December 12, 2022

2022 PKD Summit

The PKD Foundation of Canada was proud to host it's second annual Virtual PKD Summit this November! The summit consisted of 4 evenings with educational events catered towards PKD patients and their loved ones, on November 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th.

The 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. THANK YOU to all those who joined us this year. The PKD Summit 2022 recordings are now available below!

Wednesday Nov. 16th: Topics & Speakers

How Living Organ Donation Gave Me My Life Back - Candice Coghlan, Kidney Transplant Recipient, Education & Outreach Coordinator at the Centre for Living Organ Donation at the UHN Ajmera Transplant Centre

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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

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Thursday Nov. 17th: Topics & Speakers

Using Genetics to Learn More About Polycystic Kidney Disease - Dr. Matthew Lanktree, Clinician-scientist, assistant professor, and medical director of the McMaster Kidney Genetics Clinic

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Having Your Donor Find YOU! - Harvey Mysel, 2X kidney transplant recipient, Founder and Creator of 'Having Your Donor Find YOU,' program

Additional resource: Getting to Know the Transplant Ambassador Program

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Wednesday Nov. 23rd: Topics & Speakers

Ketogenic Dietary Interventions in ADPKD - Dr. York Pei, Nephrologist and PKD Researcher (University of Toronto) & Dr. Thomas Weimbs, PKD Researcher (UCSB)& Founder of Santa Barbara Nutrients 

Additional resource: Is Keto Right for You?

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Getting to Know the PKD Foundation of Canada - Jeff Robertson, Executive Director, PKD Foundation of Canada

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Thursday Nov. 24th: Topics & Speakers

Pregnancy and PKD - Lisa Dubrofsky, nephrologist and hypertension specialist at Women's College Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto

Additional resource: Pre-Implantation and Genetic Diagnosis with PKD

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The Importance of Nutrition with PKD - Emily Campbell, Registered Dietitian, Owner of Kidney Nutrition, Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Hospital

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