News and Information
A note from your Chapter Coordinator:
The Iowa Chapter is gearing up for a great 2015. Our focus is always PKD patients and their friends and families. We hope the information provided here and on our website is helpful to you as you manage living with PKD. Our Chapter is here for you so please contact us anytime at email@example.com.
It is not too early to be thinking about the 2015 Walk for PKD! Join us on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids. Registration opens in June. Watch your
email for details and a link to register.
PKD Foundation News and Announcements
PKD Foundation Chapters are invited to participate in this exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States will discuss complications associated with PKD including aneurysms, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, cardiac valve abnormalities and polycystic liver disease. Click the image to learn more about the online education conference!
Iowa Walk for PKD
The Iowa Chapter wants to thank everyone for participating and fundraising for the 2014 Walk for PKD. We had a very successful day and appreciate all of the support. We look forward to seeing you this fall at the 2015 Iowa Walk for PKD!
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Local Events and Meetings
What's New in PKD: A Day of Learning
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Central Time
We are meeting at the home of volunteer Coordinators, John and Katie Burge. Address will be included in your registration confirmation.
PKD Foundation Chapters are invited to participate in this exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States will discuss topics that are important to PKD patients.
If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, John, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Presented by Clifford Miles, M.D., UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee Region 8 Representative; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine; Transplant Nephrologist, University of Nebraska Medical Center
On Dec. 4, 2014, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) implemented a new system for allocating deceased donor kidneys to those on the transplant waiting list. Questions have come in asking how the new Kidney Allocation System (KAS) will affect PKD patients. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Clifford Miles, UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee Region 8 representative, where he answers your questions, both pre-submitted and submitted in real time, during the webinar.
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