October 06, 2021

2021 Virtual PKD Summit

The PKD Foundation of Canada was proud to host it's first Virtual PKD Summit this September! The summit consisted of 3 half days filled with educational events catered towards PKD patients and their loved ones, on September 3, 10th and 17th.

The Virtual PKD Summit 2021 was an opportunity for the PKD medical community, renal healthcare professionals, PKD patients, their families and loved ones to connect and hear presentations from top Canadian and International Key Opinion Leaders in the field of PKD. The summit recordings are now available below!

Day 1: Topics & Speakers

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What's New in PKD Research Dr. York Pei, Senior Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Nephrologist, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network
Toronto, ON

Understanding Living Donor Kidney Transplantation - 
Paula Neves, PhD, Lead, Centre for Living Organ Donation at UHN

Nutritional Management of ADPKD - Dr. Thomas Weimbs, PHD
Professor, University of California Santa Barbara

Day 2: Topics & Speakers

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Managing Anxiety and Depression with PKD - Dr. Adriana Carvalhal, Staff Psychiatrist, Scarborough Health Network

The Current Landscape and the Future Horizon for Children with ADPKD and ARPKD - 
Dr. Lisa Guay-Woodford, Director McGehee Joyce Professor of Pediatrics Director, Center for Translational Research Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National

The Importance of Diet with PKD - 
Roxanne Papineau, Dt. P, nutritionist

Day 3: Topics & Speakers

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Understanding Kidney Transplantation - Mr. Bee-Jay Realubit, RN, BNSc, MN, Clinical Coordinator, Renal Transplant, Ajmera Transplant Centre, Toronto General Hospital- University Health Network

Pre-Implantation & Genetic Diagnosis and PKD - 
Joy Pekar, BSc, BEdHamilton Chapter Coordinator, PKD Foundation of Canada

Navigating the Changing Landscape of PKD - 
Dr. Louis Girard, Nephrologist, Co-Author of the Canadian Expert Consensus and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary