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Seattle Chapter Coordinator
Hello, my name is Lara Macklin and I am excited you stopped by! As your Seattle area Chapter Coordinator I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our site as this is where your local connection to the PKD Foundation begins. We are here to educate, inspire and support your efforts in managing PKD by connecting with others in the area, to learn about similar experiences, local resources and success stories. I can almost guarantee you will make some new friends as well! We are passionately dedicated to helping the Foundation find treatments, and ultimately a cure for PKD, so that no one has to suffer the full effects of this disease. There is also an on-line support group site to allow for open conversations about PKD, ask questions and share thoughts with other Seattle locals. The site will be moderated and all posts should be relevant to PKD. If you would like to join this group please click on the link below and subscribe. We look forward to "meeting you" on-line!
Thanks to Northwest Kidney Centers! NKC is a major supporter fo the Seattle Chapter. They always have a team at the Walk for PKD and invite us to their many events. While we all hope to never need their dialysis service, it sure is nice to know they're there AND will take good care of us! Thanks NKC!
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Local Events and Meetings
The Seattle Chapter generally meets the first Saturday of each month. For more information, please email Lara at email@example.com.
Seattle Walk for PKD
The Seattle Chapter wants to thank you for joining us at our Walk for PKD. We had a very successful day and appreciate all of those that donated or came out to the walk. Registration for the event is now closed, but donations are still being accepted through December 31.
Latest Free Webinar
Presented by Ronald D. Perrone, M.D., HALT study principal investigator
This webinar shared the results of the HALT-PKD clinical trials, which were announced on Nov. 15, 2014, at the American Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week meeting. This was the first prospective, randomized clinical interventional study for adults with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). These studies are important to the PKD community because neither the optimal blood pressure target levels, nor the best medications for control of blood pressure in ADPKD, were known when the study was started in 2006 (the study was completed in June 2014). Currently, the complications of hypertension, including stroke and heart attack, affect many more individuals with ADPKD than ADPKD-specific complications such as liver cysts or brain aneurysms.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.