Presentation Symposium

Clinical Nurse Coordinator Cheryl Cress and Transplant Nephrologist Tarek Alhamad Present at NKF Virtual Kidney Social Summit

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Social Summit, held Sunday, February 6, 2022, featured two presenters from Washington University School of Medicine Division of Nephrology: Cheryl Cress, RN, CNN, Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Home Modalities, and Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS, FACP, FASN, Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Transplant Nephrology.

Clinical Nurse Coordinator Cheryl Cress discussed patient advocacy at NKF Kidney Summit

The annual event (held via Zoom this year) is a free symposium that provides a variety of educational topics to kidney patients, their caregivers, and the general community to increase their knowledge of kidney health.

Panelists (see below) included healthcare professionals, NKF supporters and staff, as well as a kidney donor and a kidney recipient, all of whom presented their unique perspective on topics such as kidney basics, lifestyle, and holistic wellness.

“I am honored the NKF asked me to be part of this event,” says Ms. Cress.  “Education of patients and family members is important.”  The title of her lecture was Being Your Own Patient Advocate.

Transplant nephrologist Tarek Alhamad was pleased with the comprehensive format of the Summit.

Dr. Alhamad presented Transplantation 101. “What a wonderful Summit,” he says. “It included several speakers with different backgrounds to give a 360-degree view on some of the most important issues that face patients with kidney disease.  I loved the format!”

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