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With the help of PKD Foundation Chapters in cities across the country and beyond, the PKD Foundation provides a forum for patients who want to join in the fight to find a treatment and cure for PKD. Just contact us at chicagochapter@pkdcure.org to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of thousands in the U.S. and millions worldwide.

 

 

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What's New in PKD: A Day of LearningWhat's New in PKD 2015: A Day of Learning

On March 28, 2015, PKD Foundation Chapters were invited to participate in an exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States discussed topics that are important to PKD patients. This year's focus was complications associated with PKD including aneurysms, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, cardiac valve abnormalities and polycystic liver disease. Not everyone that has PKD will experience every complication associated with the disease however, understanding these issues will help you to be your best advocate when you visit your physicians.

 

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Education Seminar
Saturday, May 16
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Location:
University of Chicago Medical Center - Goldblatt Pav. Entrance
920 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Register Today!

Doctors will discuss events leading up to dialysis and transplants. There will be two doctors and a transplant patient speaking. Question and Answer period will follow in a small group format. Dr. Bharathi Reddy, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Da Vita Kenwood Dialysis Unit and Dr. Arlene Chapman will speak. Dr. Reddy's areas of clinical interest are autosomal dominant polycystic kidney diesase and chronic kidney disease including patients who are on hemodialysis. Dr. Chapman’s area of clinical interest focuses on mehcanisms of cyst formation in autosomal dominant PKD.

If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Co-Coordinators Marla & Candi at chicagochapter@pkdcure.org.

Check back for upcoming meetings! 


 

2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The PKD Foundation is leading the fight to find treatments and a cure for millions of people worldwide who suffer from polycystic kidney disease. Never before have we been closer to a treatment, and we need your help. Run for PKD in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon to bring hope to those affected by polycystic kidney disease.

For more information or to express your interest in the team, email us at runforpkd@pkdcure.org.  


 

Chicago Walk for PKD

 

Walk for PKD        Save the Date

         September 20, 2015

       Busse Woods, Grove 6

 

         Registration Opens

             June 1, 2015 

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On March 28, 2015, PKD Foundation Chapters were invited to participate in an exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States discussed topics that are important to PKD patients. This year's focus was complications associated with PKD including aneurysms, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, cardiac valve abnormalities and polycystic liver disease. Not everyone that has PKD will experience every complication associated with the disease however, understanding these issues will help you to be your best advocate when you visit your physicians.


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