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PKD Foundation Chapters are invited to participate in this exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States will discuss complications associated with PKD including aneurysms, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, cardiac valve abnormalities and polycystic liver disease. Click the image to learn more about the online education conference!
Local Events and Meetings
What's New in PKD: A Day of Learning
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Registration will open once we have finalized our location! Check back for location information and to register!
PKD Foundation Chapters are invited to participate in this exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States will discuss topics that are important to PKD patients.
If you have any questions about the event please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, Carol at email@example.com.
Coffee, Tea and PKD!
Come join us for a relaxed cup of coffee and meet friends in the PKD community. These support meetings are planned bi-monthly and provide great opportunity to meet others and share experiences. The meetings will be at The Well Coffeehouse, 700 Old Hickory Blvd in Brentwood - about 1 mile off I-65 Exit 74-B (Old Hickory Blvd). We would like to plan a topic for discussion and are open to hear what would interest you the most. Email us anytime with suggestions! Mark your calendar and plan to attend our first support meeting of the year on the 4th Saturday afternoon of the month at 3:30 pm on the following dates:
Nashville Walk for PKD
The Nashville 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 Nashville Walk for PKD!
Plan your own Event!
All of the events that take place in the Nashville PKD Foundation Chapter, large or small, only happen because someone decided to organize them. We are always receiving checks for $50 to $500 from people who have put together a craft fair, bake sale, gotten their business to sponsor a casual day or any of a dozen other things.
There are also people who have decided they have the time and energy to put on a major event or who are connected to church or school group who help them put on a major event. Many other charities are starting to connect with sororities, fraternities, or other social organizations to put on an annual event and you can too!
If you have an idea for an event that you would like to put together, or if you have a business, church or community group that may like to get involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you get the ball rolling.
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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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