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Save the date: PKD National Convention 2016
Join us June 24 to 26, 2016, at the PKD National Convention in Orlando. You'll discover ways to manage your or a loved one's health from an all-star assembly of PKD experts.
What can we do for you?
The Portland Chapter is here for YOU! Our Volunteer Coordinators plan education, support and fundraising events to support PKD families in the Portland area and to support the Mission of the PKD Foundation. It is very important to us to know how we can be of service to you and your family. Please connect with us if there is anything we can do for you. YOU are always welcome!
PKD Patient Handbook
The newly updated PKD handbook is now available! The revised handbook has undergone extensive reviews and updating by PKD experts. Topics include PKD signs and symptoms, diet and nutrition, kidney failure, transplantation and more.
Download your digital copy today!
Local Events and Meetings
Chapter meetings are another opportunity for you to have your questions and concerns about PKD addressed. We will do our best to provide you with answers or direct you to someone that can assist you. Everyone is welcome!
Portland Chapter Education Meeting
Monday, November 9
Topic: PKD and Nutrition
Speaker: Maureen McCarthy
OHSU Transplant Dietician
Legacy Good Samaritan - Wilcox Building, Room A
Intersection of NW Marshall and NW 22nd Street
Portland, OR 97210
Join us for our November Education meeting! Maureen McCarthy, Transplant Dietician, discusses diet during all stages of PKD.
If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator Alex, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration open in the future.
Portland Walk for PKD
September 19, 2015
Oaks Amusement Park
Registration is now open!
To learn more about the Portland walk or to donate, click here.
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Next Webinar Wednesday
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 12 - 1 p.m. CDT
PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D., will discuss the function of the kidney and why they're so important.
Latest National Webinar
Kidney stones can be painful and occur more often in PKD patients than in the general population. Dr. Arlene Chapman, Dr. Bharathi Reddy and Dr. Anna Zisman will help you understand what kidney stones are, why they happen and what can be done to treat them.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.