aakpRENALFLASH - September 2018
The Kidney Project patient survey-Your Insights Will Drive Innovation!                    
        
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco are interested in learning about your preference of treatment options for kidney failure
  
The survey asks your opinion on several possible new treatments, including wearable and implantable options .

It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. Your answers directly help researchers develop new treatment options for end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
 
Click the button below to take the survey.
In This Issue
This recipe is one of the 36 recipes in the AAKP Delicious! Recipe Card Series - 4th Edition.  Click on the image to purchase the recipe cards.
Dialysis Patient Depression Toolkit 2.0 Webinar
    
AAKP is pleased to partner with the National Forum of ESRD Networks on a webinar FOR patients BY patients about the Dialysis Patient Depression Toolkit 2.0. Kidney patients, including AAKP Board of Directors Member Lisa Garner, will share personal stories and resources they have found helpful in dealing with the demands of kidney disease and coping with the feelings of depression. We encourage you to visit the Forum website to view and download the Dialysis Patient Depression Toolkit.
 
Join us on Thursday, October 4th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET for this important webinar: Depression & Dialysis: Removing the Stigma and Strengthening our Mental Health.

Click the button below to register. 
Nocturnal Hemodialysis Offers More Options, and Better Outcomes, for Kidney Patients
 
Three times each week, Ramona David would show up for work at 10 a.m. - after having spent 3 ½ hours undergoing hemodialysis (HD) because of her kidney failure. The shorter treatment time left her tired and made it more difficult to control her blood pressure.
 
"Sometimes it was pretty harsh going to work right after dialysis," recalled Ramona, an admissions and program manager at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). "I have a wonderful boss and coworkers who are very supportive of my medical needs. But I had some really long days."
These days, her daytime schedule is back to normal. That's because Ramona now undergoes dialysis during the night at Cleveland Clinic East, a joint venture of Cleveland Clinic, Fresenius Kidney Care and the MetroHealth System operating as Ohio Renal Care Group.

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AAKP HealthLine Webinar: Making the Perfect Team: Working with Your Dialysis Technician in partnership with NANT!
 
AAKP is celebrating National Dialysis Technician Recognition Week October 14-20. Join us to learn how to thank and celebrate this important part of your dialysis care team. Hear from President-Elect of the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT), Dwelyn Williams, CCHT, as he describes the important role of the dialysis technician and the special relationship they have with their patients. AAKP Ambassador Bruce Tippets, currently on in-center hemodialysis, talks about how his dialysis technician has helped him through his dialysis journey

When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET
  
To register with a computer or device, click below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar.
 
To call-in without connecting to a computer, use this #:
United States: +1 (562) 247-8422
You will be asked to enter the following Access Code: 334-017-321#
 
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