Spreading Kidney Disease Awareness One Grand Round at a Time

U.S. Standard Products is proud to support the National Kidney Foundation serving Greater New York. Through our support of the Grand Rounds program, the organization is able to improve awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

What are Grand Rounds?

All healthcare professionals are required to participate in a set amount of professional development in order to retain their licensure. Medical Grand Rounds are professional development events, hosted in hospitals, to help physicians and staff fulfill that requirement and stay informed of the most cutting-edge research, knowledge and industry advancements. The number of attendees ranges from 50-150 medical practitioners.

Bringing Kidney Disease into the Grand Round Conversation

The National Kidney Foundation leads 10-12 Grand Rounds per year across New York and New Jersey. The organization focuses on presenting Grand Rounds in underserved areas and hospitals that serve many patients with diabetes and hypertension, the two leading causes of kidney failure. At each event, the National Kidney Foundation brings in a well-respected thought leader to speak on a kidney health-related topic with an emphasis on nephrology and primary care. The speaker receives an honorarium, which is made possible by U.S. Standard Products’ support of the program.

What’s the Impact of Our Support?

Studies indicate that early intervention is critical in decreasing the complications associated with progressive kidney disease. Grand Rounds focuses on educating healthcare practitioners on the timely identification and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and on the link between cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and CKD. Beyond that, the ultimate goal of the speaking event is to inspire a change in practice and transform the way that care is delivered.

About the National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the leading organization in the United States dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

About U.S. Standard Products

U.S. Standard Products, an industrial supplies distributor based in New Jersey, supports a number of charitable organizations that are working to make the world a better place. Learn more about our involvement on our blog, and follow U.S. Standard Products on social media for the latest updates:

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