This year, World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day land on Thursday, March 8, offering us the opportunity to reflect on the importance of women’s health – specifically, women’s kidney health. On its 13th anniversary, World Kidney Day promotes affordable and equitable access to health education, health care, and prevention for kidney diseases for women and girls across the world.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a non-communicable disease that affects one in 10 people worldwide. While severity can vary, CKD is incurable, requiring lifelong care for a patient. There is a clear need for higher awareness, timely diagnosis, and proper follow-up of CKD in pregnancy. In turn, pregnancy may be also a valuable occasion for early diagnosis of CKD, allowing the planning of therapeutic interventions.
Bring your friends and family to learn more at these public events and activities:
World Kidney Day – Thursday, March 8
SRH will celebrate World Kidney Day with activities in the Lee Family Auditorium at the General site from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Complimentary parking vouchers will be provided.
- 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Interprofessional display booths on nephrology, pharmacy, social work, chaplaincy, peer support, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis machine displays, along with representatives from the patient and family advisory council members for nephrology
- 11:50 a.m. to noon: Opening remarks by Dr. Janet Roscoe, nephrologist, SRH
- Noon to 1 p.m.: A presentation on gestational diabetes from Dr. Christine Ibrahim, endocrinologist, SRH
Home Dialysis Peer Support Patient Symposium – Thursday, March 29
Are you or a loved one living with kidney disease? Are you unsure of how to cope, or wondering about support services available for you in the community? Stop by the Home Dialysis Peer Support Patient Symposium on Thursday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at the General site in the Lee Family Auditorium. Complimentary parking vouchers will be provided.
Please register your attendance by contacting Janette Solomon at 416-438-2911, ext. 6216, or Sam Watt at 416-438-2911, ext. 6113.
Information Booths – all month long
SRH is home to one of the largest regional nephrology programs in North America, with patients receiving care at the program’s main unit located at the General site and three satellite dialysis sites.
Visitors to SRH will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with front-line staff through a series of information booths operated by our interprofessional team.