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World Kidney Day 2016

03/03/2016

Tufts Medical Center William B. Schwartz Division of Nephrology is thrilled to participate in the 11th annual World Kidney Day on March 10, 2016. Committed to kidney disease education and research, the Division will celebrate this year’s theme “Kidney Disease & Children. Act Early to Prevent It!” with visiting  professor John Gill, MD, MS Associate Professor at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC and a former Tufts Medical Center William B. Schwartz Division of Nephrology Fellow. Dr. Gill’s research focuses on clinical outcomes in kidney transplantation, access to care, clinical trials and health services.

Dr. Gill will present his talk, "Living Kidney Donation" at the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds on March 9th at noon in the Tufts Medical Center Wolff Auditorium. Additionally, Dr. Gill will present "Transplantation in the Elderly" at the Division of Nephrology’s Research Conference on Thursday at 4pm.

All are invited to attend.

World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. World Kidney Day comes back every year. All across the globe many hundred events take place from public screenings in Argentina to Zumba marathons in Malaysia. We do it all to create awareness. Awareness about preventive behaviors, awareness about risk factors, and awareness about how to live with a kidney disease. We do this because we want kidney health for all.

The World Kidney Day Team passionately believes it is important we make the general public aware of kidney diseases which affect millions of people worldwide, including many children who may be at risk of kidney disease at an early age. It is therefore crucial that we encourage and facilitate education, early detection and a healthy life style in children, starting at birth and continuing through to old age, to combat the increase of preventable kidney damage including acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease and to treat children with inborn and acquired disorders of the kidney. So, in our 11th Campaign year, let's join forces once again to inform parents, caregivers, young patients, policy makers and the general public of the importance of identifying and treating childhood kidney diseases, instilling an awareness of the risks for their future from kidney damage that originates in childhood, therefore building healthier future generations!

For more information about World Kidney Day, please visit www.worldkidneyday.org or www.kidney.org and follow @worldkidneyday on Twitter. To learn more about Tufts Medical Center, William B. Schwartz Division of Nephrology, please visit tuftsmedicalcenter.org/kidney.