Educational EventsLiving with Kidney Disease & Transplantation, Chicago-North

living with kidney disease and transplantation:


April 18, 2020

Oakton Community College

Des Plaines, 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, lunch and parking are covered by your $5 registration fee. Presenters are happy to be resources, and are more than willing to discuss any questions that were not covered in the program.   


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ticket information

  • A $5 registration fee is required: and covers parking, breakfast, lunch and all program materials.

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

  • Raffle tickets: are sold for $1 each at the event.

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

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location & details



8:15am  -  Registration & Exhibitor Tables Open, Breakfast

8:45am  -  Welcome, Jackie Burgess-Bishop, CEO of NKFI 

9:05am  -  Share Your Story, Richard M, Michael P, Lisa A

9:30am  -  Breakout Session No. 1 (Choose One)

The New Normal, David Banayan, MD

     Best for patients awaiting transplantation

Exercise & CKD, Brett Burrows, MS

     Best for patients on dialysis




10:25am  -  Break: Exhibitor Tables Open

10:45am  -  Breakout Session No. 2 (Choose One)

Insurance Updates, Gregory Daniel

     Best for pre and post transplant patients 

Immunosuppressant Updates, 

Alicia Lichvar, PharmD

     Best for post-transplant patients 

11:45am  -  Lunch with Registered Dietitians

12:30pm  -  Ask the Experts: moderated panel discussion


Saturday, April 18, 2020

8:15am - 1:00pm



Oakton Community College


1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016


Revisit the day's seminars and lectures by exploring the presentation materials below. All 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

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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. Interested in sponsoring this program? Download the sponsorship packet here or contact Heidi Merritt at


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