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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
East Texas Educational Seminar
Saturday, February 7, 2015
1 to 3 p.m.
Longview, TX 75605
Join us for our Feburary educational seminar! We will have a brief meet and greet and then we will view a pre-recorded webinar on the new Kidney Allocation System implemented in December 2014.
If you have any questions about the upcoming event please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, Teresa 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.
East Texas Walk for PKD
The East Texas Chapter wants to thank everyone for participating and fundraising for the 2014 Walk for PKD. We had a very successful day and appreciate all of the support. We look forward to seeing you this fall at the 2015 East Texas Walk for PKD!
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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