AAKP to Hold Annual Patient Meeting

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TAMPA, Fla.— The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) will hold its Annual Patient Meeting in Atlanta, Ga., at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta from August 9-11.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Kidney Care — Innovations for a Changing Environment. The meeting agenda is divided into three educational tracks—chronic kidney disease (CKD) track, dialysis/end-stage renal disease (ESRD) track and a transplant track.

The educational sessions are informative and timely, including: Living Donor Program: How to Ask and Understanding Risks to the Donor; Kidney Disease and Technology: Education, Information and Resources; Food for Thought: Maintaining a Healthy Life through Diet and Nutrition; and What to Expect Post-Transplant: Physically, Mentally and Emotionally.

Additional highlights from the AAKP Annual Patient Meeting agenda include such built-in networking opportunities as the lunch with the experts, and health screenings at the AAKP Wellness Center, both of which are included in the price of a full annual meeting registration.

AAKP is kicking off its Annual Patient Meeting with the 2nd Annual AAKP Public Policy Forum on August 10 from 9 a.m. to noon The event is taking place at The Carter Center, part of the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta.

Invited guest speakers will discuss and debate health care reform, the intricacies of overhauling a nationwide health care system and the impact on individuals. The Forum is FREE and open to the public. Meeting attendees are encouraged to participate.

The official registration brochure for the AAKP Annual Patient Meeting is available and will be mailed to AAKP members and past meeting attendees. To receive a copy of the registration brochure, please visit www.aakp.org/events/convention/2012-convention, or call 1-800-749-2257 to have a brochure mailed to you.

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