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“Self-management support interventions for chronic kidney disease: Experiences, preferences, and needs of adult patients and their caregivers”
Participants are needed for an upcoming research study focused on self-management of chronic kidney disease. Continue reading Seeking participants for CKD self-management study
It is with much sadness that we learned our friend and colleague Barb LeGay passed away on June 27.
Barb was an incredible voice for patients who reminded us of the resilience of the human spirit. Her story of over 40 years of interactions with the health care system gave us all an amazing perspective on living with kidney disease. Continue reading Remembering Barb LeGay
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Diabetes is the most common cause of end-stage kidney failure in Canada. The main cause of reduced kidney function in diabetes is the slow loss of small blood vessels combined with scar tissue. Continue reading Can-SOLVE CKD Webinar Series: “Impact of cell therapy to prevent the loss of kidney function”
In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, the Can-SOLVE CKD Network and Diabetes Action Canada co-hosted a special webinar on June 29 focused on the historical context for Indigenous health in Canada and what it can teach us about engaging Indigenous individuals and communities. Continue reading June 29 webinar to focus on history of Indigenous health
As we celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21, the Can-SOLVE CKD Network is proud to uphold the meaningful engagement of Indigenous peoples in our research and outreach activities. Continue reading Respectful engagement at the heart of Indigenous-focused health research
More than 90 participants, including nearly 30 patient partners, came together in Montreal this month for the 2017 Can-SOLVE CKD Network Annual Meeting. It was an exciting and productive week that highlighted the outstanding patient-oriented kidney research taking place across Canada. Continue reading Annual meeting celebrates partnerships in patient-oriented research
Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney disease in North America. With rates of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes on the rise among children, many youth and their families are concerned about long-term kidney health.
If kidney disease is identified early, treatment can help slow its progression. However, we are not yet able to predict who is at greatest risk. Continue reading Understanding kidney disease risks facing youth with diabetes
Access to health care is a right all Canadians hold dear, and it is a core element of the Can-SOLVE CKD Network’s vision. Through our 18 research projects, we are committed to ensuring all Canadians with or at high risk of kidney disease are able to receive the best available care. This includes Indigenous people and others living in rural and remote locations who may face barriers to accessing appropriate treatment. Continue reading Promoting kidney health for Indigenous Canadians
Can-SOLVE CKD is pleased to have completed funding agreements this month with four host institutions: the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, London Health Sciences Centre, and Hamilton Health Sciences. Continue reading Four funding agreements signed
As a patient-oriented research network, Can-SOLVE CKD is committed to authentic patient engagement in all of our projects and activities. Achieving this engagement requires a culture shift in the way health research is conducted, which is why the network recently hosted two training workshops focused on building partnerships between patients and researchers. Continue reading Building a foundation for patient engagement