Limited Patient Scholarships

AAKP Offers Limited Scholarships to Attend National Patient Meeting

 

Tampa, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is offering a limited number of scholarships to attend the 2014 AAKP National Patient Meeting. Scholarships cover the cost of the meeting registration fee for patients and caregivers.

Scholarship applications can be downloaded by visiting the AAKP website,www.aakp.org/community/programs-events/aakp-national-patient-meeting.html. The completed application must be returned to the AAKP office by August 22, 2014 to be eligible.

The AAKP National Patient Meeting showcases innovative therapies dedicated to improving the quality of life for kidney patients. Attendees include patients, family members, health care professionals, patient support organizations, and our renal industry partners. The meeting provides opportunities to address emerging issues. It includes educational presentations from patients, nurses, social workers, dietitians, doctors and other professional experts in the field. The agenda features a variety of formal and informal meetings and activities including, general sessions, breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, an evening dinner, a wellness center and cooking demonstration.

“Cost and access are two common obstacles to patients gaining knowledge to improve their health. This is our way of trying to address those barriers,” said AAKP President Gary Green.

Only patients and caregivers who have a financial burden preventing them from attending the AAKP National Patient Meeting are asked to apply. Only completed applications are considered. The scholarships only cover the cost of the meeting registration fee, patients or caregivers are responsible for all other costs associated with the meeting – including travel and lodging. Again, the application deadline is August 22, 2014. Please return completed scholarship applications to Diana Clynes, Director of Programs and Services at dclynes@aakp.org or by fax at 813-636-8122.

Please note, not all submissions will result in a scholarship awarded. A limited number is available.

AAKP was founded in 1969 by a group of six kidney patients. Celebrating its 45th Anniversary, AAKP has evolved to be the primary source of advocacy, education, and interaction for chronic kidney disease patients, ESRD patients and kidney transplant recipients, as well as the families and professionals who support them in improving their health and their lives.

AAKP is a voluntary non-profit organization founded by kidney patients, which for 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.