By Bill Peckham
If you're in the Seattle area on August 29th plan to attend the Renal Support Network's 2010 Seattle Patient Lifestyle Meeting. I'll be speaking about travel - most recently the trip with NxStage down the Rogue and the first NxStage Freedom cruise last January, but also my 15 years of foreign hemodialysis travel experience. And if there is time a little about bundling.
The PLM is free for you and a guest to attend, please RSVP by August 20th. You can RSVP in two ways:
And I'm not the only speaker!
The Key Note this year is Dr. Connie Davis a University of Washington professor
of medicine,the director of kidney care and transplantation
services at UW Medical Center and both co-director and medical director of the kidney
and pancreas transplant program at UWMC. Dr. Davis is a great resource for anyone considering a transplant.
As always the agenda is subject to change:
- 9:45 Registration, Brunch, Visit the Exhibits and Silent Auction (to benefit RSN)
- 10:45 Welcome, Introduction and Door Prizes
- Bonnie Markuson, kidney patient
- Sharon Pahlka, CLC, kidney patient
- 11:00 Keeping Fit with CKD and the Benefits of an Early Transplant
- Connie Davis, MD, UW Medical Center, Division of Transplantation
- 12:00 Spicing Up Your Renal Diet
- Maya West, Renal Dietitian, Northwest Kidney Centers
- 1:00 Understanding Your treatment Options and Planning Your Course
- Sandra Glenn, RN, BA, CNN
- 1:30 Going Rogue and Other travels with Dialysis
- Bill Peckham, kidney patient
- 2:45 How Do I Ask for a Kidney?
- David LeFevre, Kidney Donor
All that and a tasty buffet. And did I mention it was free!