What is Kidney Bites?
Kidney Bites is an online patient and caregiver community where you can meet and connect with others who have a lived experience of kidney disease. It’s a safe and inclusive place to ask questions, share stories, exchange ideas, learn new things, and hear about ways to be involved in research and other engagement opportunities.
Who should join kidney bites?
Our team warmly encourages anyone living with kidney disease and their family members to join the Kidney Bites community, especially if you are curious about learning more about research or have had some experience working with researchers in the past.
Why should I join?
When and where can I join?
Meetings are held in the last week of each month. We encourage you to get comfy, get a drink, or a bite to eat, and join us from the comfort of your own home. Kidney Bites will occur via Zoom (for now) and the meetings will go for one hour. Meetings time vary so please register to receive the updated time for your state or territory.
Meeting dates for 2023
- Wednesday, 28th June – 4-5 pm AEST Kidney disease, COVID and influenza
- Tuesday, 25th July – 5-6pm AEST – Transplant
- Wednesday, 30th August – 4-5 pm AEST – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
- Tuesday, 26th September – 4-5 pm AEST – TBC
- Wednesday, 25th October – 4-5 pm AEST – TBC
- Tuesday, 28th November – 4-5 pm AEST – TBC
How do I register?
Register via our events page or by clicking here. You will be asked to enter your name and email address. This information will not be shared and will only be used to send you information about Kidney Bites. You can ask to be removed from the list at any time.
All Kidney Bites attendees are welcome to join the broader BEAT-CKD Network to receive our monthly newsletter and invitations to join training and research workshops, but this is completely up to you!
What do I need to join?
All you need is an email account and a computer or phone with internet access. You don’t need a Zoom account. Once you have registered, a link will be emailed to you and all you need to do is click on it to join.
What if my computer doesn’t have a webcam (camera)?
That’s okay, you don’t need a webcam to join. You will be able to listen and speak during the meeting and view the videos of other participants.
What if I’m hearing impaired?
We will enable the closed captions function in Zoom at the start of every meeting. Once you have joined the meeting, you can click on the “CC” icon at the bottom of the screen to see a live transcript of the discussion.
Whom do I contact if I have more questions?
Contact one of our friendly patient engagement officers for more information or support.
The Kidney Bites Network does not provide medical advice. The discussions and information provided at Kidney Bites is in no way intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition or treatment.