A patient's perspective: Be your own advocate

Speaker: Eric Sebastian Dolby Sr.

Navigating the health care system as a patient can be challenging. As a dialysis or transplant patient, it's often necessary to coordinate your care with many different doctors, which can be complicated. Eric Dolby, a patient advocate, will discuss specific ways you can advocate for yourself as a dialysis or transplant patient in the health care setting.

Heart disease and kidney disease - what's the connection?

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.

Paired kidney exchanges and opportunities for kidney transplant in minority patients

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.

Living with diabetic kidney disease

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.

Enfermedad de los riñones crónica: prevención y tratamiento

(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.

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.