According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, as of 2020 in Illinois, kidney disease is the ninth-leading cause of death. Nationally, it’s the 10th-leading cause of death.

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois will host a half-day seminar for residents to learn more about kidney health.

The seminar, according to a statement released by the Foundation, is for “patients and families who are living with kidney disease or have had a kidney transplant. Participants will enjoy a keynote speaker; a series of intimate, expert-led conversations rooted in kidney health, and a moderated panel discussion on topics including:

  • Financial Challenges with Transplant After Retirement
  • Muscle Therapy for Dialysis Patients
  • Healthy Eating
  • Myths and Facts about Kidney Transplant
  • Goal Setting
  • Social Support for Caregivers and Patients
  • And more!”

The seminar will take place on Saturday, May 7, at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson Boulevard in Chicago. For more information, visit the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois website: or call (312) 321-1500.