Thank you for attending the 2018 Can-SOLVE CKD Annual Meeting in Vancouver!

It was a wonderful week of conversations and team-building that will help maximize the many partnerships across our network over the coming year. In total, 113 network members came together to celebrate and build on the diverse collaborations that are at the centre of everything we do.


To help us ensure the best possible experience for participants at future Can-SOLVE CKD events, we would appreciate your feedback on this year’s meeting. Please consider completing this brief survey to let us know what worked well and what we can improve.

Honoraria and expense claims

If your travel arrangements were made through the Can-SOLVE CKD operations team, please submit your reimbursement claims as soon as possible to Theresa Lam-Hawes (

Meeting materials


Saturday, May 5
Marriott Pinnacle Hotel

9:00–10:30 a.m.
CANA/Can-SOLVE CKD Joint Symposium
“Managing Vexing Symptoms for Patients with Advanced Kidney Disease”

University of British Columbia Longhouse

12:00–1:00 p.m.
Patient Partners buffet lunch
1:00–2:30 p.m.
Patient Council meeting
2:30–3:00 p.m.
Networking break
3:00–4:30 p.m.
IPERC meeting

Sunday, May 6
Sheraton Wall Centre

7:15–8:15 a.m.
Steering Committee meeting
7:45–8:30 a.m.
Buffet breakfast and registration
8:30–9:00 a.m.
Welcome messages
9:00–9:45 a.m.
Can-SOLVE CKD Year in Review
9:45–10:00 a.m.
Barbara Ann LeGay Award for Patient-Oriented Research
10:00–10:30 a.m.
Networking break and activity
10:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Can-SOLVE CKD patient research portal overview
12:15–1:00 p.m.

Lunch break and activity

Self-management project team meeting

1:00–2:00 p.m.
Can-SOLVE CKD core training: “Real Conversations, Real Partnerships: Practical Tools for Teams”
2:00–2:30 p.m.
Afternoon break and activity
2:30–4:45 p.m.
Can-SOLVE CKD core training: KAIROS Blanket Exercise
4:30–4:45 p.m.
Wrap-up and closing remarks
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Reception and cultural presentation (featuring the Chinook SongCatchers)

Monday, May 7
Sheraton Wall Centre

7:30–9:30 a.m.
Sustainability and Strategy, Can-SOLVE CKD post-2021 (breakfast meeting for funders and Steering Committee)
7:30–8:00 a.m.
Buffet breakfast
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Can-SOLVE CKD project team, core infrastructure, and committee meetings