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PKD Foundation News and Announcements
April 22, 2015
Chef Michael Psilakis will be competing against fellow celebrity chefs on Food Network's fourth season of Chopped All-Stars. Michael's episode airs Tuesday, May 12 at 9 p.m. Central Time. If he advances and wins in the final competition round on May 26, Michael will donate $75,000 to the PKD Foundation, his charity of choice.
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Local Events and Meetings
Save the date!
Saturday, May 16
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
University of Chicago Medical Center - Goldblatt Pav. Entrance
920 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Doctors will discuss events leading up to dialysis and transplants. There will be two doctors and a transplant patient speaking. Question and Answer period will follow in a small group format. Dr. Bharathi Reddy, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Da Vita Kenwood Dialysis Unit and Dr. Arlene Chapman will speak. Dr. Reddy's areas of clinical interest are autosomal dominant polycystic kidney diesase and chronic kidney disease including patients who are on hemodialysis. Dr. Chapman’s area of clinical interest focuses on mehcanisms of cyst formation in autosomal dominant PKD.
If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Co-Coordinators Marla & Candi at email@example.com.
Check back for upcoming meetings!
Gayle's Soldiers Golf Tournament
June 27, 2015
Lincoln Oaks Golf Course395 E. Richton Rd.Crete, IL 60417
Join us for the 2nd Annual Gayle's Soldiers Golf Tournament to support the Chicago Walk for PKD! For more information about this event or to find out how you can get involved, please email Connie Lolli or call her at 708.567.3248.
Please register by June 15, 2015.
Chicago Walk for PKD
Save the Date
September 20, 2015
Busse Woods, Grove 6
June 1, 2015
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On March 28, 2015, PKD Foundation Chapters were invited to participate in an exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States discussed topics that are important to PKD patients. This year's focus was complications associated with PKD including aneurysms, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, cardiac valve abnormalities and polycystic liver disease. Not everyone that has PKD will experience every complication associated with the disease however, understanding these issues will help you to be your best advocate when you visit your physicians.
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