Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable!


Dialysis and Transplant Association of Victoria, Inc. (D.A.T.A.); Filter Your Future
Flemington, VIC, 3031

Date of event

9 March 2023 

WEBINAR: Join the kidney community across Australia and New Zealand on World Kidney Day 2023 to gain a first-hand insight into how the CKD community copes when there is a natural disaster (flood, fire, pandemic). You can register at the following link: Webinar Speakers • Belinda Jones (Deputy Program Coordinator @Donate Life – ANZKX Paired Kidney Exchange) • Dr Magid Fahim, (Senior Staff Specialist Nephrologist, PA Hospital & Chief Clinical Information Officer, Metro North, Qld Health) • Lyn Jeffreson (Nurse Unit Manager, Dialysis Unit @Echuca Regional Health Service, Victoria) • Justin Hamilton (Nurse Unit Manager, Dialysis Unit @Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, Victoria) • Kellie Ottaway (CKD Patient @Bairnsdale Dialysis Unit) • Grant Ottaway (Carer for CKD Patient Kellie @Bairnsdale Dialysis Unit) A collaboration between PKD Australia, D.A.T.A. and Filter Your Future, our webinar will be hosted by PKD Australia Manager, Amy Luchterhand. PKD Australia was established in 2014 to fund research to find a cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease. We connect, support, educate and advocate for Australians and their families affected by PKD. The Dialysis and Transplant Association of Victoria (D.A.T.A.) is based in Melbourne, Australia. We are a patient self-help group made up of people with kidney failure and their families, carers, and friends. We support them by the provision of holiday homes at Rosebud and Yarrawonga. This year we are celebrating 50 years since we held our first meeting. In our video, D.A.T.A. members Darren, Ros, Ashton, Grant, and Yvonne reflect on some of the special impacts, memories, and achievements of DATA throughout the past 50 years. D.A.T.A. has sponsored Filter Your Future since 2017 to conduct the Healthy Kidneys Education Project. Filter Your Future is a social enterprise which aims to reduce the incidence of preventable kidney disease by educating children how to keep their kidneys healthy and avoid obesity and type 2 diabetes, the major cause of kidney failure. Our Healthy Kidneys Education Project targets primary school children aged 5-12 years in Australia and New Zealand. We encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours before unhealthy choices become lifetime habits with detrimental future health outcomes.

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