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Annual meeting celebrates partnerships in patient-oriented 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

Understanding kidney disease risks facing youth with diabetes

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

Promoting kidney health for Indigenous Canadians

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

Building a foundation for patient engagement

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