15/12/17

SAVE THE DATE! World Kidney Day March 8th 2018 “Kidneys and Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower”

The Renal Association is working closely with the Kidney Charities Together Group to ensure we have the highest UK profile yet for WKD2018.

The social media campaign is hotting up – please use the hasthtag #WorldKidneyDay and follow ‪@kidneydayUK‪ on Twitter and on Facebook.  In keeping with this year’s theme, we have written a separate leaflet in lay language on Women’s Health (focusing on pregnancy, lupus and UTIs)  for the World Kidney Day pack distributed by the Kidney Charities Together group.

The centre piece of the day will be a meeting on Pregnancy and Kidney Disease, running from 10.30am – 3pm with lunch, all being well hosted at the RCP in London.  We are hoping to stream it live nationally and internationally.  The final programme is yet to be confirmed will combine patient stories about particular aspects of kidney disease and pregnancy (e.g. Planning, pre eclampsia, transplantation) with each patient presentation being followed by an expert talk.   We hope there will be many patients and children  attending but also very strong representation from the professional renal community – half our patients at least are women, many hope to have children and this is an exceptionally important, and still neglected / underestimated, topic for them.

Watch this space for more information on how to register but in the meantime, please save the date, start planning your local events, and let us know what they are!