Events

Saskatoon PKD Patient Forum

WHEN
October 23, 2019 at 6:00PM - 8:30PM
WHERE
Dr. Freda Ahenakew Branch Library
PKD

Join us for the upcoming FREE PKD Patient Forum in Saskatoon, SK!

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common life-threatening, genetic diseases affecting Canadians and can result in the growth of cysts that enlarge the affected kidneys, destroying its ability to function.

Patients and their loved ones are invited to join this forum to:

  • Learn about what a PKD diagnosis can mean for you or a loved one, as well as how PKD can be managed from Dr. Elene van der Merwe, FRCPC University of Saskatchewan, MD South Africa. Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Fellow of the College of Pathologist (Chemical Pathology) South Africa. Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologist United Kingdom, Fellowship Nephrology University of British Columbia;
  • Hear about what resources and support systems are available to you and your loved ones from Jeff Robertson, Executive Director, PKD Foundation of Canada;

  • Have your questions answered during a Q&A period led by Dr. Elene van der Merwe and Jeff Robertson; and,

  • Meet other people living with PKD in your community.

Light food & beverages will be served.

Free admission. All are welcome!

Please note, registration is at 6:00 p.m. and the presentation will start at 6:30 p.m. sharp.

To RSVP and confirm your participation, click here!

 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Elene van der Merwe, FRCPC University of Saskatchewan, MD South Africa. Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Fellow of the College of Pathologist (Chemical Pathology) South Africa. Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologist United Kingdom, Fellowship Nephrology University of British Columbia. 

Dr. van der Merwe grew up in South Africa and completed her Medical Degree at the University of Pretoria. She completed subspecialty training in Medical Biochemistry at the University of Pretoria and pursued further studies in Laboratory Medicine at the University Hospital Of Wales, Cardiff, UK. After obtaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologist she moved to Toronto and completed a one year Research Fellowship at the University of Toronto in Cancer Proteomics. She then pursued post graduated studies at the U of S, completed her Internal Medicine Training, followed by Nephrology Fellowship at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Education
MD, South Africa

Fellow of the College of Pathologist (Chemical Pathology), South Africa
Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologist, United Kingdom
FRCPC, University of Saskatchewan
Fellowship Nephrology, University of British Columbia

Professional Role
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Register Here!

CONTACT
Graham Scoles · · 1 877 410 1741