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AN ANNUAL EDUCATION EVENT FOR DIALYSIS PATIENTS, FAMILY MEMBERS, CAREGIVERS AND RENAL PROFESSIONALS


Date: Sunday, April 6, 2003
Time: 1-4:30pm (please note - registration begins at 12:30pm)
Location: Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY


WHY ATTEND THIS PROGRAM?

As a dialysis patient, you are your best ally in the management of your disease. Taking control of your treatment can make a world of difference in how you feel and how you approach every day life. For family members and caregivers, it is equally important for them to understand how to help you manage your disease so they can help you feel your best every day. This educational event will provide key information that will help you make sure you are receiving the proper treatment and will also discus various options with you. Renal professionals will also benefit, as the program will provide information you can use in your daily consultations with your patients.

PROGRAM AGENDA

PART-1
1:00-1:10pm Welcome and Introductions (Dianne Dully, RN, Chairperson, Patient Services Committee, National Kidney Foundation of Northeastern New York)
1:10-1:50pm Know Your Numbers - Getting Adequate Dialysis (Dr Amy Hogan Moulton, Glens Falls, NY)
1:50-2:30pm How to get the Most out of Your Dialysis Access (Dr Francisco Escobar, Albany Medical Center)




PART-2
3:00-3:40pm Phosphorous & Calcium and their effects on your bones and the cardiovascular system (Rowland Elwell, PharmD, PhD, Albany College of Pharmacy and Radhika Deva, MS, RD, Albany Regional Kidney Center)
3:40-4:00pm Making Lives Better - Overview of the National Kidney Foundation of Northeast New York (Carol LaFleur, Executive Director)
4:00-4:30pm Wrap Up/Additonal Questaion and Answer Period (Kim Healy, Chair of the Board, National Kidney Foundation of Northeast New York)