2022 Virtual PKD Connect Conference (PKDCON)

What is the 2022 Virtual PKD Connect Conference (PKDCON)?

An annual meeting where patients with PKD, caregivers, parents, researchers, and health care professionals gather to share and learn about the latest in PKD research, connect with others in the PKD community, and to meet the researchers and doctors dedicated to finding new treatments, and eventually, a cure for PKD.

The 2022 conference will be our second year to offer this experience virtually.

What can I expect at a virtual conference?

While we recognize and value the experience a live conference provides the PKD community, our goal is to create an interactive virtual experience. You can expect an agenda packed with topics important to the PKD community: Q&A sessions with the experts, poster presentations, and the ability to interact with other attendees and supporters.

Who should attend PKDCON 2022?

The 2022 PKDCON is developed with PKD patients, parents of children with PKD, and caregivers in mind.

PKD patients will hear from the best in the field of PKD to understand each stage of the disease, learn about new advancements in science and research, and connect with others who live with PKD.

Parents of children with PKD will have an opportunity to meet expert doctors and researchers to learn more about the disease and how to manage it, and to hear about what is new in research and science. They’ll also have the opportunity to meet, connect, and get support from other parents of children with PKD.

Caregivers play a key role in the lives of people who have PKD; yet caring for someone who is chronically ill can be highly stressful. At the 2022 PKD Connect Conference, caregivers will learn more about the disease their loved ones struggle with and how to support them, while also learning how to care for their own physical and emotional health. Specific sessions and topics for caregivers are available.

What will I learn?

A complete schedule outlining topics and sessions is available.

Why should I attend?

The 2022 PKD Connect Conference is the place to be if you want to learn in-depth information about PKD and how to manage it from experts in the field. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet and connect with others who have PKD in a fun, open, and welcoming environment.

How do I register?

It’s easy to register for the 2022 PKD Connect Conference. Learn more about the conference and register here.

What if I register and I am unable to participate?

There is no registration fee to attend the virtual conference and sessions will be recorded. If you register and you’re unable to attend, you will have access to most of the sessions in the Resource Library.

How can I sponsor the 2022 PKD Connect Conference?

Sponsorship opportunities are available.


Can I earn continuing education credit for participating in or attending the 2022 PKD Connect Conference?

Continuing education credit is not available.

Page last reviewed April 2022

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