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PKD Foundation News and Announcements
We are excited to announce our new Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), who will be joining the PKD Foundation on Feb. 9. David Baron, Ph.D., will be leading the Foundation's work in research toward finding treatments and a cure. Baron's background in biomedical sciences and drug development will keep us moving forward with progress in research.
Local Events and Meetings
Chapter meetings are another opportunity for you to have your questions and concerns about PKD addressed. We will do our best to provide you with answers or direct you to someone that can assist you. Everyone is welcome!
Although the Austin Chapter does not have any meetings planned at this time, we would still love to hear from you! If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check back for meeting updates!
Gratitude: A Celebratory Benefit for the PKD Foundation Coming to Texas
The second annual Gratitude: A Celebratory Benefit for the PKD Foundation will be held in Dallas this February 28, 2015, to kick off National Kidney Month. The Gratitude Benefit honors those who have made a considerable impact on local PKD Foundation Chapters, as well as significantly advanced the work of the PKD Foundation through fundraising and philanthropy. The support of those being honored has allowed the Foundation to make significant strides in our fight to end PKD.
In addition to raising vital funds to support the work of the Foundation, this special event provides a unique opportunity to bring together PKD supporters from the South Central region (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana), as well as leaders from across the country to build stronger relationships and resources for fighting PKD. Please save the date and plan to attend this special event, which includes a VIP reception and dinner. To learn more about the Gratitude Benefit and meet our 2015 Honorees, please visit pkdcure.org/gratitude.
Austin Walk for PKD
Registration for the 2015 Austin Walk for PKD is now open!
For more information, click here!
Latest Free Webinar
Presented by Clifford Miles, M.D., UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee Region 8 Representative; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine; Transplant Nephrologist, University of Nebraska Medical Center
On Dec. 4, 2014, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) implemented a new system for allocating deceased donor kidneys to those on the transplant waiting list. Questions have come in asking how the new Kidney Allocation System (KAS) will affect PKD patients. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Clifford Miles, UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee Region 8 representative, where he answers your questions, both pre-submitted and submitted in real time, during the webinar.
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