Friday, April 1, 2011

PKD Seminar in NYC tomorrow

Sorry for the late posting....

Don't miss the most comprehensive PKD educational seminar for 2011-there will not be a National PKD Convention so be sure to register for this event by March 31st.
The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation 6th Annual Metropolitan Seminar
Sponsored by the: ARPKD, Hudson Valley, Long Island, New Jersey, and New York City Chapters; along with the Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Registration/Check-in: 9:30am
Speaker Sessions begin promptly at 10:00am
Seminar will conclude around 3:00pm

Please click hereto register. On-line pre-registration closes on March 31, 2011.
*Walk-up Registrations will still be accepted the day of the seminar starting at 9:30am.
Location: Montefiore Medical Center
Cherkasky Auditorium
3415 Bainbridge Avenue @ Gunhill Road
Bronx, NY 10467
Registration Costs: $15/person or a Family Package of (4): $50.00
Includes a light lunch and beverages (coffee/tea - regular and decaf, water)
Dr. Enver Akalin, MD - Medical Director of Montefiore Renal Transplant Program, Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Topic: Update on Kidney Transplantation
Dr. Carolyn Bauer, MD - Director of Montefiore Kidney Care Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Topic: Current State of Clinical Trials in PKD
Dr. Beatrice Goilav, MD - Pediatric Nephrologist at Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Topic: PKD in Children
Rhonda Warshaw, PhD - Moderator; Clinical Psychologist in private practice, Woodbury, NY; transplant recipient
Topic: Patient Panel - Living with Chronic Disease, Patients - TBD
Dr. Irina Barash, MD, MS NYU Division of Nephrology
Topic: Brand new PKD trial soon to be available to patients. A multicenter, placebo-controlled worldwide study sponsored by a major pharmaceutical company to test the safety and efficacy of an investigational drug in patients with PKD is coming to the New York University Langone Medical Center next month.

Lunch Sessions:
Zari Ginsburg, MS, RD, CDN
Topic: Better Choices for a Kidney Friendly Diet
Charles J. Newman
Topic: Insurance Issues for PKD Patients
Again, to register for this event, please click here.
For any further questions, please contact Susan Caplan, NYC Chapter Co-Coordinator at 917-299-8200.

There will be no National Convention this year - so these are great opportunities and the best way for you to get the most current information on PKD!

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