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Seattle Chapter Coordinator
Hello, my name is Lara Macklin and I am excited you stopped by! As your Seattle area Chapter Coordinator I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our site as this is where your local connection to the PKD Foundation begins. We are here to educate, inspire and support your efforts in managing PKD by connecting with others in the area, to learn about similar experiences, local resources and success stories. I can almost guarantee you will make some new friends as well! We are passionately dedicated to helping the Foundation find treatments, and ultimately a cure for PKD, so that no one has to suffer the full effects of this disease. There is also an on-line support group site to allow for open conversations about PKD, ask questions and share thoughts with other Seattle locals. The site will be moderated and all posts should be relevant to PKD. If you would like to join this group please click on the link below and subscribe. We look forward to "meeting you" on-line!
Thanks to Northwest Kidney Centers! NKC is a major supporter fo the Seattle Chapter. They always have a team at the Walk for PKD and invite us to their many events. While we all hope to never need their dialysis service, it sure is nice to know they're there AND will take good care of us! Thanks NKC!
PKD Foundation News and Announcements
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!
San Francisco Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Take a VIP running tour of the Golden Gate City at this year’s San Francisco Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon to bring hope to those affected by PKD. Click here for more information.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com or 816.268.8469.
Local Events and Meetings
What's New in PKD: A Day of Learning
Saturday, March 28, 2015
8:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The 2100 Building - The Board Room
2100 24th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
Please feel free to attend for as little or as long as you are able to. Food and drink will not be provided but there is a small café on site and you are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks! There is also a small café located in the building that has snacks and coffee available.
Online registration for this event is now closed, however, everyone is welcome to join! If you are interested in attending the event or if you have any questions about the event please email Lara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seattle Walk for PKD
The Seattle 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 Seattle Walk for PKD!
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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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