The PKD Connect Conference (PKDCON) is an annual event that brings together every part of the PKD community—from patients and caregivers to researchers and physicians—to provide education, research updates, resources, and networking opportunities.

Online registration has closed. All PKDCON and Research sessions will be recorded and available in our Resource Library.  

If you are registered for the virtual conference and are having technical difficulties, please email

Onsite registration will be available at the following costs:
$300: PKDCON full conference
$200: PKDCON 1-Day Only
$200: Research sessions only

June 23 – 25, 2023

The Westin Westminster Hotel
Denver, Colorado

This year, we are back in person*, in Denver, while still offering a virtual program for those who are unable to attend in person.  Sharing education and helping create connections within the PKD community is an important part of ensuring no on walks alone with PKD.

*The PKD Foundation will adhere to all local and federal requirements and protocol for COVID-19. Masks will be strongly encouraged in all session rooms and the exhibit hall during in-person PKDCON events.  

What to Expect

Is this your first time attending PKDCON? Not sure what sessions to attend? With all the content available, we know it can be hard to choose.

Plenary session — A dedicated time for all PKDCON participants to come together to hear the same message at one time. They keynote presentation is one of these sessions.

Breakout session — A discussion/‌presentation on a specific topic. Not all breakout sessions will be pertinent to all attendees, so attendees are encouraged to attend the session that is of relevance to them.

Exhibit hall — A concentrated location for all supporters of PKDCON to gather and provide information to PKDCON attendees.

Poster session — The presentation of research in the form of a poster that conference participants may view. Poster presenters will be available at specified times to answer questions regarding their research.

Clinical Trial Showcase — A dedicated time on the agenda for companies with a clinical trial to share information regarding the purpose of the study, qualifications for participating and the timeline of the study.

Product Theater — A dedicated time on the agenda for companies to share information on a drug, device, or product that is pertinent to patients with PKD.

PKDCON 2022 Recordings

Watch the 2022 recordings from PKDCON here. You can also check out the PKD Foundation updates that Chief Researcher Officer Chris Rusconi and Chief Philanthropy Officer Jon Rich shared during our plenary session.


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Page last updated January 2023.