The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is the oldest and largest fully independent kidney patient organization in the United States. Founded in 1969 by six dialysis patients. Our Founders advocated for dialysis and transplant treatment coverage for all Americans and their actions led to the creation of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program, saving more than one million lives since 1973. AAKP is dedicated to increasing care choice, quality of life and long-term outcomes for kidney patients. We achieve this through education, advocacy and patient engagement. As AAKP celebrates 50 years of impact on American kidney policy, we are proud of our reputation as a highly credible source of information and independent patient voice.
The AAKP Speakers Bureau, under our Center for Patient Engagment and Advocacy, provides the public, private sector companies and non-profit organizations with highly knowledgeable experts committed to advancing the AAKP mission through personal experiences and expertise. Speakers include AAKP National Board Members and National Ambassadors. Each speaker is well-prepared to talk before large and small audiences. Together, our speakers share a wide range of disease and treatment experiences and their combined professional portfolios include published articles and books, participation in key government initiatives, industry focus groups and clinical trials, and testimony before Federal agencies. The AAKP Speakers Bureau is AAKP’s contribution to the growing movement to generate greater public understanding of kidney disease nationwide, from local towns to the corridors of government in our nation’s capital.
To request a member of AAKP’s Speakers Bureau to participate in an event, speaking engagement or interview, please complete the request form and submit to: Deborah Pelaez, AAKP Marketing and Communication Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.