RSN Inaugural National Patient Meeting

Health, Happiness & Hope: Inaugural National Patient Meeting

by Lori Hartwell

Renal Support Network (RSN) and the National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA) decided to team up and produce the first concurrent national patient/professional meeting. The vision is to bring opposite ends of the spectrum together in order to share experiences, goals, support and unity.

September 30 - October 2, 2004
Adam’s Mark Hotels & Resorts
Denver, CO

The goal of RSN’s meeting entitled Health, Happiness & Hope is to educate kidney patients and their families, provide hope for a better tomorrow and inspire them to achieve their goals. Not only are healthcare topics going to be covered, but also life issues and patient advocacy, because RSN wants patients to get involved, understand issues and advocate for their needs.

The RSN meeting agenda will include many topics but listed is a preview. “Health” is the subject matter on September 30th and will include topics such as Seven Secrets to Successful Care, Taking Dialysis Home, Living Donation, Taking the Mystery out of the Dialysis Machine and “Be an Expert” Lunch. “Happiness” is the subject matter for October 1st and will include topics such as Achieving Your Dreams, Financial Planning for Your Future, Getting what YOU Want from Healthcare Professionals and How to get a Good Night’s Sleep. “Hope” is the subject matter for October 2nd and will include topics such as Providing Hope: Ways to Help Fellow Patients, How to be an Effective and The Medicare Program and How it Works For You. We will have Casino night and Entertainment. Come and meet fellow patients and family members.

The Renal Support Network and its participants would like to have you come share this experience with us. Kidney patients, family members and friends are encouraged to attend this Denver experience and to communicate the message of Health, Happiness & Hope.

If you are a patient or a family member register early, before September 1, 2004, and the cost is only $65 per person for all three days! Visit, call 818-543-0896 or e-mail to request a registration brochure.