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
Over the summer, both the Can-SOLVE CKD Patient Council and Indigenous Peoples’ Engagement and Research Council announced new leadership appointments. Continue reading Patient-driven councils introduce new co-chairs
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”
A public health intervention led by Dr. Paul Komenda will introduce point-of-care testing for diabetes and chronic kidney disease in rural and remote communities.
Continue reading Can-SOLVE CKD Webinar Series: “Identifying diabetes and CKD in Indigenous communities”
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
“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
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