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Annual report highlights Year 1 milestones

It has been an eventful and exciting year for all of us across the Can-SOLVE CKD Network. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our members across the country, we have built a strong foundation for patient-oriented research. While much work remains, we are proud of the progress that has been made. Continue reading Annual report highlights Year 1 milestones

Transplant Ambassador Program “brings the patients to the patients”

Listening to patient perspectives is at the heart of a new strategy to boost kidney donation.

The Transplant Ambassador Program is a patient-led initiative that will connect past kidney donors and recipients with individuals who are facing a transplant or thinking of donating a kidney. By offering peer mentorship and support, the program is aimed at addressing one of the major barriers to living donation identified by patients. Continue reading Transplant Ambassador Program “brings the patients to the patients”

Learning from patient partners

Cathy Woods, Can-SOLVE CKD patient partner

Patient-oriented research isn’t only about listening. It is a commitment to recognizing the value of patients’ unique expertise and learning from these experiences to design better research studies.

For Cathy Woods, becoming a patient partner was an opportunity to use the insight gained from her own journey with kidney disease to make a difference in the health of Indigenous people. Continue reading Learning from patient partners

Can-SOLVE CKD Webinar Series: “Impact of cell therapy to prevent the loss of kidney function”

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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”

June 29 webinar to focus on history of Indigenous health

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