New York City ChapterConnect. Support. Educate.

With the help of PKD Foundation Chapters in cities across the country and beyond, the PKD Foundation provides a forum for patients who want to join in the fight to find a treatment and cure for PKD. Just contact us at newyorkcitychapter@pkdcure.org to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of thousands in the U.S. and millions worldwide.

 

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PKD Patient Handbook

June 2015

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

Hello everyone and welcome to the NYC Chapter webpage. My name is Sarah Giller and I’m so excited to have this opportunity to be the new Chapter Coordinator.

I didn’t have a clue about PKD when I was diagnosed about 20 years ago. It was quite a shock to everyone in my family. The disease progressed rapidly until the only options were either dialysis or a transplant. I have an extraordinarily wonderful and generous sister and she donated a kidney to me in 2007. It was truly a gift of life.

I turned to the PKD Foundation soon after my diagnosis mostly for information and to understand exactly what PKD is and how it would affect both me and my family. Then it became my support system. I met people and learned about what having a chronic disease was like and how I could live a full life in spite of it.

That’s what I hope  this Chapter will continue to be – a place of information and support, a place where we help each other and our families to cope with PKD and where we work together towards what we all want – a cure for PKD.

However you want to participate and whatever the level of your involvement we welcome you to join us towards this goal. 

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Calendar 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!

We don't have any Chapter meetings scheduled at this time but we would still like to hear from you. If you have any questions concerning the New York City Chapter, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator Sarah at newyorkcitychapter@pkdcure.org

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New York City Walk for PKD

    

Thank you to all who joined us for the 2015 New York City Walk for PKD!

We had a great time connecting with everyone. Check out some of our favorite memories from the Walk here. Information on the 2016 New York City Walk for PKD coming soon!                                                           

 

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Next Webinar Wednesday

Webinar Wednesdays with CSO David Baron, Ph.D.Journal article review on ARPKD research

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 12 - 1 p.m. CST

David will breakdown a published scientific journal article to explain it in simple, straightforward terms. He will discuss an article by K. J. Kelly, et al. in PLOS ONE titled: Improved structure and function in autosomal recessive polycystic rat kidneys with renal tubular cell therapy.

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Latest National Webinar

Dr. David BaronThe sequence of drug development

Presented by: David Baron, Ph.D., PKD Foundation CSO

Why does a drug therapy take so long to find? Hear from PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D. as he uses his decades of experience in drug development to explain the process as it relates to PKD.

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Watch previous webinars here.


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PKD Discussion ForumsPKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.

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