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February 2017

CareerEco Virtual Events

February 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

CareerEco Virtual Events – on February 16th  there will be a Virtual Fair that will allow Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, & Dependents to connect with 45 + graduate schools in the Yellow Ribbon Program to discuss their programs, admissions criteria, and military educational benefits. AAKP has partnered with CareerEco before to provide information on Virtual Fairs that connect employers interested in hiring with patients, including veterans, who work hard to balance disease, disability and their desire to work.  You can…

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CMS – Quality Measures for the Dialysis Facility Compare 5 Star Ratings Program

February 21, 2017 @ 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Michigan

AAKP’s President Paul Conway, VP Richard Knight and new BOD Member, Dave White will participate in a Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP) weighing future CMS quality measures for the Dialysis Facility Compare 5 Star Ratings Program.  Paul Conway serves as TEP co-chair.  The public is invited to listen and participate in public comment beginning at approximately 3:45 EST.  Join the meeting via toll-Free Phone Number: 1-888-296-6500 Guest Code: 965094#

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Healthline Webinar: The Future of Transplantation: Implantable Artificial Kidney Research

February 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar

Title: The Future of Transplantation: Implantable Artificial Kidney Research Speaker: William Fissell, MD Date: February 28, 2017 Time: 1:00pm-2:00pmET Summary: Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and associate professor, William Fissell, MD is making major progress on an implantable artificial kidney. Join us as we learn the latest on this amazing research project and what the future holds to help those affected by kidney disease. Registration will open soon!

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March 2017

Capitol Hill Days

March 6, 2017 - March 7, 2017
Capitol Hill Washington DC, DC 98102 United States

AAKP will be taking the kidney community's message to Capitol Hill on Monday, March 6, 2017 and Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Kidney patient advocates will urge Congress to invest in patient care during visits with lawmakers in Washington, D.C. on March 7. This congressional visit is part of the 4th Annual Patient Advocacy Day, kicking off National Kidney Month. The Patient Advocacy Day is a chance for kidney patients, family members and caregivers to share their stories will elected officials and ask them…

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World Kidney Day

March 9, 2017

World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys World Kidney Day comes back every year. All across the globe many hundred events take place from public screenings in Argentina to Zumba marathons in Malaysia. We do it all to create awareness. Awareness about preventive behaviors, awareness about risk factors, and awareness about how to live with a kidney disease. We do this because we want kidney health for all. Our…

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Virtual Career Fair – March 2017

March 15, 2017

Are you a person with a disability...looking for a career opportunity or internship? -  This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend. Great opportunity for College students & College grads with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including Aetna, Deloitte, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Microsoft, POLITICO, PricewaterhouseCoopers, & More! How Does It Work: Click Here to Learn More! Click Here to Check out the Employers Participating! Online Recruiting Event: March 15th CONNECT…

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NAACP – ACE Dialysis Health Imperative for Access, Choice, and Equity

March 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The HIlton Jackson, 1001 County Line Road
Jackson, MS 39211 United States

The ACE Dialysis Health Imperative for Access, Choice, and Equity is designed to inform African Americans about dialysis options available for those living with kidney disease and how to access the best services locally based on their needs. In partnership with the Alliance for Home Dialysis and Baxter International, the initiative will feature a town hall to bring together experts, regional and state NAACP leaders, and community residents to increase awareness of and communication among African Americans about dialysis options,…

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June 2017

AAKP HealthLine: Understanding Hepatitis C in Kidney Disease

June 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can affect anyone. Join us as we learn from Dr. Meghan Sise of Massachusetts General Hospital on the importance of understanding Hepatitis C as a kidney disease patient. We'll discuss signs, symptoms, treatment options and ways to prevent getting Hep C. We'll also hear from a fellow patient, sharing their experience with this condition. This educational webinar is proudly supported by an educational donation by Merck. Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Time: 1:00…

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July 2017

AAKP HealthLine Webinar: Advancements in Telemedicine

July 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

What exactly is telemedicine – most people think it’s just talking to your doctor virtually, such as over Skype, FaceTime or Email – but it is so much more than that! Telemedicine is being used to connect patients to their doctors and other healthcare providers simply, safely and most importantly securely. Join us as we learn from Rebecca Schmidt, DO, FACP, Professor and Chief of the Division of Nephrology at the West Virginia School of Medicine on how telemedicine is…

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August 2017

AAKP Healthline Webinar: Understanding and Managing Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease

August 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar
Free

Anemia is common in people with chronic kidney disease. Untreated anemia can leave you feeling weak, tired and in a "fog". Join us during this educational webinar where you will learn the signs and symptoms of anemia, why individuals with kidney disease get anemia, tests to determine if you have anemia caused by kidney disease and effective ways to treat and manage this condition. This educational webinar is proudly supported by an educational donation by Rockwell Medical. Click here to…

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