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Hope Week • RSN's National Online Patient Meeting

RSN’s 2021 Hope Week, 28th Annual Patient Education Meeting • October 5 – 9, 2021
Five Educational and Hope-Filled Days!

Thank you to all who attended Hope Week 2021! Presentation videos will be available on the website soon.

For 28 years RSN has presented the Annual Patient Education Conference at no charge to people who have kidney disease and their families. Hope Week is a national, virtual event and we have expanded to five days. Each day will focus on a specific disease or treatment for kidney disease. Speakers will include healthcare professionals and people who have learned to live and thrive in spite of having kidney disease.

Tuesday, Oct. 5
Focus on Chronic Kidney Disease

10:05am PT: Keynote: Journey of CKD to Diagnosis – Knowledge is Power by Wendy Rodgers, M.Ed, MPH

10:30am PT: Understanding Gout and What You Can do About it by David Bruce Mount, MD

11:15am PT: Choosing Foods to Meet Your Phosphorous Goal by Beth Morlang, RD, LDN, FNKF

12:00pm PT: Visit Online Exhibits/Break Out/Scavenger Hunt, 15 minutes of chair yoga with professional trainer Nicole Simpson

12:40pm PT: Raffle (Must be present to win)

12:45pm PT: Cannabis, Kidney Care & Me, Oh My! by Raffi Minasian, MD

1:30pm PT: The Kidney Demystified – What Do They Do? by Madeleine Pahl, MD, FASN

2:15pm PT: My BP is Through the Roof – What to Do? by Mary Jo Godinich, MD

3:00pm PT: Raffle (Must be present to win) and adjourn

Wednesday, Oct. 6
Focus on Dialysis

10:05am PT: Keynote: How I Got in Shape after My Kidneys Failed by Wilson Du

10:30am PT: Understanding Secondary Hyperparathyroidism, its Treatment, and Possible Treatment Changes by Debbie Drayer, PharmD

11:15am PT: Dialysis, Thirst, and Weight Gain – What to Do? by Dinesh Chatoth, MD

12:00pm PT: Visit Online Exhibits/Break Out/Scavenger Hunt, 15 minutes of Stretching with personal trainer Edina Tenacs

12:40pm PT: Raffle (Must be present to win)

12:45pm PT: Itchy Itchy Makes Me *itchy by Geoffrey Block, MD, MSc, FACP

1:30pm PT: Sleep Disturbances and Dialysis by Gail Dewald, RN, CNN

2:15pm PT: Patient Experience of Treatment Options Panel with Katherine Soto, Nieltje Gedney, and Candria Denzmore moderated by Aaron Battle

3:00pm PT: Raffle (Must be present to win) and adjourn

Thursday, Oct. 7
Focus on Kidney Transplantation

10:05am PT: Keynote: Experience of Living Donation by Ann Serrano Lopez

10:30am PT: Signs Your Kidney Transplant is Happy and Healthy by Rafael Villicana, MD

11:15am PT: Personalize Your Kidney and Transplant Health with DNA Testing by Trudy McKanna, MS, Certified Genetic Counselor and Monica Johnson, MS, BSN, RN

12:00pm PT: Visit Online Exhibits/Break Out/Scavenger Hunt, 15 minutes of chair yoga with professional trainer Nicole Simpson

12:40pm PT: Raffle (Must be present to win)

12:45pm PT: Navigating Insurance & Medications by Cheryl Thomas & Sasha Couch

1:30pm PT: Prevention, Proactivity, and Staying Cancer Free by Rafael Villicana, MD

2:15pm PT: Transplant Experiences of Hope Panel with Trent Sullivan, Valen Keefer, George Franklin III moderated by Shari Gilford

3:00pm PT: Raffle (Must be present to win) and adjourn

Friday, Oct. 8
Focus on All Stages of Care

10:05am PT: Keynote: Journey to Sobriety by Henriette Ivanans

10:30am PT: Kidney Care Innovation Highlights

11:15am PT: CMS Quality Program Goals and How Patients Can Engage to Refine These Programs by Jean Moody Williams, RN, MPP

12:00pm PT: Visit Online Exhibits/Scavenger Hunt, 15 minutes of Stretching with personal trainer Edina Tenacs

12:40pm PT: Raffle (Must be present to win)

12:45pm PT: Chronic Kidney Disease Policies You Need to Care About by Donna Bednarski, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNP

1:30pm PT: Strategies for Managing Anxiety & Stress with Kidney Disease by Mark Meier, MSW, LICSW

2:15pm PT: Cooking Demonstration – How to Spice Up Your Diet by Chef Oliver Hale

3:00pm PT: Raffle (Must be present to win) and adjourn

Saturday, Oct. 9
Focus on Parents of Children Who Have Kidney Disease

10:05am PT: Youth Panel Speakers with Mihi Wicks, Taylor Scoffield, Hannah Hall, and moderator Charlene Lefontant

10:45am PT: What to Look for When Your Kid’s Kidneys are Compromised by Elaine Kamil, MD

11:30am PT: What I learned from 50 plus years of renal transplantation in Children by Richard N. Fine, MD

12:15pm PT: Visit Online Exhibits/Scavenger Hunt

12:25pm PT: Raffle (Must be present to win)

12:30pm PT: Strategies on Adherence to Diet and Medication Regimen by Karol Franks and Meghna Verma

1:15pm PT: Covid and Kidney Youth – What to Do by Anuradha Gajjar, MD, MSCE

1:45pm PT: Raffle (Must be present to win) and adjourn

2021 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 2021 Hope Week Mission Partners

Diamond

Amgen
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE

Gold

Silver

U.S. Renal Care

Bronze

AstraZeneca

Watch the video presentations from Hope Week 2020,
RSN’s 27th Annual Patient Education Meeting

Day One • Focus on Chronic Kidney Disease

Day Two • Focus on Dialysis

Day Three • Day Three – Focus on Kidney Transplantation

Day Four • Focus on All Stages of Kidney Care

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

About the Speakers

2020 Hope Week speakers include healthcare professionals and people who have learned to live and thrive in spite of having kidney disease.