Paving the way for Can-SOLVE CKD 2.0
The Can-SOLVE CKD Network recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, marking five exceptional years dedicated to advancing patient-oriented kidney research - but the network has no intention of slowing down.

In planning for "Can-SOLVE CKD 2.0," 44 network members, including researchers, patient partners, and staff, came together this past April for a third meeting of the Can-SOLVE CKD Sustainability Planning Committee.

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Dr. York Pei and Dr. Amit Garg recieve KFOC Medal for Research Excellence 

Two Can-SOLVE CKD Network researchers have been honoured by the kidney community for their contributions to improving kidney health research.
Dr. York Pei and Dr. Amit Garg were named recipients of the Kidney Foundation of Canada Medal for Research Excellence for 2020 and 2021, respectively, at the recent Canadian Society of Nephrology virtual Annual General Meeting.

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International Clinical Trials Day 

May 20 was International Clinical Trials Day! This special occasion is celebrated around the world each May to recognize the day in 1747 that James Lind started what is often considered the first randomized clinical trial.

Across the Can-SOLVE CKD Network, we are committed to the same spirit of participatory research and are proud to celebrate the patient partners and clinical professionals who contribute every day to public health and medical progress. Thank you for all you do to improve the health and those living with chronic kidney disease!

New Deprescribing Toolkit Aims to Ease the Pill Burden for Hemodialysis Patients

Hemodialysis (HD) patients are all too familiar with taking many medications simultaneously – averaging 12 or more per day. However, many of these medications may not be necessary. 
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Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj: a learning pathway to foster better Indigenous cultural competence in Canadian health research 

The learning pathway has the potential to address racial disparities across the country and improve health outcomes for Indigenous peoples.
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Canadian Society of Nephrology AGM 2021 

The Can-SOLVE CKD Network was well represented at the Canadian Society of Nephrology AGM 2021. Thank you to all presenters and organizers for an outstanding event.
The Can-SOLVE CKD Network presented three posters as part of the conference’s scientific program:

  • “Enhancing Patient Care by Partnering with Patients in Kidney Health Research” presented by patient partner Mary Beaucage Learn more
  • “Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj: A Learning Pathway to Foster Better Indigenous Cultural Competence within Canadian Health Research” presented by patient partner Helen Robinson-Settee Learn more
  • "Acceptability and feasibility of a web-based self-management support intervention for adults with CKD: a mixed-methods study" presented by Can-SOLVE CKD Investigator Mo Donald and patient partner Dwight Sparkes Learn more

Researchers: Post your opportunities on 

KidneyLink is an online platform where patients and researchers can discover nephrology research news and opportunities.

  • Looking to engage patients as partners in your upcoming proposal?
  • Looking to recruit participants for your new study?

Posting your opportunity on is simple and straightforward with our online submission form. Once your study is complete, you can post your results and knowledge translation products for the online kidney research community to see.

Create a free online account at and submit your opportunity today!

Kidney Quarterly Issue 2 is coming soon!

In our June issue, we will celebrate World Transplant Day by highlighting Can-SOLVE CKD projects that are improving kidney transplantation options and processes for Canadians. And we will mark National Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a look at a brand new initiative to support researchers and team members in developing land acknowledgments. Look for Issue 2 of Kidney Quarterly in your inbox on June 21!

Get Involved

Get Involved: Using fruits and vegetables to reduce the amount of acid in the diets of people living with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease

In this two-year study, we will test whether the delivery of low carbohydrate fruits and vegetables to the homes of people living with type 2 diabetes and CKD can treat metabolic acidosis.
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CNTN Capacity Building Committee is looking for community researchers

The Canadian Nephrology Trials Network (CNTN) Capacity Building Committee is looking for more members, specifically community researchers.
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Connect to kidney research innovation!

KidneyLink is your connection to the latest kidney health research across Canada.
Patients: Sign up today and search opportunities to get involved.
Researchers: Post your studies, surveys, and other opportunities to connect with engaged participants.

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