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: nkfi.org or call (312) 321-1500.