AAKP and Baxter Offer Scholarships for Upcoming Meeting

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TAMPA, Fla.—The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) and Baxter Healthcare are pleased to announce 50 patient scholarships to attend the 39th Annual AAKP National Patient Meeting, August 9-11, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Georgia.

The scholarships cover attendees meeting registration entrance fees.

“We realize that people are weighing every expense very carefully,” stated AAKP Executive Director Karen Ryals. “The current economy has an influence on whether someone can attend a conference, even one as important as the AAKP Patient Meeting. We hope these scholarships will make the decision to come to the meeting easier for some people.”

The AAKP Patient Meeting is the largest event of its kind, bringing together patients, family members and health care professionals for learning, networking and fun! The meeting is divided into three categories—chronic kidney disease (CKD)/pre-dialysis; end-stage renal disease (ESRD)/dialysis; and kidney transplantation. Attendees are welcome to attend sessions outside their modality.

For more information on available scholarships and to access the online application, please visit www.aakp.org/events/convention/2012-convention/Meeting-Scholarship. As part of the scholarship application process, applicants are also asked to submit a 100 word essay on how attending the AAKP Patient Meeting will help them to become the leader of their health care team. Complete applications must be in the AAKP office by Friday, July 13, 2013. AAKP would like to thank Baxter Healthcare for its support of the AAKP Patient Education Scholarships.

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