News and Information
July 11 - 15, 2014
The Transplant Games of America is a multi-sport festival event for individuals that have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. The games are more than an athletic event! They highlight the importance of organ donation and celebrate the lives of organ donors and recipients. For more information about the 2014 Transplant Games of America and to register to participate, visit www.transplantgamesofamerica.org.
The PKD Foundation plans to attend the 2014 games to celebrate with PKD patients that have received a kidney transplant, living kidney donors and their families. If you plan to participate, please take our brief survey!
Registration for fall Walks is now open. With more than 50 Walks across the country and the Virtual Walk, we can all unite to fight PKD.
Local Events and Meetings
Chapter Educational Meetings
The PKD Foundation Memphis Chapter hosts monthly PKD information and educational meetings in conjunction with Jyothi Pinnaka, MBBS, MD, FHN, FASN and Transplant Nephrologist, Clinical Assistant Professor University of TN Health Science Center, Memphis.
Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 2:30 p.m. at Dr. Pinnaka's office located at 6005 Park Ave, Suite 825B, Memphis, TN.
Tuesday, July 22
Dr. Joythi Pinnaka
6005 Park Ave.Suite 825B
Memphis, TN 38119
To RSVP or for more information please contact Karyn Waxman 901.491.4799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Memphis Chapter currently does not have any local events scheduled at this time, but check back for any additions or updates!
Virtual Walk for PKD
Walk your way in your local community
For more information, click here!
May 19, 2014
Presented by Howard R. Winokuer, Ph.D.
Dealing with the reality of PKD is a very difficult situation. It is challenging to know how to talk to your children, even young adults, about PKD. As a result of attending this webinar, you will understand how to talk with your teen or young adult about PKD. Our presenter for this webinar is Howard R. Winokuer, Ph.D. Fran Towey, Jr., and his daughter Katie will also join us to share their story of being diagnosed with PKD as a teen.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.