Annual Kidney Education Symposium
The Alaska Kidney Patients Association facilitates an annual Kidney Education Symposium with speakers providing learning for individuals experiencing reduced kidney function, persons at risk for kidney disease, dialysis patients, transplant recipients, their families and caretakers. The one day symposium includes keynote speakers, topic specific breakout sessions, and the opportunity to ask questions of the expert speakers. Speakers are all professionals connected with kidney disease – Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Renal Dieticians, Kidney Transplant Coordinator (from major transplant center in Seattle) and Renal Social Workers. Some past topics and patient favorites are: Things Every Kidney Patient Should Know, Is Transplant for You?, Protecting Kidney Function, Foot Care for CKD and Diabetic Patients, Finding a Living Donor, ESRD/Transplant Medicare Coverage.
Living Kidney Donor Workshops
Alaska Kidney Patients Association has FREE interactive workshop where you can learn about living kidney donation, whats involved, how to find a living kidney donor. Meet with living kidney donors and living kidney donor transplant recipients and listen to their stories. This is where you will be able to have all your questions about living kidney donation answered along with learning about the transplant process.
Professional Renal Education Conference
The conference provides the only renal specific education in Alaska, addressing relevant issues suggested by staff at dialysis clinics and nephrologist offices, and offering renal specific continuing education for nurses, social workers, dietitians, and techs.