AAKP Mourns Death of Board Member Kathe LeBeau

David Scott
The American Association of Kidney Patients Mourns Passing of Board Member Kathe LeBeau The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) today announced with great sadness the passing of Board member Kathe LeBeau. Mrs. LeBeau, in addition to her leadership of AAKP, had a long history of patient advocacy including working with the Renal Support Network, Home Dialysis United and the National Kidney Foundation. Kathe worked as a patient educator for the Northeast Kidney Foundation.
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Deadline Approaching – AAKP Medal of Excellence Nominations

David Scott
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2014 MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD Get your nominations in for the 2014 American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) Medal of Excellence Award. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 10. The AAKP Medal of Excellence Award recognizes a kidney doctor who has made important contributions to the improvement and progress of direct patient care, strengthened the quality of life for kidney patients and their families, and has been instrumental in teaching and mentoring fellows entering the field of nephrology.
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AAKP Adds Tasty Recipes to Its Delicious Cookbook

David Scott
The American Association of Kidney Patients Adds More Delicious Recipes to its Cookbook Tampa, Fla.: – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is pleased to announce eight additional recipes to the first edition of the AAKP Delicious! cookbook. AAKP developed the recipes for individuals with kidney disease and their family members who want to improve their health and manage their illness. The recipes are meal solutions for kidney patients regardless of their disease stage.
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AAKP Honors Medal of Excellence Award Winners During Kidney Week

David Scott
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS HONORED DURING AMERICA SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY’S KIDNEY WEEK Tampa, Fla.; October 7, 2013 – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) will honor the 2013 AAKP Medal of Excellence Award Winners at Kidney Week hosted by the American Society of Nephrology.   The AAKP Medal of Excellence Award Program recognizes renal physicians who have shown extraordinary dedication to the field of nephrology, including patient care and patient education. The 2013 Medal of Excellence Award winners are William Bennett, MD and J.
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AAKP Welcomes New Members to its Board of Directors

David Scott
Tampa, Fla. : – On Friday, September 20, 2013, the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) welcomed 9 new members to its National Board of Directors.  The AAKP Board of Directors is charged with carrying out the organization’s mission of improving the quality of life for kidney patients through education, advocacy and the fostering of patient communities. Louis H. Diamond, MBChB, FCP (SA), FACP, FHIMSS, President of Quality in Health Care Advisory Group, LLC Lisa Garner, Development Director at Independent Living Services – kidney transplant recipient Theodore Gee, Jr.
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AAKP Welcomes New Executive Director

David Scott
The American Association of Kidney Patients Welcomes Gary Green, Its New Executive Director Tampa, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) today announced Gary Green as its new Executive Director. AAKP is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for kidney patients through education, advocacy and the fostering of patient communities. Mr. Green comes to AAKP with a wealth of experience in the renal community. He served the National Kidney Foundation in many roles including Vice President, Founder and Director of the U.S.
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AAKP Host Series of Educational Webinars for Kidney Patients and their Families

David Scott
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.
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Visit the New AAKP Website

David Scott
Tampa, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new patient friendly website.  AAKP unveiled the www.aakp.org website Tuesday, July 30, 2013.  The site features updated information, easier navigation and new search tools.  The new AAKP website means that people living with kidney disease and their care providers can now benefit from richer online content that is easier to navigate and share with others.  The redesigned site is a result of feedback from patients and health care professionals.
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Exciting New Recipe Book from AAKP

David Scott
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) has been in the business of giving patients the tools necessary to take charge of their lives for more than 40 years. Today the Association announced the pre-sale of its new recipe book,AAKP Delicious! The new recipe book features 16 simple and delicious recipes that are healthy and can be modified to fit any kidney diet. The recipes were created for AAKP and reviewed by by Registered Dietitians Janelle Gonyea and Stacey Phillips. The recipes are meal solutions for kidney patients regardless of their disease stage.
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