Annual Patient Meeting

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AAKP 42nd National Patient Meeting
September 23 – 25, 2016
Nashville Airport Marriott in Nashville, TN


The AAKP National Patient Meeting is a not to miss event! As the oldest and only patient-centered, patient-focused non-profit in the U.S.,  AAKP is leading the way in providing education to patients and their care partners, helping them achieve their best outcomes possible.

This year’s convention agenda will include major issues affecting patients today such as:

  • Kidney Transplantation including Living Organ Donation
  • Engaged Patients: How voices and choices shape your future
  • Kidney-Friendly Diet/Nutrition
  • Innovations in Medication/Treatment Options
  • Patient Safety In & Out of the Dialysis Facility

Attendees will learn from a variety of sources including:

  • Leading healthcare professionals
  • Government Agencies: Food and Drug Administration; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Patients Like You!

Attendees will also enjoy an Exhibit Hall featuring kidney-related companies that offer products and services important to you; a Social Media Center providing complimentary WiFi and opportunities to blog, tweet and post about your meeting experiences in real-time; our popular Annual Banquet where the Association recognizes leaders in the kidney community, patient advocates and those using social media to increase awareness and a special performance by former American Idol Contestant Jimmy Smith!



AAKP Thanks Our 2016 National Patient Meeting Sponsors!

Silver Sponsors:

Amgen, Inc. Dialysis Clinic, Inc.

Bronze Sponsor:

NxStage Medical, Inc.

Patron Sponsors:

Baxter International Inc.

Fresenius Medical Care-NA Renal Therapies

Hansa Medical


Rockwell Medical


Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease

Supporting Sponsors:

Alliant Health Solutions

Arbor Research Collaborative for Health

Medical Education Institute

Proteon Therapeutics

Tennessee Kidney Foundation