AKF hosts free, monthly educational webinars to help you and your loved ones learn more about living well with kidney disease. These live webinars will be led by kidney disease experts, and will feature a discussion about a different topic each month. You’ll be able to learn, ask questions and get answers in real time.
All webinars are recorded and posted on this site. If you miss one, be sure to check the list of previously recorded webinars below and listen to it when you can!
Speaker: Eric Sebastian Dolby Sr.
Date and time: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:00-2:00 p.m. (ET)
Navigating the health care system as a patient can be challenging. As a dialysis or transplant patient, it is often necessary to coordinate your care with many different doctors, which can be complicated. In honor of National Kidney Month, learn about becoming an advocate from a kidney patient who took charge of his health.
Previously recorded webinars
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Poffenroth
Heart disease can cause kidney disease, and kidney disesae can cause heart disease. In recognition of American Heart Month, learn more about the connection between heart disease and kidney disease, and their common risk factors.
Unique strategies for improving the effectiveness of exercise training in patients with kidney failure
Speaker: Dr. Ken Wilund
Exercise for patients on dialysis can have huge benefits, including increased energy and feeling better both physically and emotionally. Our speaker, Dr. Ken Wilund, an expert in the exercise science field, will discuss the best types of exercises for patients with kidney failure, and how to successfully incorporate exercise into a patient’s life.
Speaker: Dr. Keith Melancon
Though minority populations are at greater risk for developing kidney disease, kidney transplant is often more difficult for racial and ethnic minorities to access. Paired kidney exchange is an innovative method that increases the availability of compatible kidney donors, and may be effective in improving the minority transplant disparity.
Speaker: Sue-Ellen Anderson-Haynes, MS, RDN, LDN, CPT
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease, and many people suffer from both conditions. In recognition of National Diabetes Month, our November webinar will focus on preventing, and managing diabetic kidney disease.
(Chronic Kidney Disease: Prevention and Treatment in Spanish language)
Oradora: Dra. Sylvia Rosas
Con motivo de la celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, ¡brindaremos nuestro primer seminario web en español! Acompáñenos para obtener información sobre la prevención y el tratamiento de la enfermedad de los riñones. Ya sea que se encuentre en las primeras etapas de la enfermedad de los riñones crónica o que ya haya padecido de insuficiencia renal, aquí encontrará algo nuevo para aprender.
Emergency preparedness and kidney disease – using KCER (Kidney Community Emergency Response) as a resource
Speakers: Beverly Whittet, RN, CDN, CPHQ and Peter Traub, BA, BS
Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER)
Dialysis and kidney transplant patients must take special precautions to ensure their health and safety during emergencies and disasters. The Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition, or KCER, is an excellent resource for kidney patients for preparing for emergencies.
Speaker: Dr. Clive O. Callender
Racial and ethnic minorities are at higher risk for kidney disease and kidney failure, but kidney transplant, the best treatment for kidney failure, is not as easy for minorities to access. This is, in part, because there is a shortage of organ donors with minority backgrounds. Learn more from the acclaimed Dr. Clive O. Callender, founder of National Minority Donor Awareness Week and the Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP).
Speaker: Mary Beth Callahan, ACSW, LCSW
A diagnosis of kidney failure doesn't have to mean quitting your job. If you are on dialysis and want to work, or need to work, there are ways to make it work! Award-winning clinical social worker Mary Beth Callahan of the Dallas Transplant Institute presents “Staying Employed with Kidney Disease.”
Speaker: Janeen Leon, MS, RDN, LD
If you are on dialysis or if you have a loved one who is, you know how difficult it can be to find foods that will work with the strict diet that dialysis requires. You need to pay attention to nutrients you may never have looked for before, and be careful about getting enough - but not too much - protein and fluid. Award-winning clinical dietitian Janeen Leon of Case Western Reserve University presents “What CAN I eat? Nutrition for Dialysis Patients.”
Speaker: Dr. Tiffany Washington
Is living with chronic kidney disease like riding a roller coaster? At times you are steady and controlled, and at other times you are spiraling all around. These ups and downs may affect your quality of life, emotional health, and relationships.
Speakers: Cindy Samoray and Colleen Satarino
There are many costs that come with getting a kidney transplant, beyond the transplant surgery itself. Before you begin your transplant journey, it is important to understand what costs your insurance policy covers, and what costs you and your family will need to pay. Two kidney transplant experts from the University of Michigan Transplant Center, Cindy Samoray and Colleen Satarino, will teach you how to find out what your insurance policy covers, so that you can be prepared now and in the future.
Speaker: Dr. Orlando Gutierrez
View this 60-minute educational webinar to expand your knowledge about kidney disease and the treatment options available to you. You’ll learn from the expert himself, Dr. Orlando Gutiérrez, about: the stages of chronic kidney disease and what they mean for you; your dialysis treatment options; and how to get a kidney transplant. Learn more about this webinar.