Professional education programs share information on kidney care

coder.jpgThe Kidney Foundation of WNY held two professional education events in May.

Members of the Western New York Association of Diabetes Educators joined Kidney Foundation of WNY staff at Salvatore's Italian Gardens on May 1. Madan Gowda, MD, presented a talk entitled “Helping your patients slow or prevent diabetes-related kidney disease." 

Renal professionals and several student guests headed to Hyatt Place Buffalo / Amherst on May 17. Topics included:

  • “Best Practices for Peritoneal Dialysis Growth and Retention” by Lisa Coder, RN, CNN, Group Home Manager Program with DaVita (pictured).
  • “Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior and Compliance” by Peter Sobota, LCSW, Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY at Buffalo.
  • “Understanding the Organ Allocation Process: Potential Opportunities and Barriers” by Liise Kayler, MD, MS, FACS, Program Director, Regional Transplantation and Kidney Care Center of Excellence at Erie County Medical Center.

Workshop participants shared lots of positive feedback. “Great interactions & presentations...Thank you for this great educational experience!” said one. 

“I was happy to learn more about how kidney transplants are conducted. This was excellent!” said another.