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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

Network members highlight Kidney Check project at Indigenous youth leadership training

Members of Can-SOLVE CKD recently took part in the Gathering Our Voices Indigenous youth leadership training on the traditional territory of the Musqueam First Nation. Continue reading Network members highlight Kidney Check project at Indigenous youth leadership training

Can-SOLVE CKD and CHILD-BRIGHT Network partner on patient-oriented research training

Patient partners and researchers from two national chronic disease networks, Can-SOLVE CKD and the CHILD-BRIGHT Network, came together this month to learn about patient engagement in health research. Continue reading Can-SOLVE CKD and CHILD-BRIGHT Network partner on patient-oriented research training

For Mary Beaucage, involvement in research is an eye-opening, empowering experience

As we mark Kidney Health Month and World Kidney Day 2018, we are pleased to celebrate the many contributions that patient partners like Mary Beaucage are making to kidney research in Canada. Continue reading For Mary Beaucage, involvement in research is an eye-opening, empowering experience

Inspired by Barb LeGay, two friends carry on her remarkable legacy

From left: Anne MacPhee, Barb LeGay, Sandi Kidston

From left: Anne MacPhee, Barb LeGay, Sandi Kidston

As we mark Kidney Health Month and World Kidney Day 2018, we are pleased to share the story of Barb LeGay, Anne MacPhee, and Sandi Kidston, three Halifax friends and Can-SOLVE CKD patient partners. Barb, who passed away in June 2017, was a passionate advocate for people living with kidney disease and an enthusiastic member of the Can-SOLVE CKD Patient Council. In memory of Barb and her legacy, Anne and Sandi are carrying on her work of providing patient perspectives to the kidney research community through Can-SOLVE CKD.
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Insights from Can-SOLVE CKD new Sex and Gender Lead Dr. Sofia Ahmed about kidney research and women’s health

We’re excited World Kidney Day with its 2018 theme of Kidneys & Women’s Health is upon us and Kidney Month is underway! This made it the ideal time to speak with Can-SOLVE CKD’s new Sex and Gender Lead Dr. Sofia Ahmed recently about what we should be paying attention to when it comes to kidneys and women’s health. We also asked her about where she sees opportunities for her to make a difference with the network and about the value of patient-oriented research. Continue reading Insights from Can-SOLVE CKD new Sex and Gender Lead Dr. Sofia Ahmed about kidney research and women’s health

Can-SOLVE CKD Co-Lead Dr. Adeera Levin featured in CTV National News story about kidney transplant gender gap

To mark World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day 2018, CTV National News is running a story focusing on the gender gap between women and men when it comes to receiving a kidney transplant.

The CTV story features Dr. Adeera Levin in her role as Executive Director of the BC Renal Agency and immediate past president of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN). View or read the story to learn about important statistics and also hear from patient, Georgina Kinney, and chair of the kidney transplant advisory committee for Canadian Blood Services, Dr. Kathryn Tinckam.

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Kidney Foundation of Canada, Can-SOLVE CKD and Canadian Society of Nephrology urge Canadians to learn more about kidney health

It’s World Kidney Day! In a joint news release, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Can-SOLVE CKD and the Canadian Society of Nephrology urge Canadians to learn more about their kidney health.

Kidney disease, kidney research and this year’s World Kidney Day theme of Kidneys & Women’s Health are discussed. Find out what Elizabeth Myles, Executive Director of The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Dr. Adeera Levin, Co-Lead of Can-SOLVE CKD, and Dr. Deborah Zimmerman, President Elect of the Canadian Society of Nephrology, have to say. Read more

Dedicated and Inspired: Women of the Can-SOLVE CKD core operations team

The Can-SOLVE CKD core operations team is almost entirely made up of women  –  dedicated and inspired women who not only provide a variety of essential expertise but also really care about improving Canada’s research landscape for people living with chronic kidney disease. In honour of World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day, we’ve gathered some quotes about them and by them. Continue reading Dedicated and Inspired: Women of the Can-SOLVE CKD core operations team