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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!
Although the Delaware Chapter does not have any meetings planned at this time, we would still love to hear from you! If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, Rosalie, at email@example.com.
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Delaware Walk for PKD
The Delaware Chapter wants to thank you for joining us at our Walk for PKD. We had a very successful day and appreciate all of those that donated or came out to the walk. Registration for the event is now closed, but donations are still being accepted through December 31.
Dutch Country Farmer's Market Event
March 13, 2015
701 N. Broad StreetMiddletown, DE 19709
Volunteers will be distributing PKD information and collecting donations every Friday and Saturday starting on March 13, 2015 until March 28, 2015 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering for this event please contact Rosalie Corbett at DelawareChapter@pkdcure.org or 302-366-1328.
Latest Free Webinar
Presented by Ronald D. Perrone, M.D., HALT study principal investigator
This webinar shared the results of the HALT-PKD clinical trials, which were announced on Nov. 15, 2014, at the American Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week meeting. This was the first prospective, randomized clinical interventional study for adults with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). These studies are important to the PKD community because neither the optimal blood pressure target levels, nor the best medications for control of blood pressure in ADPKD, were known when the study was started in 2006 (the study was completed in June 2014). Currently, the complications of hypertension, including stroke and heart attack, affect many more individuals with ADPKD than ADPKD-specific complications such as liver cysts or brain aneurysms.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.