National Patient Meeting

AAKP's 44th Annual National Patient Meeting will take place September 6 – 8, 2019 in Washington, D.C. at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.  Learn more below and register today!  For additional questions or to register by phone, please call AAKP at 1-800-749-2257.

The AAKP National Patient Meeting is the largest event of its kind in the U.S., providing both patients and care partners with access to the most accurate and timely disease information through direct interaction, educational sessions and an extensive exhibit hall.

The 2019 National Patient Meeting will be a milestone event for AAKP as the Association is celebrating its 50th Anniversary!

This year’s meeting agenda will focus on relevant information critical to those impacted by kidney diseases and highlight the latest in research and innovations in the renal space. AAKP will host a diverse line-up of speakers crossing all sectors of the kidney community including the Federal government; the U.S. Congress, academia; industry; allied kidney organizations and associations; patients and other various stakeholders.


Full Meeting Package Registration

The Meeting Package includes entrance into the exhibit hall, educational sessions, an attendee tote bag, souvenir items, and meals including: three breakfasts, two lunches, afternoon breaks and dinner during the Saturday evening Awards Banquet. Continuing education credits available for nurses, social workers, dietitians, and dialysis technicians with purchase of healthcare professional registration only.


  • Patient, Living Donor or Family Member Registration:  $150/person
  • AAKP Life Member Registration:  $99/person
  • Healthcare Professional Registration:  $250/person


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One-Day Registration

One-day registration is also available for Sept. 6, 7, or 8. One-day registration includes entrance into exhibit hall, educational sessions and scheduled meal(s) for selected day. Continuing education credits available for nurses, social workers, dietitians and dialysis technicians on selected day with purchase of healthcare professional registration only.

  • Patient, Living Donor or Family Member One-Day Registration - $75/person per day
  • Healthcare Professional Registration - $125/person per day


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Patient/Family Member Scholarships


Limited scholarships for patients and family members are available. Scholarships cover only the cost of the meeting registration, additional expenses such as travel and lodging must be covered by the attendee. Not all submissions will result in a scholarship. The deadline to submit a scholarship application has passed, however please contact AAKP as additional funding may become available.  Click button below to access the fillable PDF application.



Hotel Reservations


Hotel Reservations at the Hyatt Regency Washington

The group rate is $159/night and applicable for rooms booked between Sept. 4 - 9.  Reservations can be made by calling (877) 803-7534, please reference the AAKP 2019 Meeting to receive the discount. Reservations can also be made onlineThe deadline for reservations is August 16th or until the room block is full, so please make your reservation early! Once the room block is full and/or the deadline has passed, rooms will be available at the hotel’s going rate.

Getting to the Hyatt Regency Washington

  • Union Station (Amtrak's headquarters): 3 blocks/8 minute walk
  • Reagan National Airport: 3.5 miles/10 minutes
  • Washington Dulles International Airport: 24 miles/35 minutes
  • Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport: 27 miles/50 minutes

Hotel Parking

Self-parking is not available at the Hyatt Regency Washington. Valet parking is $33 for 0-2 hours; $46 for 2-10 hours; and $62 ($66 for oversized vehicles) for 10-24 hours*.

*Overnight rates include in-and-out privileges.

Shipping Medical Supplies to the Hotel

Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Hemodialysis supplies can be shipped directly to the hotel. Label boxes with guest name and “AAKP Patient Meeting Attendee Medical Supplies.” The Hyatt is waiving all hotel fees for attendee medical supply boxes. To ensure you will not be charged, please label boxes appropriately. AAKP is not responsible for any charges for mislabeled boxes.


In-center Dialysis Appointments

If you require in-center dialysis treatments during convention, please contact one of the
following providers to schedule appointment(s). Please note you must reference yourself as
an AAKP meeting attendee. Attendees are solely responsible for making their appointments
and paying for their treatments. AAKP encourages all dialysis appointments be made no
later than August 1. Please consult with your Social Worker for assistance in making your
DaVita, Inc.: Customer Care Representative @ (800) 400-8331 and select
“Option 2”
Fresenius Medical Care Patient Travel Services: Toi Taplin, Admission
Supervisor (866) 434-2597

AAKP National Awards - Call for Nominations!

Read about AAKP’s national awards and submit your nominations by August 13.  The awards will be presented at the AAKP National Patient Meeting, Sept. 6-8, 2019 in Washington, D.C. 

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!






Gout Discussion Sunday, September 8:

Are you sticking around DC after the AAKP National Patient Meeting? Do you have
experience with gout? The Alliance for Gout Awareness is hosting a discussion on living with
and managing gout.

Sunday, September 8
12:30 p.m. - Registration and Lunch Available
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Program
Liaison Hotel, Hub/Grid Room
415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Complimentary lunch and parking will be provided. Registration is FREE - register online, click here. For any questions, please email Josie Peterson at or call (701) 373-
5845. Please note that this event is not part of AAKP’s National Patient Meeting, though
AAKP is a partnering organization of the Alliance.

AAKP National Awards

AAKP National Annual Awards – Call for Nominations!  Read about AAKP’s national awards and submit your nominations by August 13. The awards will be presented at the AAKP National Patient Meeting.