Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples' Day

June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 was National Indigenous Peoples' Day, a time to honour the history, heritage, and diversity of Indigenous peoples.

Can-SOLVE CKD Network is proud to launch the latest issue of The Kidney Quarterly on June 21. In this issue, we highlight Can-SOLVE CKD's commitment to working with Indigenous patient partners, Knowledge Keepers, and community leaders to ensure Indigenous knowledge and perspectives are reflected across our research projects and governance.

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Webinar highlights Can-SOLVE CKD Indigenous initiatives

June is National Indigenous History Month and the Indigenous Peoples' Engagement and Research Council (IPERC) hosted a webinar "All My Relations: IPERC and Learning Pathway Information Sharing" on June 17.  Attendees learned about IPERC and explored the Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj Learning Pathway. The webinar served to amplify the Indigenous knowledge and perspectives which are reflected across the Can-SOLVE CKD Network.

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Workshop series continues to offer skill-building opportunities

The Can-SOLVE CKD Network Capacity Building Workshop series continues. June brought us 3 workshops: "Setting the Stage" on June 8, "All My Relations: IPERC and Learning Pathway Information Sharing" on June 17 and "Mobilizing Indigenous Engagement and Cultural Competency" on June 24. Sessions have been recorded and are available.

There is a two part workshop, on July 12 and 26, in knowledge mobilization and implementation science with Julia Moore from the Centre for Implementation. 

Network members should check their email for registration page

Sex and Gender in Kidney Health Disease

Kidney research and care often use a one-size-fits-all approach, which does not address sex- and gender-based differences that impact outcomes. A special edition of Seminars in Nephrology edited by Dr. Sofia Ahmed (Can-SOLVE CKD Sex & Gender Champion) focuses on how sex and gender influence kidney health and disease.

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BC Kidney Check resumes in Indigenous communities

After a pause in screening due to COVID restrictions, the Can-SOLVE CKD Network Kidney Check screening program in BC has now resumed. Kidney Check is bringing kidney, diabetes and blood pressure checks to rural and remote Indigenous Communities across Canada. 

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Can-SOLVE CKD Patient engagement presentation

The Canadian Donation and Transplantation Program, in collaboration with Can-SOLVE CKD, hosted their 2022 Patient, Family and Donor Research Forum on June 22-23. Attendees learned about effective patient engagement in organ donation and transplantation research from clinicians, researchers, trainees, and patient, family, and donor partners.

During the Patients, Families & Donors in Knowledge Translation portion of the forum, Can-SOLVE CKD Project Manager Alicia Murdoch and Patient Partnerships and Training Manager Linnea Franson presented "Embedding patient engagement: the Can-SOLVE CKD experience." 

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Patient engagement opportunity

Get Involved: Reducing Dietary Acid with Fruit and Vegetables in Individuals with Diabetes and CKD (RAVe-DKD). Seeking a patient partner with lived experience of type 2 diabetes and CKD, including experience of low bicarbonate (metabolic acidosis).

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Read the Spring 2022 CIHR SPOR newsletter

The CIHR SPOR team is pleased to present the Spring 2022 edition of the SPOR Update with news and highlights from across the SPOR research community. 

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Get Involved

Get Involved: BC Renal Hemodialysis Committee

Are you (or your family member) receiving hemodialysis care in BC? Would you like to work with kidney health professionals on the BC Renal Hemodialysis Committee to enable better dialysis care across the province? If so, check out this opportunity.

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Get Involved: Type 1 Diabetes Walking Study

Study is looking to recruit people for this at-home research study to examine the influence of walking on after-dinner blood sugar management in persons with T1D.

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Connect to kidney research innovation!

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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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