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SASKATOON PKD PATIENT FORUM

PKD Foundation of Canada

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

SASKATOON PKD PATIENT FORUM

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Join us for the upcoming FREE PKD Patient Forum in Saskatoon, SK!

 

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common life-threatening, genetic diseases affecting Canadians and can result in the growth of cysts that enlarge the affected kidneys, destroying its ability to function.

 

Patients and their loved ones are invited to join this forum to:

  • Learn about what a PKD diagnosis can mean for you or a loved one, as well as how PKD can be managed from Dr. Elene van der Merwe, FRCPC University of Saskatchewan, MD South Africa. Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Fellow of the College of Pathologist (Chemical Pathology) South Africa. Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologist United Kingdom, Fellowship Nephrology University of British Columbia;
  • Hear about what resources and support systems are available to you and your loved ones from Jeff Robertson, Executive Director, PKD Foundation of Canada;

  • Have your questions answered during a Q&A period led by Dr. Elene van der Merwe and Jeff Robertson; and,

  • Meet other people living with PKD in your community.


Light food & beverages will be served.

Free admission. All are welcome!

Please note, registration is at 6:00 p.m. and the presentation will start at 6:30 p.m. sharp.

 

About the Speaker:

 

 

 

Dr. Elene van der Merwe, FRCPC University of Saskatchewan, MD South Africa. Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Fellow of the College of Pathologist (Chemical Pathology) South Africa. Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologist United Kingdom, Fellowship Nephrology University of British Columbia. 

 

Dr. van der Merwe grew up in South Africa and completed her Medical Degree at the University of Pretoria. She completed subspecialty training in Medical Biochemistry at the University of Pretoria and pursued further studies in Laboratory Medicine at the University Hospital Of Wales, Cardiff, UK. After obtaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologist she moved to Toronto and completed a one year Research Fellowship at the University of Toronto in Cancer Proteomics. She then pursued post graduated studies at the U of S, completed her Internal Medicine Training, followed by Nephrology Fellowship at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Education
MD, South Africa

Fellow of the College of Pathologist (Chemical Pathology), South Africa
Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologist, United Kingdom
FRCPC, University of Saskatchewan
Fellowship Nephrology, University of British Columbia

Professional Role
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

 

Have questions about SASKATOON PKD PATIENT FORUM? Contact PKD Foundation of Canada

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Dr. Freda Ahenakew Branch Library
219 Avenue K South
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M 2C7
Canada

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)


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PKD Foundation of Canada

The PKD Foundation of Canada is the only national organization that promotes programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness in order to discover treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease, and improve the lives of all it affects.

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