Kidney Disease and Patient Webinars - American Kidney Fund (AKF)

Upcoming webinars

Clinical Trials and Kidney Disease

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Speaker: Jovonni R. Spinner, MPH, CHES

Ms. Jovonni Spinner, who leads the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Diversity in Clinical Trials Initiative, will discuss clinical trials are and how participants are protected, diversity in clinical trials and the benefits clinical trials offer for science and your health....

Pain Management and Kidney Disease

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Speaker: Randy Chen, MD

This webinar will discuss why people with kidney disease may feel more pain than others and the common sources of pain including gout, frequent needle sticking, bone disease, and other complications....

Estudios clínicos y enfermedad renal

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Speaker: Cariny Nuñez, MPH, CHRM, COR

Los ensayos clínicos son estudios de investigación que prueban la efectividad de los nuevos tratamientos u otros procedimientos médicos. La participación en un ensayo clínico no solo contribuye a la ciencia y al desarrollo de medicinas o tratamientos nuevos, sino que también podrían hacer que mejores tu salud y calidad de vida....

Kidney Chat: Ask a Social Worker

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Speaker: Kathy Merritt, LCSW

Every person with kidney disease on dialysis is assigned a social worker. Social workers are highly educated and highly trained professionals whose job is to support you and help you through your journey with kidney disease. ...

Past webinars

Managing Side Effects of Late Stage Kidney Disease

Did you know that many of the “side effects” or symptoms people with late stage kidney disease experience can be managed? Some of ... Learn More >>

Topics: Kidney FailureMental HealthCopingDialysisESRDKidney Disease ComplicationsOther kidney conditions

Sexual Health, Sexuality, and Kidney Disease

Sexual health may not be discussed openly or frequently in the kidney disease community, however it is an extremely important topi... Learn More >>

Topics: CopingCKD

Healthy weight pre and post-kidney transplant

Maintaining a healthy weight can be a big part of the kidney transplant process – both before the transplant surgery and after. Th... Learn More >>

Topics: CopingDietCKDExerciseTransplantESRDNutrition

Gout and kidney disease

Dr. Parker, a practicing rheumatologist, esteemed speaker, and gout expert will discuss how kidney disease can cause gout, how gou... Learn More >>