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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!
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!
Nashville Education Meeting
Saturday, Sept. 12
Edmondson Pike Branch Nashville Library
5501 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
Topic: The NEW PKD Patient Handbook for You!
Calling all Nashville Chapter members and PKD patients! Join us as we review the new PKD Patient Handbook and also hear about the 2015 Nashville Walk for PKD from Walk Coordinators Bailey Jackson and Dustin Williams. Visitors welcome!
Early bird registrants will receive a print copy of the PKD Patient Handbook at the meeting. If you prefer an electronic copy, visit http://pkdcure.org/file/learn/documents/pkd-patient-handbook.pdf to download your copy today.
For any questions about our meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nashville Walk for PKD
October 31, 2015
Registration is now open!
To learn more about the Nashville walk or to donate, click here.
Plan your own Event!
All of the events that take place in the Nashville PKD Foundation Chapter, large or small, only happen because someone decided to organize them. We are always receiving checks for $50 to $500 from people who have put together a craft fair, bake sale, gotten their business to sponsor a casual day or any of a dozen other things.
There are also people who have decided they have the time and energy to put on a major event or who are connected to church or school group who help them put on a major event. Many other charities are starting to connect with sororities, fraternities, or other social organizations to put on an annual event and you can too!
If you have an idea for an event that you would like to put together, or if you have a business, church or community group that may like to get involved, please contact us at email@example.com and we'll help you get the ball rolling.
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Next Webinar Wednesday
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 12 - 1 p.m. CDT
PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D., will discuss the function of the kidney and why they're so important.
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.