We are inviting you to our annual patient information night to be held online (virtually) on August 31, 2021 at 5-7pm (PDT). Please RSVP via this link. This year, we will also enjoy collaborating and hearing from the Kidney Stone Centre experts from UCLA in addition to our experts at The Stone Centre at VGH from UBC. Dietitians, urologists, nephrologists and researchers will be talking about kidney stones–what causes them, how to treat them and how to avoid them. Researchers will let you know about the cutting edge research we are performing.
Thank you and we hope to see you there!
Drs. B. Chew, D.Lange, and R. Paterson
With generous support from the Bob & Trish Saunders Research Fund
Follow this link to RSVP for the event (Zoom Meeting link will be sent via e-mail) :
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Advancement in kidney stone research
The main goal of this year’s event was to educate the general community on how diets can affect kidney stones and in particular the various different diets that have been popular among the general public. By educating patients on the various diet options, the Stone Centre team wanted to promote healthy and knowledgeable decision making in respect to patients’ dietary habits, as well as to minimize any confusion or misunderstanding about how different foods can affect the formation of stones. Dr. Zalunardo is a nephrologist who provided her expert knowledge in handling kidney stones and provided information on when a nephrologist should be a part of a stone patient’s care. Dr.Chew discussed what types of imaging is available to patients, and the pros and cons of each imaging modality. Lastly, Dr.Chew and Dr.Lange spoke about the new ground-breaking kidney stone research that has been happening at VGH. Near the end of the Webinar, we held a Q&A session where many of the participants’ questions were answered by the clinicians. Although we hold patient information events annually, our team decided to take our event online through Zoom due to COVID19. Through this event, the Stone Centre team wants to foster a sense of community between the Clinicians, Researchers and Stone Patients so that no patient feels helpless or alone in their fight against kidney stones.
Join us on Tuesday September 22nd at 5:00-7:00PM to learn more about kidney stone-related topics and research on our Stone Centre Patient Information Webinar. This webinar will be hosted by various clinician who works with kidney stone patients on a daily basis to better their quality-of-life, and improve the health of those with kidney stones.
We will be discussing relevant topics (diets, imaging, stone surgery) related to kidney stones, our current state-of-the art research, and will also have a Q&A session where the panelists can answer questions you may have. Please find the schedule, and Zoom link below.
The schedule for the Webinar:
Sep.22 , 2020 5:00pm-7:00pm
5:00pm Introduction to the Stone Centre at VGH
Dr. Ben Chew, Urologist
5:05-5:25pm Nephrology and Stones
Dr. Nadia Zalunardo, Nephrologist
5:25-5:45pm Kidney Stone Prevention Diet
Ms. Judith Andrews, Dietitian
Ms. Lynn Tomita, Dietitian
5:45-6:10pm How often should I get x-rays? What type of x-ray? What should I do about a small stone left behind?
Dr. Ben Chew, Urologist
6:10-6:40pm Cutting Edge Research at the Stone Centre at VGH