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The Hamilton Chapter of the PKD Foundation of Canada’s first annual dinner-dance benefiting Canadian research on polycystic kidney disease (PKD) raised more than $6,000 – the highest amount by any chapter’s debut fundraiser for the charity. This spring, the Hamilton Chapter will be stepping up again to try and top $7,000 at its HOPe FOR A CURE in March – National Kidney Month. - February 24, 2016
On March 1st, Hamiltonians Jessica Gold and Arie Pekar will share true stories of tribulation and triumph on their personal journeys to getting the gift of life. - February 25, 2015
Wondering which type of dialysis is right for you? Dr. Catherine Clase will introduce the different types of dialysis, and discuss their benefits and disadvantages in a public presentation on Jan. 25 in Hamilton. - January 20, 2015
Nephrologists are working towards an improved understanding of how to prevent the progression of kidney disease. Dr. Scott Brimble will discuss potential new therapies for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and polycystic liver disease. - September 10, 2014
Putting fluid into the peritoneal cavity for dialysis leads to an increase in intra-abdominal pressure. Occasionally, this can lead to complications such as hernias. Dr. Joanne Bargman, FRCPC, will provide insights on an unusual subject that is not so uncommon for dialysis patients. - May 16, 2014
What are ethics and how do they affect organ donation and transplantation? Should Ontario adopt an opt-out model of consent for organ donation? How young is too young to be a living donor? What's wrong with "transplant tourism?" Michael Campbell will address these questions and more. - March 03, 2014
Brain aneurysms are more common among Polycystic Kidney Disease patients than in the general population. According to Dr. Ivan Radovanovic, a neurosurgery professor at Toronto Western Hospital, understanding the genetic aspect better could lead to stroke prevention for all. - September 16, 2013
A good nutrition plan is vital for people living with chronic kidney disease. How much caffeine should you really have? What foods are best? The "Kidney Nutrition Essentials and Today's Trends" webinar helps answer these questions and more. - July 14, 2013
A polycystic liver can go hand-in-hand with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). How does the polycystic liver happen and what can be done about it? This free webinar and talk will help you better understand what causes the polycystic liver, its effects, and how to manage the disease. - May 18, 2013
The Executive Director of the PKD Foundation of Canada, Jeff Robertson, will talk about living organ donation and how to start a conversation about the process. During March, the PKD Foundation of Canada is actively encouraging everyone to register to be an organ or tissue donor. One donor can save eight lives. - March 14, 2013
Lori, a Polycystic Kidney Disease patient, knows that living a healthy life is important. Her personal story offers chronic kidney disease patients some helpful hints for living well. - January 18, 2013
Hosted by the Hamilton Chapter of the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation of Canada, Dr. Russell, MD, FCRP, will review the historical development of transplantation, how it works, and the benefits in terms of quality of life and longevity. - November 14, 2011
First annual Walk for PKD in Guelph raises over $4,800 for Canadian research on polycystic kidney disease (PKD). - September 18, 2011
Nephrologists Peter Margetts, MD PhD FRCPC, and Andreas Pierratos, MD FRCP, will participate in a panel discussion on peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis, hosted by the Hamilton Chapter of the PKD Foundation of Canada on September 4, 2011. - August 29, 2011
Todd Dennis will participate in the PKD Foundation of Canada’s nation-wide efforts to raise more than CDN$60,000 for research on polycystic kidney disease in 2011. - August 13, 2011
Renowned nephrology expert Dr. Alistair Ingram gives a talk on polycystic kidney disease (PKD) at the launch of the brand new Hamilton Chapter of the PKD Foundation of Canada, a registered non-profit organization. The Hamilton Chapter offers local support and education, and raises funds for PKD research. - July 08, 2011
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