Join UKRO and USC Keck Researchers for World Kidney Day at a Community Conference Presented by Building Bridges to Optimum Health
UKRO will be exhibiting at this educational health fair, designed as a community dialogue to help increase awareness of kidney disease and mobilize communities to become active in the promotion of early detection and prevention. This is a unique opportunity to talk to USC Keck School of Medicine researchers about kidney disease and the latest innovations in research. There will be informative panels, plenary sessions, and small-group break-outs on a number of different topics, including Federal health reform and policies for kidney disease, eating healthfully in tough economic times, and managing stress associated with chronic disease. We hope to see you there!
What: A community conference with presentations by kidney disease experts, community leaders and persons with kidney disease.
When: World Kidney Day, March 10, 2011 8:30am-3:30pm
Where: California Science Center Exposition Park at 39th Street & Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Audience: Patients and families who have been affected by kidney disease, medical and social health professionals, community leaders, government officials and political representatives.
Projected Attendance: 400 people
Sponsored By: Healthy African-American Families II and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, UCLA, and the RAND Corporation
Problem: Kidney Disease is one of the top preventable and treatable health concerns affecting our communities.
Goal: To educate stakeholders and provide an opportunity for participants to contribute to the development of interventions to improve prevention and treatment of kidney disease.
- Exposure to current information on kidney disease and treatment options
- Information about community-based practices that support families affected by kidney disease
- Opportunity for patients to tell about their experiences with kidney disease
- Learn how to access health resources in your community
- Sign up for post-conference activities focused on mobilizing the community on the issues of kidney disease
For more information or to register, visit the Healthy African American Families website at www.haafii.org or call (323) 292-2002.
Charles R. Drew University, School of Medicine
Healthy African American Families II
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA