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, 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.
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.
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
Alicia Lichvar, PharmD
Best for post-transplant patients
11:45am - Lunch with Registered Dietitians
12:30pm - Ask the Experts: moderated panel discussion
PRESENTATION MATERIALS, 2019
Revisit the day's seminars and lectures by exploring the presentation materials below. All materials are free to access, and available for download.
The Kidney & Heart Connection
Coping While Awaiting Transplantation
Chair Yoga: Get Fit While You Sit
Funding & Financing a Kidney Transplant
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 Heidi Merritt at firstname.lastname@example.org.