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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
What's New in PKD: A Day of Learning
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Thank you to all of those that came out to the exclusive, online educational conference! A special thank you to the PKD experts from across the United States who discuessed topics that are important to PKD patients. We enjoyed learning and connecting with those that came to the event!
If you have any questions about the event please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Don't miss our next meeting: Saturday, April 25
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 email@example.com and we'll help you get the ball rolling.
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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.
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