National Patient Meeting


Our 2018 National Patient Meeting was held in St. Petersburg, FL on June 8-10, 2018.  Our 2019 dates have not yet been announced.  To view video footage from our 2018 meeting, please visit our YouTube Channel by clicking here.

43rd National Patient Meeting

June 8 - 10, 2018

St. Petersburg, Florida

The AAKP Annual National Patient Meeting is the largest kidney patient education and advocacy meeting held in the United States.  This three-day event provides patients and their care-partners the opportunity to gain information and advocacy skills they need to understand their condition and make informed choices regarding their care; 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.

View the 2018 National Patient Meeting Brochure, click here.

AAKP 43rd National Patient Meeting

Location: The Vinoy Renaissance, 501 5th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Date: June 8 - 10, 2018

Book your hotel room today by contacting 1-888-789-3090 or Local Residents can call 1-888-303-4430 and reference the AAKP Patient Meeting to receive the discounted room rate of $169/night for single or double occupancy.  To make a reservation online, click here.


The deadline to receive the group rate is May 16, 2018, rooms book after that date are subject to hotel availability and current rate.

For more information on The Vinoy® Renaissance please click here.


Meeting Full Package rates:

  • Patient/Family member Full Package: $150/person
  • Healthcare Professional Package*: $250/person
  • AAKP Life Members will always receive the discounted rate of $99/person for a Full Package
  • Limited Scholarships are available - please click here to apply ASAP.


One-Day registration rates:

  • Patient/Family member one-day: $75/person
  • Healthcare Professional one-day*: $125/person
  • Limited Scholarships are available - please click here apply ASAP.


*Continuing education credits will be available for nurses, technicians, social workers and dietitians pending approval of the accrediting agencies.