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Save the date: PKD National Convention 2016
Join us June 24 to 26, 2016, at the PKD National Convention in Orlando. You'll discover ways to manage your or a loved one's health from an all-star assembly of PKD experts.
PKD Patient Handbook
The newly updated PKD handbook is now available! The revised handbook has undergone extensive reviews and updating by PKD experts. Topics include PKD signs and symptoms, diet and nutrition, kidney failure, transplantation and more.
Download your digital copy today!
A Message From Your Chapter Coordinator
My name is Amy Boyd and I am the new Las Vegas Chapter Coordinator. I have been married to the most amazing man for over 17 years and we have been blessed with four beautiful children. PKD became a part of our lives on October 19, 2009 when our daughter was diagnosed. I know how overwhelming it can be when first diagnosed. The internet can be a scary place when you are seeking information, especially medical information. When I came across the PKD Foundation I felt I truly had a place to turn. Not only as a source of information, but for support as well. I am excited to be a part of the foundation. I want to spread the word about PKD and the need for research and funding.
Please join me in spreading the message. I would love your help in this fight.
Local Events and Meetings
Chapter meetings are another opportunity for you to have your questions and concerns about PKD addressed. We will do our best to provide you with answers or direct you to someone that can assist you. Everyone is welcome!
Although the Las Vegas Chapter does not have any meetings planned at this time, we would still love to hear from you! If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Las Vegas Walk for PKD
Thank you for joining us for the Las Vegas Walk for PKD!
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Next Webinar Wednesday
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 12 - 1 p.m. CDT
PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D., will discuss the new study looking at (pioglitazone) Actos as a potential drug therapy for PKD. Guest speaker Bonnie Blazer-Yost, Ph.D., principal investigator for the study, will join the discussion.
Latest National Webinar
Kidney stones can be painful and occur more often in PKD patients than in the general population. Dr. Arlene Chapman, Dr. Bharathi Reddy and Dr. Anna Zisman will help you understand what kidney stones are, why they happen and what can be done to treat them.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.