AAKP Host Series of Educational Webinars for Kidney Patients and their Families

Tampa, FL – This week the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) unveiled a portion of the schedule for its educational webinars. AAKP HealthLine is a FREE, webinar-based program that (with the conference call option necessary to hear the audio) conveniently educates patients and their family members on a variety of important health care topics from the comfort of their home or office.

AAKP HealthLine addresses many issues patients with kidney disease face such as diet/nutrition, mention/social/emotional health, medication management, renal replacement treatment options, co-morbid conditions kidney patients cope with such as hyperparathyroidism, bone disease, anemia, heart disease, and much more.

Here is a look at upcoming programs:

Post-Transplant Expectations: Physically, Mentally and Emotionally
Speakers: Cindy Richards, BSN, RN, CNN and Thomas Peters, MD, FACS, FASN
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

Behind Closed Doors: A Discussion of Sexuality and Intimacy for Individuals with Kidney Disease 

Speaker: Jennifer Talley, LMSW

Date: September 25, 2013 (Wednesday)

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

Coping with a Chronic Illness: Sharing the Diagnosis and Finding Support 

Speakers:Renee Bova-Collis, MSW, LCSW; Janice Sterling (HHD Patient); and Glenn Nathan (Transplant Recipient)
Date: October 16, 2013 (Wednesday)

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

All webinar programs are one-hour long, feature one to three expert speakers and allow for live audience question and answer session toward the end of each session. All HealthLine programs are recorded and archived on the AAKP website for continued patient education. Archieved Healthline programs can be retrieved at www.aakp.org/media-files/aakp-healthline.html.

To register for an upcoming AAKP HealthLine webinar visit www.aakp.org/community/programs-events.htmlor call (800) 749-2257, Option 7, Ext. 4.

More than 5,000 individuals have participated in a HealthLine webinar. This educational activity is supported by a donation by Amgen, Inc.