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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.
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A note from your Chapter Coordinator:
The Tampa Chapter is finally hitting the calendar ahead of time to help make 2015 a success! Our PKD patients and their friends and families continue to be our top priority. We hope that you will continue to keep checking back at our Chapter webpage and local calendar. And be sure to follow our Facebook and Twitter pages so you too can stay-up to-date with new information, scientific studies, breaking news, and our national and local events. Managing PKD is tough, and having the PKD Foundation at your side, we hope will provide you a valuable resource to learn, as well as possibly find that much needed support. Our Chapter is here for you, with many folks that have been involved for years, so please contact us anytime at TampaChapter@pkdcure.org.
We have planned our first Support meetings at Panera Bread, which we call our “Quarterly Coffee Break” which occur quarterly on the third Wednesday of that particular month. These meetings are a great opportunity to meet others and share experiences. We always plan a topic for discussion and are open to hear what would interest you the most. Email us anytime with suggestions!
It is not too early to be thinking about the 2015 Walk for PKD! Join us in early October at the beautiful Fort Desoto Park for this year’s Tampa Walk for PKD! Registration opens in June. Watch your email for details and a link to register. We are always looking for new volunteers, so if this sounds appealing to you please feel free to contact us! I am truly looking forward to seeing you this year!
Local Events and Meetings
Quarterly Coffee Break
Wednesday, July 15
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
112 South Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
Please join us in a relaxing atmosphere as we share with and support one another this quarter in navigating the "Who - What - Where and When for current scientific drug trials for PKD patients"
If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator at email@example.com.
Tampa Walk for PKD
October 17, 2015
Fort De Soto State Park, Shelter 14
Registration is now open!
To learn more about the Tampa walk or to donate, click here.
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Next Webinar Wednesday
What are cilia and why do they matter?
PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer, David Baron, Ph.D., will discuss what cilia are and why they matter. He will also take time at the end of his presentation to answer your questions.
Latest National Webinar
Pain and PKD
Chronic pain is a major factor affecting the quality of life of a PKD patient and one that is difficult to manage. Dr. Theodore Steinman has spent years working with PKD patients to help them manage their pain and get back to life. In this webinar, Dr. Steinman covers the latest in PKD pain treatment and how to manage daily pain at the various stages of PKD.
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