The PKD Foundation of Canada is proud to host it's second annual Virtual PKD Summit this November! The summit will consist of 4 evenings with educational events catered towards PKD patients and their loved ones, on November 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th.
The PKD Summit 2022 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. Registration is now open!
Thursday Nov. 24th: Topics & Speakers
6:45-7:45 pm: Pregnancy and PKD - Lisa Dubrofsky, nephrologist and hypertension specialist at Women's College Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto
Lisa Dubrofsky, nephrologist and hypertension specialist at Women's College Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto will be discussing considerations for PKD patients prior to and during pregnancy. Topics will include pregnancy planning, risk factors, medications, kidney function and pre-eclampsia.
7:45-8:45 pm: The Importance of Nutrition with PKD - Emily Campbell, Registered Dietitian, Owner of Kidney Nutrition, Unity Health Toronto – St. Michael’s Hospital
Join Emily Campbell as she recognizes the health benefits of supporting your PKD with nutrition changes, in both early and late stages of PKD, identifies nutrition considerations for PKD and demonstrates strategies for putting nutrition into practice for lifelong success.
About the Speakers:
Lisa Dubrofsky is a nephrologist and hypertension specialist at Women's College Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Her research interests are in improving quality of care for people with complex hypertension and people affected by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
Emily Campbell is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with a Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition. Emily is the owner of Kidney Nutrition where she supports those living with kidney disease all over Canada through group and one on one nutrition support. Additionally, she works at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario in the Renal Transplant Program and Kidney Stone Prevention Program. Emily is the co-chair of the Southern Ontario Canadian Association of Nephrology Dietitians and a two time cookbook author for those living with chronic kidney disease. Emily is passionate about helping others digest the complex world of renal nutrition and supporting others in achieving their health and nutrition goals.