and are more than willing to discuss any questions that were not covered in the program.
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.
location & details
updated agenda coming soon!
Saturday, May 7
8:30am Registration | Exhibitor Tables Open | Breakfast
9:00am Welcome Reception
Mateo Solis Rueda, MPH | National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
Rachel Depauw, MPH | National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
Alyson Haebig, MS, RDN, LDN
10:00am Break | Exhibitor Tables Open
Special Chair Yoga Demonstration by Sierra Buffum
10:15am Breakout Session 1 (Please choose one)
Ilaria Santi | UI Health
Briana Reamer, MS, RD, LDN, CHES | DaVita Kidney Care
Saturday, May 7
11:05am Break | Exhibitor Tables Open
Special Cooking Demonstration by Vida Badu, RD
11:25am Breakout Session 2 (Please choose one)
Dr. Amishi Desai, DO | Loyola University
Dr. Melissa Tracy, MD, FACC, FASE | Rush University Medical Center
Janet Aminoff, MSW, LCSW | Northwestern Medicine
12:15pm Patient Panel
1:00pm Lunch & Networking
Speakers and topics are subject to change.
PRESENTATION MATERIALS, 2021
Revisit the day's seminars and lectures by exploring the presentation materials below. All videos are free to access.
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? Download the sponsorship packet here or contact Wesley Bauer at email@example.com.