World Kidney Day 2021

March is Kidney Health Month and March 11 was World Kidney Day! The theme this year was declared "Living Well with Kidney Disease".

The Can-SOLVE CKD Network is committed to helping patients live well with kidney disease by supporting research and resources that improve quality of life and lead to better health outcomes. 

Read about our initiatives in The Kidney Quarterly, a new publication dedicated to stories that highlight the Can-SOLVE CKD Network's impact on Canadian kidney health research.

Read the first issue: The Kidney Quarterly | Issue 1 March 2021

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A Web-Based Self-Management Prototype for Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease (My Kidneys My Health): Co-Design and Usability Testing 

The aim of this study is to conduct systematic co-design and usability testing of a web-based self-management prototype for adults with CKD (nondialysis and nontransplant) and their caregivers to enhance self-management support.

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National Patient Network connects patients to research

Patients have a tremendous amount to offer as research partners and participants. With the creation of a new national community of kidney patients, they now have a place to turn for connections and opportunities. 

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Share your voice!

A Can-SOLVE CKD research team is seeking volunteers with hemodialysis experience for a short survey.
Triple I is a Canada-wide research project partnering with patients to improve in-centre hemodialysis.

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CNTN Spring Virtual Research Symposium

Join the Canadian Nephrology Trials Network (CNTN) on Wednesday April 21 starting at 9am Pacific/12pm Eastern for their Spring research symposium.

Speakers include Dr. Maoliosa Donald and patient partner Dwight Sparkes, Dr. Melissa Schorr and Dr. Kristin Clemens.

Participants will learn about planned and ongoing Canadian research projects and be able to provide meaningful feedback to investigators while building successful collaborations.

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Kidney Clinical Research Unit launches new website

Can-SOLVE CKD investigator Dr. Chris McIntyre has launched a new website for the Kidney Clinical Research Unit (KCRU)! Dr. McIntyre is working on a number of initiatives to advance kidney research in Canada. The KCRU is an innovative facility where multidisciplinary team members conduct research in the areas of kidney health, kidney disease, treatments of dialysis, and kidney transplantation.

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We would like to extend our congratulations to those in our community who have been successful in the recent CIHR competitions.

  • Dr. David Collister for his project – DIalysis Symptom COntrol- Pruritis Outcome Trial (DISCO-POT)
  • Dr. Clara Bohm for her project – Trial of interdialytic cycling as kidney exercise rehabilitation for cardiac stunning in hemodialysis (TICKER_HD)
  • Dr. Claudio Rigatto for his project – A pragmatic randomized controlled trial of a CKD specific telemonitoring platform to minimize adverse outcomes in high risk CKD patients 
We look forward to sharing the results with the community in the future.
Get Involved

Upcoming Event: Joyful Eating and Movement in Kidney Disease

Let Dietitian Dani Renouf, Physiotherapist Judy Lau and our Certified Yoga Instructor and Patient Partner Tamara Graham show you how you can improve your health and quality of life by starting small and creating goals that are joyful.
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Upcoming Event: Communicating Study Results with Clinical Trial Participants

A provincial working group has created a toolkit to communicate their best practice recommendations for improving the experiences of participants taking part in clinical trials and increase sharing of study results with study participants.
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Get involved in kidney health research!

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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