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AAKP Selects Nashville as site of 2016 National Patient Meeting

AAKP Selects Nashville as site of 2016 National Patient Meeting

AAKP Returns to Nashville, TN for its National Patient Meeting


The American Association of Kidney Patients’ National Board of Directors is pleased to announce it will once again hold its Annual Patient Meeting in Nashville, TN, on September 23 – 25, 2016 at the Nashville Airport Marriott.

“The City of Nashville and it kidney patient advocates welcomed AAKP to its city with open arms in 2015. The meeting was supported by both patients and healthcare professionals. Attendees heard from the top scientists and public policy makers including the American Society of Nephrology’s Executive Director Todd Ibrahim, Dale Singer, the Executive Director of the Renal Physicians Association and Dr. Carolyn Neuland, Chief of the Renal Devices Branch of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. We are looking forward to building upon the success of last year’s program”, AAKP Executive Director Gary Green stated.

“The AAKP National Patient Meeting will showcase new and emerging technologies and treatments for current and future kidney patients”, said AAKP President Paul T. Conway.  “For the 2016 Nashville meeting, AAKP will once again draw from our powerful national network to make certain patients hear directly from policy-makers and government decision-makers whose daily actions impact the life and health outcomes of kidney patients. Our meeting offers world class expertise and practical knowledge from medical professionals, leading researchers and key executives from government, the pharmaceutical industry, device manufacturers and non-profit organizations.”

About the AAKP National Patient Meeting

The AAKP Annual National Patient Meeting is the largest kidney patient education and advocacy meeting held in the United States.  The National Patient Meeting will feature healthcare and policy experts discussing topics including expansion of living kidney donation, new treatment methods, advances in medical technology and pharmaceuticals, efforts to keep kidney patients fully employed and re-employment, as well as training on social media activism.  Patients and their caregivers will gain information and advocacy skills they need to be even more effective in using their voices and experiences to improve access and quality of care for kidney patients and to influence public policy decisions. Professionals attending the meeting will be able to receive continuing education (CE) credits.

The meeting agenda will feature the following:
•    Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Dialysis Facility 5 Star Rating System
•    Patient-centered care
•    Patient reported outcomes
•    And patient-driven health metrics.

AAKP is the oldest and only patient-centered, patient focus non-profit in the U.S.  We exist to provide education to patients and their care partners, helping them achieve their best outcomes possible. AAKP offers resources in a variety of mediums such as print, online/web, smart devices and live presentations to ensure all patients regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, or demographic has access to the information necessary to improve their health.

For more information on the 2016 AAKP National Patient Meeting, as well as sponsorship and vendor opportunities, please contact Diana Clynes, AAKP’s Director of Programs & Services atdclynes@aakp.org or call 813-400-2391.

AAKP is a voluntary non-profit organization founded by kidney patients, which for more than 45 years, has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of kidney patients through education, advocacy and the fostering of patient communities. The programs offered by AAKP inform and inspire patients and their families to better understand their condition, adjust more readily to their circumstances, and assume more normal, productive lives in their communities.