January 26, 2023

The CKD Clinic Network hosted a webinar on Thursday January 26. The session included Dr. Meghan Elliott, Dr. Maoliosa (Mo) Donald, Dwight Sparkes and was facilitated by Dr. Monica Beaulieu. Watch the recording below!

Topic: What’s new in self-management for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Learning Objectives:

  1. To review the importance of supporting self-management for people with CKD
  2. To provide an update on a web-based self-management intervention, My Kidneys My Health
  3. To suggest strategies for implementing self-management resources in CKD Clinic care
  4. To provide an overview of peer support needs and practicalities in relation to CKD self-management


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Meghan Elliott is a nephrologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. She completed her internal medicine and nephrology training at the University of Calgary and a Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology with a focus in knowledge translation at the University of Toronto. She has been supported through the KRESCENT program as both a post-doctoral fellow and new investigator. Her program of research uses qualitative and mixed methodologies to understand patient care experiences and develop strategies to engage patients and providers in person-centered kidney care.




Dr. Maoliosa (Mo) Donald is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine (Division of Nephrology) at the University of Calgary and is an Implementation Consultant with The Center for Implementation. She is a health services researcher and physical therapist. Dr. Donald’s research interests include interventions that support person-centered care, and innovations that address the evidence-practice gap for patients with early chronic kidney disease.




Dwight Sparkes lives in St John’s and works as a Senior Application Analyst with Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Health Information. In 2014, Dwight was diagnosed with chronic tubulo-interstitial nephritis, caused by drug interaction while undergoing treatment for his vasculitis. Today Dwight’s vasculitis is in remission but lives with the effects of Chronic Kidney Disease every day. Dwight joined Can-SOLVE CKD as patient partner in 2017 as way to give back and hopefully be able to contribute to improving the lives of people living with CKD. He is a co-lead on the research project “Adapting an eHealth intervention, My Kidneys My Health, to meet the needs of diverse populations with CKD in Canada”. Dwight is also a member of the Patient Governance Circle with Can-SOLVE CKD, sits on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Trials Nephology Network (CNTN), and patient co-lead of the CNTN Capacity Building Committee.

Additional information/resources:

Learn more about My Kidneys My Health project – https://cansolveckd.ca/research-projects/adapting-an-ehealth-intervention-my-kidneys-my-health-to-meet-the-needs-of-diverse-populations-with-ckd-in-canada/

Access My Kidneys My Health website: https://mykidneysmyhealth.com/

For more information, please contact Sabrina Jassemi (sabrina.jassemi@ucalgary.ca)

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