ANNUAL "A Day for You" Patient Symposiums - Each Fall
The SPKF is the only local organization that exist to serve the needs of the renal disease patient and to advance research to overcome the associated diseases involved.
October 11, 2018 - Annual Patient and Family Symposium - Free for all
October 5, 2017 - Annual Patient and Family Symposium - Free for all
October 13, 2016
Entitled "Telling your Story" was held at the Elks Lodge on 35th and Milwaukee Ave. Starting at 9:15 the symposium was for patients and their families. It was designed to provide education and encouragement to people with kidney disease, their families and renal professionals.
The program will feature Dr. Brackeen (Dermatologist), Brian Corwell, R.N.; Motivational speaker Sam Trevino; Budgeting with Greg Pare and Bone Mineral Issues.
September 24, 2015
5th Annual Patient Symposium
17th Annual Patient Symposium
On Tuesday, September 18, 2014, the 17th Annual "Empower Yourself: Take Control of your Kidney Disease" was held at the Convention Hall at Prosperity Bank at 15th Street and Ave Q. We enjoyed a large gathering of patients and their families and our program featured some of the latest information on aspects of kidney health and disease management.
The Educational Curriculum included the following:
1. Good Nutrition Can Help Prevent Kidney Failure
2. Understanding Treatment Options
3. Depression, Coping Techniques and Conflict Resolution
4. Care of Dialysis Accesses
5. Intimacy and Sexuality
6. Community and Governmental Resources
During the event information was given on both the physical aspects of kidney disease as well as psychological and spiritual ways that people cope. Venders were present to answer questions and to held some terrific give-aways.
As a community-based organization we appreciate the help of other organizations in underwriting this event with donations.
Past symposiums have been terrific. In a moment of fun, Dr. Brian Carr and his "10 minute theatre" presented "Road to Wellville" detailing a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Past Executive Director Lana Rolf presents one of our lucky participants with a gift certificate. Not only do you learn, you also get to win with SPKF.
There are many sponsorship opportunities available, please contact the SPKF for details.