Unravelling the mysterious relationship between salt and kidney disease

Consuming too much salt can be harmful for people with impaired kidney function, but less is known about the impacts of high salt intake on treatment options. Over the past few years, however, a Can-SOLVE CKD research group co-led by Dr. Christopher McIntyre has been uncovering important clues.

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Trial aims to ease the symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome leaves kidney patients with an irritating and persistent urge to move their legs. While medications exist, many individuals are unable to take them at high enough doses to find relief. But this isn’t stopping Can-SOLVE CKD researchers from investigating alternative treatments for RLS.

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A Mixed Method Investigation to Determine Priorities for Improving Information, Interaction, and Individualization of Care Among Individuals on In-center Hemodialysis: The Triple I Study

The Triple I study is examining exchange of information, interaction between patients and health care providers and individualization of care to identify the top 10 challenges that individuals on in-centre hemodialysis face in these three areas.

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CNTN launches clinical trials listing

Want to learn more about kidney research taking place in Canada? A list of investigator-led clinical trials currently recruiting across Canada is now available on the CNTN website. Search by trial status and disease area, or click on "Learn More" to view the full trial listing on

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Call for committee members

Two CNTN committees are looking for new members. The Capacity Building Committee is focused on training and development of CNTN membership and the mentorship of new investigators and patient partners.

The Communications and Engagement Committee is working to increase CNTN's visibility among Canada's nephrology community.

Interested? Email Alicia Murdoch ( to learn more.

CNTN Virtual Symposium to take place Nov. 4

CNTN's first virtual meeting will inform the research community about upcoming trials, offer feedback to presenting investigators on their trials, and encourage collaboration across our network.

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A recent study by Can-SOLVE CKD researchers and patient partners identified indicators that may be used to monitor and improve the performance of transplant centres in evaluating living kidney donor candidates.
"Study looking at how to increase kidney donor numbers in order to save more lives"

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"Study looks to find ways to make process easier for living kidney donors"

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What's new on KidneyLink?

KidneyLink connects you to the latest kidney health research across Canada. Whether you are a person living with kidney disease, a family member, a donor, or a caregiver, your voice is important! Join us today and help answer questions that will improve kidney health.

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Get Involved: Vasculitis and treatment options survey

A new survey is focused on finding out how patients with vasculitis feel about the treatments they may be offered.

Read Now: Patient-Oriented Research Curriculum in Child Health Modules

This series of interactive, online modules for patients and families, researchers, clinicians, trainees and anyone interested in learning more about patient-oriented research in child health.

Watch Now: CNTN Patients as Investigators webinar series

A 3-part series of webinars was delivered this Spring as part of the Capacity Building Committee’s commitment to encourage patient to bring their research ideas to CNTN meetings.

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Congratulations to Dr. Sofia Ahmed on receiving a Distinguished Mentor Award from the American Society of Nephrology! Dr. Ahmed, Can-SOLVE CKD Sex & Gender Lead, was recognized for her outstanding impact on training the next generation of kidney clinicians and researchers.

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Join our team!

Are you passionate about health research communication? We are hiring a Communications Coordinator to join our Operations Team! Help develop and deliver impactful content that will profile our work through a variety of platforms.

Learn more and apply today!

Get involved in kidney research today!
The Can-SOLVE CKD Network has launched a variety of networking and educational initiatives to help promote patient engagement in kidney research. Click to learn more about the different ways you can get involved:

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