The Patient Governance Circle is the core and the heart of Can-SOLVE CKD

The up to 15 person Patient Governance Circle is an agile decision-making body reflecting the significant breadth of expertise among Can-SOLVE CKD patient partners. It is composed patients affected by a broad range of medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, polycystic kidney disease) as well as family caregivers and kidney donors.

The Patient Governance Circle meets on a quarterly basis to provide input and guidance on all aspects of Can-SOLVE CKD, from setting priorities to supporting patient engagement in the collection and communication of research evidence.

Patient Governance Circle members are actively involved in various network activities:

  • Training and Mentorship Committee
  • Research Operations Committee
  • Canadian Nephrology Trials Network
  • Knowledge User/Knowledge Translation Committee

If you have further questions, please contact Leah Getchell, Patient Partnerships and Training Lead at

Meet our Patient Governance Circle