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Brenda Vasser-Taylor - with inspiring stories and tips on the importance of women's  health and kidney disease



March 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Part 2 of a special 2-part series.  Hear from experts in the field of kidney disease including Janice P. Lea, MD, MSc, FASN (Nephrologist); Safa Nooromid, RDN, LD (Registered Dietitian); and Brenda Vasser-Taylor (Caregiver) who have inspiring stories and tips to share about the importance of women's health and kidney disease.

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Thu, Mar 22, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Registration URL: Webinar ID: 749-319-563





March 22, 2018


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm





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Jan. 23, 2019, 1 p.m. ET - Register Today!


Please join us on Wednesday, January 23 at 1 p.m. ET for an educational webinar titled: Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Your Loved Ones - Coping Strategies for Kidney Patient Caregivers!

As a caregiver for a loved one with kidney disease, it is important to remember to take time for yourself. Hear from social worker Renee Bova-Collis, MSW, LCSW, and caregivers Brenda Vasser-Taylor and Ashley Martin (read more about the speakers below), as they share coping strategies to help you take care of yourself so that you can support your loved ones. 


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Renee Bova-Collis received her Masters in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia. She has designed and implemented educational seminars for both the public (kidney patients and their families) and healthcare professionals. Renee is highly experienced in presenting on patient emotions while coping with a chronic illness and caregiver emotions and support. She is a former Board Member for AAKP and is active in the local NKF of the Virginias. She is also a member of Central VA Council of Nephrology Social Workers (CNSW) and the 2019 recipient of the AAKP Medal of Excellence Award (social work category). 










Brenda Vasser-Taylor: In addition to working in hospital administration for over twenty years, Brenda’s experience in Aging Healthcare Resource has given her the knowledge and expertise to navigate through what can become a complex and frustrating process to find the right answers and resources needed for family members and love ones supporting end-stage renal disease ESRD patients. Brenda serves on the ESRD Network 10 Patient Advisory Council as well as The Learning & Action Network (LAN) for the National Coordinating Center (NCC) as a subject matter expert (SME). 


Ashley Martin is a kidney patient and caregiver advocate. She is currently a student at The University of Cincinnati with plans to become a pediatric transplant surgeon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She has been a caregiver for her mom since the age of 7. She has also been attending AAKP’s national patient meeting since she was 8 years old. Notable achievements include invited member by the FDA to the 1st Kidney Health Initiative meeting, national speaker for various non-profit organizations, invited advocate for AAKP and AKF Hill Day events, contributor to aakpRENALIFE and a proud AAKP Ambassador


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