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The Polycystic Liver: Webinar & Talk

  • Date: Sunday, May 26, 2013
  • Time: 2pm-4pm
  • Location: St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Juravinski Tower, Classroom B
  • Address: 50 Charlton Avenue East (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Chapter Coordinator
  • Email: hamiltonchapter@endpkd.ca
  • Phone: 1-877-410-1741

A polycystic liver can be a part of a Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) diagnosis. This free webinar and talk will help you understand what causes the polycystic liver, its effects, and how to manage the disease.

The Hamilton Chapter of the PKD Foundation of Canada is pleased to present a webinar by Dr. Marie Hogan of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, followed by a talk by two-time liver transplant recipient Jan Robertson, Co-Founder of The PKD Foundation of Canada.

“Polycystic Kidney Disease can affect multiple organs in a PKD patient and many individuals in the PKD Community suffer from liver involvement specifically,” Jeff Robertson, Executive Director of The PKD Foundation of Canada, said.

The two-hour informational meeting on May 26, to be held in Classroom B in the Juravinski Tower at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, will also feature PKD patient Jan Robertson, who will share her personal experience of living with a polycystic liver and the processes involved in her two life-saving liver transplants.

“Mrs. Robertson has been a leading voice in the fight against Polycystic Kidney Disease for well over 30 years and it is our pleasure to welcome her as a guest speaker at this Hamilton Chapter meeting,” Jeff Robertson added.

Jan was diagnosed with PKD in 1980, when little was known about this disease and she has been a leading advocate for the PKD community ever since.

This presentation is part of an ongoing series of two-hour informational support meetings presented by the Hamilton Chapter of the PKD Foundation of Canada. They are open to the public, free of charge and the venue is wheelchair accessible. Local street parking (free) and hospital parking (payment required) is available.

The Hamilton Chapter of The PKD Foundation of Canada launched in July 2011. More information is available on the website.


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