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Inaugural Barbara Ann LeGay Award presented to Mike McCormick

Congratulations to Patient Council Co-Chair Mike McCormick on receiving the first annual Barbara Ann LeGay Award for Patient-Oriented Research! Continue reading Inaugural Barbara Ann LeGay Award presented to Mike McCormick

#CanSOLVE18 annual meeting celebrates network partnerships

Thank you to all who attended this year’s 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. Continue reading #CanSOLVE18 annual meeting celebrates network partnerships

Learning pathway brings Indigenous perspectives to patient-oriented research

Can-SOLVE CKD and Diabetes Action Canada are partnering to create a new training platform that will help researchers and patient partners build respectful partnerships with Indigenous peoples. Continue reading Learning pathway brings Indigenous perspectives to patient-oriented research

Can-SOLVE CKD and First Nations Health Authority partner on kidney health initiative

Photo courtesy of First Nations Health Authority

Representatives of the First Nations Health Authority and the Can-SOLVE CKD Network this week signed a project charter formalizing the organizations’ partnership on a new initiative to improve kidney health in First Nations communities. Continue reading Can-SOLVE CKD and First Nations Health Authority partner on kidney health initiative

Research team builds relationships to improve Indigenous patients’ knowledge of kidney disease treatment options

In Canada, there are many educational materials or tools – such as booklets, websites and videos – for patients to learn about chronic kidney disease and treatment options. To meet the needs of patients who aren’t fluent in English or French, some of these tools have been translated into other languages. Continue reading Research team builds relationships to improve Indigenous patients’ knowledge of kidney disease treatment options

Regional funders’ forum highlights Toronto-based projects

Photo by Andrew Downs

On April 9, the University Health Network hosted a special event in Toronto that brought together Can-SOLVE CKD researchers, patient partners, and funders from across Southern Ontario. Continue reading Regional funders’ forum highlights Toronto-based projects

Patient perspectives shape study of kidney disease self-management

Project Lead Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn (left) and Patient Lead Gwen Herrington

How can we better enable self-management of chronic kidney disease, where appropriate, for adults? That’s the question one of Can-SOLVE CKD’s research teams is working to answer in partnership with kidney patients and family or friends who play caregiving roles. Continue reading Patient perspectives shape study of kidney disease self-management

New award for patient engagement honours Barb LeGay’s legacy

Barb LeGay was a passionate advocate for people living with kidney disease and an enthusiastic member of the Can-SOLVE CKD Patient Council. To honour her remarkable legacy, we are proud to introduce the Barbara Ann LeGay Award for Patient-Oriented Research. Continue reading New award for patient engagement honours Barb LeGay’s legacy