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Hope Week RSN's National Online Patient Meeting

RSN’s 27th Annual Patient Education Meeting; Five Educational and Hope-Filled Days!

For 27 years RSN has presented the Annual Patient Education meeting at no charge to people who have kidney disease and their families. This year RSN introduced a national, virtual five-day event. Each day has a series of presentations that focuses on a specific disease or treatment for kidney disease including an entire day dedicated to pediatric kidney disease. Speakers include healthcare professionals and people who have learned to live and thrive in spite of having kidney disease. Watch and share the presentations below.

Day One • Focus on Chronic Kidney Disease

Entertainment by Carla Ulbrich, The Singing Patient

Understanding Kidney Stones and What You Can Do to Prevent Them with Gary C. Curhan, MD

Delaying the Progression of Kidney Disease with Dugan Maddux, MD and Jennifer Finch, MD

The CKD Diet – What to Know Based on New Science: Kam Kalantar, MD

How to Get the Most Out of Your Telehealth Visit: Susie Lew, MD

Day Two • Focus on Dialysis

Tim Atkins’ Inspiring Story

Stop the Itching with Geoffrey Block, MD

The Ins and Out of Home Dialysis with Dinesh Chatoth, MD

How to Get the Most out of Your Doctor Visit with Doug Johnson, MD

Innovations in Dialysis Care with Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD

Day Three • Day Three – Focus on Kidney Transplantation

Mandy Trolinger’s Inspiring Journey

Getting Listed for a Kidney What You Need to Do & Know with Ben Hippen, MD

Psychosocial issues of kidney transplant with Mark Meier, Exec. Dir, Face It Foundation

Weight Loss and Kidney Transplant with Lubna Abkany, RD

Advancements in Kidney Transplantation with Rafael Villicana, MD

Day Four • Focus on All Stages of Kidney Care

Entertainment by Carla Ulbrich, The Singing Patient

Understanding Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans: Kathy Lester, ESQ

Public Policy and Kidney Disease for 2021:  Rob Blaser

How to Work Through Stress and Anxiety: Mary Beth Callahan, ACSW, LCSW

Day Five • Focus on Parents of Children Who Have Kidney Disease

Motivational Speaker, RSN Founder and President Lori Hartwell

Preparing Your Child To Transition to Adulthood: Maria Ferris, MD

Top Medical Issues For Youth with Kidney Disease: Elaine Kamil, MD

10 things to help your child adjust to care: Helen Currier, CNN

About the Speakers

Hope Week speakers include healthcare professionals and people who have learned to live and thrive in spite of having kidney disease.

Thank you to our Corporate Patient Outreach Mission Partners

Amgen
AstraZeneca
Dialysis Clinic Inc
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE
U.S. Renal Care