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PKD Foundation News and Announcements
March 17, 2015
Saintsation Kriste was a guest speaker at the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation's Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Mo., from Feb. 20-22. There were more than 100 people in attendance; two representatives from each state and some representatives from Canada. Attendees were chapter coordinators and leaders across the country with goals of updating each other on ongoing kidney research and continuing to raise awareness of PKD.
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Local Events and Meetings
The Milwaukee Chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Please feel free to join us, everyone is welcome!
Chapter meetings are held at:
Froedert Hospital, Community Conference Center Room #2
8700 Watertown Plank Road,
Meetings are held from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
If you have questions or would like to connect with out local Volunteer Coordinator, email us at MilwaukeeChapter@pkdcure.org.
Milwaukee Walk for PKD
The Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee Walk for PKD!
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Latest Free Webinar
Presented by Lawrence Grunfeld, M.D., clinical associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and co-director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, known as PGD, is a screening test used to determine if genetic or chromosomal disorders are present in embryos produced through in vitro fertilization (IVF).
In this webinar, Lawrence Grundfeld, M.D. speaks and answers questions about PGD as it relates to PKD. He is also joined by two families who have chosen to use PGD in family planning.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.