National Kidney Foundation Black History Month Webinar

Thursday, Feb. 15

National Kidney Foundation of Illinois LogoThis celebration of Black History Month focuses on empowering people at increased risk for chronic kidney disease to take charge of their health by becoming aware of risks; making simple, healthy lifestyle changes; and learning how to advocate for themselves. Black Americans are three times more likely to develop kidney disease.

Everyone has APOL1 gene, but people with sub-Saharan African heritage may have variants of the gene that can cause kidney disease. Panelists will discuss how new research is changing how kidney diseases are diagnosed and treated.

Dates: Thursday, Feb. 15
Time: 3–4 pm
Location: Virtual Only In English
Register at no cost, on-line:
For more information contact: NKFI,