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         2017 NKF Annual Patients’

        Kidney Patients Uk

         T        his year’s patients’ conference returns to the popular Hinckley

                  Island Hotel which has recently benefited from an £8 million
                  refurbishment.  So, not only do we have an exciting and
                  informative conference weekend programme in place for you, but
                  the hotel setting is now one of luxury so that around conference
          activities you may relax in complete comfort - or perhaps, for the more
          active, choose to make use of the new pool and gym facilities.

          The conference, with the theme ‘Kidney Patients UK’ commences on
          Friday evening with a two course buffet supper and another of Pete
          Revell’s infamous quiz nights, followed on Saturday by a day packed with
          interesting professional and patient speakers along with a suite of rooms
          exhibiting all manner of ‘high tech’ equipment, support and services
          geared to help all kidney patients, whatever their needs, here in the UK.
          Conference speakers include: John Forsythe on ‘transplant numbers’,
          Bud Abbott on ‘being a home dialysis carer’, Fergus Caskey on ‘the UK
          Renal Registry’, Martin Wilkie on ‘shared care’, Lucy Chester on ‘altruistic
          organ donation’ and Kate Kenyon sharing her personal renal journey.
          The Saturday conference will end with NKF Chairman, David Marshall
          talking to Holly Loughton who, for those of you who attended last year’s
          conference will remember, was called away from the conference to
          receive her kidney transplant.  Question and answer sessions follow each
          of the morning and afternoon programmes. We are sure you will have a lot
          to talk about Saturday evening at the Gala Dinner!
          This conference represents a unique opportunity for you and your family
          to mingle with other people who are experiencing similar kidney related
          issues to yours, and the professionals who are in charge of our care. We
          would love to see you there.

          Thanks go to NxStage and Renal Services for their generous
          sponsorship of this conference weekend and to Stanningley Pharma for
          their sponsorship of the buffet on Friday evening. Sponsorship from these
          three companies enables us to offer you discounted rates to attend the
          conference and to stay in the hotel with us.

          A booking form outlining rates and the different weekend packages
          available may be found on page 24 of this issue of Kidney Life, and online
          at where a secure online payment facility is also
          This year’s conference is proving to be popular; we urge you to book
          Details on (with excellent photographs) and directions to Hinckley Island
          Hotel, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3JA are available from their website:

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