Heart Health Articles

American Association Of Kidney Patients Accepting Nominations For Its Annual Awards

June 25, 2017

The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) announced today its first call for nominations for its 2007 Annual Awards. As part of AAKP's ongoing public education efforts, the annual awards program recognizes key individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the renal community.

Award categories include:

-- Caregiver of the Year Award
-- AAKP Spirit of Service Award
-- Samuel J. Orenstein Award
-- Josephine Berman Award
-- Peter Lundin, MD Award
-- Dominick Gentile, MD Memorial Award
-- AAKP Patient Comback of the Year

The Caregiver of the Year Award is a new award. It recognizes an individual who has gone beyond the call of duty in providing assistance and support to kidney patients.

Patients, physicians, nurses, social workers, caregivers and anyone else who is an active member in the renal community is eligible for these awards. Self nominations are encouraged. The award winners are announced Saturday, Sept.1, 2007, during the AAKP 34th Annual Convention. The Annual Convention is taking place Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, at the Adam's Mark® St. Louis.

"We are honored to recognize outstanding achievements in the renal community," said AAKP Executive Director/CEO Kris Robinson. "I am excited about the addition of the Caregiver of the Year Award. Caregivers are selfless individuals who help make it possible for patients, like myself, to live productive lives."

"This year's award winners will join a group of leading kidney patients and professionals who share in AAKP's mission of allowing kidney patients to be the leaders of their healthcare team," said AAKP President Bobbi Wager, RN, MSN. Nominations must be submitted to AAKP by Friday, July 6, 2007. To request a nomination form contact AAKP at (800) 749-AAKP. Nominations are also available to download at the AAKP Web site, www.aakp.

AAKP is the voluntary, patient organization, which for more than 35 years, has been dedicated to improving the lives of fellow kidney patients and their families by helping them deal with the physical, emotional and social impact of kidney disease. The programs offered by AAKP inform and inspire patients and their families to better understand their condition, adjust more readily to their circumstances, and assume more normal, productive lives in their communities.