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News and Information News and Information


Saintsation Kriste Spoke at Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation's Leadership ConferenceKriste Lewis

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.

Read more about Kriste





A note from your Chapter Coordinator:

It’s a new year and a fresh start for the Phoenix Chapter! With a renewed vision and new leadership, we are planning to take this Chapter in fresh and exciting directions. As always, our focus is on PKD patients, their families and friends. 

We are in the process of planning support group and educational meetings, so watch for details to follow!  If you have ideas on speakers or subjects you want covered, please let us know. And don't miss What's New in PKD: A Day of Learning on March 28.  See below for more details. 

It is not too early to be thinking about the 2015 Walk for PKD, to be held this fall to raise funds and awareness! Big changes here too! New location, new leadership team … we’re renewing and evolving!  Join us for our kickoff and planning meetings starting in March. Stay tuned for the exact times and locations. Registration opens in June.  Watch your email for details and a link to register.

We hope the information provided here is helpful to you as you manage living with PKD.  Be sure to visit our Website too:  Our Chapter is here for you so please contact us anytime at 

What’s New in PKD:  A Live Broadcast Day of Learning –Virtual Conference

Date:                March 28, 2015
Time:               8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location:         Mayo Clinic Hospital – Phoenix Campus

                        5777 East Mayo Boulevard

                        Phoenix, AZ  85054      

                        First Floor Meeting Room #1-212


2015 Phoenix Walk for PKD Brainstorming Session

Location:         Mayo Clinic Cafeteria

Time:               To be held immediately after the conclusion of the What’s New in PKD Webinar

Phoenix Walk for PKD

Date:                Fall 2015

Exact date, location and time to be determined


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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Chapter Meetings

What's New in PKD: A Day of Learning

Saturday, March 28
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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 concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinators, Terri & Monica, at 



Chapter Awareness Event:

Cobre Valley Regional Hospital Health Fair!
Saturday, April 11
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cobre Valley Regional Hospital
5880 South Hospital Drive
Globe, AZ 85501

Feel free to stop by the health fair and see our Coordinators along with many other information booths!


National Kidney Foundation of Arizona Kidney Walk
Sunday, April 19
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Chase Field
401 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

The Phoenix Chapter will be participating in the NKF Walk along with hosting an information table at the Walk!


Phoenix Walk for PKD

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The Phoenix 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 Phoenix Walk for PKD!


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Latest Free Webinar

WatchPreimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) 101

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.


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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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