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August 13, 2021

Virtual PKD Summit 2021

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 Virtual PKD Summit 2021 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!

To view full details on topics and speakers, click the registration links below!

Day 1: Topics & Speakers
September 3rd

9:30 am - 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

10:30 am - Understanding Living Donor Kidney Transplantation - 
Paula Neves, PhD, Lead, Centre for Living Organ Donation at UHN

11:45 am - Nutritional Management of ADPKD - Dr. Thomas Weimbs, PHD
Professor, University of California Santa Barbara

Learn More and Register Here!


Day 2: Topics & Speakers
September 10th

9:30 am - Managing Anxiety and Depression with PKD - Dr. Adriana Carvalhal, Staff Psychiatrist, Scarborough Health Network

10:30 am - 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

11:45 am - The Importance of Diet with PKD - 
Roxanne Papineau, Dt. P, nutritionist

Learn More and Register Here!

Day 3: Topics & Speakers
September 17th

9:30 am - Understanding Kidney Transplantation - Mr. Bee-Jay Realubit, RN, BNSc, MN, Clinical Coordinator, Renal Transplant, Ajmera Transplant Centre, Toronto General Hospital- University Health Network

10:30 am - Pre-Implantation & Genetic Diagnosis and PKD - 
Joy Pekar, BSc, BEdHamilton Chapter Coordinator, PKD Foundation of Canada

11:45 am - 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

Learn More and Register Here!