13th Annual Southwest Nephrology Symposium

Enhancing Lives Affected By Kidney Disease

Public Education

One of our main goals is educating the community and healthcare providers to prevent and improve lives affected by kidney desease.

Scientific Research

We develop research that evaluates impact and develop IT applications that can be used to improve health literacy in renal disease in the community.

Patient Assistance

We support patients on dialysis to achieve specific goals and help to individual patients that need assistance with pre-kidney transplant work up.

Public Education
Scientific Research
Patient Assistance
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Current Projects

Check out the projects and activities currently in progress. We welcome you to participate!

Education in Schools

Free educational program aimed at encouraging young people to make life-style choices that will decrease the incidence of kidney disease and lead to better kidney health.

Community Education

This education program is free and is offered by kidney doctors or advanced care practitioner with experience in treating patients with kidney disease to community organizations.

Dental Scholarship

The program assists patients who require dental work before receiving a dental clearance for kidney transplant and do not have dental insurance.
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Right now 718 New Mexicans await a lifesaving transplant, 639 need a kidney. A healthy person can become a kidney donor and still lead a full life, all while helping save another.

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Kidney Education

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For Living Donors

Today, because the number of people waiting for a transplant far exceeds the number of donors, living organ donation is a viable option for many transplant patients. Donation can be an important but

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About Kidney Transplant

Step 1: Referral For patients suffering from renal failure on dialysis or with kidney function less than 10%, a kidney transplant can be a transforming gift. It’s an opportunity to return to a

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Dialysis at glance

What Is Dialysis? The kidneys are responsible for filtering waste products from the blood. Healthy kidneys work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When kidneys stop working, dialysis does this job,

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what people say

During the time of the presentation, my son had a friend that was in the hospital because he suffers from Nephrotic Syndrome. Because of the presentation my son was able to see the importance of kidneys and why his friend was in the hospital. It was so informative and my son enjoyed it!

Alexis Fisher

My granddaughter, who is 7, really enjoyed the question segment where everyone could shout out the answer if they knew it….She was excited to tell her mother that she got to talk to a real doctor! Thanks so much for your time!

Tracy Foster

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