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PKD Foundation News and Announcements
March 17, 2015
Saintsation Kriste was a guest speaker at the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation's Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Mo., from Feb. 20-22. There were more than 100 people in attendance; two representatives from each state and some representatives from Canada. Attendees were chapter coordinators and leaders across the country with goals of updating each other on ongoing kidney research and continuing to raise awareness of PKD.
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A note from your Chapter Coordinator:
The Kansas City 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 KansasCityChapter@pkdcure.org. .
Support meetings are planned quarterly and provide great opportunity to meet others and share experiences. We always plan a topic for discussion and are open to hear what would interest you the most. Email us anytime with suggestions! Mark your calendar and plan to attend our first support meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 28. Don't miss What's New in PKD: A Live Broadcast Day of Learning Virtual Conference on March 28. Dr. Franz Winklhofer from University of Kansas Medical Center will be our guest speaker. Visit our website for details.
It is not too early to be thinking about the 2015 Walk for PKD! Join us on Saturday, September 12 at Avila University. Registration opens in June. Watch your email for details and a link to register.
What can we do for you?
The Kansas City Chapter is here for YOU! Our Volunteer Coordinators plan education, support and fundraising events to support PKD families in the Kansas City area and to support the Mission of the PKD Foundation. It is very important to us to know how we can be of service to you and your family. Please connect with us if there is anything we can do for you. YOU are always welcome!
Let us know what interests you the most! We are always looking for topics for our support and education meetings! Take our brief survey.
Interested in volunteering? Let us know how you would like to be involved or email Chapter Coordinator, Nicole Harr, at KansasCityChapter@pkdcure.org!
Local Events and Meetings
Chapter Educational Meetings
What's New in PKD: A Day of Learning
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Thank you to all of those that came out to the exclusive, online educational conference! A special thank you to the PKD experts from across the United States who discuessed topics that are important to PKD patients. We enjoyed learning and connecting with those that came to the event!
If you have any questions about the event or about any Chapter events please contact our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapter Support Meetings
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Kansas City Walk for PKD
Save the Date
September 12, 2015
June 1, 2015
The Kansas City Chapter is planning our annual fundraising events for 2015! Please let us know if you are interested in joining our planning committees. Click here to tell us how you would like to be involved with our Chapter.
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Presented by Lawrence Grunfeld, M.D., clinical associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and co-director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, known as PGD, is a screening test used to determine if genetic or chromosomal disorders are present in embryos produced through in vitro fertilization (IVF).
In this webinar, Lawrence Grundfeld, M.D. speaks and answers questions about PGD as it relates to PKD. He is also joined by two families who have chosen to use PGD in family planning.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.