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!

Upcoming webinars

Enfermedad de los riñones crónica: prevención y tratamiento

Fecha y hora: martes 4 de octubre 2016, de 1:00 p. m. a 2:00 p. m. (hora del Este)

Oradora: Dra. Sylvia Rosas

Chronic Kidney Disease: Prevention and Treatment

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are hosting our first webinar entirely in Spanish. Please share this webinar with your Spanish-speaking patients, colleagues, family members, and friends.

Date and time: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Dr. Sylvia Rosas

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Previously recorded webinars

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.

Organ transplant among minorities: How we can reduce the need and improve access

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). 

Staying employed with kidney disease

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.”

What CAN I eat? Nutrition for dialysis patients

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.”

Living with chronic kidney disease: The ups, downs, and all arounds

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.

I need a kidney transplant. Am I covered now? What about in the future? 

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. 

Chronic Kidney Disease: A General Overview and Keys for Successful Management

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.

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