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 at its new location:
Federal Way, WA 98023
The PLM is free for you and a guest to attend; please RSVP as soon as possible by filling out the form ( PDF link) and fax it to: (818) 244-9540
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 with CKD particularly if they're 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
- 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
- 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!
AND THERE IS A SILENT AUCTION. Organizer Bonnie Markuson writes in:
I have received a number of very generously donated items from local businesses and friends for the auction, including
- Seahawks Tickets
- a Hydra-Facial
- a Massage
- Beauty Product Gift Baskets
- Gourmet Food Baskets
- and more.
If you're interested in bidding but are unable to attend send Bonnie an email: email@example.com for information and to bid! All proceeds go to support the Renal Support Network.
It'll be a great event and an opportunity to hear me speak 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.