Liver and Kidney Disease Support Group

This unique educational series is designed for people with liver and kidney disease. Open to the community, it features a monthly guest speaker and a variety of health topics.

The lecture is followed by individual support groups for liver and kidney disease patients and their families. The goal is to help participants better manage their health, cope with the stresses associated with the transplant process and provide updates on treatment advances.

  • Guest speaker: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Support groups: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

May 6, 2015

Speaker: Seaver Soon, MD
Skin health and immunosuppression

Ever try to get an appointment with dermatology? Business is booming. We all need to take better precautions to avoid sun damage to educate ourselves regarding skin care. This is particularly important for transplant patients who take immunosuppressive medications. Dr. Seaver Soon practices in the Scripps Clinic Mohs/Dermatologic Surgery Division.

July 1, 2015

Speaker: Ken Serio, MD
Taking the mystery out of what happens in the ICU

The intensive care unit (ICU) in any hospital is often an intense and emotionally overwhelming place where life and death decisions routinely happen. Scripps intensivist, Dr. Ken Serio, is a doctor who specializes in caring for patients in the ICU — patients so critically ill that doctors have to make bold decisions about their care. Join us for a personal tour of the ICU with Dr. Serio as he takes you behind the scenes to reveal what really goes on.

August 5, 2015

Speaker: Farhad Shadan, MD
Sleepless in San Diego? Maybe you have a sleep disorder

Sleep disorders can go undetected, usually until diagnosed by an expert like Dr. Farhad Shadan, an internist, hospitalist and a sleep disorder specialist. And they can be far more serious than most people think. While sleep disorders are usually associated with fatigue and lethargy, in the extreme, they can be life-threatening. Dr. Shadan’s presentation will open your eyes to what sleep disorders really are and how you can deal with them.

September 2, 2015

Speaker: Randy Schaffer, MD
The transplant surgeon who listens to his patients

Dr. Randy Schaffer is known and respected for his skills as a transplant surgeon. But his patients value him just as much for his commitment to listening to them and answering the many questions that come with a transplant evaluation. Dr. Schaffer has been one of our transplant surgeons since 2003. He also heads the living donor part of our program and chairs the Ethics Committee for Scripps Green Hospital. In his presentation, he will address liver allocation, discuss the proposed changes for transplant and answer questions.

Scripps Green Hospital
10666 North Torrey Pines Rd.
Timken Amphitheater
San Diego, CA 92037 US 32.8984 -117.243
Event Details
Date Time Fee
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Free
Additional Dates
Date Time
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM