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2021 Virtual PKD Summit - Day 2

September 10, 2021 at 9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT

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

The 2021 Virtual PKD Summit is 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. We hope you can join us!

Day 2: September 10th Agenda

Time (EST)  
9:00 am - 9:30 am Housekeeping with the PKD Foundation of Canada's Executive Director, Jeff Robertson

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Managing Anxiety and Depression with PKD

This presentation will focus on managing depression and anxiety while also living with a chronic health condition, such as polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Adriana Carvalhal will discuss the effects of living with a chronic health condition on mental health, provide mental health assessment and support resources that are available online and examine the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and wellness.

Speaker: Dr. Adriana Carvalhal, Staff Psychiatrist, Scarborough Health Network

10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Current Landscape and the Future Horizon for Children with ADPKD and ARPKD

Dr. Lisa Guay- Woodford will be presenting the basics of PKD in children, autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease management, and current ARPKD research and clinical trials.

Speaker: 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

11:30 am - 11:45 am  Break

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

The Importance of Diet with PKD

Roxanne Papineau will be presenting on the importance of a renal-friendly diet with PKD to help maintain kidney function. She will discuss what a renal-friendly diet looks like at different stages of PKD, and how to find foods that are right for you.

Speaker: Roxanne Papineau
Dt. P, nutritionist

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About the Speakers:

Dr. Adriana Carvalhal, Staff Psychiatrist, Scarborough Health Network

Dr. Adriana Carvalhal is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. She is also clinical lead in Consultation-Liaison and Addiction at the Scarborough Health Network.

Dr. Carvalhal had her medical and psychiatric training in Brazil where she also completed her Master degree in Science and PhD in Medicine. She completed her research training at University of Toronto with a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She held several leadership positions including Head of Consultation Service at McMaster University, a Director of Medical Psychiatry Service at St. Michael’s Hospital and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Kingston Health Science.

Dr. Carvalhal is a clinician researcher in the field of psychiatric disorders and service delivery in HIV specifically for individuals who are homeless. She has over 100 publications in medical journals and book chapters and is considered an international expert in psychiatric disorders in HIV-infected patients where she has been invited to speak in national and international conferences in the field of psychiatry and HIV.

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

Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, M.D., is the Richard L. Hudson Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s National Hospital and the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (GW). She also serves as the associate vice president for Clinical and Translational Research at GW.

After completing a residency and fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Guay-Woodford began her career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She has become an internationally recognized pediatric nephrologist with a research program focused on identifying clinical and genetic factors involved in the pathogenesis of inherited renal disorders, most notably autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). Her laboratory has identified the disease-causing genes in several experimental models of recessive polycystic kidney disease and her group participated in the identification of the human ARPKD gene as part of an international consortium. In addition, her laboratory was the first to identify a candidate modifier gene for recessive polycystic kidney disease. For her contributions to the field, she was awarded the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease, given by the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation and the International Society of Nephrology.

In addition to her clinical and investigative work, Dr. Guay-Woodford has been a leader in promoting clinical and translational science. She established the UAB Hepato-Renal Fibrocystic Disease Research and Translational Core Center, funded by a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) P30 award. She was the founding Director of the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program. Currently, she serves as Director of the Children’s National Research Institute Center for Translational Research, as well as Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN), which is also funded by the NIH CTSA program.

Dr. Guay-Woodford has established and directed national and international collaborative research groups, as well as assumed numerous elected leadership positions, including: President of the Society for Pediatric Research, Councilor for the International Pediatric Nephrology Association, Chair of the NIH Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Kidney Study Section, Board of Trustee member for the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, and Board member for the Association of Clinical and Translational Science. She currently serves as a member of the NIDDK Advisory Council.

Roxanne PapineauRoxanne Papineau, Dt. P, nutritionist

Bachelor's degree in nutrition from Laval University in 2005.

Specialized graduate diploma in functional nutrition and health from Laval University.

Clinical nutritionist in nephrology at IUCPQ for 15 years.

Lecturer for the bachelor's degree in clinical nutrition and the doctorate in pharmacy at Laval University

President of the RNNQ (group of nutritionists in nephrology of Quebec)

Member of the scientific committee DEVENIR (multidisciplinary group in nephrology)

Member of the renal health expert committee associated with the Ministry of Health

Creation of several teaching tools for patients

Author of 2 cookbooks for nephrology and cardiology patients

Writing articles on gastroenterology and nephrology for the FMOQ and OPDQ

More than 75 conferences given in connection with nephrology and gastroenterology for doctors and other health professionals

Epicurean mother of twins, triathlete and passionate about cooking

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